When Should I Replace My Boiler?

You’re a smart homeowner. And you always try to replace your home’s appliances and systems before they die unexpectedly.

But when it comes to your boiler, it’s sometimes hard to judge when you should replace the unit versus just repair your current one.

Well, you’ll know you should replace your boiler when:

  • It’s over 15 years old
  • The cost to repair the unit nears the cost of a new boiler
  • Your heating bills are getting considerably higher as the boiler gets older

Let’s take a closer look at each of those reasons…

See the signs and need a quote on a new heating system? Just contact us, we’re happy to give you several options for boiler replacement.

If your boiler is over 15 years old…

...it’s nearing the end of the average lifespan for boilers.

According to ENERGY STAR, boilers typically last around 15 years. Anything over 15 years and you’re “living on borrowed time”. Which means, if your boiler is over 15 years old, you’re risking the chance of having your boiler die on you when you really need heat.

If the cost to repair your boiler nears the price of a new unit...

...you’re likely wasting your money on a dying system.

When repairs get more frequent or become extensive in nature, it’s a huge sign that your boiler is ready to be replaced. Think of it as continually repairing a dying car. There’s no use spending time and money on something that could die at any moment. You’re better off just paying the cost for a new system altogether.

So, when deciding between repairing and replacing take into account the entire repair history of the unit. If you’re frequently paying for repairs, remember that it’s just likely going to get worse.

If your heating bills are getting considerably higher…

...it means your boiler has lost (and will continue to lose) efficiency and needs increasingly more fuel/energy to heat your home.

Over time, all heating and cooling systems lose efficiency. Even the most well-maintained systems suffer from wear and tear, causing it to work harder to cool/heat your home. Boilers are no different.

Some issues that can cause a boiler to lose efficiency include:

  • Soot buildup on heat transfer surfaces
  • Dirty combustion burners
  • Leaks due to bad steam traps

Need a quote for boiler replacement in Minnesota?

Determined that you need to replace your boiler? Let us help you with the next step.

Just contact us today and we’ll offer an estimate for a new boiler. We’ll also give you professional advice on the best heating solution for your home.

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