Is my boiler broken?
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Take a look our advice and tips below to help you decide if your boiler is ready for replacement.
1. Your Boiler is 10 to 15 Years Old
When your boiler is over 10 years old it could be the time to start planning a replacement, even if it does not have any major issues. The efficiency and reliability of newer models has increased significantly over the last 10 years, incorporate smart controls and warranties up to 12 years and it could represent a smart move.
2. Your Boiler isn’t A Rated
Old boilers just don’t burn fuel efficiently efficiency. A new A rated boiler has an energy efficiency of 90% of more. To put this in perspective, a G rated boiler has an efficiency of 70% or less which means for every £1 you spend on your heating bill you are wasting 30p on lost energy. Investing in a new A rated boiler could save you up to £305 a year on your heating bills.
3. Ongoing Breakdowns
If your boiler is letting you down more frequently and especially in the winter when there is more demand, or you’re constantly topping up the pressure, then it’s likely the problems will worsen. The money you are spending on repairs and call could be better invested in a new replacement boiler that you can trust.
4. Increasing Bills
It’s always sensible to look for better deals with energy suppliers to address rising fuel bills, it’s worth considering that your old boiler could be the reason. An older boiler costs more money to run that most of us just can’t afford. Add a smart meter and smart controls to your new boiler and really get in control.
If it’s time to replace your current boiler, use our free online buying and quote tool
5. Noisy Boiler
Strange noises coming from your boiler or system could be a sign of worse to come, like a blocked heat exchanger. Don’t ignore them even if they have been there for some time.
6. Flame Colour
A boiler in good healthy condition should burn with a crisp blue flame. If the flame on your boiler is yellow it could be sign of carbon monoxide, which is very serious. If you see a yellow and weak flame then switch off the boiler immediately and call the free Gas Emergency Services emergency line immediately on 0800 111 999.
7. Strange Smell
Gas providers add a scent to gas so you know if there is a leak in your home. It smells like eggs or sulphur and is quite noticeable. If you smell of gas you need to open all of your windows and get outside as soon as possible and before contact the Gas Emergency Services on 0800 111 999.
Other smells can indicate faults in the boiler, If your unsure get in touch with us to arrange for a gas safe engineer to investigate the problem.
8. Parts Availability
If parts are becoming difficult to come by then it’s time to consider a replacement. It’s not what you want to hear but your only putting off the inevitable and wasting more money too.
A water leak from your boiler is always a bad sign. Act quickly to avoid further damage. Call us quickly to arrange an engineer as soon as possible.
10. Not Performing
It could be a simple as the boiler and system is just not up to the task. You may have got used to putting up with an inadequate boiler that just doesn’t work very well at all, it takes ages to kick into action or the house is never warm enough, or you’re always running out of hot water when you need it most. Sound familiar?
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