There are often a few signs that you can look out for which indicate that it is time to replace your existing boiler. Castle Heating Kent has listed these signs down below, so carry on reading if you would like to know more or get in touch by calling 01634 247525 or 07763 236640.
Understanding the Importance of a Functional Boiler
Keeping your house cosy, particularly in the winter, is mostly dependent on your heating. It is in charge of giving you hot water and warmth for a variety of everyday needs. Boilers have a limited lifespan, just like any other appliance, so eventually you'll need to replace them to keep your house comfortable and energy-efficient.
Signs you need a new boiler installed
The humidity in your pipes may freeze and cause clogs once the winter frost sets in. When you least expect it, your boiler may completely shut down due to these frozen pipes, depriving you of hot water and heating. Frozen pipes can also be a sign that your boiler was not installed correctly in the first place, which emphasises the significance of having an experienced installer.
Something is wrong if your boiler starts making strange noises like popping or pounding. These sounds usually point to rust or limescale accumulation inside your boiler. This problem is more common in older boilers, and one common sign is the existence of hot spots, which are areas where heat isn't dispersed uniformly. This could be dangerous in addition to decreasing the boiler's efficiency.
Boiler Keeps Getting Turned Off
When your boiler seems to have a mind of its own and shuts off on its own, it can be very annoying. This problem can be attributed to a broken thermostat in most circumstances. When your thermostat can no longer connect to your boiler, there are usually underlying issues that need to be fixed right away. Neglecting this indicator may result in higher energy costs and a colder house.
No Hot Water
Abruptly losing hot water can be quite inconvenient and is often a sign that your boiler is having problems. Low boiler water levels are frequently an indication that certain parts aren't working as well as they should. This is particularly valid if you've observed a slow drop in the quantity and quality of hot water. This is a dead giveaway that you should think about upgrading to a more dependable and effective boiler when it occurs.
Are you having problems with inconsistent heating in your house? Certain rooms might be heated, while others stay frigid. An ageing boiler that is unable to distribute heat evenly is frequently the cause of this discrepancy. Modern boilers are made to heat your home more consistently, increasing both its overall comfort and energy efficiency.
Increased Energy Bills
Your boiler may be the cause if you've observed a noticeable increase in your energy bills without a commensurate rise in usage. Boilers lose efficiency with age, which increases energy consumption. A more energy-efficient boiler can replace your old one and save you a lot of money on heating expenses over time.
Do you have to bring in experts to fix your boiler regularly? Maintaining an elderly boiler can become unfeasible due to frequent malfunctions and rising repair costs. Long-term cost savings and warranty peace of mind are two benefits of purchasing a new boiler.
Visible Signs of Rust or Corrosion
Your boiler's visual inspection can tell you a lot about its state. The internal components of the boiler may also be failing if you observe any rust or corrosion on the outside of the unit or around its pipes. It makes sense to repair the boiler since rust and corrosion can erode its structural integrity and reduce its efficiency.
Age of the Boiler
Your boiler's age is an important consideration. Depending on use and upkeep, the average boiler's lifespan is between ten and fifteen years. Even if there aren't any obvious problems with your boiler, it's a good idea to start considering replacement if it's getting close to or over this age range. More recent versions can provide superior performance and are more energy-efficient.
Carbon Monoxide Leaks
Carbon monoxide (CO) leaks are possibly the most important symptom to be aware of. CO is an odourless, colourless gas that, in high enough concentrations, can be fatally inhaled. If you or any member of your family has symptoms such as headaches, nausea, dizziness, or flu-like symptoms, and they go away when you leave your house, there may be a carbon monoxide leak from a broken boiler. In such circumstances, switch off your boiler, open the air, and get in touch with a specialist right away for a comprehensive examination and possible replacement.
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Get in touch with our heating engineers
Castle Heating Kent offers a range of boiler installation services throughout Snodland, Maidstone, Rochester, West Malling, Gravesend or Aylesford. Header over to the boiler installation page to find out more.