4 Signs it's Time to Replace your Boiler

March 04, 2017

Is your boiler in need of replacing? McKinley Heating Service Experts is here with some indicators to look for when choosing whether it’s time to purchase a new boiler.

Age

If your condensing boiler receives routine maintenance, you can expect it to operate about 15 years or so. Cast iron boilers can last even longer, even up to 50 years with proper maintenance. If your condensing boiler is coming up on 15 years or your cast iron boiler is coming up on 50 years, it may be time to think about an upgrade.

Bills

If your heating bills are rising or you’re having to maintain your boiler more often, it could be because it’s time to invest in a new, more efficient boiler.

Discoloration

If you notice yellow flames on the gas burners and black soot on oil burners it could be a sign that the fuel is not burning correctly and could be producing carbon monoxide. If you notice these issues or have any concerns regarding carbon monoxide in your home, you should call McKinley or your gas company immediately.

Comfort

If some of the sections in your home are too warm or too cool and you can’t seem to control them correctly or get them comfortable, it could be that your boiler is not effective and you might need to look into upgrade options.

Think it’s time to upgrade your boiler? Give McKinley Heating Service Experts a call and we’ll come out and give you a free in-home estimate!

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