Winter in Lake Forest, IL, is not the time for homeowners to learn they need a new boiler. You can avoid this type of disaster by paying close attention to your boiler as its years of service begin to accumulate. Consider the possibility that you need a new boiler when you encounter one or more of the following situations.
1. Constant Boiler Breakdowns
Once it becomes necessary to call a heating repair specialist to your home every month, your heating system is nearing the end of its lifespan. You’ll do much better for yourself at this point to apply the money that’s been going to small repairs and replacement parts toward the cost of a new system.
2. Inefficient Operations
Older boilers didn’t include the energy-efficient designs of today’s boilers. And the efficiency of these will continue to decrease with advancing age and attrition. A boiler operating with low efficiency will increase energy costs and may not provide you with the dependability you will enjoy a new heating system.
3. Excess Noise
A boiler that makes gurgling or banging sounds has seen better days. If you hear these sounds while your heating system is working, it’s time for a new system.
4. Yellow Flame
A healthy boiler will burn with a blue flame. A yellow burner flame could mean there’s a serious problem with your heating system. One possible problem a yellow flame may indicate is a carbon monoxide leak. Carbon monoxide gas is both odorless and colorless. But a carbon monoxide leak can represent a real threat to your health and that of your family.
A properly working boiler system will help keep your household healthy and happy throughout the winter. Call Ireland Heating & Air in Lake Forest, IL, for all your heating maintenance and repair needs.
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