If your boiler is running efficiently, you will have lower energy bills and a cozily warm home, but when it isn’t, the opposite can be true. The following are four things to keep an eye out for which tell you that you need a boiler replacement.
Do You Need A Boiler Replacement?
1. If your boiler takes a long time to give you heat, then it could be slowing up. The inability to produce heat on demand is a natural deterioration of a boiler and is probably costing you more money in the long run.
2. How old is your boiler? They generally have a 10- to 15-year life span when they are well taken care of with regular servicing; so it is a good idea to consider saving for a new boiler if your old boiler is reaching the end of its service life.
3. Does your boiler produce a yellow flame? This is a major warning sign that your boiler is producing a very dangerous carbon monoxide gas. You can’t see it and can’t smell it, which has given it the name “The Silent Killer”. It can cause a wealth of different health issues and the worst case scenario is death. When you see a yellow flame, turn the boiler off and call a professional straight away.
4. What rating does your boiler have? The Energy Trust has conducted a survey that states that £305 can be saved per year on average if a Grade A, 90% efficient boiler is installed. If your boiler is less, right down to G which only offers 70%, then you can actually save money by having a boiler replacement.
If you notice any of these signs, then it is advisable to contact a professional immediately who can assess your current system and install a new unit if necessary.
When is that Old Boiler Shot?, Cooperator.com
4 signs your boiler needs replacing, thewhitfieldsgroup.co.uk