The last thing you want is for your home’s boiler to break during dead of winter. Luckily, most boilers will give you plenty of fair warning as they start to wear down and get close to needing replacement. Through careful maintenance by a professional you can be sure that when replacement is needed, you are ready to act.
If that time comes, contact Polar Bear Air Conditioning. Our Washington, DC and Northern Virginia boiler technicians regularly perform boiler replacements in the region and would be glad to add you to our long list of satisfied customers.
When is it Time to Replace a Boiler?
Your boiler works hard every day it’s in use. The stress put on it by extremely cold days begins to add up as the years pass. Regular maintenance can surely help to extend the life of a good boiler, but eventually that system will wear out and you’ll need to have it replaced.
One of the obvious first symptoms that your boiler is on its last legs is that it no longer produces enough heat for your home. Most boilers are matched to the home by heating capacity. The maximum capacity of your boiler will be roughly the same as the daily needs of your home, based on the home’s insulation and square footage. If you’ve never had problems before and suddenly experience a loss of heating efficiency in your entire home, it is a sure sign that your boiler is no longer working as intended.
You may also start to notice uneven heating throughout the day. You may get better heating on the first floor than on the second floor or the boiler may work best between noon and three in the afternoon but very poorly first thing in the morning.
And of course, if you notice any strange noises coming from your radiators or your boiler, especially if your boiler is an older model, it may be a sign that the time for replacement is drawing near.
Boiler Inspection Services
To make sure your boiler truly needs to be replaced and doesn’t just need a few simple repairs, it’s a good idea to have a professional take a closer look at it. A trained boiler repair technician can review your system’s performance, check for some of the common problems boilers tend to have, and provide you with a recommendation about whether it needs replacement.
If the boiler can be fixed and continue to work for many additional years, there’s no need for replacement. However, if your boiler requires extensive repairs and there’s no guarantee it will continue to work next year or even for the rest of this year, replacement may be your best option. The last thing you want is to find yourself without a working heating system on a cold winter day.
It’s important to call a boiler replacement specialist that you can trust. The Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia boiler experts at Polar Bear are always here to help. Our trained technicians have been mainstays in the community for years, providing the best quality care for boilers of all types and sizes.
We have experience working with all major brands and can offer a full range of replacement parts, boilers and radiators. If you’re tired of your boiler breaking down, call us today to learn more about our complete boiler replacement services. No family should be without heat in the midst of winter.