If your boiler needs regular repairs, struggles to heat your home and is temperamental and prone to breaking down then you need to review about getting a new boiler.
We have become accustomed to being warm and when that doesn’t happen by our boilers not working it feels like a disaster. Boilers do not last forever though, so if you are finding yours temperamental it could be time to get a new one.
There are various signs that your boiler is on its way out. You should always get your boiler serviced annually by an approved engineer. They will make recommendations if the boiler is nearing the endof its life. If they have to keep replacing parts or the boiler needs constant repairing, then it would be time to think about replacing it.
Noises & Costly Repair
As boilers age, their parts can wear out. It is more cost-effective to replace the boiler with a new one rather than keep spending money repairing it. According to Any from Sheffield plumbers HomeGlow Gas Services “If your boiler is making popping, knocking or hissing sounds when it is on then you need to get it looked at by a qualified engineer and you may need to look at getting a new boiler.”
A Fatal Boiler
A healthy boiler should burn with a blue flame, if the flame of your boiler is yellow it may be a sign of carbon monoxide which is a serious issue. It is a dangerous, colourless, odourless gas that can be fatal if exposure levels are high enough. Symptoms of carbon monoxide are nausea, fatigue, headaches, dizziness. If you suspect that fumes containing carbon monoxide are escaping from your boiler call an engineer immediately.
Temperature Issues & Leak
If your hot water takes a while to warm up or runs hot and cold intermittently while running water in a sink or bath, then you most probably need to replace your boiler if repairs do not improve the situation.
Any leak should be looked at immediately not only because the water can damage your home but also because it could develop into a carbon monoxide leak which can be deadly.
New Boilers Are More Efficient
If your boiler is more than 10 years old, it might be worth getting it replaced. Even if it functions ok the older it gets the more likely it is to break down. It is also less efficient than a new boiler. So, although getting a new boiler might seem like an expensive option, it could save you money in the long run by heating your home more efficiently and bringing your energy bills down.
New Boiler Cost
The cost of a new boiler can vary quite a lot. The cost of installing a new boiler can be as much or more than the boiler itself in some cases. Boiler installation is not a DIY job as all boilers must be fitted by registered engineers. The cost of the installation varies even more than the price of the boiler because of the amount of work required and how many extra parts are needed and the complexity of the installation will impact how much the final price will be. However, most plumbers can offer finance to cover the cost of a new boiler over a number of years.
If you think you need a new boiler, make sure you consult with a registered and qualified engineer at every stage.