A new gas boiler is an expensive purchase, therefore you should anticipate it to last for several years. A good boiler will often keep your house warm and cozy for at least ten years. Though many boilers will live much longer than that.
There are, of course, many things you can do to lengthen the life of your boiler, from carefully monitoring maintenance to making sure that any problems are found and fixed right away. When performing any boiler-related repair, always use a skilled professional to reduce the danger of damage that could cause your boiler to fail much sooner than intended.
NG INSTALLS can assist you whether you’re considering upgrading your boiler or just want someone to ensure that everything is operating properly with your current system. Contact our staff, and we’ll set up a convenient time for an experienced engineer to visit you.
How long should a boiler be expected to last?
A properly maintained boiler should deliver dependable service for more than 10 years, however a boiler’s lifespan obviously varies greatly. The typical lifespan of a system is at least this long, but there are many variables that can affect how long a boiler lasts.
An everyday boiler that is put under a lot of strain won’t likely last as long as one that doesn’t get used as frequently, for instance. On the other side, boilers that are not properly maintained and are used infrequently may also need to be replaced sooner.
In the best case situation, you might be able to extend your boiler’s lifespan to 20 years or more. In order to do this, you must keep it well-maintained, servicing the system at least once a year. Additionally, you’ll want to be sure that all repairs are made to the greatest standards and that any work is done by someone who has a thorough understanding of the system.
How long a boiler lasts will also depend on the quality of the boiler itself. The finest grade models tend to be made using the very best components. Customers pay more for this level of quality, thus it only seems sense that such equipment would outlast ones with lower specifications.
How to maximize the performance of your boiler
If you want your boiler to last as long as possible, maintenance is essential. Check out a few of our experts’ suggestions for extending the life of your boiler.
Watch your heater.
Be mindful of the tasks your boiler performs. Call an engineer to get the problem looked into if you ever hear an odd noise or suspect that some radiators aren’t functioning as well as they once did. Boilers frequently exhibit a number of warning signals of a possible fault before repair work needs to be done. The sooner the issue is identified, the better.
Don’t forget about your yearly servicing.
Although it might be low on your list of priorities, scheduling your annual boiler servicing shouldn’t be. No matter how old the boiler is, we always advise that it be maintained once a year. A high-quality boiler will operate efficiently for a sizable number of years with routine maintenance.
Pick a boiler that fits your building.
It’s important to think about alternatives that fit your home and needs when choosing a new boiler. Overworked boilers will break down much more quickly than boilers that are built to withstand the pressure they will experience. Consider how frequently you’ll need hot water and heating, then pick a boiler that meets those needs.
Always choose a knowledgeable engineer.
Don’t give in to the urge to repair your boiler yourself. This could be quite risky in addition to shortening the lifespan of your boiler. Call a licensed engineer if you have any boiler-related issues. Check to see if the person you’ve hired to service your boiler is gas-safe registered and has a good reputation.
Fix any issues right away.
Make careful to schedule and finish any necessary repairs as soon as you learn there is a problem with your boiler. Even while not all boiler repairs require immediate attention, it is usually preferable to solve an issue right away.
Request a power flush.
Your heating system can require periodic expert cleaning. Your heating system’s efficiency may be greatly impacted by this power flush treatment. A heating system will unavoidably accumulate dirt and sludge over time. If these particles are allowed to accumulate further, they will eventually result in issues that could harm your boiler. Find out if a power flush could boost your boiler’s longevity or improve its health by speaking with your heating engineer about it.
How to proceed if you believe your boiler needs to be replaced
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any boiler-related concerns. Maybe you’ve noticed that your heater isn’t as effective as it used to be, or it’s started producing unusual noises when you turn it on. Don’t worry; simply give us a call, and an engineer will arrive shortly to see if any repairs are required.
If your boiler needs repairs, one of our engineers will let you know and set up a time to do the job. If it turns out that you do need to replace your boiler, our staff will be able to suggest several options for your home. Even a complete boiler installation can be scheduled at a time that is convenient for you. Contact us, and we’ll handle the rest.