You rely on your boiler to keep your Barnegat, NJ, home warm, and replacing your boiler unexpectedly can take a big chunk out of your bank account. Below are five signs that could indicate that you need a new boiler for your home.
1. Your Boiler Is Over 15 Years Old
The average life expectancy for your boiler is between 15 and 20 years as long as you care for it with routine HVAC maintenance. Without regular maintenance, the life expectancy drops and HVAC equipment has increasing problems. Even if it seems as though your older boiler doesn’t have any significant faults, you may want to upgrade to a new boiler with better technology.
2. Breakdowns Happen Often
If you find that there’s something wrong with your boiler every week, or you’re constantly topping up the pressure, it’s time for a new boiler. The money you spend on replacement parts and service calls for short-term fixes is often better spent on a new boiler.
3. Rising Heating Bills
Another sign that it’s time to invest in a new boiler is when you notice an increase in your energy bills that’s not the result of increased use or a raise in fuel rates. An inefficient boiler uses more energy to keep you comfortable, which raises your energy bills.
4. Strange Noises
While you’ve likely grown accustomed to the noises your boiler makes, some sounds indicate that it might be time to replace your boiler. These sounds include gurgling, kettling, and banging, and they signal that something’s wrong. These noises indicate that you have a problem and their causes will lead to furhter damage down the road.
5. You See a Yellow Flame Instead of Blue
If you own an older boiler with a pilot light, it should have a blue flame at all times. If it turns yellow, that’s a sign of potential carbon monoxide problems, which can have serious consequences for your indoor air quality and health.
If you suspect it’s time to replace your boiler, don’t delay. Contact our team at Comfort Zone Home Services today for your heating needs and see the difference a new boiler brings.
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