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When to Seriously Consider Replacing Your Boiler

Boilers make excellent heaters for homes. They provide consistent heat with low energy costs. But there does come a time when your boiler reaches its limits and needs to be replaced with a newer model. The question is, how do you know when it’s time to invest in boiler replacement?

You can keep reading to learn some of the key signs that can indicate it’s time to replace your boiler. But if you have any doubts, you can give our team a call and schedule boiler service in Staten Island, NY. We’d be happy to complete an in-home assessment and check your boiler. Then we can talk to you about whether or not we think it’s time for a replacement.

Boiler Age

One of the easiest ways to identify that your boiler needs to be replaced is age. Boilers usually last for around 15 years. Once you are getting close to or exceeding that 15-year mark, it makes it more and more likely that a boiler replacement is in your future. 

Even if your boiler is still working great, we encourage you to schedule a service appointment just to be sure. It’s better to plan ahead and either know that your boiler is still in excellent condition or know that a replacement is in the near future so that you can prepare for the expense.

Increasing Repair Frequency

Experts estimate that in the last couple of years of a heater’s lifespan, you will see a significant uptick in repair needs. If it seems like you’re having to call constantly for a boiler service because of issues, that’s a red flag you need to just invest in a replacement. Frequent repair bills can add up quickly. That money is better spent on a brand-new boiler that offers you peace of mind. Otherwise, you’re just putting Band-Aids on a larger problem with your current boiler.

Energy Costs Increasing

If you’re noticing that monthly energy bills consistently go out month after month, especially during the winter season when your boiler is operating, something may be wrong with the unit. As your boiler ages, it may become less energy-efficient at heating your home, especially toward the very end of its lifespan. 

Seeing consistently increasing energy bills is always a red flag that something is wrong somewhere in your home. During the winter season, with your boiler being one of the largest appliances consuming energy, it’s easy to assume that your boiler is the problem. A service call can help determine whether or not your boiler is contributing to increasing energy bills.

Lack of Heat

You also want to pay attention to changes in heating output. If it feels like your home is not quite as warm as it used to be, your boiler may not be putting out as much heat. Sure, it may still be operating, and it still may be fairly warm.

But if its heating ability is tapering down, you may notice that your home is not as comfortable as it once was. Your boiler may still be working very hard and consuming a lot of energy, if not more energy than usual, in an attempt to keep your home warm.

Serving Staten Island’s Heating and A/C needs since 1955. Contact the Bob Mims team to schedule an appointment for your boiler service today!

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