Boilers provide heat and humidity in the cold, dry winter months of the year. When the boiler in your Schaumburg, IL home no longer meets your needs or performs to your expectations, it’s time to consider a replacement. Awareness of the signs that your home’s boiler is nearing the end of its lifespan helps you plan the installation of a new heating system and avoid any disruptions to your comfort.

Higher Utility Bills

According to the Department of Energy, one of the top signs that your home’s boiler has reached its life expectancy is inefficient heating. When the boiler loses efficiency, it uses more fuel to heat your home. You’ll recognize greater energy use and higher utility bills when comparing the same month across two or more years of your billing history.

Inconsistent Heating

Another sign that it’s time for a boiler replacement is inconsistent heating. You may notice that certain rooms of your home are much warmer than others. The boiler may perform well one day and poorly on the next day. A boiler replacement ensures consistent comfort at all times.

Frequent Malfunctions and Repairs

As boilers age, their parts wear out or break. Inconsistent maintenance contributes to frequent malfunctions and repairs. If your boiler requires frequent repairs because of part failures, sediment buildup or leaks, it’s time for a boiler replacement.

Age-related Wear and Tear

Like other mechanical and plumbing systems in your home, boilers experience age-related wear and tear. Gaskets and valves may crack, corrode or separate from the pipes. Corrosion and rust affect the boiler’s metal components. Over time, minerals in the water interact with the heating element and piping of the boiler system. After 20 years of regular use, boilers wear out and benefit from replacement with new quality heating equipment.

For more information on when to consider a boiler replacement for your Schaumburg home, take a look at Ray’s HVAC’s quality heating equipment, or reach out to us today.

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