We rely on hot water year round to clean our dishes, wash our clothes, and take nice, hot showers at the end of a long day at work. That’s why My Buddy the Plumber wants to make sure that you have an expertly installed boiler that can meet your needs as a homeowner or business owner. Whether you’re spending too much on repairs, you’re seeing a hike in your energy bill, or you’re just plain tired of lukewarm showers, My Buddy the Plumber can help.
When Is the Right Time to Get Your Boiler Replaced?
The average lifespan of a boiler is between 15 to 20 years, but a well-maintained boiler can last up to 30. This wide range of years can sometimes make it difficult to determine the right time to replace your boiler. If your boiler is over 20 years old and seems to need any of the following repairs more and more frequently, it’s probably time to book an appointment with My Buddy the Plumber for top-notch boiler installation plumbing services in Park City, Utah.
Your Boiler Is Running Inefficiently
Your boiler’s main job is to heat the water in your home. If you’re only getting lukewarm water out of your taps, or the hot water supply is very limited, that’s a sign that your boiler is at the end of its life.
Your boiler may also be inefficient in other ways. Even if you are getting hot water from your boiler, for example, you may be paying way more than you need to on your energy bill for your boiler to function properly. Because boilers can last so many years, when you get a new boiler, you’ll notice the difference in efficiency.
Depending on how much your energy bill is increasing each month and how capable your boiler is at producing hot water, it may save you money in the long run to replace your boiler now.
Your Boiler Has an Unusual Smell
A properly functioning boiler will not have a smell at all. If your boiler is giving off a strange smell, that can be a sign that your boiler is rusted inside. Rust deposits and sludge from your radiators can give off metallic or funky smells, and if the smell persists, that’s an indicator that it’s time for a new boiler.
Your Boiler Is Leaking
A leaking boiler doesn’t always mean that you need to replace the entire unit, but it can. Leaks can come from problems with the overall structure of the boiler or the surrounding pipes. When you replace a leaking boiler, you’re avoiding paying for the cost of water damage from floods, or getting stuck with a broken boiler in the middle of winter.
If you’re not sure whether it’s time to replace your boiler, give My Buddy the Plumber a call to discuss your options. We’re proud to be the plumbing company in Park City, Utah with the right boiler solutions.