With winter at an end, now is a good time to take stock of your central heating system and decide whether your boiler requires repair or replacement. You may have been ignoring smaller issues with your central heating, like low water pressure, strange noises in the pipes, or radiators that don’t get quite as hot as they should. Plumbers and heating engineers tend to be kept busy during the winter months, dealing with emergencies. Boiler repairs, especially in London can be particularly difficult to source during the busy period.
The last thing you want during winter is to have your heating switched off while a problem is investigated. By having your boiler checked out regularly, and any problems with the system sorted, you should be ensuring heat and hot water through the next winter, without the need for emergency maintenance. When the system is performing at its best, it should also be more economical to run, saving you money.
When Replacement is the Better Option
If the need for boiler repair becomes too frequent, or if the boiler is quite old, it may be better to replace your boiler than to have it repaired. It can be difficult to find replacement parts for an older boiler, and repairs can become costly. Modern boilers are more energy efficient than older models, meaning they are better for the environment as well as more economical, and they tend to take up less space, too.
Opinions vary on exactly when an older boiler needs replacing. Some experts say boilers over twelve years should be replaced, while others go up to twenty. With a fifteen to twenty-year-old boiler, you should be able to recoup the cost of replacement in a few years as you save on heating bills.
Today’s options include combi boilers, which do away with the hot water tanks and provide an instant supply of hot water whenever you need it. These can be a great choice for smaller homes.
Boilers provide much needed warmth to your home, so it is wise to monitor its performance regularly. If you detect any issues address them immediately by contacting a professional service such as JS Gas & Property Services.
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Should I replace my conventional boiler with a combi? thegreenage.co.uk