Boilers are temperamental heating devices when they are not well maintained. In order to ensure your heating comfort in the winter, you need to have your boiler serviced regularly. Otherwise, you will be faced with repairs, or even a breakdown, that can cost a quite a bit of money.
How Old Is Your Boiler?
If you boiler is over 15 years old, you should strongly consider replacing it.
Signs That You Need a Replacement
The following are some signs that a boiler replacement is in order:
- The parts for your boiler are obsolete or difficult to get. If your boiler is so old that it is hard to access replacement parts for it, you should have the system replaced. Boilers in Hampshire that are old usually show an energy efficiency below 75%. If this is true for you, you are probably wasting about £25 for each £100 you spend in energy usage.
- Your house never feels warm during the winter. If your boiler kettles and switches off continuously, or your radiators do not feel warm, you are wasting your money.
- The boiler emits strange odours. If you notice odd odours or see dark markings on a boiler’s casing, those could be clues that the boiler is not running as it should. It may be leaking carbon monoxide, which means you need to replace the boiler immediately.
- You hear unusual sounds. Any strange sounds may point to a blocked heat exchanger, a failing fan bearing, or pump failure.
Indeed, it is time to make a change if you are experiencing any of the above issues.