Does My Boiler Need Replacing?

When your boiler has reached a grand age, replacing it isn’t always necessary. Just like people, age is just a number when it comes to boilers. With a little TLC such as boiler care and regular boiler servicing, you can prolong the life of your boiler, saving you hundreds if not thousands of pounds. However, there will come a time when your boiler will have reached the end of its life and the only alternative is to replace it.

If your boiler is starting to make horrendous noises and you’re wondering if its time is up, take a look at our list of boiler issues to find out if your boiler needs replacing or simply repairing.

Reasons You Should Replace Your Boiler

Numerous breakdowns

If you’re finding that you’re calling out a local, Lincoln heating engineer more than once a year, it’s worth considering boiler cover, and worth getting some advice on whether to replace the boiler. Those repairs and call-outs are adding up if you don’t have cover. If your boiler is struggling time after time and it’s becoming an inconvenience, then it’s probably a good idea to replace your boiler. At Glow, we carry out boiler installations in Lincoln and the wider area, so you’ve come to the right place! We can now offer 0% finance on boilers and selected products. Get in touch to find out more.

If your boiler is still struggling after a regular service, then it’s probably a good idea to replace your boiler. At Glow, we carry out boiler installations in Lincoln and the wider area, so you’ve come to the right place!

Your boiler and radiators are making noises

Boilers and radiators make noises from time to time and this is completely normal. But if the noises change and get louder then it’s worth taking notice. Here are some of the possible noises explained:

Tapping: This could be a sign of sludge build up in your central heating system. It can be easily remedied with a powerflush.

Whistling: This can be caused by limescale build up or trapped air within the system.

Gurgling: This may be caused by air in the system, a blockage in the pipework or a frozen or blocked condensate pipe. Or possibly a broken pump.

You should let an engineer know if you’ve noticed any new, loud noises coming from your central heating system.

Your bills are increasing

Are your bills increasing without using extra heating? This could be due to the inefficiency of your boiler. Old G-rated boilers are less efficient than modern A-rated boilers and will cost you more money to run. If you boiler is getting old, it might be worth your while replacing it sooner rather than later. We understand boiler’s aren’t cheap, that’s why at Glow Heating Services in Lincoln, we offer 0% finance on boilers and selected products. Just call 01522 300744 to find out more.

The blue flame in your boiler is burning yellow

The flame in your boiler should always be a sharp blue flame. If it’s changed to yellow or looks floppy then you should turn your boiler off and call a Gas Safe engineer straightaway and explain your situation.

Leaking boiler

Your boiler should never leak water. If it does, something may have broken inside, such as a seal or valve. You shouldn’t ignore a leak as it could lead to more serious problems. It’s recommended you turn off your boiler and have it checked by a professional heating engineer.

Bad smells when your boiler is on

When you smell a sulphurous odour like eggs when you use your boiler you may have a gas leak. You should turn off your boiler and call the emergency Gas Line on 0800 111 999. They’ll recommend to get in touch with a registered Gas Safe engineer to take a look at your boiler.

Replacement parts are expensive

If your boiler is old or the manufacturer is no longer in business it may be tricky for your engineer to get hold of the parts needed to fix your boiler, and could make the fix more expensive. It might be more economical to replace the boiler than make numerous fixes. However if your boiler is hugely reliable and has only let you down the once and is in good condition at annual servicing, it’s probably worth repairing the problem. You’ll be able to discuss this with your engineer.

How much does a new boiler cost?

If you want a quote for a new boiler then head to our homepage, scroll to the bottom and you’ll find our handy quotation tool ‘Get a Boiler Installation Quote’. It takes just 30 seconds to complete the simple questions and you’ll receive an free estimation of costs.

Ready to speak to an engineer?

Contact Glow on 01522 300744 to talk through your options and book an appointment. We operate across Lincolnshire, providing an industry leading heating service at a local level.