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Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Boiler

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While your boiler can’t exactly tell you when it needs to be replaced, there are some signs to look out for that indicate a replacement might be needed. By paying close attention to your boiler, you can replace the system before a breakdown occurs and you’re left without the comfort and safety provided by heat.

In the newest blog post from Nelson Comfort, we’ll discuss some signs that it’s time to replace your boiler so you can keep your family safe and comfortable all winter long.

Humidity Issues

Many homeowners face humidity issues when the winter months come. The air is typically much drier than it is during the other months of the year, so noticing dry air might not be cause for concern. However, if the air is drier than it usually is around the winter months, consider having your boiler inspected. If any problems exist within your boiler, it could be a sign that the system is drying out your home’s air.

High Heating Costs

When heating system costs rise, it’s a sign that your boiler has become less effective and efficient. As your furnace takes longer to heat your home to the temperature you’ve set, it must stay on for longer periods of time, leading to higher utility bills. By replacing your existing boiler with a more energy-efficient model, you’ll see savings on your overall heating costs.

Rooms Heat Unevenly

Uneven heating is a common problem that homeowners face. This commonly occurs as your system ages, or as dust and dirt accumulate within the system. Having your unit repaired might provide a short-term solution to uneven heating, but to fix this issue in the long term, the system should be replaced.

The System is Over 15 Years Old

Just like every other appliance in your home, your boiler has a limited lifespan. Typically, boilers are effective for 10-15 years. If any issues arise while your boiler is within that age range, your best option is likely to replace the system. Frequent repairs will just lead to increased expenses, as you’ll only be delaying the necessary system replacement.

Your Home Smells When the Boiler is On

Aside from initially turning the system on at the beginning of the heating season, a properly functioning boiler shouldn’t emit smells. If it does, there is likely an issue within the boiler that needs to be resolved. If you smell burnt metal or plastic, for example, your boiler might be overheating.

Contact Nelson Comfort for Boiler Replacement Services

For Cincinnati area homeowners that are in need of boiler replacement services, there’s only one name that you need to know: Nelson Comfort. Our technicians are backed by years of experience in the HVAC industry and know how to resolve even the biggest of boiler issues.

When issues arise and you require a replacement boiler, don’t hesitate to contact Nelson Comfort to schedule an appointment with a local heating technician. We’ll provide you with the best new boiler to meet the needs of your home.

About The Author


Dan Detmer

Dan Detmer is the owner of Nelson Comfort. Dan was born into the heating and cooling industry, coming from a family of well respected HVAC contractors in Dayton, Ohio. After working in the family business, Dan decided to work for a local HVAC wholesale business helping local contractors grow their business. When he felt his heart moving him back into the residential and light commercial business, Dan joined the Mortimer Heating & Cooling team in Cincinnati, where he had called home and become part of the community for several years. After a short period of time Dan purchased the company and created what is today, Nelson Comfort. Today he operates a company based on integrity, honesty, and stellar customer service. If you have any questions feel free to tweet (at sign) NelsonComfort and we will get right back with you!

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