So, your boiler has been acting up. But should you repair it, replace it, or ignore it (hint: the answer is never to ignore it)? Here are some telltale signs that your boiler is nearing the end of its life and ready to be replaced.
It’s Getting Old
Like any other appliance, boilers have a shelf life and will eventually break down due to age. The average lifespan of a boiler is about 15 years, so if your boiler is nearing (or has exceeded) 15 years, it might be time to think about getting it replaced.
You’re Having it Repaired Repeatedly
If you’ve found yourself having to get your boiler repaired multiple times recently, it may be time to cut your losses and replace it now instead of continuing to have it repaired periodically until it eventually fails completely. When you notice that your boiler needs frequent repair, it is more cost effective to replace the entire unit now so that you have a new boiler that doesn’t cost you a bundle on repairs.
It’s Making a Lot of Noise
When boilers are running properly, they should be silent. If you notice that your boiler has started making noise regularly, especially loud banging or clanging, you may need a new boiler. You at least need to call a professional to inspect the problem. Loud noises coming from your boiler usually indicate a blockage, leak, or pressure issue.
Your Bill Has Skyrocketed
If you’ve noticed a significant increase in your monthly bill with no obvious cause, this often indicates that your boiler is running inefficiently and has to work much harder than usual in order to heat effectively. Upgrading to a new boiler will ensure efficient running and can save you a chunk of money every month.
If you’re in the market for a new boiler or need some repair done on your current unit, call Lone Star today to book service! 403-295-3028