Does Your Home Need a New Boiler?
Routine annual maintenance can help to extend the life span of your boiler, but at some point, you will need to upgrade to a new appliance to maintain reliable performance and efficiency.
Ask yourself these questions to determine if your home needs a new boiler:
How Old Is Your Boiler?
With an average life span of between 10 and 15 years, you can expect to notice a decrease in efficiency and an increase in repairs around the 10-year mark. Once your boiler has passed its 10th birthday, it is a good idea to start thinking about a new boiler installation, before it stops working altogether. Our technicians can help you choose the best replacement for your home with consideration to your budget and boiler installation cost, and they will complete your new installation safely and efficiently, using the latest tools and techniques.
Have Your Energy Bills been Rising?
An unexplained rise in the cost of energy is a sign that your boiler is no longer as efficient as it used to be. Today’s boilers are more efficient than ever before, with some having an AFUE rating of 95% or more.
What Color Is the Flame?
A yellow flame is a sign of incomplete combustion and may lead to an accumulation of carbon monoxide in your home. This colorless, odorless gas can be extremely dangerous in the right concentrations and may lead to serious illness or even death. If you notice your boiler’s flame is yellow instead of blue, call M.E. Flow right away for expert diagnosis and repair.
Have You Detected any Signs of Leakage around Your Boiler?
If your boiler starts to leak, it may be nearing the end of its usable life span. Damage from a major leak can be costly to repair, so it is important to call M.E. Flow for service at the first signs of leakage and replace the unit if necessary.
Are All the Rooms in Your Home a Comfortable Temperature?
If some of the rooms in your home are hotter or colder than others, it is a sign that something is amiss with your boiler. If the issue can’t be resolved with a boiler repair, you may need to consider replacing the unit to restore comfort to your home.
How Often Do You Need to Repair Your Boiler?
All major appliances require periodic repairs, but if you have placed a call for service once or more each season over the past few years, or you are facing a major repair and your boiler is greater than 10 years old, you may be better off installing a new, high-efficiency boiler.
M.E. Flow is a third-generation, family-owned business with a stellar reputation for quality and value among home and business owners in the Northern Virginia area.
Call us today for fast, efficient boiler installation or contact us online.