Boilers can be good for up to 15 years, but that doesn’t mean they run perfectly that entire time. They need to be repaired and require maintenance from time to time to ensure they work properly over the years.
Your boiler should be serviced every year or so, but you may notice that it needs it more often. Here are some of the more common signs that the boiler is in need of a little extra help.
The Filters Are Clogged
You should change the filters or clean them roughly once a month. If you notice that the boiler is clogging filters more and more often or that the filters are dirtier than usual, you will need to call in a technician for a boiler service. It usually means something is wrong if it is making more and more mess in the filters.
Your Energy Costs Are Rising
Paying more for energy? If you haven’t added anything new to your home that could be using the energy, it’s possible the boiler is pulling more electricity than normal. This is a sign that it isn’t as energy efficient as it should be and it needs either servicing or to be replaced.
The Boiler Makes Noise
A small amount of noise can be normal with a boiler, particularly an older one. However, if you’re hearing knocks and clangs from the boiler and pipes, then there is something else happening. It’s best to stop using the heating system until you can have it all checked out. It’s possible that something may cause permanent damage otherwise.
You Notice Leaks
A leak in a boiler is a bad sign that something is wrong. While a minor leak may not cause a lot of issues early on, it can definitely become a big problem quickly. Any type of leak is bad, but if it goes unnoticed, there could be water damage, mould growth, and other problems.
Eventually the leak will grow and become a big problem, even preventing the boiler from working efficiently.
The Boiler Takes Time to Heat Up
Have you noticed that your boiler is no longer working efficiently? If it takes longer and longer to heat up, it’s likely in need of servicing. There’s something going wrong and that means you are paying a lot more for energy for a boiler that won’t even fire up properly. It’s definitely time to have someone look at it.
Your boiler needs to be looked after if it’s going to work properly and give you great service for life. Like any other appliance, you should maintain it and call in a technician when necessary.
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