It’s that time of year again. As the leaves start to change and the weather begins to cool off, your heating system is once again at the forefront of your mind. After all, you’re probably going to need it sooner rather than later, especially here in Cleveland! Here along the lake, the weather tends to change pretty quickly and it tends to get pretty cold as well. As things cool down, you’re probably getting ready for the cool air by breaking out the sweaters and making sure your heating system is working properly. Are you noticing signs that your home might need a boiler replacement? It’s best to get that taken care of as soon as possible. Here are a few things you should know before boiler replacement.
How to Know If You Need a Boiler Replacement
There are several indications that you may need a boiler replacement soon, or that you need one now. First of all, if your boiler is older than 20 years, you should consider replacing it. Technology tends to advance quickly, and boilers are no exception to that rule. Secondly, if you’re not getting any heat in your home, the problem may be with either your thermostat or your boiler. Check the thermostat first, but if it’s working fine, call a professional to come look at your boiler and ensure that it’s working properly. Additionally, if your utility bills are getting higher without significant changes in usage, you may have a problem and need a boiler replacement.
Types of Boilers
There are two types of systems these use boilers to heat with, steam and hot water. Then you have natural gas, oil, electric options to provide the energy for these boilers. When you’re considering a boiler replacement, you should first identify which type of boiler you currently have, then think about how it’s been working for you during the time you’ve had it. Consider how comfortable your home has been, energy bills, and more. If it hasn’t been working well, you might consider a different type of boiler.
How to Choose a New Boiler
Choosing a new boiler can seem like a daunting task, especially because there are so many different types. However, it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. It’s really just a matter of taking a look at the types of boilers and identifying the pros and cons. The type of boiler that is best for you will depend on your area, your energy usage, and the current costs of your energy bills. You should always check the annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating. This is a measure of how effective the boiler is at converting fuel into heat. The higher the AFUE rating, the more efficient the unit is. Take that into account, as well as boiler capacity and size. You’d hate to purchase an entirely new boiler and then come to realize it doesn’t fit in your home. Awkward!
Are You Considering a Boiler Replacement?
Call Stack Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electric in Cleveland, Ohio! We are Cleveland’s experts on all types of heating systems and can perform boiler replacements for any home. We want you to know that your family’s safety and comfort is our number one priority, as it always has been. We are taking all necessary precautions and following CDC guidelines to keep our customers and employees healthy. We’ve been serving the Cleveland area for over 40 years, and we’re not going anywhere. Give us a call at (440) 937-9134 or visit us on our website today and find out what we can do for you!