When to Replace Your Boiler

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Boilers have a reputation for lasting much longer than the average climate control system. This is because they have fewer moving parts, which lessens the chances of problems developing. However, this doesn’t make your boiler invincible. Eventually, you’re going to need to replace it with a new one. If you don’t want your boiler to suddenly die on you in the middle of winter, take a look at the following signs that you need to install a new one.

Loss of Output

The older a boiler gets, the more wear and tear it will accumulate. This will eventually cause the output of the system to start declining over time, forcing the system to stay on for longer and longer periods of time in order to compensate. The longer the boiler operates, the more money it’s going to cost. If your boiler is costing more and more money to operate from month-to-month, it likely needs to be replaced.

Rising Repairs

Every heating system needs repairs every once in a while, even if it’s only a couple of years old. Older boilers, though, are much more liable to develop issues on a regular basis. The wear and tear on the various parts of the system tend to cause them to fail in groups, requiring that multiple repairs be done far more often than normal. If you need to repair your boiler system every couple of months, it means that you need a new system.


You can keep your boiler going for many decades, if you’re willing to dedicate enough money to it. However, once the system gets older than 25 years or so, it’s likely too costly to properly upkeep. If your boiler is approaching that mark, talk to a professional about whether or not to replace it.

Bell Plumbing and Heating offers comprehensive boiler repair services throughout Denver, CO.

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