August 27, 2021

Do You Need A New Boiler?

It’s definitely time for a new boiler if your old one requires frequent maintenance, produces strange sounds, fails to heat your house or is generally temperamental and prone to breaking down.

There was a period when houses did not have central heating and hot water on demand. As a result, when our boilers fail, it seems like a catastrophe. But they don’t last forever, so if you’re having trouble with yours, it may be time to think about replacing it.

 

Boiler failure warning signs

Sounds that don’t make sense. Even though boilers may be repaired once they become old, it may be more cost-effective to buy a new one. An expert should be consulted if your boiler is producing loud banging, popping, or hissing noises when turned on. You may also need to consider buying a new boiler.

Regular maintenance is required to keep it in good working order. Have your boiler serviced yearly by a plumber or gas safety expert who is licenced and bonded. However, if the boiler is approaching the end of its useful life, or if it is always in need of maintenance, it’s time to consider about a replacement.

It’s a little dated. Is your boiler 10 years old or older? If so, it may be time to replace it. Even if everything works perfectly, the older it grows, the more probable it is to break down and cause a serious accident. And it’s almost certain that it’s less energy-efficient than a brand-new boiler. A new boiler may appear costly at first, but it can save you money in the long term by heating your home more effectively and lowering your gas costs.

It dries out. In addition to water damage, leaks of carbon monoxide may be fatal.

As a result, the water’s temperature changes. If your hot water takes a long time to warm up or if it runs hot and cold occasionally when running a sink or bath, it may time for a replacement.

 

How much does it cost to install a new boiler?

However, the cost of installing a whole new boiler varies widely. The cost of installing a new system may be as high as or even more than the cost of purchasing the boiler itself.

As a result, it’s not possible to install a boiler on your own. Although prices vary, installation costs are even more variable. The quantity of labour necessary, how many additional components are needed, and how complicated the installation is will all have a bearing on the ultimate cost. Here at Elite Group, we offer brand new boiler installations with 0% finance available.

It’s also uncommon for other heating system components, such as radiators, pipes, and valves, need to be upgraded or replaced.

 

Do I require a certain kind of boiler to meet my needs?

Boilers come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but they always fall into two fundamental categories. Depending on your current heating system and other factors, you may need a different kind. Two main kinds of boilers are conventional and combination boilers (combi-boiler).

Check out our article on the various kinds of boilers for a complete explanation of the different types.

 

Installation

It is necessary to locate a Gas Safe certified installer before the boiler is installed.

In addition, the installer will do a thorough inspection of your house and provide you with an estimate of the prices and other variables involved in the project. To determine whether you also need to repair pipes or other components along with the boiler, the expert should examine your complete heating system and provide recommendations.

You may expect a combined boiler installation to take a day or two if your installation is simple, but the installer will give you a more exact estimate since it can take longer.

Next, the expert will remove your old boiler and replace it with a new one. He will also replace any other parts of the system as specified in the estimate. Normaly they will also power flush the system to remove dirt and then conduct a thorough inspection of the system as well as explain how it works in detail to you before leaving.

The engineer will then register the appliance on the Gas Safe Register after this is completed. As long as you complete it within 30 days, you’ll get a certificate from the registry. To comply with the law, be sure to have this done as soon as possible.

 

ECO3 Scheme

ECO3 is a government programme that provides free or highly subsidised boiler subsidies to low-income households in order to improve their energy efficiency. One of the criteria is that you fulfil specific income-based requirements and that your non-condensing boiler is at least five years old.

In other words, you will get a new boiler for free or for far less than its normal price (including installation). On our website you can fill out a short form to see if you qualify.

You should contact us at every step if you believe you need a new boiler so you can finally say goodbye to those chilly showers.