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Boilers are hardy and reliable. They can chug on for one or two decades putting out a steady supply of heat, keeping you warm and cozy during even the harshest wintertime conditions.
But like any other type of HVAC equipment, boilers have a lifespan. They will eventually wear out or break down, and they may begin to lose effectiveness well before they reach that final stage.
Sometimes it is better to act quickly than wait for the inevitable. That is certainly the case with aging or failing boilers, which should be replaced before they stop functioning completely.
There are some worthwhile benefits you could enjoy if you replace your old boiler now—and those benefits will be especially enjoyable if you install a state-of-the-art gas hot water boiler. These ingenious home heating appliances provide superior performance and high-end efficiency, in a long-term cost-saving package.
Want to know what makes gas hot water boilers a winning technology? Here’s a list of the advantages they offer:
Gas boilers that pump heated water to radiators and hydronic baseboard heaters consume less energy than their oil-burning counterparts. Heating with water (which is known as hydronic heating) is also more efficient than heating with air, which gives gas boilers an advantage over gas- and oil-burning furnaces as well.
Hydronic systems distribute their heat more evenly and consistently throughout a home than forced-air technology. With a gas hot water boiler, you won’t have to worry about cold spots, or about having rooms that are simply too cold to inhabit during frigid weather.
Because of the way they’re constructed, boilers tend to last for a long time with just basic maintenance and monitoring. They have few moving parts and therefore won’t wear down or wear out at the same pace as a furnace.
Gas hot water boilers are significantly smaller than furnaces. Some models are small enough and light enough to be mounted on walls.
Gas boilers feed heated water through a network of pipes, while furnaces distribute heated air through a system of ducts and vents. Unfortunately, furnaces circulate clouds of indoor air contaminants right along with that heated air. Indoor air pollution remains a constant concern with forced-air heating systems, since excessive exposure to these contaminants can lead to respiratory problems, allergy attacks and other debilitating or unpleasant health conditions.
Regardless of the make, model and age of your boiler, you likely won’t want to replace it unless you have reason to believe its performance is declining. Here are some signs that might your old boiler has entered its death spiral:
The advance of technology in the HVAC industry is relentless. This is as true for boilers as it is for furnace, air conditioners or heat pumps. At ABE Heating and Cooling we keep up with all the latest developments in the entire field, and we can give you fully accurate and up-to-date information about gas hot water boilers and hydronic heating systems. We are located in Brighton, Colorado and serve the entire Denver Metro Area, and we invite you to contact us today if want to upgrade your current heating and cooling system.