Relied on for heating and hot water, if a boiler breaks down people can be left in the cold and with costly repairs if there’s a leak causing damage to other parts of the home. Or it could be that running an older boiler is costing more than if a new boiler is installed.
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. The Energy Savings Trust claims you can save £215 a year on average.
But experts Greendealshop.com are on hand to tell you some of the other reasons that it might be time to invest in a new boiler.
A water leak from underneath the boiler or central heating cooker could be a sign that the water jacket/heat exchanger is leaking.
Age of boiler
If your boiler is 15 years or older then it may not be as efficient as the new condensing boilers that meet the Government energy efficient criteria currently in force. Depending on the boiler’s age it may not be possible to obtain spares, meaning a full replacement may be the best option. Greendealshop.com can provide advice on possible grant funding towards a new boiler – see their website on if you qualify and how to apply.
Costly repair bills
On an older boiler high repair bills may be an issue – lack of availability of spares could be another factor – and therefore the boiler may not be economically viable. In most cases a new boiler would carry a five or 10 year manufacturer’s warranty, which can make running a new boiler cheaper than carrying on with an older one.
With more and more people opting to extend or renovate their homes sometimes the old boiler is forgotten about. This can become a problem, for instance, if extra radiators or underfloor heating is added the existing boiler may not be able to cope.
Under the Energy Company Obligation you may qualify for grant funding towards the cost of replacement, but this funding may not be around for ever.
Switching to renewables
If you are looking at renewables to replace existing oil/gas/LPG boilers, then this may be considered under the Government Renewable Heat Incentive initiative.
For more information visit Greendealshop.com or call 01492 588282