During the heat of summer here in Maryland, you probably don’t want to hear the word “boil” in any context. It just makes you feel that much hotter. But summer is often a good time to have work done on the heating system in your home, especially if it’s a big job like taking an old boiler out of the house and putting in a new one. You won’t need your boiler during the summer, so you can take your time to pick a new model and work with your local contractor for boiler services in Potomac, MD so you’ll be ready to go in fall when the cooler weather returns.
Is Your Boiler Too Old?
The first question you’ll probably have about a gas boiler replacement is if it’s necessary. To start answering that question, consider the age of your boiler. If the boiler was already in the house when you moved in, it might already be at an advanced age where it is in increasing danger of becoming a money waster, ineffective, and possibly even a safety hazard. (Boilers are designed with safety uppermost in mind, but aging gas systems are more likely to become unsafe.)
The average lifespan of a boiler system is 15 to 20 years. Some boilers can even last 30 years if they receive routine maintenance ever fall. But it’s a wise idea to plan to replace a boiler that’s more than 20 years old. This is the point where corrosion may start to take hold and the wear on the other parts lead to poor operation. We recommend contacting our team to look over your boiler and offer an opinion about a replacement if the boiler’s been in service for more than two decades.
Is Your Boiler Too Expensive?
One of the reasons many homeowners prefer using boilers rather than forced-air systems like furnaces is that boilers can help save money. Boilers heat rooms faster and more evenly, and water is a more effective heat transference medium than air. But when a boiler is getting up in years it will start draining extra power to operate. Check on your heating bills for the last few winters. Are they rising steadily, even though you aren’t using the boiler any more than usual? If they are, it’s wise to have us give your boiler a check-up.
Easy Summer-Time Scheduling
We’re happy to help put in a new boiler during the summer. Our plumbers are skilled with selecting the right new system to replace an old one, and they can handle any changes to the piping that may be necessary to adapt to the new boiler system. They’ll guide you toward a boiler that has higher energy efficiency than your current one did even when it was new.
This is a big job, and we hope you haven’t even considered trying to do it yourself. But don’t trust it to an amateur who makes big promises either. Working on any system connected to a gas line is illegal in most jurisdictions unless a licensed professional handles it. Have the job done right, and keep your family safe, by relying on our experienced team.
Mallick Plumbing & Heating is the Service Contractor of Choice in Silver Spring, MD & Montgomery County.