Replacing your boiler is not cheap, so it is only natural that you may want to get as much use from your current boiler before you finally replace it. However, it is never a good idea to wait until it breaks down completely before doing so, as this could cause you more issues in the long run. The problem is knowing when you should replace your boiler, and here are a few of the signs that you should be looking out for.
A well maintained, modern boiler, just like any other appliance in your home will have a natural life span, after which it will begin to become a little bit less efficient when it comes to heating your home. For a boiler this is around 15 year, after this it is a good idea to consider replacing it
Modern boilers have come a long way and are incredibly efficient, starting to heat almost immediately. If you have delayed heating, then this is a good indication that it might be time to replace your boiler. You should pay attention to how long it takes for your water to heat up when you turn on your taps, it really should only take a few seconds. If it is taking longer than this then you might have a problem. The same goes for your heating too. If you are waiting for a long time for your house to warm up then you may want to consider a boiler replacement.
There are a number of reasons that your boiler might fail; this could be down to key components for example the heating exchanger, supply lines, circulator pump or even the firebox – all of these can break down and require repairing. It is natural for your boiler to require a couple of repairs during its lifetime, and this isn’t anything to worry about, however if you find yourself getting someone out to repair your boiler on a frequent basis, that might be a sign that your boiler is on its way out and it is worth considering replacing it.
Increased Energy Bills
If there is a significant increase in your energy bills that has nothing to do with a price rise from your supplier, then this is also a good indication that there is an issue with your boiler. Modern boilers use energy-efficient technology. This is designed to help save you money, so if this is not working efficiently you will be paying more than you should be.