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8 Signs You Might Need a New Boiler

8 Signs You Might Need a New Boiler

February 15, 2019

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When cold weather hits Denver, you don’t want to be without heat in your home. As boilers age, they start to show signs of wear and tear. If your boiler is older, or you cannot recall when it was installed, it might be time to get a replacement. The home heating professionals at Fix-It 24/7 have provided a list of 8 signs your boiler might be failing and in need of replacement. 

8 signs your boiler might be telling you it’s time to upgrade:


Boilers typically have a lifespan of about 10-15 years if properly maintained. If your system is reaching this age, it is time to start thinking about a replacement before it breaks down entirely. Technology has advanced to make boilers more efficient than ever and the cost to repair an old boiler time and time again will outweigh the costs of a new unit. 

Your Boiler Doesn’t Earn an “A”:

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Consistent Breakdowns:

Every boiler needs regular maintenance. But if you are calling a technician regularly to fix issues, then it is time to consider replacing your boiler. Think of all the money spent on repairs, callouts, and parts that could go towards a new system. A new boiler or furnace will provide you with reliable heat and fewer service calls. 

Loud Noises:

You may be used to these sounds, but if your boiler or radiators are making loud clunking or hissing noises, it may be time to replace the unit. A properly functioning boiler should work without loud bangs coming from your basement.

Energy Bills Increase:

If you notice that you’re spending more money each month on heating costs, it might be time to look seriously at your boiler. With age, boilers become less efficient and waste fuel. With new technology, it has become easier than ever to control the energy use and spending of your boiler. 

Yellow Flame:

When your heating system is happy and healthy, the flame inside it will burn a bright blue. If that flame is yellow, it means your boiler is producing the toxic gas carbon monoxide. This gas is odorless and colorless, making it impossible to detect by the human nose. In order to protect your family, it is important to address a yellow flame immediately with a call to your local heating technician. 

Rooms Heat Unevenly:

If your boiler is on the fritz, the heating of your home may become unpredictable. If you notice some rooms are hot while others stay cool, it is an indication that the boiler is not running properly. If a repair won’t do the job anymore, it might be time to think of a replacement boiler 


If there is any water coming out of your boiler then it is time to consider replacing the unit. Leaks cause damage to critical parts of the boiler as well as water damage to wherever your boiler is in the home. Save yourself the frustration of a damaged basement by fixing leaks as soon as they appear. If the repair is too costly, a replacement boiler will be your best course.

Why Choose Fix-It 24/7 to Replace Your Boiler?

The experts at Fix-It 24/7 are able to handle any heating system issue you may have.

  • From boilers and furnaces to water heaters, new and old, our professional team can service them all.
  • Our technicians are fully certified and background checked, so you know someone trustworthy is entering your home.
  • Fix-It 24/7 offers scheduling and service whenever you call, so we are there to help when you need us.
  • We offer straightforward pricing with no surprises down the road.
  • Red carpet service- all of our technicians wear shoe covers and clean any mess made during repairs or installation.

Don’t let an old boiler leave you in the cold. Call Fix-It 24/7 to replace your boiler today! 

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