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Should I Repair or Replace My Boiler?

If your boiler has begun to show signs of wear and tear, it can be difficult to know how to proceed in some instances. 

Whilst some faults can be easily and affordably repaired, for example, others may be more problematic and indicative of a more costly issue. At the same time, new, A-rated boilers can offer huge efficiency savings, so installing a new unit can deliver genuine financial benefits. 

In this post, we’ll look at some of the key considerations that will enable you to make a truly informed decision: 

1. How Safe is your Boiler? 

Not all boiler faults have been created equal, as whilst some are relatively innocuous there are others that can endanger the safety of those who reside in your home. 

Even seemingly small faults can have a significant impact on the performance of your boiler, particularly if you notice cold spots appearing on your radiator. 

Whilst this is usually a sign that there’s air trapped in your heating system and can be resolved by bleeding the radiators, it can also increase the pressure in your boiler and pose a potential hazard. 

Make no mistake; safety should also be your primary watchword as a home-owner, so it’s crucial that you seek out the advice of an accredited engineer before deciding whether to repair or replace the unit. 

2. Is Repairing your Boiler Cost-effective? 

Aside from the nature of the fault that your boiler has developed, you should also make a decision based on the cost and prognosis of any future repairs. 

This is particularly true if you own an older heating system, as conventional units feature a wider range of components that can be difficult and expensive to source 

At the same time, the cost of frequent repairs can accumulate quickly over time, creating a scenario where it’s actually more cost-effective to buy a new unit and have this installed professionally. 

3. Can you Reduce your Energy Bills with a New Boiler? 

On a similar note, you should also give consideration to the potential energy savings that can be accessed by investing in a brand-new boiler. 

Whilst older, non-condensing boilers typically boast efficiency levels of between 55% and 70%, for example, contemporary A-rated units waste less than 10% of the energy that they produce. 

In purely financial terms, this translates into annual savings in excess of £300 in some instances, creating a scenario where the cost of installing a new boiler can be repaid over the course of 10 years or less. 

Whatever your Need, Get in Touch with Complheat Today 

Whether you ultimately decide to repair or replace your boiler, you’ll need to rely on an accredited engineer if you’re to safeguard your investment. 

For those of you who reside in Birmingham and the surrounding regions of Bromsgrove, Solihull, Redditch and Dudley, Complheat represents the natural choice to take care of your heating system. Our engineers are Gas Safe registered and insured to work in your home, whilst they also boast years of experience in the industry. 

To find out more, give us a call today on 0121 475 8565, or reach out through our contact form here.