Boilers have a great reputation for lasting a long time, especially when compared to other heating systems. The reason they last so long is because they require fewer moving parts. Fewer moving parts means fewer ways for things to go wrong. As sturdy as they are, though, they don’t last forever. If you are using a boiler to heat your home, you should be aware of the signs that it’s nearing the end of its life. That way, you can replace the system before it has a chance to die on you. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that your boiler needs to be replaced.
Drop in Output
As a boiler gets older, it accumulates a lot of wear and tear that lessens its efficiency. This forces the system to work over a longer period of time to achieve the same temperature changes, which results in higher operating costs. If your boiler seems to be costing more and more money to operate, it may be time to replace it.
Rise in Repair Frequency
A normal boiler shouldn’t need repairs more than once every couple of years, at most. An old boiler, though, is far more likely to have groups of parts fail in rapid succession. If you need to have your boiler repaired every couple of months, you probably need to replace it.
Now, a well-maintained boiler can last quite a long time, as stated above. However, boilers are often manufactured to last no more than 20–25 years. If your boiler is older than that, it has a much higher risk of developing problems like those listed above. Have a professional examine your old boiler, and determine whether or not you need to install a new one.
If your boiler is in need of replacement, call Switzerland Air. We offer a full range of boiler replacement services throughout Freeport, TX.