About Damien

Damien McCusker, Manager of Arpi's residential service division, has been working in the HVAC industry for 16 years and has hands-on experience in new home installations, furnace and air conditioner replacements, sales and residential service. He spends most of his spare time being an UBER driver, driving his kids to soccer practice and games.

How to Know if it’s Time for a Boiler Upgrade

Phil Laprairie

How to Know if it’s Time for a Boiler UpgradeBoilers are well-known for their durability and longevity, but they can’t last forever. Eventually, you’ll find yourself shopping around for a newer and more energy-efficient replacement. The key to a smooth boiler upgrade involves knowing when to make the switch. Here are a few signs to look out for:

Your Boiler is Over 15 Years Old

With regular maintenance, you can expect to get 15 to 20 years out of a modern copper-tube boiler, whereas a cast iron boiler often lasts for decades on end. Once your boiler hits the 15-year mark, however, you’ll want to start thinking about investing in an energy-efficient replacement as soon as possible.

It Breaks Down Constantly

Boilers are no good if they’re constantly offline for repairs. The older it gets, the more likely it’ll break down with shocking regularity. Once you’ve started seeing leaks, rust or other signs of an impending boiler breakdown, you should consider having it swapped out for something a bit newer.

It Costs More to Use Each Year

According to recent statistics, the average homeowner spends an average of $351 on boiler repairs. These costs can rise along with the age of your current boiler, resulting in one that eventually becomes too expensive to operate and repair every year.

Contact us at Arpi's Industries in Calgary to learn more warning signs of your boiler’s eventual replacement.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Calgary, Alberta about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about boiler upgrades and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide.

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