Your boiler is something most people take for granted. With proper maintenance, you rarely have to see or hear it. But like every appliance, eventually, it reaches the end of its life, and it’s time to replace it. Let’s look at some reasons you should replace your boiler.


It may seem to you like your boiler is doing fine and that it may have years of service left. You may right too; it could last for years. But this doesn’t mean it will work well. Your old boiler may not be very efficient and could be costing you a lot more in gas bills than you need to be paying. A new system could be considerably more fuel-efficient and save you a lot of money in the long run. You’ll probably find better ways to use the money you’d be saving.

Emergency Repairs

Another reason to consider purchasing a new boiler is to avoid sudden repairs. If your boiler is old, it’s just a matter of time before it breaks down. With an older boiler, this will probably be sooner rather than later. If it breaks down suddenly, this could mean large repair bills. This could also mean being stuck without hot water and even heat until the repair person shows up. So, consider replacing your boiler before you’re forced to.

Help the Environment

People are increasingly concerned about the effect their appliances have on the environment, and old boilers use a lot more fuel than newer, more efficient boilers. So replacing your old boiler with a newer, more efficient one would definitely be good for the environment. On top of that, it would save you or your tenants money on gas bills.


Another reason you may want to replace your boiler is corrosion. Although boilers are resistant to corrosion for many years, corrosion will eventually be a problem. Once it does become a problem, you will need to replace your boiler. Corrosion can lead to leaks or could mean you already have small leaks. In either case, you’ll need to replace your boiler before it breaks down, or you have a major leak.

Safety First

Safety is the most important reason for replacing your boiler. Having an old boiler increases the chances of carbon monoxide poisoning, and this is a particularly dangerous problem. Carbon monoxide is odorless, so it kills the residents of a house or apartment before they notice it. This makes it vital to have a properly maintained boiler, and if your boiler is getting too hard to properly maintain, it is best to replace it.

Gain Some Extra Space

In addition to being inefficient, old boilers can be large, thus taking up needed space. If you replace your boiler, you can probably get a smaller one and maybe even place it in a better location. This could free up space for other uses.


Now that you know some reasons it might be time to replace your boiler, it’s time to consider if any of these reasons apply to you. If so, don’t despair; a new boiler can often make up for its cost quicker than you expect with increased efficiency. Plus, it’s safer and more environmentally friendly as well.

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For more information on boiler replacements or to schedule an inspection of your boiler system, contact J Griffin Heating and Plumbing at 781-520-1212 or connect with us on Facebook.