Its no secret that replacing your boiler isn’t cheap so it’s no wonder that people want to get as much use out of them as possible before giving in and having replaced. However, its not a good idea to wait until your boiler completely breaks down and your forced to replace it as this could lead to issues further down the road. So when should you replace your boiler? Below we have put together a few things to look out for that indicate your boiler is ready to be replaced.
Like every appliance, boilers have a natural life span, for a modern well maintained boiler this is around 15 years. You may notice around this time your boiler becoming less efficient at heating your home, this is a good time to consider getting it replaced.
Nowadays boilers are incredibly efficient and start to heat your home almost immediately. So, id you notice a delay in the hating then it’s a good indication that its time for a new boiler. It is also worth checking how long it takes the water in you taps to heat up, any longer than a few seconds and this could mean you have a problem.
There are many reasons your boiler may break down, some of which may only require a repair. Its normal for your boiler to require the odd part changing during its lifespan and its not something you should worry too much about, however, if things are going wrong and breaking on a regular basis then it defiantly a sign that your boiler is on its last legs and you should consider replacing it.
Higher Energy Bills
If there has been a significant increase in your energy bills that is not the result of a price increase from your supplier then this is a good sign that you are in need of a new boiler. All modern boilers are designed to help save you money on your energy by using energy efficient technology. So, if this is not working then you are likely paying more then you should be.