Everything You Need to Know About Replacing Your Furnace or Boiler

home heatingThe colder weather is rapidly approaching, and many homeowners are choosing to replace their existing boilers to minimize the risk of their heat going out during the winter. If you’re worried about the age or condition of your boiler, replacement might be the best option for you. Below, we’ll discuss boiler replacement cost, how long you can expect it to take, and what kind of maintenance new boilers need.

Boiler Replacement Cost

Most homeowners are understandably concerned about the cost of boiler replacement. If you’re swapping out an oil burner for another oil burner, your cost will likely be between $5,000 and $6,000. Gas boilers can be cheaper or even a bit more expensive, depending on efficiency. As such, replacing a gas furnace will be between $4,000 and $8,000. Upgrading from oil to gas will total between $10,000 and $15,000 in most cases.

Boiler Replacement Time Frame

Boiler replacement usually takes a minimum of about 6 hours, but some more complicated jobs can take up to about three days of work. Most homeowners can expect the job to be completed the same day it’s started.

How Long Will a New Boiler Last?

Oil boilers can last up to 30 years or more before they need to be replaced, but upgrading after 20 will ensure decent efficiency.

Gas boilers usually last between 10 and 20 years, but higher-efficiency models can break the 25-year mark in some cases.

What Kind of Maintenance Do New Boilers Need?

Even if your boiler is brand new, you should plan to have it professionally serviced and maintained at least once a year. Twice a year — once in the fall and once in the spring — is recommended to extend the life of your furnace and help maintain peak efficiency.

Beyond routine maintenance, you should also plan to call in an expert if you notice strange noises, smells, or leaks coming from your boiler.

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