How Long Do Boilers Typically Last?
A look at their lifespan
If your southeastern Massachusetts home has a boiler, you may think of that boiler as one of the most important parts of your home. After all, boilers are what heat and warm houses and, without them, we would be a lot less comfortable throughout the winter.
Since they are so important and a pivotal part to the lives of so many, it is important to have an idea of how long they last. This will give you an idea of when you may need a new one and, in turn, help you stay warm and comfortable throughout every cold season here in Massachusetts.
A Boiler’s Typical Lifespan
The exact number of years that a boiler will last depends on its exact type of model, but usually one can safely estimate that a standard boiler will last between 10 and 15 years.
The key to helping a boiler last longer is annual routine professional maintenance. This maintenance typically includes:
- A test of the burners, safety and limit switches to make sure they are working properly
- Thermostat calibration
- Cleaning the burners
- Ensuring all parts of the boiler are working properly
Annual Boiler Maintenance
A boiler that is professionally maintained will last longer than a boiler that isn’t, which is reason enough in and of itself to book annual service appointments for your boiler. But there are other benefits that come along with annual professional boiler maintenance as well. Here are a few:
Added safety: Routine boiler maintenance helps protect you and your family from problems related to carbon monoxide.
It saves you money: Boilers naturally lose about 5% of their efficiency a year. This means that boilers that aren’t professionally maintained aren’t working at the level they otherwise can be. With professional servicing appointments, a boiler’s efficiency increases, which, in turn, saves homeowners money.
Increased reliability: If you want to be sure that you can count on your boiler to do its job, regular maintenance is key, as it increases reliability.
It can prevent major issues: One of the best ways to detect minor boiler issues and fix them before they turn into large, costly repairs is with routine maintenance.
Why use a boiler to heat your home or business?
Using a boiler to heat your home or business has a lot of advantages, which is just another reason to keep up on your annual boiler maintenance. Here’s a look at some of them:
- Boilers are quieter than other heating systems
- Boilers provide even heating, which avoids the common problem of one room in your house being too hot while other rooms are not warm enough
- Your home won’t get dried out
- Since boilers don’t use ductwork there is no chance of a duct leak and a loss of heat
W.H. Riley has your boiler needs covered
The technicians at W.H. Riley & Son are here to help make sure your boiler is working as efficiently as possible. We offer boiler installation, maintenance and repairs to customers all throughout southeastern Massachusetts.
W.H. Riley & Son is also able to deliver the fuel your boiler needs, whether it’s propane, natural gas or traditional heating oil.
Simply put, we can take care of all your boiler needs.
If you are looking for a new boiler system, fuel for your boiler or are looking to repair or service your current boiler, contact W.H. Riley & Son today to become a customer.