Gas furnaces for forced hot air systems are the most popular way to heat homes in the US. But boilers remain very popular as well, for a wide variety of reasons. For one thing, houses in colder climates, like ours, are less likely to have ductwork. This is because it was first intended for use in central air conditioning systems, and homes in hotter parts of the country were more likely to be built with air conditioning in mind. Another major reason for the continued popularity of boilers is their longevity. Boilers last longer than furnaces. They might be able to keep heating your home for thirty years! Let’s take a close look at why that is.
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A boiler is a reliable, effective way to keep your house heated. However, just like any heating system, there are times when a boiler encounters a problem and requires repair. You’re probably very familiar with the indications that a human being isn’t feeling well: fever, chills, sneezing, and so on. Your boiler also has symptoms that can tell you when it’s not doing well, but you’re less likely to notice them or realize what they mean.
If your boiler is struggling and doesn’t get the attention that it needs, it can break down completely, leaving you without heat in the middle of the night in the middle of winter. Nobody wants to wake up to a frozen house, and the inconvenience and expense of emergency repairs are considerable. How can you be sure to address problems before they turn into disasters? We’ll share some signs of boilers in need of repair, so you can spot the symptoms and take action.