Boilers are not something you need to think about daily but there are a couple of reasons why you need to replace your boiler. One of the obvious reasons is if it stops working completely and is beyond repair. But don’t panic! At MCR Gas, we can install a new and affordable boiler for you.

Here are the most common signs that your boiler needs to be replaced:

Your Boiler Is Older Than 15 Years

The length of each boiler indeed varies depending on the model, brand and size. However, your boiler should last up to 15 years then you should invest in a replacement to prevent expensive future costs. Each one will vary in price, you will need to figure out which one is most cost-efficient for your household. We offer to pay monthly options and a range of flexible finance packages which includes up to 10 years of finance options with 0% finance over 12 months. We Also have discount voucher offers to help you save even more money!

A boiler’s efficiency will generally decrease as it gets older, which will lead to more expensive energy bills. Remember to check your efficiency rating to see how much you are spending. To avoid any nasty surprises this winter, it is important to arrange an annual boiler service that will maintain the wellbeing of your boiler and ensure its longevity. A service will give a chance for the engineer to identify any issues that can be fixed or if there are any emergency boiler issues.

Frequent Boiler Breakdowns

Are you regularly in contact with a Gas Safe registered engineer? It is worth considering whether or not the cost of the repairs is more than the cost of purchasing a new boiler. Replacing your boiler will be safer and will give you peace of mind that you will always have access to heating and hot water at any time of the day or night.

Your Radiator Takes Some Time To Heat Up

If your radiator is taking some time to get toasty, there is an internal malfunction as most modern boilers reach their maximum temperature quite quickly. This means that the radiator is approaching the end of its days and means you need to replace your boiler. There is another reason why your radiator takes a while to heat up. Your radiators may need bleeding as they could be full of sludge which causes the radiators to have cold spots and blockages. Dirty water circulating in your heating system can result in long-term problems with your now defeated boiler. It is now time for a boiler service or a full boiler replacement. One of our amiable Gas Safe Engineers will be happy to help. Contact us if you have any questions.

Increased Bills

Have you noticed your energy bills have increased over time? This could be an indication that your boiler isn’t as efficient as it use to be. This tends to happen when boilers become old over time. Contact us and we let you know if your boiler is working as efficiently as possible. Boilers come with an energy efficiency rating that ranges from A – G. An A-rated boiler is the highest rating when it comes to efficiency. Double-check your boiler’s efficiency rating, it may be worth investing in a new boiler if it’s low.

You Can’t Find Replacement Parts For Your Boiler

Boilers aren’t often simple. Not finding replacement parts for your boiler can happen. If you are struggling to find the correct parts and ask a heating engineer to sort it out, this will create more work for the engineer and they are more likely to charge you more for installing the new parts. Take this opportunity to replace your boiler before experiencing the latter. You can thank us later.

Your Boiler Is Leaking

If your boiler is leaking this can mean that there is an internal problem. In this case, it is advisable to call an engineer because the problem worsens and there are other issues such as rust and corrosion. This shows that your heating system is inefficient and needs replacing.

The Flame In Your Boiler Has Changed From Blue To Yellow

A blue flame represents a healthy boiler. If your boiler’s flame is yellow, you must contact one of our heating engineers immediately. Heating engineers will be able to assess the seriousness of the situation at hand. A yellow flame means a malfunctioning of the boiler involving carbon monoxide, which is very dangerous. This will be explained more below.

Your Boiler Releases A Bad Smell

If your boiler has a bad scent this can be a hazardous sign of carbon monoxide leaking from your boiler. It is odourless and can be hard to detect but it is vital to contact a heating engineer straight away as soon as possible. So lookout for a yellow flame and turn off your boiler immediately and contact us right away.

Book Your Boiler Installation

Now that you know the common signs of when to replace your boiler, why not book a boiler installation and one of our heating engineers will come by and install a fresh new working boiler for you. If you still want to do more research in boiler replacement, check out our fabulous blog on Everything You Need To Know About Boiler Installation.