Updating your boiler to a newer model can be a good investment that could save you money on household bills for years to come. Although they can seem expensive, new models are far less prone to breakdowns and maintenance problems, so updating your system could save you time and money in the long run.
At Heatingsmart we’ll provide you with advice and information on the boiler that’s right for you. We’ll need to visit your home to assess your heating and hot water needs and then we’ll provide you with a fixed quote for installing a new boiler. Even if there’s unexpected work with our fixed quote, you won’t pay a penny more.
Boilers last up to 15 years. If yours is reaching that age, then think about saving for a new one.
Annual services will ensure the best lifespan, but the older they get, the harder they have to work to heat your home. And this means they are less efficient, and the risk of malfunction is higher.
Heating accounts for about 60 per cent of what you spend in a year on energy bills, so an efficient boiler makes a big difference.
Modern boilers are more efficient for several reasons, but their main advantage is that they are all condensing boilers. All well-maintained boilers burn their fuel very efficiently, but they inevitably lose some heat in the hot gases that escape up the flue. A condensing boiler has a larger heat exchanger, so it recovers more heat, sends cooler gases up the flue and is more efficient.
Boiler breakdowns are a massive inconvenience and an expensive one when they occur regularly.
If boilers are breaking down on a regular basis, whether it be the same fault time and time again, it could be a sign of exhaustion and a new boiler installation wouldn’t be a terrible consideration.
However, some minor breakdowns are quickly rectified and cost next to nothing. You should never look to complete a boiler repair yourself. Only gas safe registered engineers can work on boilers. If anyone says that they can fix the problem for you, ask to see their gas safe card and thoroughly check their credentials.