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 couple indicators to look for when choosing whether it’s time to buy a new boiler.

Age

If your condensing boiler gets routine 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 coming up on 15 years or your cast iron boiler is getting close to 50 years, it may be time to think about an upgrade.

Bills

If your heating bills are rising or you’re having to service your boiler more frequently, 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 signal that the fuel is not burning adequately and could be producing carbon monoxide. If you notice these issues or have any concerns about carbon monoxide in your home, you should call Strand Brothers Service Experts 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 not effective anymore 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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