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Should You Replace that Older Boiler Already?

You expect your home’s boiler to last a long time. After all, boilers are not cheap—and that’s because they are made to be durable and to resist corrosion and other issues. The good news is that boilers do last longer than many other types of heating systems.

However, you should not assume a boiler will last much longer than 15-20 years. If your boiler is experiencing issues repairs may be possible. And a good technician will look for the most cost-effective solution first and foremost.

Still, replacing a heater when it’s about 15-20 years of age is a good idea—particularly if you’ve run into some issues with the boiler recently. Here are a couple of good reasons to consider an early replacement.

An older boiler could be a safety concern

Once a boiler is a couple of decades old, the risk of a gas leak, carbon monoxide leak, or other safety issue becomes a lot higher. You certainly don’t want to wait until something like this happens before scheduling an appointment. This is why many technicians recommend scheduling your boiler replacement as early on as possible.

You might be without heat soon

Can you imagine what would happen if your heater broken down? You could be left without any heat at all in the middle of a cold winter’s night if your heater is nearing the end of its lifespan. And a repair might not hold up for very long if the components of your boiler are all very old.

We generally recommend replacing a heating system sooner, rather than later. However, if you have had your heating system for a long time, and you want to keep it around for longer, call in a technician for annual maintenance visits. That way, you can feel confident that the heater is in good shape and learn about problems before they become a big deal.

Call Bartels Heating & Cooling for boiler repair or replacement in Mason, OH. Our technicians will only recommend the solutions that are best for your home.

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