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Is It Time for a Boiler Replacement in Your Home?

Is It Time for a Boiler Replacement in Your Home?

A plumber in a white hat is fixing a boiler. Concept is to demonstrate when a boiler replacement is necessary.

Winter is here, so it’s time to start thinking about what can help you stay comfortable in your home. Many people have a checklist of winter preparation tasks to follow. However, one of the most unexpected things that can create a huge burden is going through a boiler replacement. This should be near the top of your checklist to ensure you don’t end up cold in your home this winter.

Your boiler is essential to staying warm this winter, yet too many people neglect to maintain theirs. It’s often one of those household appliances that are out of sight and out of mind. Here are some signs you might need to replace your boiler and how to extend its lifespan.

Signs It’s Time to Replace The Boiler in Your Home

When it comes to boiler replacement, there are some obvious signs as well as non-obvious ones. Being aware of how it operates normally can help you identify when something isn’t quite right. Some of the common signs that a boiler replacement or repair is needed include:

  • Water leaking from the boiler

  • The unit not turning on properly

  • Odd noises coming from the unit

  • Unusual smells from the unit

  • Uneven or low heating throughout the home

Your boiler should work consistently, so if any of these issues arise, it’s best to get it checked out. While you might not have to urgently replace your boiler, repairs might be needed quickly to prevent premature replacement.

How Long Does a Water Boiler Last?

A typical water boiler lasts between 10 and 15 years. Depending on the manufacturer and the boiler’s upkeep, its lifespan could be extended to more than 20 years. So while homeowners often don’t like paying for boiler repairs, it can lead to extra savings in the long run. 

If spending a couple of hundred dollars could save thousands over several years, would you do it? Getting ahead of potential problems with your boiler can help it operate efficiently. So if yours is acting differently, don’t delay in reaching out to an expert for assistance. Or if it has simply been a while since anyone looked at it, schedule an evaluation for peace of mind.

Regular Maintenance Can Prevent Major Boiler Issues

The best boiler technicians will help you decide whether boiler repairs or replacements make sense. If your unit is 15 years old and giving you problems, it might be time to replace it. But if the life expectancy is another five or more years, then repairs make more sense financially.

What is a Boiler Replacement Cost?

A boiler replacement cost isn’t cheap and can vary based on many factors. The manufacturer and size of the home are the two biggest cost factors. A reputable boiler technician can recommend the best boiler for your unique situation. The goal is to ensure every decision makes financial sense and keeps your home warm.

Pilgrim Plumbing + Heating wants to keep you warm all winter long. Now is the time to schedule boiler maintenance so we can get ahead of any issues. The last thing you want to do is wait until a problem arises to address it. And if that happens, you might have to spend a couple of uncomfortable days in your home.

We do our best to respond to urgent service calls quickly. However, getting ahead of any potential problems is ideal and can give you some peace of mind. And as always, we won’t make unnecessary repairs just to make a dollar. We are ready to help with any boiler concerns you have, so reach out to us today for a consultation.
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