How do you know when you need a new boiler?

Published on May 21, 2023

how do i know when i need a new boiler

There is nothing worse than unexpected costs, therefore, you can try and plan ahead and keep an eye out for some of the signs that may signal that you need to consider a new boiler in the near future.

Age – How long have you had your current boiler?

Boilers tend to have an average lifespan of around 10 to 15 years. If your boiler is approaching this age then it may become less efficient and need more repairs. This alone can make replacing it a wise decision.

Boiler Breakdowns

If you find that your boiler is breaking down regularly and you are having to have frequent repairs (often linked to age as mentioned above) then it might be worth investing in a new boiler. A new boiler will be more cost-effective and reliable especially in the cold winter months. 

Rising Energy Costs 

There is no escaping the rising energy costs. As boilers become older they become less efficient. This can result in higher energy consumption and an increase in heating costs. If you notice an increase in your bill (aside from the recent increases) this could mean that you might want to start considering investing in a new boiler. 

Hot Water Supply

If you find that you are experiencing inconsistent heating or hot water, it could highlight a problem with the boiler. 


the main reason to look at replacing your boiler is safety. If your boiler is showing sign of unsafe operation such as leaking carbon monoxide or pilot light failures, then its important to consider replacing the boiler for your safety.

Boiler Installation in Bolton

If you are unsure where you need a new boiler or a repair, then feel free to contact us. We will be happy to help.

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