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Should You Repair Your Boiler Or Get A New One?

Monday 17th of April 2017

In this blog we shall be discussing whether you should have your boiler repaired, or get a new one. As a property owner, you may be deciding whether or not you should have a new boiler installed in your home. In this blog, we will be explaining the benefits of having your boiler repaired over buying a new one, and vice-versa.

1. Consider Changing your Fuel Type

Getting a new boiler instead of repairing your old one gives you option of fuel type. The cost of running your boiler depends on the cost of the fuel you are using. Depending on the economic climate, gas or oil boilers may be preferable. If you have access to the mains gas in your home, gas is most likely better than oil. However, if you do not have mains gas, you may opt to have an oil boiler instead. You could even have your home connected to mains gas, with the help of a company in your area. This may be preferable to repairing an old boiler.

2. Consider Changing your Fuel Type

Getting a new boiler also gives you the chance to utilise a different boiler type. Unless your boiler is very new, it is likely that there are moder efficient and more modern alternatives to your boiler. Older boilers, gas and oil boilers, will have a separate cylinder to heat water. Combi boilers do not need a cylinder as they heat the water directly inside the boiler. Additionally, you could buy a new gas boiler and keep your cylinder, making it slightly cheaper to replace.

3. Different Demands

 Depending on the individual demands of your household, how much heating you use, or how much hot water, you might consider getting a different boiler. A Combi boiler is more useful for a smaller family, whereas a gas boiler is more necessary if you are using more hot water.

4. Save Money By Making Your Boiler More Efficient

A new boiler will, most likely, be more efficient than an old boiler. For one, a new boiler will not need servicing and will not have the wear and tear of your old boiler. Additionally, the new boiler will most likely utilise newer technology and be built more efficiently, saving you money. As the newer parts and technology improves, the cost of boilers fall, making it cheaper to buy a new one than maintain an old broken-down boiler.

5. Cost of Repairs

 As mentioned before, the cost of repairs is the main object to consider, if you are trying to decide whether to repair your boiler or have it replaced. An older boiler will likely require more frequent maintenance, and the parts will need to be repaired, or replaced more often. A newer boiler will last longer and need maintenance less frequently, saving you money in the long-term.

We hope this blog has helped you decided whether to have your boiler repaired or replaced. Here at Southern Energy Soluti, ns we are offering annual boiler servicing, repair, boiler installation, maintenance and consultations in a professional and effective manner, whether you would like to have your boiler repaired, or replaced, having any other plumbing queries feel free to contact us.

Here at Southern Energy Solutions we have a team of central heating engineers, in Hastings, that offer central heating and boiler service. In this blog we shall be discussing whether you should have your boiler repaired, or get a new one. As a property owner, you may be deciding whether or not you should have a new boiler installed in your home. In this blog, we will be explaining the benefits of having your boiler repaired over buying a new one, and vice-versa.

1. Consider Changing your Fuel Type

Getting a new boiler instead of repairing your old one gives you option of fuel type. The cost of running your boiler depends on the cost of the fuel you are using. Depending on the economic climate, gas or oil boilers may be preferable. If you have access to the mains gas in your home, gas is most likely better than oil. However, if you do not have mains gas, you may opt to have an oil boiler instead. You could even have your home connected to mains gas, with the help of a company in your area. This may be preferable to repairing an old boiler.

2. Consider Changing your Fuel Type

Getting a new boiler also gives you the chance to utilise a different boiler type. Unless your boiler is very new, it is likely that there are moder efficient and more modern alternatives to your boiler. Older boilers, gas and oil boilers, will have a separate cylinder to heat water. Combi boilers do not need a cylinder as they heat the water directly inside the boiler. Additionally, you could buy a new gas boiler and keep your cylinder, making it slightly cheaper to replace.

3. Different Demands

 Depending on the individual demands of your household, how much heating you use, or how much hot water, you might consider getting a different boiler. A Combi boiler is more useful for a smaller family, whereas a gas boiler is more necessary if you are using more hot water.

4. Save Money By Making Your Boiler More Efficient

A new boiler will, most likely, be more efficient than an old boiler. For one, a new boiler will not need servicing and will not have the wear and tear of your old boiler. Additionally, the new boiler will most likely utilise newer technology and be built more efficiently, saving you money. As the newer parts and technology improves, the cost of boilers fall, making it cheaper to buy a new one than maintain an old broken-down boiler.

5. Cost of Repairs

 As mentioned before, the cost of repairs are a main object to consider, if you are trying to decide whether to repair your boiler or have it replaced. An older boiler will likely require more frequent maintenance, and the parts will need to be repaired, or replaced more often. A newer boiler will last longer and need maintenance less frequently, saving you money in the long-term.

We hope this blog has helped you decided whether to have your boiler repaired or replaced. Here at Southern Energy Solutions, we are offering annual boiler servicing, repair, boiler installation, maintenance and consultations in a professional and effective manner, whether you would like to have your boiler repaired, or replaced, having any other plumbing queries, feel free to contact us.