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Steps to Lengthen the Life of Your Boiler

A male worker dressed in blue setting up a central gas heating boiler at a residence in Caseyville, IL.

Every homeowner wants to know their systems are running smoothly and will last a long time so you can get the most for your money. How long your boiler lasts will depend on several factors. If you want your system to last as long as possible, consider these pieces of advice and consult our experts at Morrison Plumbing in Caseyville, IL, if you have any questions or want further guidance.

Correct Installation

The first crucial step to making sure your boiler lasts is to have it correctly installed by a professional. Hiring a certified plumbing technician will be a worthwhile investment and will grant you peace of mind. You can trust our experts at Morrison Plumbing in Caseyville, IL. We have over 30 years of experience serving our community and satisfying our customers with the services we provide. When installing a boiler, correct placement is key for zone valves, circulators, expansion tanks, and venting. Those are vital components that contribute to the longevity of your boiler. A correctly installed boiler will last much longer and require fewer repairs than one that was not set up correctly initially.

Proper Maintenance is Key

Trust our experts when we say proper maintenance on any system or appliance is absolutely necessary to ensure it lasts as long as possible. At Morrison Plumbing, we recommend scheduling an annual maintenance service with us for your home’s boiler. We know exactly what to look for during our examinations and we will pay especially close attention to the heat exchanger, which needs to be cleaned annually to reduce corrosion. The cleaner the heat exchanger, the less energy is needed to heat your home. You don’t have to worry about leaks or control failures when you have one of our professionals inspecting your system and providing exceptional routine boiler maintenance every year.

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Investing in the Right Size

Another initial step to take is making sure you invest in the right size boiler for your home and your family’s needs. Selecting the proper size boiler will help determine its longevity. Many boilers are too large for the spaces they are heating, which is usually a result of an installer failing to complete an accurate heat loss calculation. A boiler that is too big for the home will “short cycle,” which means it will turn on and off frequently. This is harder on the unit than running consistently, resulting in avoidable wear and tear. Don’t risk that happening to you—instead, contact the best experts in the business at Morrison Plumbing, and rest assured that we will complete the job correctly the first time. Call (618) 247-5979.

Seasons Where You Live

One factor that should be considered when investing in the right boiler is the weather where you live. How long is your cold season? A boiler installed in more temperate states is likely to last longer than the same boiler installed in a consistently cold state like Alaska. If you live in a state with long winters, be prepared to replace your home’s boiler more often. Make sure you have the best technicians in your corner to service your unit with repairs or replacements. When you have questions or concerns, contact our team at Morrison Plumbing any time.

A female plumber in a flannel shirt working on a residential boiler and making notes on a clipboard in Caseyville, IL.

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