Below you can find a few scenarios in which a new boiler installation would be needed or at least highly beneficial. Some issues can obviously be fixed but some can signal that it's time to move on before it costs you.
Your boiler has broken down
It's a fairly obvious one but many people will have their boiler fixed and carry on as usual since it's the cheaper short term option. Chances are though, if your boiler has faltered once before it will do it again. A new boiler installation could save you from calling out heating engineers on a regular basis for repairs.
If you have a leak anywhere in your system then you'll want to contact an engineer straight away. Even the smallest of water leaks can eventually lead to serious damage – not only to your system but your property too. Our Gas Safe engineers have all the necessary gas safety certificates.
Carbon monoxide is actually an odourless gas however a scent has been added to natural gas so that you can detect a leak. If you smell gas you must vacate the property and contact the Gas Emergency Services.
It's Making a Racket
Any kind of clunking or kettling noise coming from your boiler isn’t a healthy sign. There could easily be a fault or blockage in the system preventing the water from circulating efficiently. If these noises, particularly those that sound like a kettle, are becoming more noticeable then a power flush could be the answer. The process involves chemicals being flushed through the system to clear any blockages and should only be performed by a fully-qualified heating engineer.
Rising Energy Bills
As boilers get old they can become less efficient than they used to be, meaning you have to spend more money on heating bills. If this is happening over the course of a few years then you're losing a ton of gas and heat. Get a new highly efficient boiler and you're saving those lost gases and then some.
Replacement Parts Are Hard To Come By
The newer the boiler, the easier it is to find a replacement part should you need one. If your boiler is over 10 years old and problems keep arising, then it would be much more beneficial to install a new boiler.