Boilers can last a pretty long time, longer even than most other heating system types. This is because they have fewer moving parts, which means that there are fewer ways for things to break down. However, boilers are not perfect systems. Eventually, no matter how well-taken care of, they will break down permanently. It’s important that you be able to tell if your boiler is reaching the end of its life, so that you can have it replaced as soon as possible. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need a new boiler.
The output of a boiler system will decline over time, as the parts inside it wear down and start to fail. If you notice that your boiler system takes much longer to warm your home than usual, or that it isn’t warming it much at all anymore, it may mean that you need a new boiler system.
Boiler systems may be more resistant to repairs, but that doesn’t mean that they’re entirely immune to them. As a boiler gets towards the end of its life, the wear and tear on the various parts of the system will become so great that they will start to fail in rapid succession. If you need to repair part of your boiler multiple times a year, it’s time to replace it.
Boilers tend to last around 25 years under ideal circumstances, after which point they start to develop too many issues to be operated effectively. You can keep a boiler system running past that age, but it will cost so much money that it won’t be worth doing. If you have a boiler older than 25 years, call a professional and talk to them about getting a new one.
Saddleback Plumbing offers boiler installation services throughout Laguna Hills, CA.