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Is it better to repair or replace a boiler?

Is it better to repair or replace a boiler?

If you have a newer boiler that has previously been reliable, a simple repair is the most cost-effective and efficient way of getting your heating back up and running. However, if your boiler is old, out of warranty, or there’s even the possibility of it being dangerous, you should consider replacing it pronto.

Who do I contact if my boiler isn’t working?

If your boiler has broken, you should contact the manufacturer first and they should send a service engineer to your home.

Can old boilers be repaired?

An old boiler could need repairing on a regular basis and not be running as efficiently as a more modern unit. If your boiler is over 10 years old and showing signs that it’s best days are behind it, then here are several reasons you should install a replacement and save yourself some money in the long term.

Is it worth servicing a boiler?

The short answer is, yes it is. Even the best combi boilers need servicing. Not only will getting your boiler serviced to keep it safely ticking over, it also helps you cut down on your central heating costs, improve the energy efficiency of your home and, in the long term, save you money.

How long should a boiler last UK?

between 10 and 15 years
The average life expectancy for a boiler is between 10 and 15 years. You should ensure that your boiler is maintained properly in order to keep it functioning for as long as possible.

Should I replace a 10 year old boiler?

If your boiler is 10+ years old, and you are regularly topping up it’s pressure, you should be considering buying a replacement. New boilers are more efficient, carry long warranties and can often pay for themselves due to the savings on your energy bills. Good reads for you: Boiler losing pressure.

How long do boilers last?

Is it worth repairing a 15 year old boiler?

Most take the decision to cut their losses and replace rather than continue with expensive and unreliable repairs. Most boilers will start to need some new parts at 10-15 years but this is not a reason to replace the boiler. Investment in the boiler in later years is standard, just as it is with a car.

Is it worth servicing an old boiler?

Typically it’s recommended to change your boiler every 15 years as an older boiler has to work harder to heat your home. A new boiler will also be running on maximum efficiency which means it will be using less fuel to heat your home – which will help keep heating costs down.

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