A boiler is a truly amazing system for heating your home. Boilers are extremely reliable, have longer lifespans than most other options like gas or electric furnaces, and have fewer mechanical components. Without as many moving parts, there aren’t as many ways that things can go wrong. But that doesn’t mean that your boiler will function perfectly forever. Even a fantastic heating system like a boiler occasionally encounters problems. Here’s how to tell that you need boiler service.
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Imagine waking up on a frigid January morning. Your radiator is cold. There is no hot water for the shower. Your old boiler has finally quit. This could be avoided if you keep an eye on its age and replace it before it breaks down.
At Max Sr. and Paul Schoenwalder Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, we have 109 years of home heating experience. This includes providing boiler service in Kenilworth, New Jersey. We believe it is better to prevent a problem than to fix an emergency problem. Here are a few tips to help you identify the age of your boiler and determine when it might be time to replace it.
“What do you mean by that?” you might ask.
Well, what we mean is, rather than waiting for a sudden need for boiler service in Union, NJ, such as an emergency repair, you should be proactive and pre-emptive, and schedule boiler maintenance soon.
“Wait, does my boiler really need to be maintained?”
It may seem like a simple enough system—way less complex than a furnace, for example. Boilers are often found in homes that don’t have a network of ducts, since they operate by circulating hot water through pipes to terminal points such as radiators and baseboard heaters, where the heat then radiates into the rooms of your home. And yes, boilers have fewer moving parts than furnaces or heat pumps so they wear down slower and will require fewer repairs over their extended lifespan.