Signs That Show You Need A New Boiler Installed
If you have a central heating system in your home it’s important that you get it checked regularly to ensure that it is working properly, and you are getting maximum efficiency from it. Boilers are one of the most vital appliances in our home – we rely on them to keep us warm during the colder months and provide us with hot water for washing and bathing. As a result, if you end up having issues with your boiler (particularly during winter) you could be faced with some unpleasant problems!
There are a few things to look out for to help prevent your boiler from breaking down, and a number of signs which may indicate that a new boiler should be installed. As one of the leading experts for boiler installation in Essex, Prime Gas knows a thing or two about ensuring that boilers are working properly – and fitting a new boiler when the time comes to replace it.
In this article we’ll be looking at some of the top signs which show you may need a new boiler installed, and what to do if you think you need to call in the experts.
How old is your boiler?
Is the boiler original to the house when it was built, or was it installed over 10 years ago? If so, now may be the time to start thinking about getting a new boiler. The older the boiler the more likely it is to break down, whilst each year that passes means that it is likely becoming more and more inefficient, causing your heating bills to rise. We always recommend that a boiler is serviced every year, however even a boiler that is well maintained will start to be affected by its age sooner or later.
At the end of the day, you do not want to be waiting for your boiler to completely break down before you consider getting a new one. So if your boiler is over a decade old, we would recommend you start thinking about replacing it.
Can you hear it?
Have you noticed an odd rattling sound when the boiler heats up? Or is there a really loud clunky noise coming from it? If your boiler is emitting a strange noise, it’s time to call the experts in. It can be a sign that there is a blockage or a fault in the system which is preventing water from circulating properly.
Can you smell gas?
If you ever smell gas coming from your boiler, you must call an emergency plumber straight away. It could mean that your boiler is leaking and as a result, it will be replacing with a new one.
Water leaking from the boiler can be another sign of a fault within the system, and indicate that a new boiler is on the cards. A water leak can cause serious damage to the components within the boiler, including corrosion, whilst it can also damage your property and the area around the boiler. Be sure to get this checked out by a heating engineer as soon as possible.
At the end of the day, if you notice some of these issues your boiler is probably on its last legs. Boilers can be costly to fix if problems happen, therefore repeated issues could create a hearty bill over time. Although a new boiler can also be expensive, replacing an old boiler with a new one could actually save you some money in the long run.