Your boiler is a vital part of your home, providing hot water and heating for your family. But what happens when your boiler starts to break down? Should you repair it or replace it?
The answer to this question rests on a number of things, such as how old your boiler is, how much it costs to fix, how well it works, and how much money you want to invest in a new installation or maintenance.
Before you decide whether to repair or replace your boiler, it is important to consider the boiler’s efficiency and safety. If your boiler is old and out of date, it may not be safe to use. In this case, the unit should be changed as soon as possible.
The age of your unit: Boilers typically have a lifespan of around 10-15 years. If your boiler is older than this, it may be more likely to break down and may not be as efficient as a newer boiler model.
The cost of maintenance: The cost can vary depending on the severity of the problem. If the materials are going to cost more than half the price of a new boiler, it may be better to replace the unit altogether.
The efficiency of your boiler: Newer boilers are more efficient than older models. This means that they use less energy to heat your home, which can save you money on your gas bills. If your unit is old and inefficient, it may be worth replacing it with an efficient boiler from a newer model to save money on your energy bills.
Your budget: Of course, the cost of a new boiler is a major factor to consider. New boilers can be expensive, so it is important to factor in the cost of the replacement parts for the boiler, installation, and any other associated costs when making your decision.
A new boiler will be worth repairing if the cost of parts is relatively low. However, if your current boiler itself is old or the cost of maintenance is high, it may be better to book a new installation.
The cost of maintenance can vary depending on the severity of the problem. Minor repairs to most boilers, such as replacing a thermostat or fixing a leak, can cost a few hundred pounds. However, more serious repairs, such as replacing a heat exchanger or the entire unit, can cost several thousand pounds.
If you decide to replace your boiler, perhaps a new central heating system, there are a few things to keep in mind:
Get a quote from MML Plumbing: This will help you compare prices and get the best deal.
Ask about the warranty that comes with the new model: This will give you peace of mind in case of a breakdown in the future.
Consider the cost of repairs for a broken boiler versus the cost of a brand new boiler: If the cost of repairs is relatively low, it may be worth repairing it instead of replacing it.
Think about your lifestyle and how much hot water and heating you need: If you have a large family or entertain guests often, you may need a new boiler that can keep up with the demand. In this case, it may be better to replace it with a larger model.
Talk to your friends, family, and neighbours to get their recommendations: They may be able to give you some insights into their experiences with different models and brands.
The price of a new boiler also varies depending on the size, efficiency, and features of the unit. A basic combi system can be around £1,500, while a high-efficiency system boiler can cost upwards of £5,000 plus the installation labour.
In some cases, a new boiler may be cheaper than repairing an old boiler. This is especially true if the cost of repairs is high or if the unit is very old and inefficient.
A new boiler can be more efficient than an older boiler, which can save you money on your gas bills. According to the Energy Saving Trust, you could save up to £300 per year on your bills by replacing an old G-rated boiler with a new A-rated boiler.
New boilers installed now are typically more energy efficient than older models. This means that they use less energy to heat your home.
If you are looking for a reliable and affordable boiler installer, MML Plumbing is the perfect choice. Contact us today for a free quote.