You and your family rely on your boiler year round for heating when you need it in the cool days of spring and fall, the dead of winter and even the odd day throughout the summer. Overall, your boiler is a bog part of maintaining the comfort of your home. One of the most common calls we get to our Novel Care emergency boiler repairs hotline is that a customer’s boiler has suddenly stopped working and they need it fixed asap. At Novel Care we’ve been providing reliable and professional boiler repair services in Toronto, York Region and the GTA for over 30 years and have happily answered every customer call, but we know that some of those emergency boiler repairs can be avoided altogether.
Avoid Emergency Boiler Repairs
If a boiler is properly maintained with regular maintenance and repair visits by a professional HVAC technician the chances of a boiler break down is much lower. Ensuring your boiler is operating efficiently and properly isn’t only a good way to ensure its reliability but also saves you money on your energy bills. The more efficient your boiler runs the less energy it needs to heat your home, which in turn saves you money.
Boilers typically last between 15 and 25 years depending on the make, model, level of maintenance and care, and a few other factors. Ensuring that your boiler receives proper maintenance is the best way to keep it running smoothly into old age and extending its lifespan. Here are a few signs that can help you avoid emergency boiler repairs and instead should schedule a maintenance visit with Novel Care:
- water is leaking onto the floor
- the boiler is running constantly
- the boiler keeps shutting off
- the radiators are really noisy
- the radiators aren’t evenly and sufficiently hot
- there is insufficient boiler pressure
- the pilot light is out
Avoid Emergency Boiler Repairs With Maintenance
As mentioned annual maintenance is the best way to keep your boiler running well. Not only will you save money on energy bills but you’ll have a reliable boiler that you and your family know will keep you home warm.
By ignoring your annual maintenance your boiler and radiator system have to work harder to heat your home and as a result can become noisy and provide less heat than you might be used to.
When you make regular appointments with a Novel Care HVAC technician you can rest assured that they will flag any issues with you that need to be addressed, perform all necessary maintenance tasks, and ensure you boiler is ready for another year of reliable service. Novel Care technicians will check for leaks and that all system pressure is where it should be.
While it might seem like a good idea as a homeowner to try to perform some boiler maintenance yourself, it’s always best to call a professional. Boilers always have the ability to injure through hot steam and water and professional and experience technicians understand how to safely repair them and diagnose problems.
When You Need A New Boiler
As boilers age they typically lose some efficiency and at a certain point their efficiency is low enough that they should be replaced. If your boiler is nearing the end of its lifespan you may have noticed that your energy bills are higher than they used to be. A little bit of simple math will tell you how much a new boiler and better efficiency will cost you in comparison to running your aging boiler into the ground.
New boilers provide better efficiency, use much less energy, are much quieter than older models, take up a lot less space, are more reliable, and are easier to maintain and repair. When it comes time to replace you boiler an experienced boiler repair technician from Novel Care can recommend the right boilers to suit your needs and budget.