Boiler systems have longer lifespans than most heating systems because they have fewer moving parts, so there are fewer chances of things going wrong. However, your boiler won’t last forever. Here are four signs that you need to replace your boiler in Arvada, CO.
1. Old Age
Boilers last between 10 and 15 years on average. If your boiler is over 10 years old and is giving you trouble, you will most likely need a new one. Even if you’re not experiencing problems, you may still want to consider replacing a boiler that old because a new one will save you up to 30% on utility bills with its energy efficiency.
2. Loss of Output
There may be several reasons that your boiler isn’t producing as much heat as you need and takes too long to heat water. One reason could be that the boiler system is worn out and simply can’t perform its job properly. If the boiler is taking forever to heat the water while everything else seems to work correctly, get a professional to examine it since it may need replacement.
3. Strange Noises
If your boiler often produces sounds resembling those produced by a boiling kettle, commonly referred to as kettling, this isn’t a good sign. A boiler works by heating water through a process known as heat exchange, and lime deposits can build up in areas with hard water containing insoluble calcium salts. When these salts settle at the bottom, they restrict water flow, causing it to boil, steam, and expand, which produces the kettling noise.
If you notice puddles of water appearing around your boiler, take immediate action. The internal parts may be faulty or may even have disintegrated.
Leakages can further increase corrosion and rust or even cause structural damage to your house. You will also waste a lot of water and have inefficient heating.
If you notice these problems in your Arvada, CO, home, consult our experts at Vectra Mechanical Residential and Commercial HVAC for planned HVAC maintenance or a boiler replacement.
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