Winter is coming and it’s time to check up on your boiler. As it gets colder outside there’s a greater need for warmth inside and it’s definitely crispy out there. In the depths of Winter the last thing you want is for your boiler to give up. Prepare now and save the chance of a disaster occurring. It might just be time to get a boiler replacement.
How Long Does A Boiler Generally Last For?
Before considering to get a boiler replacement you should be aware of how long a boiler lasts for.
The traditional boilers life span is 10 to 15 years. Over time a boilers efficiency lowers so if you have a boiler for this length of time then it may be wise to consider a boiler replacement.
With this in mind, you’ll need a boiler assessment. Gas Safe can help you there. Our trained and expert engineers will assess if you need a boiler replacement or if you need boiler parts upgraded.
The Need for Annual Servicing
If you want your boiler to last for the standard amount of time or longer an annual service is something to keep in mind to ensure everything is working correctly. This could prevent the need for a boiler replacement before the standard time.
Small issues can become larger and cost you more money if gone unnoticed and unchecked. An older boiler is more susceptible to producing carbon monoxide if not serviced regularly. As carbon monoxide is ouderless and invisible you won’t realise anything is out of the ordinary. It’s also highly poisonous making it highly dangerous. There’s a reason why carbon monoxide is known as the “silent killer”.
Signs You Need A Boiler Replacement
It’s time for a boiler replacement when you’re experiencing the following signs:
- Your boiler is over 10 years old
- You have no hot water or heating
- Your boiler keeps breaking down or shutting off
- Your boiler is leaking
- Your radiators aren’t heating up
- You have are hearing gurgling or banging noises coming from your boiler
Regular Boiler Servicing
At Gas Safe we offer regular boiler servicing to our customers.
We are equipped to handle almost all boiler related work so don’t be shy. Drop us an email via email@example.com or call us on 01 969 5219.
All our engineers are fully qualified and meet RGI standards.
Investing in a Boiler Replacement Can Save You Money In The Long Run
Did you know that getting a boiler replacement will save you money in the long run? Instead of upgrading and replacing spare parts which is going to add up, buying a new boiler is more cost efficient.
A replacement boiler also saves money on home heating costs. Gas Safe recommend the Viessmann boiler and EnviroFoam Stainless cylinder installed in a 4 pipe system. The 4 pipe SEAI Grant Pack can save you up to €342 a year.
Improve Energy Efficiency With A Boiler Replacement
Older boilers energy efficiency levels operate 30% to 40% lower than new boilers.
According to the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, a boiler replacement can reduce your energy usage by up to 20%.
How Long Does It Take For A Boiler To Be Replaced?
On average, it takes two days for the process of a boiler replacement. It takes one day to fit in a new boiler and remove the old one and it can take another day to ensure your home heating system is working as it should after the installation.
After receiving a quote an engineer will inform you of how long it will take to fit a boiler replacement.
Use our contact form today and a member of our team will be in touch.