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How Long Does A Boiler Last?

In this guide, we’re going to give you some pointers for signs that your boiler may be faulty or maybe in need of replacement.

When to Replace Your Boiler

The majority of the time you put your boiler in the hands of qualified professionals such as our team here at Easy Boiler Company. But there is no reason why you can’t be clued up to notice some telltale signs which will let you know that your boiler might be on the way out or need looking at.

There is no real lifespan for a boiler, as it can be dependent upon if services are unkept and the initial installation and setup was of a high standard.

If your boiler is nearing the age of 15 years, then it is usually recommended that you start to consider replacing your boiler.

But here at the Easy Boiler Company, we know that pulling out a substantial sum of money to invest in a new boiler can be a huge expense, head over to our finance page for more information on how you could spread the cost. There are a few signs of a faulty boiler that may need replacing to look out for, read on to find out more!
 

Low Pressure

There can be many reasons why your boiler is displaying a lower pressure than usual.

For example, you require a new pressure gauge, or your radiators may need bleeding if you are seeing a significant drop in the pressure of your boiler. If the pressure gauge on your boiler is displaying at less than 1, then this is usually an indication that there may be a problem.

Drips Or A Noticeable Leak

If your boiler is nearing the end of its life span or is faulty, then you may begin to notice drips or more significant, noticeable leaks.

Boilers can begin to leak for many reasons, and it can be sometimes difficult to pinpoint which area it is coming from yourself. It’s best to get in touch with an engineer who will be able to correctly identify the problem.

Unusual Noises

If you begin to notice unusual noises coming from your radiator or heating system, it is likely that some air is trapped, or that your water pressure has become significantly low.

Again, it is best to get in touch with a qualified technician who can help you decipher the issue, sometimes the noises that are made can be key indicators to the right ears as to where the problem lies.

How Efficient Is My Boiler?

The standard and quality of boilers have vastly improved over the years. So sometimes if you are worried about the efficiency of your boiler then it may be worth just considering installing a new one altogether.

The majority of the time it can work out more expensive to keep investing in new parts for a faulty boiler or trying to establish the problem, rather than opting for a new boiler which can be more efficient and cost-effective.

Newly manufactured boilers must have an ‘A’ rating of efficiency, so this means you can expect your boiler to have a 90% efficiency rate.

If you think you might need to purchase a new boiler with installation or you just require some further advice about a faulty boiler, then get in touch with the team here at Easy Boiler Company today.

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