The boiler at your business is your source of hot water, and even if you aren’t a company that relies directly on it like a laundromat or restaurant, having hot water is still essential. Replacing a commercial boiler is never an easy decision, but it is something that has to be done to avoid problems down the road. Here at Cool-Aid Mechanical, we see a lot of companies that missed some of these signs or simply put it off and paid the price when their boiler stopped working altogether.
Here are some signs it’s time to replace your commercial boiler. Don’t wait until it’s too late.
Consistent low pressure
You need to have pressure in the boiler to have hot water, but if you are constantly losing it, it could be a sign that the unit is on its way out. There should normally be pressure between 1-1.5 bar. The drop in pressure could be from leaks, lack of water, or a faulty release valve – or it could just be because it needs to be replaced.
Commercial boiler units are often going to make noises, but I can tell you that loud noises are not normal. Banging, clanging, whistling, and basically any other sound that could startle you is a sign that something is not right. Blockages, leaks, or pressure issues could be the main culprit.
You should know how high your bills are each month, and if you are beginning to see unusual or unexplained hikes, it is probably because the unit is underperforming. As your boiler ages, it can’t do the things that it used to. It’s best to get an inspection right away.
If you notice the unit constantly leaking, then you could have big problems. Although some issues are fixable, leaks are a sign that the unit is on the way out. If it’s getting up there in age, a replacement is your best bet.
Having hot water at your place of business is a must, and persistent issues are a sign that your boiler needs replacing. These signs that it’s time to replace your boiler shouldn’t be ignored. Get a set of professional eyes to assess the situation for you. Cool-Aid Mechanical offers dependable boiler repair and installation in the Greater Toronto Area – so don’t hesitate to contact us today.