What Factors Should You Look At When Determining Between New Boiler Installation or Boiler Repair?
If the older boiler that is responsible for heating your home is not heating your home, one of the questions you may have is whether you should have boiler repair completed on the unit, or if you should just invest in a new unit and have boiler installation completed. A professional can help you make the decision that is right for your home based on a number of different factors. Here are some of the key factors that are looked at.
One of the most important factors that is looked at when determining whether boiler installation or boiler repair is a better fit for your home is the age of your current boiler. Residential boilers typically last ten to 15 years. If yours is already at the 15 year mark or older, it is time to invest in a new unit. If your unit is only five years, making a repair may be a good choice. Another factor that is looked at is how well-maintained your unit is. Maintained units last longer and require less repairs. If your unit is not maintained, it may have a shorter lifespan and need more repairs, so replacement may make sense in that scenario. Finally, the exact repair and cost is looked at versus the cost of a new unit. A minor fix may be worth doing, even on older units, while major repairs may not be worth doing, even on newer units.
Here at Hometown Heating & Cooling, we can assist you with all of your heating and cooling needs, including both boiler installation and boiler repair. If you are on the fence about which option may be right for your older boiler that is not working quite right, let us help you make the decision. Reach out to us via telephone or email to schedule an appointment to have one of our trained technicians look at your boiler and give you a professional recommendation.