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What To Do If Your Boiler Isn’t Working Properly

When Should You Replace A Boiler?

Our boiler is the heart of our home and because of this, we rely on it so heavily. Because of this, it is important to make sure that it is kept in great working order throughout the year. We understand that sometimes repairing an old unit just isn’t viable or cost-effective.

Understanding when your unit may need replacing can be quite straightforward. Deciding when you need a new model can help prevent potential financial and safety issues from occurring in the future. Our team of professional heating & gas engineers have put together some of the key signs that may indicate the need for a newer model.

Signs Your Boiler May Need Replacing

Our expert heating engineers are trained and experienced in identifying common signs that your boiler may have seen better days and need replacing.

Your Boiler Is More Than 10 Years Old

The lifespan of a boiler can vary due to many factors such as type, brand, how much it has been used and many more; however, typically if a unit is more than a decade old it will start to become less efficient. The average lifespan of a boiler is between 10-15 years providing they have been maintained by a trained heating engineer.

If you require a newer model, our heating engineers can supply and fit it to ensure a professional finish. Although a new unit can be costly, if maintained regularly and serviced annually this could be a 15-year investment.

You Have High Energy Bills

Have you noticed your energy bills increasing recently? This might be due to your unit becoming inefficient during the colder months of the year. Our team of gas & heating engineers will be able to assess the efficiency levels just to check whether a new model is required. Essentially if you have a G – rated boiler currently, it may be time to upgrade to a more efficient, A-rated model.

Your Boilers Aren’t Warming Up Quickly

This can be for a few reasons however, we have found that often it’s due to your boiler. Usually, an internal breakdown occurs which means a qualified heating engineer will need to take a look, identify and fix the issue for you. This may result in a new unit being recommended.

Your Boiler Leaks

A leak in your boiler doesn’t necessarily mean you need a new one but rather a heating engineer may need to check its seal or valve. However it is left for too long, it can lead to components corroding and causing more substantial issues such as structural damage to your home. More serious leaks on your unit like this will mean a new one is recommended by one of our gas engineers to ensure you’re not left without heating or hot water for too long and mitigating any further damage.

Hard To Find Replacement Parts

Depending on the age of your boiler, it may be difficult to find replacement parts for some models which means a new and more modern one is the only option. If replacement parts are hard to come by it may be a good sign that your unit is obsolete and a great opportunity to upgrade to a newer, better model.

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Signs Your Boiler May Need Replacing

Providing they have been well looked after by a qualified heating engineer regularly and it isn’t structurally damaged in any way then an older model can be fine. However, old models do tend to face more problems year on year and some of them can be very dangerous.

Due to the use of gas, boilers must be maintained and serviced by a qualified heating engineer and issues with them can cause very serious health issues. If you start to notice any of the below signs then switch the unit off immediately and call our expert gas engineers to replace the model.

  • The flame is yellow
  • Scorch marks, soot or black spillages on or around your model
  • You smell gas or gas smelling fumes
  • Frequent headaches or feeling sick (nausea) only when the unit is on.

Contact Us For More Information On replacement Boilers Exeter

Contact our team of gas & heating engineers based in Exeter for more information on new and replacement boilers. We are always happy to help answer any questions you may have or if you need our services then call us on 01392 460 000.