Signs You Need A Boiler Replacement
We are often contacted by our Wirral based customers when they are unsure of whether they need a boiler replacement or not. There are many tell-tale signs that your boiler may need to be replaced. In this blog post we are going to outline the most common signs that you need a boiler replacement.
1. Strange Noises
If you hear strange noises from your heating system when your boiler is heating up or cooling down it could be a sign you need a boiler replacement. Creaks and groans are normal. However, the sounds of air escaping and metallic clangs are not. The noises could be down to a number of different factors such as your pump not running correctly, fan bearing wearing out or a blocked heat exchanger.
2. Your Home Doesn’t Feel Warm
If your radiators don’t feel hot enough, or your boiler keeps kettling and shutting off, you are most likely wasting energy and not receiving the full heating benefits for your home. A brand new boiler replacement will really help you feel the difference.
3. Water Isn’t Hot Enough
If your water is not hot enough when you take a shower or bath, or you only get hot water by turning the heating on, there is a good chance your boiler is not working correctly.
4. Strange Smells From Boiler
If your boiler has dark marks around the casing, and it smells strange, it could be a sign that your boiler is not burning correctly. It could be potentially leaking dangerous carbon monoxide gas into your home.
5. Increased Fuel Bills
If your gas bills are frequently increasing or you suspect you are paying over the odds for your energy it could be a sign that your boiler is not performing efficiently.
6. Regular Boiler Repairs
If you have to reset your boiler every morning or constantly top up its pressure your boiler has a problem.
If your boiler is over 10 years old and constantly needs repairs and regular maintenance for it to continue doing its job, it may be time to replace it with a more efficient, modern, trouble-free boiler.
7. Replacement Parts Difficult To Source
If your heating engineer regularly tells you that parts for your boiler are difficult to source or are obsolete it is highly likely that you require a boiler replacement.
Ask your heating engineer to conduct a gas analysis test. If you are told your boilers net efficiency is lower than 75%, you are probably throwing away at least £25 of every £100 you spend on your gas heating bills.
8. Your Existing Boiler Is An Open Flue Appliance
Open flue boilers are an old-school style of heating system and are only around 65% – 75% efficient. If you have an old open flue boiler we highly recommend you get your boiler replaced with a modern condensing boiler.
If your boiler is displaying any of the above signs, it is highly likely that you and your home could benefit from a boiler replacement. In some cases, boilers displaying the above signs could be dangerous to you and your family’s health. Don’t ignore the signs that your boiler is on its last legs as you could be sacrificing comfort, energy efficiency and overspending on your heating bills.
Getting Your Boiler Replaced In Wirral
Wirral Plumbers are the first choice for boiler replacements in Wirral for a number of different reasons. However, it all boils down to the fact that we offer customer service that’s second to none. We are Gas Safe heating engineers with over 20 years of experience working on all manner of boilers from a range of manufacturers. This means we can provide an experienced and efficient service, offering complete reliability with our boiler replacements. We only use parts from trusted suppliers, which allows us to offer competitive warranties on our boilers replacements in Wirral.
We specialise in the installation of modern condensing boilers and renewable energy products from leading manufacturers such as Baxi, Vaillant and Worcester Bosch using the latest technology available. Modern condensing boilers improve efficiency to over 90% which could save you a minimum of 30% per year on your home heating bills, which represents a big saving over the lifetime of your boiler.
Get In Touch
Require a boiler replacement in Wirral? Call us today on 0758 0395 493 to book in a repair with our gas safe registered heating engineer. Alternatively, you can email us at email@example.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible.