Your boiler is the heart and center of your home, which is likely why it is referenced to your central heating system, whether you realize it or not. You may notice that it is not working efficiently or at all when it comes to your heating. To help better handle the situation if it occurs, we at Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning would like to discuss boiler repairs versus replacement today.
How Old is My Boiler?
One of the first considerations you should have is the age of your boiler. After about a decade, boiler manufacturers tend to discontinue spares and accessories on a vast range of boilers. This makes repairs challenging. Older boilers are less efficient than their newer model counterparts as well. The boiler will deteriorate and become less and less efficient naturally, as will most things with mechanical parts, over time and use. Because the less efficient they are, the more they cost to use, it has been estimated that about 60% of the average households’ annual fuel bills will go on your boiler. It is important to limit expenses as much as possible since energy bills notoriously rise each year, should your boiler be over 7 years old, it’s likely it is not an energy efficient. The cost of the day to day running of your boiler should certainly be a big consideration when deciding whether to pay out for repairs or, to invest in a replacement.
How Do You Know if Your Boiler Needs to Be Replaced?
Apart from the age of your boiler, there are other more obvious warning signs that tell you that your boiler is possibly on its way out and you could do with getting a new one. Frequent breakdowns are one these indicators. Your boiler continues to lose its overall efficiency and effectiveness when you need to call in a professional on a consistent basis, not only is it costing in you in repairs and parts.
Strange Odors from Boiler – If your boiler has started to release a strange smell, becomes noisy or the flame is yellowing this sign a new boiler is required too. It is critical you have your boiler replaced by a trusted professional since this is an indication of a safety hazard.
Cost of Frequent Boiler Repairs – The price of replacing a boiler cost less than you may suppose with the many programs, incentives, and other deals available. It will eventually need to be replaced soon in the not-to-distant future, compared to the cost of paying out to replace it entirely when you look at how much repairs could cost throughout the year or even over the course of a 2 to 3-year period.
New Boiler VS Old – No matter if your home is a cozy, one-bedroom apartment or a 6-bedroom family home, there are other aspects to be considered in addition to the money-saving elements. You want to make your home your own, not have a bulky or tired, older looking boiler on the wall, ultimately. Newer boilers are not just smaller but also quieter through the design improvements. When it comes to your boiler replacement, there are many options.
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Call in the professionals of Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning for high-quality services whether if you decide you need a boiler repair or a boiler replacement for your Hampshire and Hamden County, Massachusetts home.