Boiler Replacement in the Baltimore Metro Area
The life expectancy of a boiler depends on a number of factors, including the quality of the boiler installation, type of boiler, and frequency of maintenance. While the average age of replacement is between 10 and 15 years, these hardworking appliances can last 20 years or more under ideal conditions. But when the time comes to replace your home’s boiler, count on the experts at Pohlman Plumbing for reliable, efficient service.
Since our company began in 2008, we have worked tirelessly to become one of the most trusted names in plumbing in and around Anne Arundel, Baltimore, and Howard counties. Throughout your boiler replacement we will ensure all of your questions are answered and that you will be completely satisfied with your service.
When Should You Replace Your Boiler?
After years of reliable service your boiler may begin to show signs of wear, but how do you know when it’s time to give up on boiler repairs and replace your system with a newer, more efficient one? Here’s some signs you need to schedule a boiler replacement:
If your boiler is approaching or beyond 15 years of age, it’s better to invest any money you would spend on major repairs towards a newer, more energy-efficient boiler replacement.
Increased Energy Costs
An unexplained increase in your monthly energy bills can mean a decrease in efficiency from your boiler, as it works harder than necessary to heat your home. A new, energy-efficient unit can pay for itself in just a few years, while providing fast, reliable performance.
If you find yourself making one or more repairs each year for several years, you may benefit from a boiler replacement. Once the unit is over 10 years old any repair that costs 50 percent or more than the cost of replacement, should be carefully considered as a sign that you need to upgrade your boiler.
Lack of Comfort
A cold house or uneven heating between rooms is a sign that something is amiss. A skilled technician can diagnose the cause of the issue and may suggest a boiler replacement to restore comfort to your home.
No boiler is completely silent, but if yours is producing any new or unusually loud noises such as banging, clunking, hissing, or whirring, it’s important to receive an expert diagnosis to determine if a repair or replacement is warranted.
If your boiler is emitting a strange odor, call Pohlman Plumbing for immediate repair. The smell may result from a carbon monoxide leak, posing a danger to you and your family.
Pilot Light Is Yellow
Your pilot light should burn blue, which is indicative of a strong, healthy flow of gas. A yellow flame is a sign of incomplete combustion, which may lead to a dangerous buildup of carbon monoxide gas.
Slow Heat Production
If it takes longer than usual to reach the desired temperature in your home, your boiler may require servicing or replacement.
How to Choose an Efficient Boiler for Your Baltimore Home
Call Pohlman Plumbing today at 443-961-2886 for fast, reliable boiler installation and replacement services, backed by our Pohlman Promise: Fast service at a fair price, done right the first time.
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