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.

7 Indicators It's Time for a Boiler Replacement

Damien McCusker

Is your boiler not performing as well as it has in the past? Perhaps boiler replacement is in your near future. Here are seven indicators it may be time to consider a boiler replacement:

1. Your Boiler is Ready to Kick the Bucket

Boilers obviously don't last forever. If your unit is more than 15 years old, then it probably isn't working as well as it used to and may be time to purchase a new one.

2. It Heats Up Slowly

Have you noticed that when you switch on the boiler, your home isn't getting warm as quickly as it had in the past? This is a great sign that it's time for a replacement.

3. Your Home Isn't Warm Enough

Comfort is one of the biggest concerns of any household. If your home isn't warm enough despite the boiler running for a reasonable amount of time, then the unit needs to go.

4. Increased Cost of Maintenance

To keep your boiler running properly, you should hire a professional technician for yearly maintenance. But if your maintenance costs are increasing, it may be time for a boiler replacement.

5. Repairs are Frequent

As your boiler ages, there's a good chance that you'll need to get it repaired. This may even happen a few times over its lifespan. If it's in need of repair on a regular basis, though, it's time to retire the unit.

6. Increased Cost of Energy Bills

When your boiler stops working as efficiently as it had in the past, you'll see an uptick in monthly energy bills. A newer, more energy-efficient boiler may be the best way to cut back on costs long-term.

7. Strange Noises and Smells

Anything out of the ordinary when it comes to noises or smells emanating from your boiler is cause for concern. So if you hear banging sounds or smell a faint stench coming from the boiler, a new unit may be necessary.

For more expert advice on boiler replacement or any other concerns related to home comfort, please don't hesitate to contact the friendly professionals at Arpi's Industries.

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 boilers and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide.

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