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How long should a boiler last

How long should a boiler last?

Whilst there is no precise length of time your boiler will last the average life span tends to be 10 – 15 years.  This is highly dependant on various factors such as regular maintenance, boiler make and type.

By ensuring your boiler is regularly serviced will help prolong the life of the boiler by fixing any signs of wear and tear before they can turn into costly faults and ensuring that the relevant safety checks are made.

How to prolong the life of your boiler

  • Book an annual service to keep your boiler working to its optimum performance. During a service, your engineer will conduct important checks on everything from the heat exchanger to the electrical connections and seals. They will also ensure your boiler is operating at the right pressure, replace any damaged or worn parts and clean components as necessary. By skipping the annual service you could also invalidate the warranty.
  • Reliable and efficient boiler – don’t go for the cheapest boiler. A well-made reliable boiler will be far more cost effective in the long run. Often high-quality boilers come with long warranties for added peace of mind.
  • Only let qualified engineers work on your boiler,  Gas Safe or OFTEC (oil).

A new energy efficient boiler will make your home more comfortable whilst saving money on your fuel bills. Whilst replacing your boiler it’s a good idea to upgrade other areas of your heating system such as thermostatic radiator valves and smart controls for your boiler – this will increase the energy efficiency of your home further saving you additional ,money.

Signs its time to replace your boiler?

Instead of going solely on the age of your boiler you can consider a range of factors.

  1. Frequent breakdowns may signal its time to consider an upgrade
  2. Increased fuel bills – if your boiler is running at reduced efficiency your fuel bills will become more expensive as your boiler has to work harder to provide the same amount of heat.
  3. Unusual noises such as clunking and banging.
  4. Any leaks coming from the boiler
  5. Odd smells emitting from the boiler
  6. Heating and hot water going on and off when its not meant to
  7. You may find if you have a particularly old boiler the faulty parts are obsolete

Benefits of a new boiler

  • More comfortable home
  • Reliable heating and hot water
  • Lower energy bills
  • Reduced carbon footprint
  • Peace of mind with a long boiler warranty
  • Ability to control boiler via your smart phone if you wish

 

What next?

If you would like to enquire about the cost of a new boiler please call 01258 472132 or fill in the enquiry form and one of our team will get back to you.

 

 


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