Do You Need Your Facility’s Boiler Repaired or Replaced?

Do You Need Your Facility's Boiler Repaired or Replaced

Installing a boiler on your property necessitates vast financial sacrifices. As such, it’s only normal that you want to hold on to it for as long as possible.

Although you can keep your boiler functional longer with regular maintenance and timely repairs, at times, replacing your boiler is the most cost-effective solution rather than constantly repairing it.

If you handle your boiler right, this shouldn’t be the case for a long time, but eventually, that time will come.

Keep an eye on the following warning signs so you know when it’s time to start saving for a new system.

High Utility Bills

A malfunctioning or old boiler takes longer to heat up, which in turn leads to more energy use and higher utility bills thanks to the excess energy.

When using your boiler system, if you notice an increase in your monthly electric bills, which can only be attributed to your system, and a decrease in how much hot water you have even if the system has been running for a while, reach out to an expert to inspect your system so they can try and identify the source of the problem.

Sometimes, they might need to repair a certain component, while other times, the damaged, broken, or worn-out part might need to be completely replaced.

In the event that your energy bills keep rising even after repairs are done, it’s a surefire indication that you need a new system.

Strange Sounds

Boiler sounds are not anything out of the ordinary. In fact, a lot of the machines in your facility, plant, or place of business will make sounds from time to time.

It’s just a byproduct of being in use. In fact the longer you use a specific system, it’s possible that you’ll grow accustomed to the sound your system makes as it works to meet your needs and won’t really notice it anymore.

That is until the noises begin to change. Unusual noise from your system could signify potential issues that, if left unattended, might lead to more problems in the near future.

To protect your system and extent its lifespan, reach out to a boiler service provider. If the problem doesn’t go away after repairs, it’s probably time for a new system.

Boiler Is Leaking

Hot water, condensation, and as a result, the area around the boiler being a little moist is not something to worry about.

In fact, it’s likely something very normal that you and the people working with or around the boiler will encounter quite often.

However, there’s a difference between a little condensation on the boiler and puddles growing into lakes on the floor.

System leaks are often a result of broken valves or seals. And when left unattended, leaks can lead to things like an electrical short circuit, which can put the lives of everyone in the facility in danger.

Especially if they work near or around the boiler that has the leak. This is why if you notice that your system is leaking, reach out to a repair expert immediately.

They will advise you whether simple repairs can solve the problem or if replacing the entire system is unavoidable.

Old Age

An old boiler is less efficient and much more worn out, meaning it’ll use more energy for less output, and the frequency of emergency repairs will climb higher and higher.

At times finding your boiler replacement parts in the market might be impossible simply because newer models don’t require certain parts which make them obsolete.

There will come a time when various machines or systems in your facility will have to be replaced with newer, more modern ones.

The same goes for your boiler. If that’s the case with your current system, talk to your repair technician to find out what available systems will best meet your needs and fit your budget.

Other signs that you need boiler repair or replacement are slow to heat up, foul odors, and if your pilot light is out.

Basically, if the cost of repairing your current system is too high and the repairs keep recurring at increasingly frequent rates, the best solution is to simply get rid of the system you have and install a new one.

Otherwise, there will come a point where the boiler just gives out on you and nothing you try will be able to fix it.

This could slow or even halt production as you try to get a new one installed as quickly as possible, and the hit your finances will take to a sudden emergency purchase won’t be nice either.

In the end, it’s best to keep an eye on things so that you can anticipate better when it’s time to replace what can’t be fixed anymore.

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