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How Long Do Boilers Really Last?

Let’s cut to the chase: a boiler can last for around 15 years in total, but that’s dependent on a few things. On its own, a boiler will stay efficient for a good deal of time, but if you neglect to take care of it over the years, it won’t hit that 15-year milestone you’re hoping for.

So what is a boiler life expectancy you can honestly expect? Let’s go over all the factors that affect a boiler’s total lifespan, and work from there to figure out how long yours will last.

Water Treatment Matters

Starting right from the top, the water that goes into your boiler impacts how well it operates. Untreated water with a high concentration of minerals will lower your boiler’s lifespan. However, even if you choose to not put a water softener system in place in your home, you can still enjoy a long lifespan with frequent tank flushing.

While it’s recommended to flush your boiler once at the start of the cold season and once at the end, it depends on your region and how often you use it. Just don’t skip this task, otherwise excessive amounts of calcium and magnesium can build up in the tank and cause corrosion fairly quickly.

Maintain That Maintenance Schedule

You’ve heard it when it comes to your air conditioner, maybe even for your IAQ system, but the reason we talk about maintenance so much is because it really is that important. Annual boiler maintenance helps prevent many issues from popping up in the first place. For those problems that still occur, they’re often less severe than they would be if you avoided maintenance.

We can schedule an annual maintenance appointment for you and get your boiler back on track before you know it. While you may not see an immediate problem after one year of not keeping that maintenance schedule, problems will persist shortly afterwards. Get ahead of the curve.

Keep Repairs Timely

It can be tempting to let your boiler sit there over the summer and wait to get that repair until just before you need it, but this is never the best option. The longer your boiler sits in disrepair, the bigger the problem can get, affecting other components of your boiler and causing you more expensive repairs.

It’s always best to call for repairs the moment you realize you need them. Anything less just puts your boiler at a disadvantage, it will lose efficiency, and may not last for the 15 years you were hoping for.

Repairs or Replacements, We’ve Got Your Back

Your boiler can last for 15 years or even longer—it all comes down to how you take care of it, and if you have the right technicians on your side to help you along the way. Whether it’s a simple repair, a complicated replacement, or a unique service call, we’re ready to rise to the occasion and keep your boiler in working order.

Contact us today to schedule your boiler service or replacement as soon as possible.

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