Boiler Installation: When is the Right time to Install a New Boiler?

The job of installing a new boiler is a significant undertaking, but the result is always worthwhile. Before you call a professional, take a look at the information below to find out for certain whether your boiler is about to break or is too inefficient for your purposes.

Boiler About to Break Down

A boiler that’s about to break may show signs of its demise, giving you time to arrange for a new boiler installation. These signs include visual cues such as leaky valves, defects in the flue or chimney and corrosion of the piping. In addition to this, you might hear strange noises when your boiler is operating, starting up or shutting down. Rumbling sounds from the oil burner, grinding noises, shrieks sounds and other noises all indicate a problem. It can be a mechanical problem or an issue with the water feed valve pushing air into the system.

Inefficient Boiler

Age of the boiler is one other thing you need to keep in mind. An old or faulty boiler will often be less efficient with the energy it uses. According to the Energy Saving Trust, over 50% of our energy bills are boiler costs, so keeping these costs down wherever possible is important. Older boilers are especially prone of inefficiencies. If you have a boiler that is older than 10 years and you notice the bills are higher than expected, it might be time to get a new one installed.

Making an Informed Decision

In summary, knowing when to call round the boiler professionals for a new installation is vital, especially in the winter months. After all, nobody wants to grit their teeth through the winter without a boiler to keep their house warm.

 

Sources:

When Should You Replace Your Boiler?, Covered Mag

How to Diagnose Noises during Heating System & Oil Burner Operation, Inspectapedia

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