When to Replace a Boiler

Peter Elliston
Peter Elliston
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When to Replace a Boiler

Making the decision to say goodbye to your old boiler and invest in a new one can be tricky. It’s hard to know when your current system is ready for renewal and when the cost of living is still sky high, you want to know you are making the right decision before you invest in an upgrade.

If you are considering upgrading your heating system to a newer model or a new system altogether, we have put together a quick guide that can help you identify if your current system is ready to go and what systems might make the perfect replacement. 

How old is your boiler? 

One of the biggest indicators that your boiler is ready for a replacement is its age. Generally, boilers have a life expectancy of between 10 and 15 years and will last longer if they have been regularly serviced and properly maintained. 

In some cases, your boiler might outlive this expectancy but if your boiler is in this age bracket and is starting to show signs of decreasing efficiency and breaking down more often, this is likely a sign that it’s time to replace it. 

How efficient is your boiler? 

Saving money and energy are two very important factors that will influence your decision to upgrade your boiler. Advancements in boiler technology in the last ten years likely mean that there are many more energy-efficient models on the market that could help you reduce your household energy usage and knock down your bills. 

With the current cost of living still sky high, many homes will benefit from making the switch to a new boiler model to reduce the cost of heating the home and water. Additionally, switching to more energy-efficient models has a positive environmental impact and will help to reduce your home’s carbon footprint. 

If you are looking for more ways to cut down energy usage in your home, check out our energy-saving tips for 2024.

How often do you need to repair your boiler?

Regularly calling out a boiler technician because of faults and errors with your boiler system is another clear indicator that your boiler’s time is up. While we always offer our customers the best value for money on repairs and call outs, if you find yourself regularly needing to have your old boiler repaired, it could be that the best financial decision you can make is to invest in a new boiler.

Boiler Upgrade Scheme 

If you have decided that a new system is the right next step for you, you could benefit from the Boiler Upgrade Scheme. Launched in April 2022, the Boiler Upgrade Scheme is a government strategy that supports homeowners interested in upgrading to more sustainable heating systems with grants of up to £7,500. 

While traditional boilers are one of the most common heating solutions in UK homes, they are often not the most sustainable choice so it could be beneficial to look at other options. The boiler upgrade scheme can help not just with upgrading boilers that use biomass instead of fossil fuels but can also be used to install heat pumps. 

With financial concerns such a major consideration when making decisions about home investments, schemes like this not only help with the cost of renewable upgrades but also help to encourage the uptake of more sustainable home heating systems. 

If you would like to learn more about the Boiler Upgrade Scheme including eligibility terms, please get in touch with our team today. 

Renewable heating systems from Warmaway

Effective home heating is essential and here at Warmaway we are passionate about making it as energy-efficient and climate-conscious as possible. We provide a range of sustainable heating solutions alongside industry-leading maintenance services – we even install electric home charging points.
If you are interested in investing in renewable energy such as solar panels, ground source heat pumps, air source heat pumps or just need reliable and high-quality maintenance services, get in touch today. Our experts can offer obligation-free advice to support you whether you are upgrading your boiler or setting up with solar power.

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