A boiler is an ideal home heating solution. It’s highly effective, providing very even heating throughout the home. It can last longer than any other heating system—sometimes thirty years compared to a gas furnace’s fifteen! And with fewer moving parts than a furnace, it encounters fewer problems and is less likely to require repairs.
It is true, however, that nothing can last for decades without ever needing some professional help. And unlike other heating systems, your boiler uses water to distribute the heat it creates. One of the most common problems a boiler can encounter is leaking. If you’re concerned about water below your boiler, here’s what you need to know.