With as much use as your home’s heating system gets, normal wear and tear can lead to problems, especially if it hasn’t been regularly maintained. Our team at HARP Home Services can inspect and assess your home’s boiler to determine whether it can be repaired or if you may be better off replacing it.
We may recommend replacing your boiler if:
- A newer, more efficient model can save you money on your energy bill
- Your existing heating system fails to warm up your house
- Repairing your boiler would cost more than replacing it
- It requires frequent repairs
- Repairs are no longer possible
- Your existing system is more than 10-15 years old
Our reliable technicians will give you their honest opinion without any pressure or up-sell tactics. We treat our customers the way we would want to be treated, so you can trust that we’ll steer you in the right direction.
6 Signs That Indicate It’s Time to Replace Your Boiler
As you frequently use your home’s heating system, normal wear and tear can lead to problems, especially if it hasn’t been regularly maintained. The team of licensed boiler technicians at HARP Home Services offers trustworthy boiler replacement and installation services in various areas of Connecticut such as New Haven, Bristol, Hamden, and Hartford. To receive help with a problem, schedule an appointment with our team.
Age of Boiler
The typical lifespan of a condensing boiler, with routine maintenance, should last up to 15 years. Iron boilers can even extend that lifespan further. If you’ve had your boiler for more than 15 years, and it starts showing signs of wear and tear, you should start looking to replace your old boiler with a new one.
High Utility Bills
Are you starting to notice an unusually high utility bill? If your monthly energy bill is consistently increasing without any new heating activities, you may have a problem with your boiler system. Typically, a high utility bill is the result of an aging boiler system that’s declining inefficiency.
If you’re experiencing constant boiler failure, it may be time to contact an HVAC professional for immediate boiler replacement. Over time, the total cost of performing boiler repairs can end up being much more expensive when compared to purchasing a new boiler.
Discoloration of Flames & Soot
Do you notice yellow flames or black soot on the gas burners of your furnace system? This could mean that fuel is not burning efficiently, which is causing carbon monoxide. That’s why having a working carbon monoxide detector is extremely important. Ensure that you have a carbon monoxide detector that is working properly, then contact an HVAC professional to replace your boiler.
If your boiler is nearing age, it may start to leak often. A leaking boiler can cause flooding damage in your home, meaning more costly repairs. Contact a boiler professional to diagnose and repair your boiler problem—even if it means a boiler replacement.
Hot or Cold Areas of Home
Are you noticing that the rooms in your home are either too hot or too cold? This may be the result of an ineffective unit control system. If your home’s temperature drastically fluctuates throughout the day, this could also be another indicator that it’s time to replace your boiler system. Speak with an HVAC professional to determine the best furnace system for you.