Boilers have a reputation for lasting quite a long time, longer than any other heating system on average. The reason for this is that boilers actually have fewer moving parts than other heating systems, which means they have fewer opportunities for problems to develop. However, no boiler can last forever. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need to replace your boiler.
Loss of Output
The older and more worn out a boiler gets, the more its output is going to drop. If your boiler seems to be losing the ability to heat your home as well as it once did, it could be because the system is nearing the end of its life. Have a professional examine the system, just to make sure.
Boilers may be less prone to problems than other systems, but that doesn’t mean they never have them. The closer a boiler gets to the end of its life, the more various parts of its system will start to wear down and fail. If you need to repair your boiler more than once a year, it’s a pretty good sign that you need to install a new system.
There are boilers in use today that are well over 50 years old, but that doesn’t mean you should hold on to yours for that long. Older systems are less efficient, and more prone to problems. Add to that the advances in boiler technology that are made over the years, and you will be losing quite a bit in terms of efficiency by sticking with an old boiler. You should consider installing a new boiler if your current one is over 20 years old.
Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing offers a full range of boiler installation services throughout Potomac, MD. Call today for an appointment.