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Is It Time for a Boiler Replacement?

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Boilers are sturdy heating systems, and they often outlast natural gas heaters by five years or more. But no boiler is sturdy enough to last forever. If you live in your home long enough, you’ll eventually come to a point when the next boiler service in Parksville, BC you need to schedule is a boiler replacement.

You don’t want to replace your boiler before you have to. This begs the question: how can you know when your current boiler has reached its limits and it needs to be replaced? You could just wait for your boiler to completely fail, but that’s a bad idea for many reasons—it leaves you abruptly trapped without heat, the boiler will waste immense amounts of energy in the last year or so, and the boiler could even become hazardous. We want to help you recognize the signs of a boiler ready for replacement before you face serious problems!

Signs That Will Warn You That Your Boiler Is at the End

Below are the most common indicators of a boiler that is in the last year or so of its service life. We recommend having these units replaced at your earliest convenience rather than continuing to maintain them.

  • Age: The standard hot water boiler can last around 20 years if it receives annual maintenance. A boiler that is older is a candidate for replacement—particularly if any other warning signs are present. 
  • Corrosion: If you see corrosion forming on the tank of the boiler, it usually means the boiler must be replaced. The corrosion may already be extensive in places you cannot see, and repairs for these problems would be prohibitively expensive.
  • Leaking: A single leak from a boiler may only require a repair, but for older boilers or in cases of multiple leaks, it often means the unit needs to be replaced.
  • High energy bills: A boiler can keep most of its energy efficiency until the last one to two years of its service life, at which point it will experience a steep drop. This means higher utility bills, a common warning of a heating system that’s starting to fail.
  • Unreliable and uneven heating: Boilers provide even heating through radiators, baseboard heaters, and in-floor pipes. When rooms begin to go cold and receive less heating than normal, it may mean the boiler is losing its heating capacity due to age. 

We Can Help You Make the Best Decision

If you suspect you have a failing boiler, the best way to find out if it needs a replacement is to work with professionals. Call our technicians to examine the boiler and find out its condition. We may be able to make repairs, but we don’t recommend spending more on any repair than half the cost of getting a new boiler: this money is better invested in a fresh start for your heating system. You can trust our technicians to provide you with honest advice that looks out for your family’s future comfort. 

Temprite Climate Solutions serves Courtenay, BC and the surrounding areas. For a job done right, call Temprite!

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