Every homeowner in Roslyn with a boiler heating system should know that the life expectancy of a boiler is 10 to 15 years. Considering that many people don’t even think about the state of their boiler until the heat goes out, chances are that you aren’t sure how old your old boiler is or how close it is to needing replacement! However, you still may be able to notice the tell-tale signs…
How to Know If You Need Boiler Replacement
When you come home after work and the house is freezing cold, you know that you can call Rebmann Plumbing & Heating for emergency service. But how can you detect boiler disrepair before it gets to this point?
Follow these simple tips to prevent furnace and failure, and you’ll know exactly when it’s time for a replacement:
- Annual Boiler Tune-Up– The simplest way to ensure that your boiler stays in tip-top shape year round is to call in a heating services professional from Rebmann Plumbing & Heating for a 30 point inspection of your device. This inspection includes a complete test of the device for efficiency, safety, and comfort control.
- Check Your Pilot Light– The pilot light (or “pilot flame”) is the flame that heats the water in your boiler into steam or radiant heating to be distributed throughout the surfaces of your home. If this light is contaminated or incomplete, it turns yellow or orange. Having a pilot light that is not completely blue is a sign your furnace has seen better days.
- Watch Your Heating Bills- Do you find that your energy bills have been going up all winter long? Part of that is because your boiler needs to use more fuel to get your home to desired temperatures when it’s colder outside…but if your bills are going up but the temperatures aren’t going down, you need to look into getting a new device.
- Replace Every 20 Years Max.- Most original warranties on boilers will expire before the decade mark, but with service your boiler can last many more years beyond that. However, you should definitely switch to a more advanced and modern boiler every 20 years or so, because the returns from that investment (in efficiency and comfort) far outweigh the cost.
If you need boiler replacement in Roslyn, be sure to call in our experts first! We get the job done right the first time, and we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Call Rebmann Plumbing & Heating for boiler replacement today!