Residential Boiler Replacement

A boiler works by using electricity, gas, or oil to heat up water inside the boiler. This heated water or steam is moved through your home with a radiant floor system or radiators to give off heat that warms the air. Boilers are efficient and have actually been used to heat buildings since the 19th century. Of course, the last thing you want to deal with is a boiler that is preparing to fail, which risks leaving you in the cold and potentially even dealing with water damage. If your boiler is more than 10 years old, it may be time to consider an upgrade. Edgerton, Inc. Heating & Air Conditioning offers cost-effective boiler replacement to keep the heat on throughout the winter.

 

Signs You Need Boiler Replacement
Regular maintenance can help extend the life of your boiler but nothing lasts forever. A boiler may last up to 12 years but some fail prematurely. Here are important signs to watch for that indicate it’s time for a new boiler for your home.

 

  • The boiler is 10+ years old. A residential gas boiler usually lasts around 10-12 years old. When your boiler reaches the end of its expected life, it’s a good idea to replace it before it fails unexpectedly.
  • The boiler requires frequent repairs. Occasional repairs are normal but when your system needs several repairs over the course of a year or two, it’s a sign that its major components are getting ready to fail.
  • You have a leak. A boiler that is leaking usually needs to be replaced.
  • The boiler is losing pressure. This can be caused by air getting through a valve or a leak but it may be a more serious problem.
  • There are issues with the pilot light. An aging boiler may have pilot light problems like a pilot light that keeps going out. You may also see yellow flames with black soot on the boiler that indicates fuel isn’t being burned properly.
  • Ineffective heating. As the boiler reaches the end of its life, you may notice warm and cold spots in the home. Request an Estimate
  • You hear strange noises. A boiler that is making banging or gurgling noises can indicate kettling. This means the boiler is full of sludge or scale that restricts water flow and traps it in the heat exchanger. Banging can also be a sign of pump problems.

 

Replacing your boiler may not be fun but it can save you a tremendous amount on your utility bills, especially in Connecticut which has one of the highest gas utility rates in the country. Today’s gas and electric boilers are far more efficient than 10-year-old models with an AFUE rating of 90% or more compared to 56-70% with old systems. Ready to enjoy substantial energy savings with a more reliable boiler system? Contact Edgerton, Inc. Heating & Air Conditioning to request an estimate for a new boiler. We will help you choose a new Energy Star rated boiler for years of dependable use.

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