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Why googling “BOILER REPAIRS NEAR ME” could be an expensive mistake

Why googling “boiler repairs near me could be an expensive mistake! 

Googling ‘boiler repairs near me’ might seem like the most obvious thing to do if you think your boiler might be on its last legs.

And nobody looks forward to hearing the answer to the question ‘should I repair or replace my boiler’?

However, if your boiler is making strange noises or has started to lose pressure, then it's probably time to consider a replacement.

Boilers can last from 10 to 15 years… if they have been serviced regularly and maintained.

But, as with any machine, there's no set time for replacing a boiler.

It depends on its age, condition, and how much it gets used.

Here's a quick rundown of some of the most common types of boiler problems and whether it makes sense to repair or replace your boiler.

In the past, it worked fine but now it’s not working as well

Though you may have had your boiler serviced annually, eventually it may stop working efficiently.

If your radiators aren't getting as hot as usual, or if the hot water in your home isn't staying consistent, it could be a sign of a problem.

If there is a leak or blockage in your system, it's a good idea to call a plumber immediately for a boiler repair.

If your boiler was installed less than eight years ago, we'd recommend that you have it checked by a Gas Safe registered engineer (such as ourselves!)

And if your boiler was installed more than 10 years ago? Then it might well be a good time to consider upgrading and replacing your boiler.


But how much does a new boiler cost these days?

Click here to get more information and a new boiler quote.


It stops working more than it should

Do you find yourself calling an engineer out for boiler repairs regularly?

Servicing your boiler every year is a good way to ensure it runs well for the rest of the year.

But, if you have called out a heating engineer out more than once in the past year, you may want to consider whether the cost of starting over with a new boiler might be less expensive in the long run.

If your boiler malfunctions after a service, then it may be a sign that it is time for a replacement.

As the saying goes, prevention is cheaper than the cure. So, we recommend an annual boiler servicing package to make sure your boiler works efficiently for as long as possible.

Click here to find out more about our boiler servicing plans.

You have low water pressure or even leaks

If your boiler is leaking water or you have low pressure when you turn on your taps/shower, it’s a sure sign that you need to call in a plumber to find the leak.

When your water pressure suddenly drops, it's often (but not always) because the boiler seal or valve is broken; sometimes it's due to major corrosion of an internal component.

It’s important to get a leak fixed as soon as possible.

A small leak can cause damage to your property if left unfixed for a long time.

As a general rule of thumb, if you installed your boiler less than six years ago, we would recommend repairing rather than replacement (if the leak is only small).

We provide hassle-free boiler repairs.

What about if your boiler is eight years or older?

A repair may still be the solution but often this is a good time to consider investing in a replacement.

New, modern boilers boast a huge number of benefits, click here to read about the features of installing a new boiler.

Your gas bill is higher than usual, and you're not sure why

Boilers are rated according to their efficiency, which can save you money on your energy bill and help reduce your carbon footprint.

Older boilers tend to get less efficient the longer they are in use, as build-ups occur inside, and parts wear out.

Older boilers over time can end up costing you more money compared to modern counterparts.

New boilers that are A-rated boilers have efficiency ratings above 90%, whereas older boilers will have an older G-rating of 70% or less.

Investing in a new A-rated boiler will almost certainly be a more cost effective solution for your home and could save you up to £300 a year.

If you are interested in upgrading to a new boiler or just curious about cost, click here to find out more about boiler installation packages.


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Boiler Repairs - Parts for your boiler are hard to find

Although some manufacturers of boilers are more well-established in the UK than others, replacement parts for most brands of boiler are easy and cheap to source.

It may be time to consider replacing your boiler if your heating engineer can't find the right part or component at a reasonable price.

In order to be cost-effective, it is important to replace major components (like a heat exchanger or (PCB) printed circuit board for example) when they're needed, rather than continuing to use a boiler that is old and needs one of these replacing.

At this point, your boiler could be considered Beyond Economical Repair (BER) which means it will cost more to repair than replace your boiler.

I’m concerned, my boiler/radiators are making a lot of noise

Have you noticed whilst your radiators make funny noises whilst you are sat having your tea or watching the tv?

If you notice any new sounds or vibrations, it may be a warning sign of an underlying problem.

Over a long period of time, your home’s heating system can start to build a mixture of dirt and debris creating sludge.

This sludge at its worst can cause blockages that will slow down or stop the flow of water.

This is where system flushing comes in.

A system flush can increase your radiator efficiency by up to 30%.

When we flush your radiators, it removes any iron oxide from the system ensuring your radiators are working to the maximum.

System flushing is effective on heating systems but can depend upon the age of your boiler and radiators – if your system is too old and inefficient, a replacement system may be the best course of action.

Click here to find out more information about System Flushing.

Your current boiler isn’t providing enough hot water for your family.

If your old boiler isn't heating enough water for everyone in your house, you may need to upgrade to a new model with a higher power output.

Have you recently extended your home, upgraded your bathroom, or added a new downstairs toilet? If so, you probably need more power.

If you've noticed your hot water delivery has recently decreased and is struggling to meet your hot water needs, then it may be time to consider replacing your boiler.

The age and condition of your boiler in this situation does not matter if the boiler isn’t meeting your overall needs.

Click here to book a call with us and we’ll discuss your needs/situation and provide tailored advice.

Now that you are more up to speed on whether you need to repair or replace your boiler whether that be now or in the future, you won’t need to panic search ‘boiler repair near me’ on Google.

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