Knoxville Boiler Repair
Helping You Stay Warm When You Need Us Most
Your boiler is a critical appliance in your home. This is why it’s important to recognize problem signs as soon as possible. If you suspect an issue, contact your Knoxville boiler repair experts at Pipe Wrench Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Inc.
How can you tell if it’s time to repair your boiler? Look out for these problem signs:
- Water leaks that can lead to costly property damage
- Metallic smell coming from your boiler; this can signal an oil or gas leak
- Clunking sounds from iron deposits, which can result in improper water distribution
When is Boiler Replacement the Better Option?
A well-maintained boiler lasts 25-30 years. You may want to consider replacing your boiler if it is starting to exhibit frequent problems or if your energy costs are rising due to an inefficient boiler.
If you are constantly having to repair your boiler, and the repair costs are starting to add up, it may be more cost-effective to install a new one. If the repair costs more than 50 percent of what you would spend on a new boiler, replacement will prove the better option.
Newer boilers are more energy efficient, which can help you save in the long run. You will not only be able to save on utility costs, but you will also be able to save on unnecessary repairs.
What is Inspected During a Boiler Maintenance Visit?
One of the most effective ways to ensure boiler efficiency is through regular maintenance. We recommend an inspection at least once a year. During routine checks, we will look at the heat exchanger, burner, combustion chamber, and fuel sources to make sure everything is working properly. We will also remove any mineral or sediment deposits that cause your boiler to work harder.