When’s the right time to get a new boiler?
Boilers typically last between 10 and 15 years. So, if your boiler is approaching this age, it might be time to think about getting a new one installed. There are a number of other reasons to replace your old boiler system besides its age. This could include the following:
- Beyond economical repair (BER) – In some situations, replacing the boiler is more cost-effective than arranging for it to be fixed. For example, instead of continually paying to get an old boiler fixed, you might invest in a brand-new boiler system.
- Moving the system – Installing a new boiler can be more worthwhile if you’re dissatisfied with the position of your current boiler. It may also be less of a hassle because you’ll be able to update your system and replace it with a more energy-efficient central heating system.
- Current system fails to meet your needs –If your current boiler isn’t keeping up with your heating and hot-water demands, you may want to consider a boiler replacement. A homeowner with high hot-water and heating demands, for example, can choose to instal a boiler with a higher kW output.
- Low energy-efficiency rating – Higher energy bills can result from boilers with low energy efficiency ratings. As a result, homeowners with low-efficiency boiler systems can benefit from investing in a system that is more energy-efficient, as this could result in greater savings! The UK government is pushing for the construction of A-rated energy-efficient boilers in order to save money and protect the environment.
- Selling/renting your property – A home with a new boiler installed could appeal to buyers and tenants more than one with an older, possibly less energy-efficient system. If you want to sell your house, investing in a boiler could be advantageous because it will increase buyer/tenant interest.