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Does My Boiler Need Repairs or Replacing?

The boiler heating system is a crucial component of a home or business, and hence owning a boiler makes repair & maintenance services a necessity. They require proper maintenance, monitoring and inspection to ensure that the entire system is functioning properly, and that you are getting the most out of it. If your boiler is old and needs constant replacement of parts, you may start thinking of a boiler replacement. Once you have decided to replace your existing one, there are several factors that should go into evaluating your boiler budgeting decision. Our guidelines on this blog will help you to assess your boiler and decide whether repair or replacement is best for you.

Safety – A primary concern

Safety should be the primary concern when it comes to repairing or replacing the boiler. Everyone wants to ensure that performance is optimal and working smoothly. Routine inspections, maintenance and troubleshooting are important no matter what type of boiler you own or plan to buy. Issues with heat exchangers can cause some serious trouble to homeowners so always consider this factor. Boiler units are exposed to heat and pressure, which can cause faults or cracking which in turn can lead to carbon monoxide leakage. In such cases you should consider calling qualified professionals for repair or replacement.

Efficiency and cost benefits

The efficiency of the boiler is also another factor in deciding whether you should call for boiler repair or a replacement service. Modern boilers are more efficient than old ones, so updating the old boiler will save you a substantial figure in the long run.

Replacements may not be the appropriate choice if your system is operating efficiently and is not in need of major repairs. You may want to compare the 2 options on a spreadsheet to see which is kinder on your budget but asking a professionals advice is always a good idea.

Warning signs that your boiler could need a service

  • A yellow flame instead of blue one
  • Pressure falls below the recommended setting
  • Boiler refills or overheats often
  • Hot water is not as hot as it should be
  • The flow is low
  • Regular breakdowns