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Can My Boiler Repair Wait Until Fall?


Spring is creeping ever closer. It won’t be much longer until we can throw open our windows and let in the fresh, warm air. Does that mean you can stop worrying about your heating system? If something seems to be wrong with your boiler, can you put off having repairs done until fall? We urge you to get prompt boiler repair. Here’s why.

Small Problems Worsen with Time

Whenever something starts to go wrong, things can go downhill fast. Think about when you get a tiny hole in your jeans. Before you know it, the whole knee is ripped out! The same is true of heating systems. The first hint of a small problem is often just the tip of the iceberg, and if it doesn’t get addressed right away, you can end up needing much more extensive (and expensive) repairs.

Running a Struggling Boiler Is Inefficient

When a heating system is struggling, it needs to work harder just to create the same amount of heat. For example, if you have air bubbles in your pipes, it can’t conduct heat the way the water can. This means your home won’t heat up as well, and the thermostat will keep demanding that the boiler provide more heat. Instead of getting to cycle off and cool down, the boiler is forced to keep running.

What happens when your boiler spends more and more of the time running? It uses more and more energy. This means your utility bills will go up, and in some cases, they’ll go up very sharply. Don’t pay extra to keep warm for the last weeks of winter! Get boiler repair in Hayden, ID.

System Lifespan Is Affected

One of the most wonderful things about a boiler is just how long the system can last. Because it has fewer moving parts than a furnace and is less susceptible to corrosion, it might be able to keep chugging along keeping your home cozy for up to 20 years! You don’t want to do anything to compromise that.

But all that extra strain from working harder and working more of the time does something else, besides just wasting energy. It adds considerable wear and tear to the boiler. The longer it goes on, the greater the likelihood that the lifespan of the system will be shortened. Don’t let this happen to your boiler! Get it repaired right away.

Don’t Forget Maintenance

Because boilers rarely require repair, it can be easy to forget that they need maintenance just like any other heating system. Maintenance helps to prevent repair needs and keep the boiler running effectively and efficiently for as many years as possible. Don’t put your repairs off until fall—get them done right away. But then, in the fall, make sure you do schedule boiler maintenance.

If you have any concerns about your boiler or need to schedule an appointment, a member of our team would be delighted to assist you.

ACI Northwest is here to help. Contact us today with any questions about boiler maintenance or repair.

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