Boiler Servicing: How to know you need a new boiler
Every dog has its day, and so does every boiler. Every boiler will need replacing one day, after boiler servicing is not an option, so it is important to know the warning signs so that you can make a smooth transition to a new boiler. There are a number of ways you can tell if your boiler is about to break and a number of solutions you can do to make sure that you are not without heat in the winter months.
Signs to look out for:
- If your house is not heated to its full potential, there could be something wrong with your boiler. If this is the case, it could down to decreased efficiency which is a tell-tale sign of a dodgy boiler. Old boilers can have efficiency levels of between 50%-70%.
- If you hear noise from your boiler such as hissing or knocking, if could mean your boiler is struggling.
- If your boiler is constantly in need of repair, then it might be worth considering getting a new one.
- If the boiler is old, say above 8 years old, you should consider getting a new one if you are experiencing problems.
- If there is a noticeable change in the temperature of the water or if the water only functions when the heating is activated
- A leak coming from the boiler – this could be serious and can lead to death in cases of carbon monoxide poisoning
What to do when you know your boiler is f*cked
If your boiler is beyond repair, then the first step is obviously getting a new one. When you get a new one, shop around so you find the best deal. When you have chosen your new boiler, we recommend finding a good boiler maintenance package that will mean that you won’t have to pay over and above the price of fixing the boiler.