December 13, 2023
Boiler replacement and installations

If your boiler is malfunctioning, you may wonder whether you should repair or replace it. This handy guide will help you decide which choice is best for your circumstances.

Consider Safety First

Let safety be the primary decision when deciding whether to replace your boiler. An old boiler may not meet modern safety standards. Plus, an older system may put you at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning along with other problems. A professional HVAC technician will be able to advise you about whether your boiler will continue to be safe to use once it is repaired.


If you have a modern, energy-efficient boiler, having it repaired by a certified professional is your best bet. However, if your boiler is an older model, a new boiler will save you money over time. That’s because rooms are heated using significantly less energy with modern systems, as they contain technology to maximize efficiency. You’ll also save money on future repairs.

Consider the Cost of a Repair

If you have an older boiler, parts may be hard for a technician to obtain, and obtaining parts will become more difficult as time passes. This can significantly drive up the cost of having your boiler repaired. Calculate what a repair might cost and weigh it against replacing your boiler with a more cost-effective model.

On the other hand, a newer boiler may only need a simple, inexpensive repair. It may even still be under warranty.

Are Breakdowns Frequent?

Frequent breakdowns mean a new boiler is your best option. Think of it as a car. When the repair cost gets too high, it’s time for it to go.

Work With the Experts

Our experts at Dog House can collaborate with you to determine whether a repair or replacement is necessary. Our consultation will consist of a full inspection of your system and a detailed discussion about your options. In addition to boiler replacement and repair, we provide plumbing services along with air conditioning maintenance, repair and installation. We serve those residing in Brunswick, ME and the surrounding areas. Contact our friendly technicians at Dog House today.

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