Certain factors will make you question whether or not you should replace your boiler. Are you hearing strange noises? Is your boiler not working as effectively as you hoped? Don’t worry, as we have compiled some questions with answers to help you decide when you need to replace your boiler. At Tyne and Wear Heating, we can install a new and affordable boiler for you.
How Do I Know When I Should Replace My Boiler? Here Are 7 Common Signs That You Need To Replace Your Boiler:
1. If Your Boiler is Over 15 Years Old
The older a boiler is, the efficiency of the boiler will decrease. If your boiler survives to 15 years, now would be a good time to contemplate getting a boiler replacement to prevent expensive future costs. Which boiler you will choose depends on several factors, some including the size of your house and what is most cost-effective. At Tyne and Wear, we offer affordable boiler cover and flexible financial plans, you can spread the cost from 5-10 years, no deposit required, get a quick quote here.
2. If Your Boiler Is Frequently Breaking Down
If you are regularly in contact with a heating engineer due to regular boiler breakdowns, then this is an issue. The repairs will be costly, probably more overtime than purchasing a new boiler. Replacing your boiler is a safer option and will give you serenity as you will always have access to hot water and heating. It is important to have your boiler serviced once a year to maintain the wellbeing of your boiler and longevity. An engineer will identify any issues that can be fixed or see if there are any emergency boiler problems.
3. Your Radiators Are Taking A While To Heat Up
If your radiator takes too long to heat up, it means your boiler is wearing out. Radiators usually reach the maximum temperature quickly. Slow radiators could mean it has cold spots or there is a blockage. Dirty water circulating in your heating system can cause long-term problems. That’s why it’s important to have a boiler service, as it will fix this issue. However, if the problem persists you may need a full replacement.
4. Strange Smells Coming From The Boiler
If your boiler is producing a strange smell, this is a hazardous sign of carbon monoxide leaking from your boiler. It can be hard to detect as it is odourless, but if you are suspicious do not hesitate to contact a heating engineer as soon as possible. Look out for a yellow flame and switch off your boiler.
5. Your Boiler Keeps Shutting Down
If your boiler constantly switches itself off, it is trying to tell you something. Your boiler may have a faulty thermostat or have a pump issue or low pressure. To find out which one it is, get in contact with a heating engineer to inspect your boiler. Either parts need to be replaced or it’s time to upgrade your boiler.
6. Replacement Parts Are No Longer Available
Boiler parts are often hard to find, and in some cases, they have been discontinued. This makes it a hassle for engineers to find parts and they will charge more for installing new parts. In this case, it is time to install a new boiler to avoid experiencing the latter. Having a new boiler installation can save you money in the long run and ensure that your boiler runs efficiently and keeps the house warm.
7. Your Energy Bills Are Becoming More Expensive
If your energy bills are rising, this could be a sign that your boiler is no longer efficient. This happens to boilers over time. We can let you know if your boiler is inefficient by contacting us. To determine the boiler’s efficiency, check the ERP energy rating. An A-rated boiler is the highest rating when it comes to efficiency. Recheck your boiler’s efficiency rating, it may be worth investing in a new boiler if it’s low.
Book Your Boiler Installation
Now that you know the common signs of when to replace your boiler, you can book a boiler installation and one of our Gas Safe registered engineers will install a new working boiler for you. If you need more information or are still unsure of what the next steps are, contact us today and we will answer any questions you may have to put you at ease.