Boilers are not only used during the winter. They are also used to heat our water and keep us comfortable all year long. Our team of experienced technicians will help you install a new boiler to enhance the comfort of your home. We offer exceptional boiler replacement and installation services for homes in New Jersey and New York. Investing in a new boiler may sound like a large expense, but a boiler replacement will save you money in the long run. Say goodbye to high repair and maintenance costs and hello to a happy, heated home.
Top Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Boiler
Sometimes it’s hard to know when to replace our appliances. Luckily, boilers have several clear signs that will tell you when to start thinking about replacing your system. So stay ahead of any surprise costs and look for these tell-tale signs.
1. Age of Your System
Appliances aren’t meant to last forever, and boilers are no different. Boilers have an average lifespan of about 15 to 25 years. If your boiler is as old as the new millennium and requires frequent repairs and maintenance, it is a clear indication you need to start considering investing in a new boiler.
You might not be able to hear anything wrong with your boiler—but you may be able to see the issue. Corrosion is a real problem with old boilers. Broken valves and leaks are the main causes of corrosion, but it can also be caused by the heat exchanger and burners. You should consider replacing your boiler if you start seeing corrosion.
3. Rising Maintenance Costs
Boilers are like cars—the older they get, the more repairs and maintenance they need. With repair and maintenance costs increasing yearly, you will end up paying more to temporarily fix your old boiler rather than simply investing in a new boiler system. A new boiler also tends to resist corrosion for several years.
4. Reduced Efficiency
Has your utility bill risen over the past few years? Your boiler may be the culprit. A faulty boiler can substantially increase energy costs. If you notice that your boiler needs more fuel while also experiencing higher energy consumption, it may be time to start considering a new boiler system. Newer systems also have a higher efficiency rating—so you can open your energy bill without bracing yourself.
5. Strange Noises
No, that weird noise coming from your boiler in the middle of the night is not normal. While boilers aren’t exactly designed to be quiet, there are certain noises boilers should never make. Keep your ears on alert for any loud banging, clanging, or rattling. These unusual noises usually mean your boiler is experiencing a pressure issue, leak, or blockage. If you start hearing these noises, it is crucial that you get your boiler inspected by our team of experts.
Leaks are never good, no matter what the appliance is. With boilers, a leak could mean that your system is nearing the end of its life cycle, and you need to start considering a replacement. Leaks usually happen because of faulty connection points and valves due to years of wear and tear. Our technicians provide innovative boiler installation and replacement services for homes in areas such as Jersey City, Haverstraw, Newark, Paterson, Pomona, and Lakewood. Our staff will remove your old boiler to prevent severe water damage in your living space. Call our professionals immediately if you notice any leaks or water pooling around your boiler.
7. Decreased Home Comfort
Your home is where you go to relax. If you find yourself lounging on the couch in your winter coat or standing in front of your freezer, then this indicates an issue with the controls of your boiler. If this happens, it usually means the boiler is no longer efficiently heating your home. A decrease in the comfort of your home generally results in the need for a boiler replacement—so you can hang your coat in the closet and shut the freezer door.
The Boiler Heating Cycle
Ever wonder how a boiler heats your home? It all starts with its heating cycle. A gas-powered boiler connects to either a continuous natural gas supply or liquid petroleum gas cylinders which need manual refilling. A valve connected to your boiler’s gas supply opens up when your home’s thermostat is triggered or when you turn on hot water from your faucet. The gas will enter a sealed combustion chamber resulting in an electric igniter that creates a spark and ignites the gas. If you have an older boiler, a permanent pilot light ignites the gas.
How a Boiler Heats Water
Hot water must go through a heating process before it reaches your faucet. Any time you turn on your hot water, it must first be pushed across the heat exchanger on your boiler. This water is connected by hot jets that will force the water into the radiator through electric pumps, resulting in heating that hot shower you can’t wait to get into after a long day. If you are not receiving warm water in your bathroom, call our professionals to receive assistance. Our contractors offer reliable boiler replacement services for homeowners in your area. Our team will inspect and fix your boiler to restore the distribution of hot water in your house.
How a Conventional Boiler Heats Water
Conventional boilers have a cold water tank and a hot water cylinder. Evaporation will generally cause some water to be lost, which is why conventional boilers need a cold water tank. This cold water will refill the hot water tank once it’s empty, so you won’t run out of hot water. Conventional boilers can also be paired with an immersion heater, which helps heat the water if your boiler malfunctions—because nobody wants to run out of hot water in the middle of winter.
Reduce Your Utility Bills With an Energy-Efficient Boiler
Newer boiler models have a higher efficiency rating that can significantly reduce your energy bills. Having a new boiler also means you won’t have to shell out your hard-earned money for costly repairs and more frequent maintenance.
Boiler Replacement Services in Newark, NJ & Other Areas
We provide boiler replacement and installation services for homeowners in areas such as Newark, Haverstraw, Jersey City, Pomona, Paterson, Tom’s River, and Woodbridge. Our team of licensed heating technicians will perform a heating system installation and help you reduce your utility bills. We will help you choose the best cost-effective solution for years to come. Give us a call at (732) 638-4317 so we can assess your home and determine the right boiler choice for you. Take control of your comfort and schedule a service today.
Updates to the Regional HVAC Equipment Efficiency and Testing Standards
Effective January 1, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will update its efficiency and testing standards for residential and commercial HVAC equipment. All regulatory changes will differ by product type and region. Since the updated standards will result in price increases across all HVAC contractors, now is the time to buy the equipment you need for your home or business.
The minimum efficiency standards for residential and commercial air conditioners and heat pumps manufactured after January 1, 2023, will increase. This change will increase production efficiency and national energy savings while decreasing national energy consumption.
Northern U.S. & Canada
All split-system air conditioners, split-system heat pumps, and packaged units manufactured after January 1, 2023, must meet the updated standards. However, split-system air conditioners, split-system heat pumps, and packaged units manufactured before January 1, 2023, can be installed indefinitely. The efficiency rating for air conditioners will increase from 13 SEER to 15 SEER in these regions.
Split-system air conditioners manufactured before January 1, 2023, can’t be installed once the updated standards take effect. All installations of products that don’t meet the new standards must be completed by December 31, 2022. However, split-system heat pumps, single-packaged air conditioners, and single-packaged heat pumps manufactured after January 1, 2023, can be installed indefinitely. The efficiency rating for air conditioners will increase from 14 SEER to 15 SEER in both the Southwest and Southeast regions.
In addition to higher minimum efficiency standards, the M1 testing procedures used for residential and 3 to 5-ton light commercial, single-phase equipment manufactured on or after January 1, 2023, will increase. This change will produce more accurate SEER, EER, and HSPF efficiency ratings. Manufacturers will be required to re-test equipment using the new M1 Standard requirements as well as publish equipment efficiency ratings using the new efficiency metrics of SEER2, EER2, and HSPF2.
To receive help with replacing your boiler, give our team a call at (732) 638-4317 to schedule an appointment.