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“Should I Replace 40-year-old Radiators?”

“Should I Replace 40-year-old Radiators?”

January 17th, 2022


Has the time finally come for you to upgrade your old boiler to a new, more efficient system? You might be wondering then if you should replace your radiators too, particularly if they are 40+ years old. Read on as we uncover why you may want to replace the radiators!

Benefits of Replacing Old Radiators

Overall, replacing old radiators will typically mean less disruption to your home, and fewer costs over time than replacing them both separately. Read on as we uncover the benefits of replacing old radiators.

Improved Efficiency

Not all radiators are alike. In fact, radiator efficiency and performance have improved drastically in the last several years. Modern radiators are even up to 50% more efficient than their counterparts from even just two short decades ago! This increased efficiency means lower energy bills for you–your radiators will pay for themselves in just a few years!

Additionally, modern radiators are able to channel water more efficiently, directing hot water with the radiator surface more effectively while using less water overall.

You do, however, want to make sure you have the correct sized radiator, and this is just one of the reasons it’s so important to work with a trained and experienced professional for your radiator replacement.

Reduced Sludge / Debris in Radiators

Throughout the years, the radiators in your heating system in addition to the metal pipes that run through it can accumulate rust. The rust gets collected by water running through the system, and then gets returned to the boiler, where it can collect. This debris is known as “sludge” and is a leading reason we usually recommend replacing old radiators.

While cleaning is an important part of annual maintenance, there is only so much that can be done once those radiators reach a certain age!

Upgrade to a Modern Look

Sometimes the best reason to make an upgrade to any type of home comfort system is the look of it. Let’s face it, radiators are out in the open, and they’re not very pretty! But we guarantee you that the radiators of today have a much sleeker and less boxy look than those of the past. There are even designer radiators on the market that are made to look a lot less like radiators!

Uneven Heat Distribution

If you forgot radiator replacement, you may have to deal with uneven heat distribution. This is because your old radiators won’t be matched up to the new boiler system. One of the biggest benefits, as we mentioned above, of replacing your radiators is a boost in efficiency. Without this efficiency boost, you could wind up not really doing much to improve your comfort, and paying more or the same as what you were paying to heat your home.

Radiator replacement resolves this. Our team will make sure you have the right radiators in place in combination with your boiler, and ensure that they are properly sized for the boiler and for your home. We are experts in heating services, and we want you to get the most from your home comfort!

For professional heating services in Kennesaw, GA, look no further than Dayco Systems. Contact us today!