Is It Time to Replace Your Boiler?

A few weeks ago, we addressed the question of how to know when an old furnace needs to be replaced. If you read that and thought, “Well, I’m sure this is good advice, but I have a boiler, not a furnace,” than this is the post for you. Boilers have a different set of considerations when it comes to replacing them than furnaces, and we’ve put together a guide to help you make the choice about getting a new boiler.

If you do decide on boiler replacement, or you want professional advice, simply contact us!

Ways to Tell Your Boiler Needs to Be Replaced

  • Age of the System: Boilers last longer than both heat pumps and furnaces—at least as long as they receive regular maintenance. The average boiler can enjoy 20 to 30 years of work. If your boiler is more than 30 years old, it’s due for a replacement before it starts to decline sharply.
  • Uneven heating: One of the major advantages of using a boiler for warmth is that it spreads heat evenly through the house, leaving few cold spots. But as a boiler wears down, it can start to struggle to send heated water to all of its terminal points, and this means uneven heating.
  • Corrosion: Any type of corrosion on a boiler is a significant problem. A boiler is designed to resist corrosion for most of its service life—so when corrosion starts to take hold, it usually means the boiler is at the end of its lifespan.
  • High heating bills: A sudden drop in energy efficiency that causes your heating bills to spike usually means the boiler needs to be repaired. A gradual growth in heating bills over a few winters means that the boiler is failing, and a replacement is a better solution. Always call for a repair professional first to find out the best option.

Comfort Central, Inc. serves Hendersonville, NC and the rest of Western North Carolina with quality heating and cooling.

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