Boiler Repair vs. Replacement
Like all major appliances, your boiler may experience periodic problems with operation or efficiency, prompting a need for repair. However, there will come a time when it is no longer cost-effective or possible to repair your boiler and replacement will be the preferred option. Our skilled technicians can help you make the right choice for your home and budget based on the following:
With an average life span of 10 to 15 years, you can expect to see a decrease in efficiency and an increase in the frequency of repairs around the 10-year mark. If you are facing yet another repair and your boiler is at the end of its usable life span, you can benefit from a more energy-efficient, boiler replacement
If your boiler is old, it may not meet today’s standards for safety or efficiency. Because it’s a fuel-burning appliance, your boiler may face particular issues that may affect the safety of your home and family including:
- A yellow flame is a sign of incomplete combustion and may lead to a buildup of carbon monoxide within your living space.
- A visual inspection may reveal a crack in the heat exchanger, which is cause for alarm and will necessitate a need for boiler replacement.
- Water leakage from pipes or fittings may be repairable, but most types of leaks are a sign you may need to replace.
Rising energy costs are a sign that your boiler is struggling to keep up with the demands of your home, burning more fuel than necessary to provide comfort and warmth. A new, high-efficiency replacement can yield instant savings on your monthly bills while increasing comfort.
Every major appliance needs periodic repairs, but if your boiler is approaching or past the 10-year mark and you are facing a repair that is 50% or more of the cost of replacement, a new boiler may be your best option.
Contact M.E. Flow for expert advice on boiler replacement or repair in the Northern Virginia area.
Unexpected expenses such as a boiler repair or replacement can place a financial strain on your budget. M.E. Flow offers financing options to help alleviate the stress and let you spread out the cost over a period of time with a more manageable monthly payment schedule.
You may be able to take advantage of further savings with the Nonbusiness Energy Property Tax Credit for qualified buyers, for equipment that meets the standards for energy efficiency set by the U.S. Department of Energy.
Contact M.E. Flow online now for more information about our financing options in Northern VA!
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