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Do I need to repair or replace my boiler?

If you're experiencing problems with your boiler, it can be difficult to know whether you need repairs or a replacement. In this blog post, we will discuss the differences between repairing and replacing a boiler and help you decide which is the best option for you. We also provide information on boiler installation and repairs in Bristol, so if you need any help, please don't hesitate to get in touch!

Repair vs new

What are the signs that my boiler needs to be repaired or replaced?

If your boiler is giving you trouble, the first thing you need to do is identify the problem. Is your boiler making strange noises? Leaking water? Not producing enough heat? Once you've diagnosed the issue, you can start to look into whether repairs or replacement is the best option.

How much does it cost to repair or replace a boiler?

The cost of repairing or replacing a boiler depends on a number of factors, including the type of boiler, the age of the boiler and the severity of the damage. In general, older boilers are more expensive to repair or replace than newer ones. Boilers that have been well-maintained are also typically more expensive to repair than those that have not been maintained.

The severity of the damage is another important factor in determining the cost of repairs. A small crack in the boiler may only require a few hundred dollars to fix, while a major leak could cost several thousand dollars to repair. In some cases, the cost of repairs may be covered by your homeowner's insurance policy. However, it is always best to check with your insurance company before assuming that they will cover the cost of repairs or replacement.

What factors should I consider when deciding whether to repair or replace my boiler?

When a boiler breaks down, it can be difficult to know whether to repair or replace it. 

There are a number of factors that should be considered, including the age of the boiler, the cost of repairs, and the availability of replacement parts. One important thing to keep in mind is that newer boilers are usually more energy-efficient than older models. This means that replacing an old boiler with a new one could help to reduce your energy bills. However, boilers can be expensive to install, so you will need to weigh up the initial cost against the long-term savings. If you are unsure about which option is best for you, it is always worth speaking to a qualified heating engineer for advice. Here at Bristol Boiler Man we are always happy to assist, just give us a call!

How long does a boiler usually last?

A good boiler should effectively heat your house while also lasting a long time. If you recently purchased a new boiler, you most likely won't need to worry about replacing it for a very long time. The typical lifespan of a modern boiler is between 10 and 15 years. It might be time for you to think about getting a new one if your existing one is nearing the end of its useful life. 

Older boilers are significantly less efficient than newer ones, especially those that were installed more than ten years ago. These boilers date from a time when climate change and technology advances were different. They are also most likely nearing the end of their useful lives, so you should start setting money down for a replacement. However, your boiler is probably considerably more efficient now if it was installed even five years ago. You can prolong its lifespan and keep it operating effectively.

If you feel like you need to speak to a trained heating professional, give us a call today on 07432401972