How long do home boilers last?

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  • Ken Ken on Jan 07, 2018
    That's like asking how long a refrigerator or washing machine lasts. Or, how long do people live. There are so many things that affect life of the appliance. If you have a new boiler your best bet is to see how long the manufacturer warrants their boiler. That's a safe bet with a water heater. If you have an 8-year old water heater that has a 5 year tank warranty? You'd better have money set aside 'cause you're buying one soon.

  • Eroque022810 Eroque022810 on Jan 08, 2018
    I have to disagree with you Ken, I'll tell you why. If this person has been emptying it out every year as it should be to keep inside clean it should last,period. Now if like me you don't empty it out yearly then yes definitely start and also save up, but with that said you should have an account that is for home appliances. Even if you can't add a lot to it every paycheck it does add up to help out when you should need to replace something. Also get large items inspected and cleaned out every year. Think of them as you would your car. Your car will last longer if you take care of it and get oil changed and tires rotated and all that maintenance it requires,so, if you have things checked and tuned up yearly you extend it's life. For instance, in our previous home we had an a/c unit that had been put in 4 yrs before we purchased that home, but with proper maintenence it lasted another 21 yrs and may still be running. But we had money set aside just incase.

  • William William on Jan 08, 2018
    Ken is correct. If you have had it maintained on a regular basis who knows how long it can last. I have seen and replaced hot water heaters, HVAC systems, heating boilers that were over 30+ years and less than 10 years. Too many variables that determine life expectancy of equipment. Well maintained systems can last forever and/or break down at any time. Warranties do not dictate the longevity of a product, the the serviceability of a product.