It is never a good time for your boiler to break, but there are certain times in the year when you especially would not want it to happen. Knowing what to look out for when it comes to your boiler and identifying the right time to invest is something we should all be aware of.
How old is your boiler?
On average a boiler will last you 15 years, and whilst the life of your boiler can be prolonged beyond this time with regular maintenance, it is more likely that the older your boiler, the more likely it will be that you find yourself paying for new parts.
Over the last 5-years boiler technology has made significant advances so whilst your old boiler may still work it will not be offering you all the heating controlling upgrades that a newer model will.
Does your boiler take time to heat up?
One of the more obvious signs that you might need to replace your boiler, or certainly have it serviced is if it takes a while to heat up. Modern boilers heat up almost immediately, if you find you are waiting longer and longer for hot water and heating then you may want to consider getting your boiler replaced.
Does your boiler make odd noises?
Usually your boiler will just hum along quietly in the background doing its job, but if it starts making unusual noises then this could be due to wear and tear of things like the fan or pump; clunking and whirring are not sounds you want to hear. In these instances, you should arrange to have your boiler checked as soon as you can to make sure everything is safe.
Does your boiler smell?
Whilst we all know that Carbon monoxide is odourless, your boiler may give off a faint smell if it is being emitted because your boiler isn’t burning properly. Dark marks may also appear on the casing of your boiler, if this should happen you need to get your boiler looked at immediately.
Of course, there are a number of reasons you may feel you need to invest in a new boiler. At JCH London we have over 100 combined years of industry experience.
Therefore, if you are worried about your boiler then why not give us a call? We specialise in boiler installations throughout London, and will be happy to discuss your concerns with you to come up with a solution that best fits your needs.