Boilers 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.
Your Boiler 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 the Boiler 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.
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