How to Determine When You Need a New Boiler Installed
Boilers are popular in Waukesha, Brookfield, Menomonee Falls, and Muskego because they provide even heat through radiators, baseboard elements, and tubing under flooring, better known as radiant heating. If your boiler is getting older—between 15 and 30 years—there are some signs that indicate it may be time to replace your unit:
- Keeping warm means raising the thermostat
- Takes a while for your home to heat up
- Energy bills continue to increase
- Hearing strange noises—gurgling, pops, or squeaks
- Noticing uneven heat in different areas
You may also notice strange odors. If you do smell something odd in your home, the professionals at Tom’s Heating Service urge you to check the color of the flame in your boiler. If the flame is yellow rather than blue, it could be an indication that carbon monoxide is being emitted into the air. Leave your home immediately and call your gas company for a safety check. It’s a free, simple way to help keep your family safe.
A New Energy-Efficient Boiler Replacement Can Save You Money
Boilers come with an annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating. The higher the rating, the more efficient the boiler performance. Models with an AFUE rating of 90 or higher can reduce your home heating costs by 30 percent or more, depending on your current unit, so the payback period could be minimal.
If you aren’t sure which unit to choose, the experts at Tom’s Heating will help you determine the proper size for your home, and offer a selection that meets your budget and lifestyle. We then let you make the decision, with no added pressure—we’re here to offer our guidance when you want it.
The Boiler Experts at Tom’s Heating Deliver Excellence
Our HVAC service technicians are honest, hardworking, and courteous. We are also NATE- and EPA-certified to deliver award-winning service, product expertise, and state-of-the-art installations. We make it a point to stay knowledgeable about the latest innovations in the heating industry—right down to our office administration and dispatch team members.
Our motto is: Average happens by accident. Excellence happens on purpose. Your neighbors will tell you that we are dedicated to excellence on a daily basis. Call us today for a free in-home estimate at 262-548-1300 or contact us online.