Boiler systems are known for being sturdy. This is primarily because this plumbing appliance has fewer moving parts compared to heat pumps or furnaces, meaning, there are fewer chances for things to go wrong with it. However, just because the boiler is resistant to problems, doesn’t mean it is invincible. Sooner or later you will have to replace your boiler. The question is when? And how will you able to know if it’s time to replace it?
One of the main reasons why home and facility owners install boilers, aside from it being a necessity, is its resistance to developing problems. It just so happened that no system can avoid wear and tear forever. Eventually, a boiler and its parts could succumb to wear. This will be manifested in more frequent breakdowns, and that would be an extra cost on your end. If you notice that repairs are frequent in a year, just go ahead and replace your boiler. In the long run, it will be more cost-effective compared to replacing parts of the system a piece at a time.
Boilers normally last for 20 years, some 25. Some people spend so much on repairs to prolong the lives of their boilers, however, the cost and effort is never worth it. The frequent repair problems and efficiency loss make the maintenance of an older boiler incredibly expensive. If your boiler is more than 20 years old, consult a professional Biscayne Park professional immediately to see if it really needs replacement.
If your heating system is showing output drops, it is never a good sign. Dropping out is something you should have looked at because this simply means your boiling equipment is not generating enough heat for your home. If the heat is limited to only a part of your home, then most likely you have a specific issue with the piping in that area. If the output drops are consistent all throughout, then it’s an indication that the problem is really in the boiler itself.
If you are not sure whether or not it is time to install a new boiler, it is best to have a professional Miami plumber to examine the system rather than waiting for signs or worse, complete breakdown.
A professional at Douglas Orr Plumbing is capable of evaluating your boiler and determine whether or not it needs to be replaced. We will also have recommendations for you. Call us at (305) 240-6731 to schedule a service!