4 Signs it's Time to Replace your Boiler

March 04, 2017

Is your boiler in need of replacing? Barlow Service Experts is here with a few signals to look for when deciding whether it’s time to invest in a new boiler.

Age

If your condensing boiler gets annual maintenance, you can expect it to function about 15 years or so. Cast iron boilers can last a lot longer, even up to 50 years with proper maintenance. If your condensing boiler is close to 15 years or your cast iron boiler is getting close to 50 years, it may be time to consider an upgrade.

Bills

If your energy bills are increasing or you’re having to service your boiler more frequently, it could be because it’s time to buy a new, more efficient boiler.

Discoloration

If you discover yellow flames on the gas burners and black soot on oil burners it could be an indicator that the fuel is not burning properly and could be producing carbon monoxide. If you notice these issues or have any concerns regarding carbon monoxide in your home, you should call Barlow Service Experts or your gas company immediately.

Comfort

If some of the areas in your home are too cool or too warm and you can’t seem to control them properly or get them comfortable, it could be that your boiler is not effective and you may need to look into upgrade alternatives.

Think it’s time to upgrade your boiler? Give Barlow Service Experts a call and we’ll come out and give you a no-charge in-home estimate!

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