As the weather gets colder and colder, we certainly appreciate the warmth and comfort of our homes. But when you’re experiencing problems with your boiler, your home may be anything but the inviting space you want it to be in the fall and winter months. If you’re not yet at the point of wrapping yourself in your comforter and walking around the house- that’s good news! We’ve compiled some of the most common signs that indicate you may need a new boiler for your home.
It’s making strange noises
If you’re panicking because you’ve just installed a brand new boiler and it’s making strange noises- don’t worry! This can happen with a new installation. Let your technician know of the issue and most likely it will be easily resolved. However, if you have an older boiler and you’re noticing gurgling noises, this is likely a sign of something called ‘kettling’. Kettling means your system is filled with a thick residue. Different noises, such as a banging, can point to issues with your pump. A professional will be able to diagnose this issue with your boiler and assess if it is indeed time to be replaced.
Radiators take longer than usual to heat up
If you’re noticing things are taking longer to heat up in your home, this could mean your boiler is wearing out. It could also indicate that there is a blockage or cold spot, which is a repairable problem. If you’ve experienced this problem after an annual inspection, it’s more likely that it’s time for a new boiler in your home.
We are usually quick to notice abnormal smells within our homes. Don’t forget to check your boiler if this is an issue as it could be a carbon monoxide leak. Although carbon monoxide is odourless, your boiler does not burn properly when there is a leak and therefore gives off a faint odour. For your safety, definitely contact a professional in your area to diagnose and solve the problem.
Along with an abnormal smell, if you notice your boiler’s flame has changed from blue to yellow, this could also be an indication of a carbon monoxide problem. Some signs of carbon monoxide poisoning include nausea, headaches, dizziness and fatigue. If you suspect that your boiler has a carbon monoxide problem, you should reach out to your technician right away.
It’s out of date
If it’s difficult to find a part for your boiler, it won’t be able to run as efficiently. The struggle to find the right parts is likely because your boiler is on the older side. Once the age of your boiler is affecting the way it is operating, or giving you continuous problems, it is in your best interest to purchase a replacement which is why we’ve discussed some signs you need a new boiler.
Whether your home is taking too long to heat up or the clanking of your boiler is driving you crazy, it may be time to consider purchasing a new boiler for your home before winter sets in. The experts at CampbellCare are committed to excellence by investing in the most recent and innovative technologies, education and diagnostic tools. We provide our customers and their families with a safe and clean environment through the highest level of product knowledge and professionalism, delivered with expertise. Reach out to your local experts at CampbellCare today!