Many people often ask the question is it worth having an old boiler serviced? First, there are some key questions you should ask. Is the boiler properly maintained? Are they serviced every year? Is the boiler having problems? Is the boiler still in good condition?
Sometimes, it would cost the same, or more, to repair an older boiler than installing a brand new one.
You should also consider that gas bills can be significantly higher than those of someone who has a more efficient boiler.
It is possible to save money by switching to a newer model/make of boiler.
You might also contact your energy supplier to negotiate lower bills. Let them know that you think you are paying more than your neighbors.
However, being ‘liberal’ but not too strict with heating can indicate that your bills are higher than they should be.
While a newer boiler might be more expensive upfront, the savings you make on your bills could offset that investment in the long-term.
Because of the legal requirements, many companies refuse to work with older boilers.
A service technician cannot use old or improperly refurbished parts when servicing a gas boiler. It is difficult to find new parts for old boilers.
High efficiency condensing boilers have been installed in the UK and the US for the past 15 years. These boilers use very different parts from the non-condensing models.
Engineers won’t just refuse to work with older boilers because they pose a risk to their safety, but technicians may also refuse to service newer models that have inherent dangers.
If your boiler becomes dangerous or if it cannot be repaired immediately, the boiler will immediately be shut off.
An older boiler that has failed during winter can often be replaced by a proactive replacement. It could take weeks for a new boiler to be available. You can keep the working system’s continuity by replacing it proactive.
New condensing boilers are more efficient than older non-condensing models. Even if you have a $1,300 gas bill for 12 months, you can save up to 25% on your heating bills by installing a new boiler.
A typical new boiler can cost between $3,000 and well over $15,000, depending on your situation and the type of boiler you choose.
In the worst case scenario, your boiler will likely pay for itself in ten years with substantially reduced carbon emissions.
It is recommended that you replace your boiler every 15 year because an older boiler will work harder to heat your home.
A new boiler will run at maximum efficiency, which means that it will use less fuel to heat your home. This will reduce heating costs.
Many households are advised to purchase boiler coverage in order to avoid expensive repairs and call-out fees.
However, recent research has revealed that paying out monthly for the cover may not be worth it.
In reality, it is better for consumers to pay for repairs and services when they are needed.
According to the report, even if customers had to have a boiler repaired every year for ten years, they would still be around $2,000 more financially than if they had taken out annual boiler coverage.
But, homeowners should consider whether they are able to pay for repairs in advance if their boiler breaks down.