Was your home slightly colder than you expected during the winter months? Or maybe your energy bill was higher than normal. If you were a victim of either, there is a chance that your boiler may need to be replaced.
With age, boilers begin to breakdown and become less efficient while using more fuel. The lifespan of a boiler is typically 10 to 15 years. When the unit begins to reach this age, it may be time to start considering installing a new boiler.
While an increase in your energy bill is one sign that you need a replacement, there are several other issues that could tip you off as well. The Brooklyn heating experts at Petri Plumbing & Heating have some advice for you. Below are some things you should look for when determining if you need to replace your boiler.
Probably one of the easiest and most telling signs that you need a new boiler is the frequency of failures. If the unit is breaking down on a regular basis, that is an obvious sign that you may need to replace it. Regular maintenance is common with boilers, but a homeowner should not be consistently calling a technician for boiler repair.
With the amount of money that you are spending on repairs, you could re-allocate that toward a new boiler that will provide more reliable heat without frequent service calls.
When a boiler is working properly, the house should be evenly heated. If the heat in your home is becoming unpredictable, you may want to consider a boiler replacement. During the winter months, if you noticed one room in your house was always colder than another, you may want to call Petri Plumbing for an inspection of the unit.
When your boiler is working properly, you will notice that the color of the flame is blue. If the flame turns yellow, that means that your boiler is producing carbon monoxide. This toxic gas is odorless and deadly. If you notice the flame in your boiler is yellow, contact one of the heating professionals at Petri Plumbing to have the issue addressed. You should also consider purchasing a carbon monoxide detector as a safety precaution.
If you noticed any of these issues during the winter months, call Petri Plumbing & Heating to handle all of your boiler needs!