Old boilers are built strong and solid, and because of their construction, many of them are still clunking away 20 to 40 years after their original installation. These ancient units may appear to be working fine, but the longer you let the boiler go the closer you get to landing yourself with a major breakdown. No heating system can last forever, and when your boiler begins to approach old age, you need to ask yourself, “Do I want to replace the boiler on my terms, or do I want to wait for the boiler to choose when it needs to be replaced?” This may seem like an easy question to answer, and many homeowners assume that they should just run the unit into the ground in order to get the most out of their original investment. However, at Four Seasons we would like to take this time to show you how replacing the boiler now instead of later could save you time and money or maybe even prevent a home disaster.
3 Reasons to Replace Today:
- Unexpected Breakdown: Without fail, the boiler will always fail during the coldest of winter nights and leave you searching for emergency service at 2 o’clock in the morning. Yes, Four Seasons would be able to take your call, but wouldn’t you rather find out the boiler needs to be replaced at a more convenient time? Proactive homeowners choose to save and budget for the new boiler before it ever breaks down. When a system is over 20 or 30 years old, the breakdown is inevitable, and you might as well be ready for it when it happens.
- Safety Malfunction: Cracked heat exchangers are an all too common occurrence in old boilers and furnaces for that matter. The constant heating and cooling takes its toll on the system and suddenly cracks and rust develop on this vital component. If not caught promptly, you could have a carbon monoxide leak into the home. This puts you and your family at risk, and can be avoided by replacing the boiler before it reaches this condition.
- Energy Cost: In a perfect world where everything on the boiler continues to work safely and properly, there is still one glaring problem that you are defiantly going to have with this ancient system. Energy efficiency levels for your old boiler are probably not much better than 60% efficient if not worse. That adds up to a lot of money wasted on fuel that is never converted into heat for the home. A new boiler will be at least 80% efficient and will save you tons every month on your energy bills.
The longer you wait the worse your situation will become. No amount of maintenance can prevent a 40 year old furnace from causing at least one of these problems, and Four Seasons has your solution. Come check out our Peerless boilers and find the perfect replacement system for your home. Install your new boiler on your terms and keep your family and your budget safe.