When you should be considering a new boiler and why.
Did your boiler withstand the Beast from The East? Colder temperatures can often lead to boiler problems. When it is cold the boiler naturally becomes the most important technology in the home so it is very important to know that your boiler is working well.
Modern boilers are currently expected to last up to 15 years. More expensive boilers that are well looked after can last up to 20 years.
A new energy efficient boiler can reduce your energy bills significantly as shown by the Energy Saving Trust below. The not for profit energy group Ebico suggests that heating your home is likely to account for up to two-thirds of the total expenditure on energy in the home.
England and Scotland
|Old boiler rating
||Mid terrace house
||Mid floor flat
|G ( < 70%)
Things You Need to Consider Before Getting a Boiler Replacement:
To replace your existing boiler you need to know that you have the means to pay for it either in a lump sum or on a monthly boiler payment plan.
Which? magazine has rated different boiler brands, including leading boiler brands such as Worcester Bosch, Viessman, Baxi and Vaillant. They discovered that boiler prices range from £600 to £2,400. You then need to consider the installation cost of the boiler which can range from £400 to £1,500 depending on the part of the country that you live and what you are having done.
According to Plumbcare there are a number of tell signs to suggest that it may be time for a new boiler beyond the boiler age and knowing that you have the means to pay for the boiler.
- The energy efficiency rating of the boiler is below ‘A’
- The boiler flame burns yellow and not blue
- You seem to be having to get your boiler repaired more often
- The cost of maintaining the boiler are increasing
- Your house isn’t as warm as it should be
- Your fuel bills are increasing
- Your boiler makes strange noises
- Strange smells are coming from your boiler
If you are considering replacing your boiler the Energy Savings Trust recommends that you should get three quotes from different installers and make sure that they are on the Gas Safe Register.
To begin the process of comparing different Gas Safe Registered installers click here.