The signs your boiler needs servicing or replacing
Old boilers which are energy inefficient waste a lot of energy. A new A-rated boiler would not only save you money, it would also ensure your home is warm and comfortable. It is especially important to check your boiler during the very cold winter months because your boiler ensures your radiators work properly and the your hot water stays hot.
How do I need my boiler needs replacing?
Your boiler is 10 years old or older
Although modern boilers may last up to 15 years, the lifespan of some boilers is around 10 years. It can be expected that your boiler may last longer than 10 years with regular servicing but it is worth checking its energy efficiency.
Yellow pilot light
A pilot light should be a crisp blue colour. If the pilot light is yellow, your boiler could be producing carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is both odourless and colourless. It is called ‘the silent killer’ because it can cause a number of health issues. The symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include dizziness, headache, fatigue, nausea, unconsciousness, brain damage and in some cases death.
It doesn’t produce heat as quickly as before
This is a rather obvious sign. If your boiler’s ability to heat your home has decreased, it is worth checking if it needs servicing or replacement.
Your boiler is not energy efficient
The Energy Saving Trust UK states that if your boiler is not energy efficient, you might be losing as much as £570 a year if you live in a detached bungalow. Modern A-rated boilers’ energy efficiency rating is above 90%.
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