Boilers don’t have expiration dates, which makes it difficult for homeowners in Berlin, Maryland, to gauge when it’s time to invest in a new one. Here are a few signs it might be time to replace your boiler.

Regular Breakdowns

A boiler breaks down frequently when it’s on the fritz, requiring a homeowner to put even more money into a sinking ship. If you find yourself spending an excessive amount on replacement parts, quick fixes, and emergency repair calls, it’s time to purchase a new boiler altogether.

Increased Energy Bills

If your energy bill has been higher than normal without a clear cause, it could be that old boiler. An old boiler uses more energy to heat your home than a new one, so you’ll notice those bills creeping up every month during the winter. Upgrading to a newer unit can help keep those bills in check.

Replacement Parts Are Difficult to Find

Buying replacement parts for a fairly new boiler should be easy. When your HVAC technician tells you your boiler’s parts are hard to find, take that as a warning sign. You’re better off making the switch now before it breaks down and you end up without heat in the middle of a snowstorm.

Excessive Noise

Gurgling and banging sounds are not noises you want to hear from your boiler. A noisy boiler usually indicates an issue, so take heed and call an HVAC technician as soon as possible. There could simply been a loose part, but it could also mean your unit’s days are numbered, especially if noise is not the only issue you’ve noticed.

The Boiler Is Over 10 Years Old

While there is no expiration date on a boiler, it’s a good rule of thumb to consider replacing the unit once you’ve had it for a decade. Even if your decade-old boiler appears to be running smoothly, you may want to start saving just in case.

Don’t be left without heat this winter. Contact Griffith Energy Services at 888-474-3391 for all your heating repair and installation needs.

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