Keeping Your Home Cool during the Sweltering, Summer Months

3 Key Indicators A Boiler Installation Is Needed

by Anthony Graves

If you use a boiler to heat your home, you likely appreciate the benefits that it offers to you. There are a number of differences between boiler heating systems and forced-air heating systems. Many homeowners with boilers are content with their heating options for numerous reasons such as energy efficiency. Boilers are durable and can last for many years, but like any other heating systems and appliances, they need to be replaced at some point. 

It is easy to get comfortable with having an HVAC system that operates smoothly with minimal maintenance requirements. This can lead to some homeowners not being prepared for or expecting boiler repairs. Sometimes boiler repairs are an indicator that a new boiler installation is needed. The following points identify some things that might occur if your boiler is reaching the end of its lifecycle or needs to be replaced. 

Pressure Problems

You may experience pressure problems if your boiler has a leak. Some leaks are repairable, but if a leak exists with other issues, it might mean that your boiler will require extensive repairs. These repair costs may make it more sensible to opt for a new boiler installation, and you can have the peace of mind knowing that the new boiler will likely have a warranty. If you know that you have a leaking boiler, do not minimize its importance even if it seems like a small leak. There is a risk for water damage and carbon monoxide leaks. 

Shutting Off Irregularly

The parts of your boiler will naturally degrade as it ages. This can create a need to replace worn parts. A boiler that needs parts replaced may turn off when it is not supposed to. Sometimes replacing parts can correct the issue and extend the life of the boiler. However, replacing parts on a regular basis is a sign that a new boiler is likely needed. You may also notice that the pilot light on your pilot frequently requires relighting if the boiler needs to get replaced. 


This is a sound that you may hear if your boiler has mineral deposits that accumulate on the surface of the interior. The sound is produced when the mineral deposits obstruct water flow, and it is sometimes referred to as "kettling" because it mimics the sound of a tea kettle. 

After your new boiler installation, you can extend the life of your heating system by getting your boiler serviced as recommended. Maintenance also helps minimize the likelihood of breakdowns occurring. This can save you money on boiler repair and help you avoid inconveniences such as not having heat or hot water when you need it.

For more information on boiler installation and repairs, reach out to a local HVAC contractor.