Having your boiler regularly repaired and maintained can help it last for around 15 years. But even the most highly-maintained boilers eventually wear out. So what are the signs that you need a new boiler? Keep reading to find out the signs that it’s time for a new boiler installation.
How to Know When It’s Time for a New Boiler
There are several ways to know if you need a new boiler. We’ll cover them in further detail below.
1. There’s no water or heating in your home.
Is there little to no hose water or heating in your house? This can be an indicator that something is not right with your boiler. Consider having an HVAC specialist investigate the situation and be prepared to invest in a new boiler if needed.
2. Your boiler experiences frequent breakdowns.
If your boiler is consistently breaking down, it may be worth installing a new boiler. That’s because all the money you’re spending on replacement parts, quick fixes, and callouts can be better spent on a new boiler that you can genuinely rely on.
3. Your current boiler is not energy efficient.
Modern boilers are given a rating for energy efficiency on a scale from A to G. An “A” rated unit provides an efficiency level of 90 percent, while G’s efficiency level is 70 percent. When you install a new boiler, you can save on energy costs. Use an online calculator to see how much money you can save by buying a new boiler.
4. Your gas boiler continually shuts off.
Does your gas boiler shut down sporadically? If so, it can be an indicator of a significant issue. This could be because of a faulty thermostat, low pressure, and pump issues. If it happens regularly, call HVAC professionals and find out whether it’s time to invest in an upgrade.
5. The boiler takes a long time to heat.
A properly working boiler should be fully-heated in just a few seconds. If you have to wait several minutes to feel any hot water and you’ve already had someone come out for repairs, it may pay to put your money towards a new boiler.
6. Your energy bill is going up.
If your energy costs are going up, it may be a possibility that your boiler is to blame. This is especially true if your boiler is old and not energy efficient. Consider upgrading to a boiler with modern, smart home controls that can help you control how much you spend.
7. Bad odors are coming from your boiler.
Carbon monoxide is an odorless gas, and most boilers have a scent to help indicate a leak. But if you smell an eggy odor of gas, open up the windows and leave your home. Bad odors can often be because of issues with the boiler.
Book a Consultation with Jeff Mackay Mechanical for Your Boiler
When you hire Jeff Mackay Mechanical for boiler repair services, you’ll extend the life of your boiler and improve its functionality. The company’s gas and boiler services in New Hampshire include:
Diagnosis and troubleshooting
New boiler installations
Repairs and cleaning
Annual boiler maintenance
When you choose Jeff Mackay for your boiler services, you’ll benefit from a company that has over 30 years of HVAC experience and always provides free estimates. Don’t wait until your boiler breaks down to call an HVAC contractor. Call Jeff Mackay Mechanical today or fill out and schedule your consultation now.
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