4 Signs it's Time to Replace your Boiler

March 04, 2017

Should you replace your boiler? Strand Brothers Service Experts is here with a few indicators to look for when choosing whether it’s time to buy a new boiler.

Age

If your condensing boiler gets standard maintenance, you can expect it to function about 15 years or longer. Cast iron boilers can last decades, even up to 50 years with proper maintenance. If your condensing boiler is close to 15 years or your cast iron boiler is getting close to 50 years, it may be time to consider an upgrade.

Bills

If your energy bills are increasing or you’re having to maintain your boiler more often, it could be because it’s time to buy a new, more efficient boiler.

Discoloration

If you notice yellow flames on the gas burners and black soot on oil burners it could be a sign that the fuel is not burning adequately and could be producing carbon monoxide. If you observe these issues or have any concerns regarding carbon monoxide in your home, you should call Strand Brothers or your gas company as soon as possible.

Comfort

If some of the sections in your home are too cool or too warm and you can’t seem to control them correctly or get them comfortable, it could be that your boiler is no longer effective and you could need to look into upgrade alternatives.

Think it’s time to upgrade your boiler? Give Strand Brothers Service Experts a call and we’ll come out and give you a no-charge in-home estimate!

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