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How do I know when to replace my boiler?

A boiler is the heart of your home's central heating system, yet it will almost certainly need to be repaired once or twice throughout your lifetime. But how can you tell when it's time to replace it? Are there any warning signs you should be aware of? Is there a handbook for boilers that you should consult? Green Flame Plumbing and Heating's engineers are available to explain everything. We cover everything from warning indicators to why you should get it replaced.

When should I replace my boiler? 

If you are experiencing any of the following problems explained in this blog post, then you should strongly consider replacing your boiler. Keep reading to find out what they are!

If you keep having regular breakdowns

 If you need to call a Gas Safe registered engineer more than once a year, consider if the expense of repairs and call-outs exceeds the cost of a new boiler. Regularly servicing your existing boiler should keep it functioning properly all year, so a replacement is only required if your boiler continues to malfunction.

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If you notice your boiler is becoming inefficient 

Did you know that using a less efficient boiler will cost you more money? The majority of modern boilers nowadays are A-rated in efficiency, which means they are more than 90% efficient, whereas G-rated boilers are 70% or less efficient. If the efficiency of your boiler degrades as it ages, you may notice a rise in your heating expenditures. Look for a label on your boiler or read the guidebook that came with it to find out what the efficiency of your boiler is. 

If you have noticed unusual smells coming from your boiler

 If you notice a sulphurous, eggy odour when using your boiler, you may have a gas leak. Make sure you promptly turn off the boiler and contact a Gas Safe qualified professional like someone from the team at Green Flame Plumbing and Heating! Just give us a call on either 07971 651 849 , or 07429 250 903 to speak with a member of the team.

What if I decide to get a replacement boiler? Which boiler do I choose?

We understand how difficult it may be to select the right boiler. There are many options and brands to choose from, but don't worry; our heating professionals are always here to help. You can trust that you are in excellent hands with us, from assisting you in selecting the best boiler for you and your house to installing and testing it to ensure that it is operating properly and safely. So, whether you need a new boiler installed or want to replace your old one, our Gas Safe engineers at Green Flame Plumbing and Heating can assist you with your new boiler. 

What will the boiler be used for? 

When considering purchasing a new boiler, examine what the boiler will be used for. Are you searching for something to heat your home as well as your water heating, or do you only require a boiler as a water heater? This can have a significant influence on the size and kind of boiler required.

You'll need to think about how many radiators you have and how many bathrooms you have. Also, whether you take baths or only showers might have a significant impact on your usage. You should also examine the size of your household and the demands for heating and water in your home.

Size of the Boiler 

Once the fuel source and purpose of the boiler have been determined, it is time to consider what size boiler you require. Some of the parameters described earlier in this article can be used to assess the size of your boiler. The number of radiators, bathrooms, and people who use them. This is a crucial issue since purchasing a boiler that is undersized for your house may result in insufficient heating and cold water because it will be unable to keep up. Over-specifying a boiler, on the other hand, may be inefficient in terms of both performance and value.