Your hot water boiler probably got quite the workout this winter. With the right maintenance and repairs, the average boiler can last up to 15 years depending on the model. Many new energy efficient designs are constructed to last even longer. Eventually, however, the time will come when repairs will become ineffective and the only solution will be to replace your unit. Here are some tips and tricks to help you recognize the signs that your boiler needs to be replaced.

Your Boiler is More Than 15 Years Old

If your boiler is more than 15 years old, it’s time to get a new one. Not only are repairs more difficult and invasive for older models—it can also be hard to find the necessary parts to repair older boilers, making repairs costly or altogether impossible. If your boiler is over 15 years old, purchasing a replacement unit may be the most cost-effective solution available. Modern boilers are more durable and energy-efficient than ever, so an upgrade can also help you save money on utility bills and maintenance costs in the future.

Rumbling Sounds

One of the advantages of boilers is that they’re quieter than other home heating methods such as furnaces or heat pumps. If your boiler starts making rumbling noises, it could indicate a number of issues. A broken valve might be allowing an excess amount of cold water to enter the tank, resulting in the strange noises. Noises emanating from your boiler could also indicate that the water is overheating due to a sediment buildup. If you notice any strange noises coming from your boiler, call a professional to have your unit inspected and to help you determine whether repairs or replacement is the best option for you.

Keeping your boiler well-maintained is the best way to ensure that your home gets the heat it needs. If you need your boiler inspected, repaired and even replaced, trust the experienced technicians at Mattioni Plumbing for all your boiler maintenance needs. For more information about our plumbing, heating and cooling services, contact us today at Mattioni Plumbing.