In El Paso, where temperatures can be near freezing during winter, a functioning commercial boiler system is critical in ensuring your building’s interior doesn’t get too cold.
As an essential part of any commercial building, a boiler should be regularly maintained to prevent wear and tear. Maintenance usually requires the expertise of trained technicians. But even with top-notch maintenance that will help you get the most out of your boiler, the system will eventually need to be replaced to prevent it from shutting down unexpectedly.
Below are some common signs you might need to replace your commercial boiler system.
The average lifespan of a commercial boiler system is between 15 and 20 years. Cast iron boilers may last longer, but they, too, will become less efficient as they age.
It should go without saying that boilers that have received routine maintenance over the years will last longer. This is because they will have operated optimally for the majority of their operational lives.
However, if you’ve been using your boiler for 15 years or more, it might need to be replaced soon. At the very least, we recommend planning and budgeting for a replacement in the coming years.
If rooms are heating unevenly, it might be a sign that you need to replace your boiler system. Age is a common factor in irregular heating since a worn-out boiler struggles to meet demand and maintain a comfortable temperature.
Temperature variations may also indicate that the boiler’s controls are malfunctioning. Although this can be fixed, doing so is only a temporary fix. It will allow you to get more out of the boiler, but it will eventually need to be replaced.
High Energy Consumption
Commercial boilers and heating systems lose efficiency as they age. This causes them to use more energy to produce the same quantity of heat. Usually, a sudden, unexpected rise in energy costs can indicate a boiler problem. Even though your industrial boiler might still be dependable, it’s a good idea to get a new, high-efficiency heating system, as this will save you money on energy costs.
Boilers do occasionally generate noise. However, if you hear loud banging or clanging, you should have it checked out immediately. Loud noises typically indicate a blockage or pressure problem. The only way to be certain is to have it examined by a qualified technician. The problem could be addressed with basic maintenance or repairs on a worn-out component. Or it can indicate the boiler system needs a complete overhaul.
The end product of incomplete combustion is Carbon Monoxide (CO), a deadly compound that sometimes leads to death. Incomplete combustion is often caused by dirt or soot preventing the proper mixture of gas and air from entering the combustion chamber. To ensure you and others are safe and to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning, you should change your boiler system as soon as this is noticed.
A leaking boiler system is a very important warning sign. In addition to making boiler operation risky, it may as well be an indicator that your boiler is about to fail. You should routinely check for leaks, and if any are present, you should immediately call a technician to fix them and prevent a flood.
Most of the time, leaks do not require an overhaul of the whole system, but it is still important to get them checked regularly.
Replacing Your Commercial Boiler System in El Paso
Do you think it’s time to replace the boiler system in your building? With a wide range of industrial equipment, products, and services, Wisco Supply is your best option for high-quality commercial boiler systems. Our services also include the installation, repair, and maintenance of boiler systems.