Boilers are designed to give you efficient heating over the long haul, but no system lasts forever. Eventually, your boiler will need to be replaced, and when that happens, our boiler technicians have the skills and equipment needed to get the job done. We’ll help you assess your home’s heating needs and find the right hot water boiler to meet those needs.
When to replace a boiler
Is it really time for you to change? Do you really need a new boiler? There are many things to consider before thinking about replacing a boiler. One of them is the age of your boiler.
Like all machines, boilers have a usage lifespan, which tends to be around 30 years. If you have an older home with an older boiler, it may be time to push for a boiler replacement just because of normal wear and tear. Certain circumstances, however, can make it necessary to replace your boiler sooner than that 30-year time frame, when boiler repairs are not possible for example.
The importance of trustworthy boiler technicians
At Hurley & David, we never push for heating system replacement. Sometimes, an ordinary boiler repair or replacement of a single worn part can restore normal boiler functionality. Sometimes, though, the issue is severe enough that replacing a boiler is more economical than trying to fix it. For example, we occasionally discover wear-related damage deep inside the hot water boiler, causing a water leak. Internal damage is a costly fix, and especially if the system is already well into its usage lifespan, it may be more worthwhile to just start fresh with a brand-new heating system and opt for a boiler replacement.
Some homeowners find that it’s financially more advantageous to replace a heater even though it isn’t having a particular maintenance issue and isn’t quite at the end of its lifespan. That’s because modern hot water boilers are substantially more efficient than systems made even five or ten years ago. If you can afford the up-front cost of a boiler replacement, you may be able to recoup that cost in just a few years of reduced heating bills, especially if you’re upgrading from an oil boiler to natural gas boiler. We’ll be happy to do a payback analysis to help you understand the short and long-term implications of a boiler or hot water heater replacement.
Boiler replacement with Hurley & David
If you’re in a position where boiler replacement may be warranted, we’ll help you get all the information you need to make the right decision for your heater. We start every project with a heat loss calculation, which means we’ll measure your energy consumption and the heat your home loses through its roof, windows, walls, and doors in order to assess your heating load. Often, we’ll recommend additional insulation to make for more efficient heating going forward. Even when replacing an existing heater, we always start with this calculation rather than just taking sizing information from your current boiler; after all, it may have been improperly sized when it was installed, or your home’s heating needs may have increased or decreased over time. This process ensures a high-quality boiler installation service, no matter your situation.
With that sizing information at the ready, we’ll help you choose a boiler that’s a perfect fit for your home, then get it up and running at peak efficiency. Our boiler technicians can service many types of boilers. We specialize in Lennox boilers that are demonstrated to be highly energy and cost-efficient. We believe in getting the job done right the first time, and we stand behind our work with unbeatable guarantees as well as regular discounts.
Replacing your boiler is a big decision, but it’s one we’ll be happy to help you navigate. Call us at (413) 200-4203 to learn more about our boiler services.