Boiler Replacement

Boiler Replacement in Oak Park

Let Us Install Your New Boiler in Oak Park or River Forest

Plenty of homeowners in the Oak Park area rely on boilers to keep themselves comfortable through our bitter winters. Unfortunately—and often at the worst possible time—these water-based systems can fail. And, when that happens, you and your family are left to fend off the cold. When help does arrive, you could find out your old boiler is past its prime and in desperate need of an upgrade or a replacement.

Making decisions about such a large expense can be frightening. Fortunately, you have Energy Matters’s boiler experts around to recommend the proper system and ease the pain of the boiler installation process.

Contact Energy Matters for a quote on boiler replacement or installation in the Oak Park area.

Why You Might Want to Convert from a Furnace to a Boiler

Your furnace in Oak Park or River Forest just gave up the ghost. Now, you have to decide what to replace it with. When compared to centralized heating equipment—such as gas, oil, or electric-powered furnaces—boilers offer a number of advantages. These include:

  • Enhanced Efficiency: Boilers are able to heat your home much more efficiently than a standard heating system. This is due, in part, to water’s ability to maintain heat.
  • Less Air Pollution: Since boilers don’t rely on grimy, dusty ducts to convey heat, they don’t tend to cause air quality problems. The added humidity in the air also weighs down unwanted particles before they end up in your living space.
  • Greater Lifespan: A well-maintained boiler can easily last 30 years or more, approximately a decade longer than the standard furnace. This allows you to go longer between system replacements.
  • More Even Heating: Since boilers heat from the ground up, they aren’t prone to the cold spots common to central systems.
  • Duct Free: Unlike a lot of other heating systems, boilers don’t require ductwork. If you live in an older home, this can be a real lifesaver.

While this is all well and good, be aware that the costs of converting from centralized heat to a boiler can be quite steep.

Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Boiler

As alluded to above, boilers are one of the longest-lasting HVAC systems in the Oak Park area. They deliver comfortable, efficient heating for decades after installation. But, like all mechanical objects, they eventually break down and need replacement. Here at Energy Matters we work and install many popular boiler brands. While at your home—likely for a repair—our boiler expert will take steps to determine if a new boiler is necessary. But there are signs it’s time to start saving for boiler replacement, the most obvious being:

  • Boiler Age: If your system is past drinking age and requires frequent repairs, it’s likely time to spring for a new boiler installation. After a certain point, fixing your system becomes a money sink. Since all parts of your systems were manufactured at a similar time—often from the same materials—failures tend to come in waves.
  • Leaks: Because your boiler relies on water to do its job, it’s likely to spring a leak at some point. While small leaks can be repaired, larger ones are often a sign of tank degradation. In many cases, a full system replacement is the best, most reliable fix for wide-scale leaking.
  • Strange Noises: Is your boiler hissing, popping, or cracking? All these noises are signs that a Oak Park boiler repair is in your future. In some cases, depending on the scale of the issue, our technician will determine a new boiler is the best route. If that happens, we’ll provide an obligation-free quote on installation.