Six signs that your boiler is on it’s way out
Is it time for you to upgrade and get a new boiler?
It’s makes odd sounds
You may have noticed it is making strange noises when it turns on or throughout the day. These noises may occur parallel to other issues, such as your house taking longer to heat up. Sounds like this can occur for many reasons, such as the pump or fan wearing down. But whatever the reason, there is no harm in contacting your local plumbing service to have your boiler examined by a professional engineer. It’s important to stay safe.
Your fuel bills are increasing quickly
If your energy bills are increasing at a faster rate than normal, it could be due to your boiler not working to its highest efficiency. If it is damaged, or has not been properly maintained, it will start to cost your extra in order to heat your home. This is why you can save money by either having it properly maintained or by replacing it with a more efficient one. A modern boiler can pay for itself in fifteen years.
You Struggle to Heat Up Your Home
It will take longer for your radiators to get hot. When they do, they just don’t get as hot as they used to. Modern boilers warm up much faster than older ones. They are also less likely to lose their heating power. You may consider having your boiler serviced, or even replacing it.
Your Boiler is More Than Fifteen Years Old
The average lifespan of a boiler is about 15 years. Once it has exceeds fifteen years it is either not working as well as it used. It will also be prone to breakdowns. The older a it is the more frequent and expensive it will be to repair and service it.
If Your Boiler Flame is Yellow
If your boiler’s flame is burning yellow it may be producing toxic fumes. It is a sign that the boiler is producing carbon monoxide that is colourless and odourless, and can cause all sorts of health problems. Carbon monoxide poisoning can be fatal. Other warning signs include troubling lighting the boiler and if the flame burns slowly or takes a long time to go out.
Efficiency Rating is Below A
Most boilers are now rated on an alphabetical scale on how efficient they are. G is the lowest possible rating below 70%, and A is the highest above 90%. If your boiler is inefficient the amount of money you could save is colossal! Your A rated boiler could pay for itself in its 15-year lifespan.
If this blog has raised any concerns or provoked any questions, we can help. Southern Energy Solutions provide expert solutions to customers. Be it a new heating system, boiler servicing or repairing or general plumbing. Southern Energy Solutions will provide a professional and effective service to the highest standard.
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