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Do I need a new boiler?

Boilers are built to last. If they are serviced and maintained properly they can give up to 20 years good service, or even more.  So that you can keep your home warm and safe with reliable heating and running hot water, it is important that you keep an eye on your boiler.


However, if your boiler is over 9 years old, even if it has been well maintained, you may want to consider replacing it, as it may not be running as smoothly and effeciently as it was when you got it first. And, you may be wasting money on your energy bills. Alternatively, if you have a 'G' rated boiler - it will not be giving you the most efficient service and your energy may be costing you more than it should, so it might be worth replacing it anyway!  

 


ESTBoilerSavingsReplace your boiler for great energy and cost savings

That if you change from a 'G' rated boiler to an 'A' rated system you could save up to £340 *per year in bills?

 

Your boiler uses about 55% of the entire household energy bill - so it's worth making sure it's as efficient as possible!


Source: Energy Saving Trust

 


 How do I know if I need a boiler replacement?

  • If your home is not heating up as quickly or to the temperature you expect it to
  • If your boiler is making some groaning or clanking noises
  • The flame is not blue
  • The radiators are hot at the bottom and cold at the top (or vice versa)
  • You have to constantly top up the pressure 
  • Your water runs hot and then unexpectedly runs cold

 

If your boiler shows any of the above symptoms - you probably should get a service in the first instance.  BTU's experienced customer service staff will be able to advise how best to progress. To find out more about how affordable a new boiler can be check out our Paying for a new boiler page.

 


 How do I know if my boiler is old or inefficient?

 

Your boiler is likely to be 70 per cent less efficient if it:

  • Has a permanent pilot light
  • Is gas fired and over 15 years old
  • Is oil fired and over 25 years old
  • Is a back boiler (i.e. situated in the fireplace)

 


 To find out more about replacing your boiler

Simply call us on 

 

01483 255855

or

 email us with your query.


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