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What age should a boiler be replaced

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What age should a boiler be replaced

We understand how annoying and expensive replacing your boiler can be. But what age should a boiler be replaced?

Boilers should last a long time; however, they usually come under a warranty of anything between 2 - 10 years. Make sure you check your boiler's warranty, as if you are having problems early on, you may be liable for a free replacement.

Having your boiler serviced regularly and keeping on top of the maintenance will prolong the life span of your boiler, so it is important that you do this. If you need any tips about how to maintain your boiler, please give us a call.

On this page, you will find a guide to replacing your boiler. You will also find advice on when and how to do so. However, if you have any other queries or questions, please don't hesitate to give us a call.

How do I know if my Boiler needs Replacing?

There are a few warning signs to watch out for which will indicate your boiler needs replacing. Remember, it is important to call a professional as soon as you spot any of these signs; don't try to fix or diagnose the problems yourself, as it can make them worse, and can be very dangerous.

Sometimes, your boiler might just need a service or a repair, for example, if the boiler is being louder than usual, or hot water is coming out cooler then normal.

However, it is always important to check with a professional. Here are the main signs that you need a boiler replacement:

  • If your boiler needs repairing consistently
  • If there has been an increase in your fuel bills
  • If the energy efficiency rating is below 'A'
  • If the age of your boiler is over 15 years
  • If you have noticed leaks coming from your boiler
  • If you see black soot coming from your boiler
  • If you notice yellow flames coming from your boiler

What is the Average Life of a Boiler?

The average life of a boiler is usually around 10-15 years, providing they have been serviced regularly, at least once a year, and have been well maintained.

The life span of a boiler will decrease if you don't have it serviced, and you don't maintain it as you should, as the boiler may have problems with it that you don't know about.

To keep your boiler going for longer, you should make sure your central heating system is reliable and efficient; it is a good idea to check this with a professional. You should also ensure the boiler meets the requirements of your home and business; for example, the larger the property, the larger the boiler needs to be.

Should I Replace my 20-year-old Boiler?

It is entirely your choice if you want to replace your boiler after 20 years. You don't have to if it is still working well, and isn't showing any signs of needing a replacement.

As long as you continue to have it serviced and keep it maintained, you can keep it for as long as you can.

However, as soon as the boiler starts to show any signs of needing a replacement, you must do so. We do recommend changing your boiler after 15 years, as there is a good chance they have stopped selling the parts needed to fix your boiler if it ever needed repairing.

It also makes your boiler more efficient and reduces the risk of a breakdown.


How often should a Boiler be Replaced?

It is recommended to have your boiler replaced every 15 years; however, it is down to you to decide. As long as your boiler shows no signs of needing a replacement, and works reliably, with an energy efficiency rating of A, then you can keep using it.

It is important to have your boiler serviced at least once a year, however old your boiler is, as this will prolong its life span and ensure there are no problems with it. If you are having continuous problems with your boiler, and it is less than 15 years old, it is probably a good idea to think about a replacement.

Boilers usually come with a warranty of around 2-10 years, in which case you will be able to get a brand new boiler replacement free of charge. So, if you are having problems early on, make sure you check the warranty for your boiler.

How Efficient is my Old Boiler?

You will need to check the energy efficiency rating on your old boiler. If the rating is below A, then your old boiler isn't very reliable or efficient, and you need a replacement.

If you have your old boiler serviced every year and you maintain it well, then the efficiency will keep up. If your old boiler loses its efficiency, the plumber will be able to tell when they service it, and you may also experience problems with your hot water, and the central heating in your property.

If you would like any more information regarding the efficiency of your old boiler, then please get in contact with us today. You can find our phone number on our website, or you can send us an email. A member of our friendly team will always be available to help.

Are Old Boilers Dangerous?

There is a possibility that old boilers can be dangerous, especially if they haven't been maintained or serviced regularly. There are warning signs to look out for to see if your old boiler has any dangers.

If you are unsure about the dangers of your old boiler, it is so important to get in touch with a professional. Boilers can leak carbon monoxide, so it is essential not to try and diagnose and fix your old boiler yourself.

The older the boilers are, the less efficient and reliable they'll be, so it is always recommended to get a replacement. If you would like to get expert advice on your boiler, then please don't hesitate to get in touch with us today. We can point you in the right direction!


How much is a New Combi Boiler?

The price of a new combi boiler will depend on the size and model you choose. To decide this, you would need to think about your heating and hot water requirements; the larger the home and the more people there are, the larger the boiler will need to be.

Brand new combi boilers are around £600 - £2000, obviously depending on many factors. Although this may sound expensive, it will work out cheaper in the long run, as leaving your boiler for too long will mean continuous expensive repair bills.

We can install your new boiler at an affordable price, and we will give you all the maintenance advice you need to keep your boiler efficient and prolong its life span.

Contact Us

Emergency Plumber Hampshire Ltd has many years of experience and can provide you with the high-quality boiler services you need.

We want to leave our customers feeling rest assured and with their full peace of mind. We are based in Southampton, and we provide our services to our local surrounding areas.

If you would like to find out more information, you need some advice, or you would like a free quote, please contact us today.

To get in touch with us, for boiler installation in Southampton, you can either give us a call or send us an email, and a member of our friendly and professional team will always be on hand to help. We take pride in our excellent customer service skills and fabulous reviews.

Our Heating Engineers

Emergency Plumber Hampshire Ltd is based in Southampton, and we have many years of experience in the plumbing industry, gaining expert knowledge so that we can give our customers the advice and support they need.

We provide professional and reliable plumbing services at a very affordable price. We also provide a 24-hour emergency call-out service so that we can help you with boiler breakdowns at any time of day or night.

Our plumbers are highly trained and qualified so they can help you with the entire boiler process, including installation of your new boiler, repairs, maintenance, breakdowns and servicing.

If you would like a free quote or would like to know more about the services we offer, please get in contact with us today. We are always happy to hear from our customers.

Why Choose Us?

Here at Emergency Plumber Hampshire Ltd, we provide a reliable, quick, easy, affordable and professional service. We are Gas Safe registered, which means we are trained and qualified, and we take health and safety very seriously. We bring proof of this to every job to give our customers peace of mind.

We want to make sure you don't end up with expensive repair bills and having to have new boiler replacements, which is why we offer boiler servicing. We recommend having your boiler serviced at least once a year to reduce the risk of breakdowns.

We use all the latest diagnostic equipment and tools to ensure all our jobs are completed at a high standard. We can help with both domestic property and commercial property plumbing problems, and no job is too big or too small for us.