Boilers are well-known for being sturdy heating systems, even when compared to other types like furnaces. This is due to their relative lack of moving parts. The fewer moving parts in a system, the fewer ways for a problem to occur. Boilers do not last forever, though. No matter how well you take care of your boiler system, you will eventually have to replace it. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that your boiler needs to be replaced.
A boiler is manufactured to last between 25 and 30 years, on average. They can certainly last beyond that point, but they will begin to degrade and develop problems like those listed below. At that point, it becomes far more cost effective to replace the boiler than to continue patching the various issues that come up.
Decline in Efficiency
Years of normal use accumulate quite a bit of wear and tear on the system. This contributes to a decline in efficiency in the system, which forces it to stay on for a longer and longer period of time in order to achieve the same temperature changes. This, of course, contributes to higher operating costs. If your heating bills seem to be going up for no apparent reason, you may need a new boiler.
Rise in Repairs
Once the system accumulates enough wear and tear, various parts of it will start to break down. Normally, a boiler shouldn’t need repairs more than once every couple of years. If you have to have your boiler repaired every couple of months, it means that the system is nearing the end of its life. Best to replace it as soon as you can, before the cost of repairs makes the system more expensive than it’s worth.
If you think you may need a new boiler, call PRK Services, Inc. We offer boiler services throughout Lantana/Argyle, TX.