Although home boilers are notoriously tough, they can’t last forever. Watch out for these signs to know when your boiler is starting to fail before it’s too late:
The temperature and water pressure is inconsistent. You’ve set the thermostat at a certain level and then start to notice consistently unusual fluctuations in the amount and temperature of water coming out.
Strange noises emanate from it. The boiler makes unusual sounds such as knocking, whistling, popping, and hissing. The water may be unevenly distributed when heated or there could be air bubble formation on the pipes.
There’s a need to adjust it most of the time. You’re supposed to feel comfortable if your boiler is working fine. But if you’re adjusting the thermostat higher and higher in order to get a more consistent level of heating comfort, it may need some tuning up or replacement.
There is water leakage. Leakage is normal since boilers use water. Usually, leaks appear along areas where there are joints to be tightened or covers to be closed. But when leakage comes in copious amount or if there’s excessive rusting and scaling on the boiler skin and pipes, it can be a sign that your boiler is beginning to fail.
If one or more of these warning signs happen, it’s high time to have a new boiler installed.