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4 signs you need a boiler replacement
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4 Signs You Need a Boiler Replacement

A good, working boiler is a must-have to heat your home and provide hot water to your shower and taps. If it’s not working, you’ll want to get it repaired as soon as possible – unless you like cold showers and chilly evenings.

However, there comes a time when repairs aren’t enough. In this post, we’ll look at four tell-tale signs that your boiler needs to be replaced rather than repaired.

1. Frequent breakdowns

First on the list is frequent breakdowns. If your boiler breaks down out of the blue, having worked well for the past few years, it’s probably something a heating engineer can diagnose and fix without any issues.

But if your boiler continues to break down, there’s clearly a more serious recurring issue. Not to mention that the cost of repairing it will start to stack up. A boiler replacement can help you escape the continuous, costly cycle of breakdowns and repairs.

2. High energy bills

Old boilers just aren’t as energy efficient as newer models. For many, that’s been the case since they were installed. But their efficiency can also decrease as time goes on. Eventually, you’ll find your old boiler is using masses of energy to boil water and heat your home, leaving you with energy bills that are unnecessarily high.

Having your boiler replaced with a new A-rated model could save you money in the long run by heating your home in the most efficient way possible. According to the Energy Saving Trust, that could amount to around £340 a year.

3. Noise!

Everyone wants their home to be a peaceful, pleasant environment. Unfortunately, a noisy boiler can make that nigh-on impossible. But noisy boilers are more than just an annoyance.

Unusual sounds like banging, clunking or grinding could be a sign of a more serious issue with pumps or valves. Rather than accepting the noise, it’s best to get it checked by a professional, as it could be on the verge of breaking down or even posing a safety risk to your home.

4. Age

Last, but not least, is age. A good boiler that’s professionally installed and well maintained can last between 10-15 years. If your boiler is still in a relatively good condition, it might seem counter-intuitive to get it replaced.

However, it’s worth noting that boilers naturally become less efficient as time goes on. General wear and tear, plus the improvement in new boilers over the course of a decade, means that a replacement could have a significant impact on your energy bills.

On top of that, most warranties expire after 10-15 years, meaning you won’t be covered for the cost of repairs. With a replacement boiler, you can get a brand-new warranty that protects you from unexpected costs for the next decade or more.

Time to replace your boiler?

If you think your boiler is past its best, get in touch with the team . Drawing on over 15 years’ experience, as gas engineers we can provide helpful, honest advice about your boiler’s condition and whether replacement is the best course of action.

Should you choose to replace your boiler, we’ll assist in finding the make and model that’s right for your home and installing it professionally at a time that suits you. Contact us today to talk more about your boiler.

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Michael Queen
Glasgow Boiler Repair are an independent Glasgow based gas, plumbing and heating company that operates efficiently, personably and with complete transparency. Keep up to date with all our latest news and advice on our blog.
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