How To Know If You Need A New Boiler
Facing boiler problems and wondering if it’s time to purchase a new boiler? Knowing the telltale signs of an impending boiler failure will allow you to make a plan for the replacement. Summer is usually the best time to get your boiler repair or replaced. This is for the simple reason that you are likely to get a better price for the boiler and cheaper installation costs.
Choosing a new boiler is not as difficult as it used to be. There are a selection of models available on the market, and our heating engineers will help you select the best boiler suited to your needs. Before you get to that, you need to determine whether you need a new boiler after all. The list of things to look out for will help you decide.
Your Boiler Is Old
There is no such thing as ageism when it comes to boilers. If you live in an old house and you have had the same boiler for more than 10 years, it may be time for a replacement. Your boiler may be costing you money in fuel costs because of its low efficiency. This simply means your boiler needs more gas or oil to produce the same amount of heat compared to a modern boiler.
A combination of age and constant breakdowns may be a sign you need a new boiler. The chances are each time your boiler breaks down it requires a new replacement part. Repair costs soon mount up. In the long run you may end up paying more in repairs than you would have done in paying for a new boiler.
Failure To Heat Your Home
Another sure sign of boiler trouble is when your boiler fails to deliver the heat to warm your home. As a boiler ages its ability to produce heat reduces as the efficiency is compromised. You may suddenly discover you need to run your boiler for longer to achieve the same temperatures in the past. Having your heating system checked is the first step to eliminate heating system problems. Once the heating system passes you now know for certain your boiler is faulty.
Knocking And Banging Sounds
Boilers rarely make noisy sounds when operating correctly. When you start hearing continuous or intermittent knocking or banging sounds you know something is wrong. If this is not the first time you have heard the sounds, and your boiler has had regular repairs, then it’s time to consider a replacement boiler.
Springing a leak is one of the sure signs your boiler is on its last legs. Corrosion in the internal parts could be the cause, in which case a new boiler is recommended. Getting a qualified engineer to assess the damage is the next step after which they will tell you do need a replacement boiler.
At Heat Front, we provide boiler repair, maintenance and installation services. If after reading this article you notice some familiar behaviour coming from your own boiler, do not hesitate to call us. We will come and assess your boiler for efficiency and repairability and advise you on the best course of action.
We are one of the oldest established gas central heating engineers in Worcester specialising in boiler repair, service and installation. If you require a boiler engineer or emergency plumber in Worcester then call Heatfront today.