Broken Boiler, Should You Repair or Replace

Your boiler is the workhorse of your house. Getting on with its job without cause for any attention. That is until there is a problem. What would you do if your boiler stopped working? No hot water to wash up with, cold showers, no heat in the depths of winter, it’s not something you would want to put up with for too long.

So now you need to work out if your broken boiler can be repaired or if it needs replacing. This will depend on a few factors, not least of which is the age of your boiler. An older boiler may no longer be considered safe so it would be better to replace it.

Broken Boiler, Should You Repair or Replace

Safety Factors

Although boilers will last several years, especially if serviced regularly, you should really be considering replacing your boiler if it is between 10 and 15 years old.

Over time your boiler will become less efficient and effective as it begins to deteriorate. This can lead to it using more gas and costing you more money.

An old boiler can also begin to release carbon monoxide into your home that could go undetected until it is too late.

How Reliable is Your Boiler?

If you have a boiler that has broken down several times or had issues that have caused you to require an engineer, the costs will begin to mount up. The money you are spending on repairs could easily pay for a new boiler to be fitted especially if you use our 0% interest payment plan spreading the cost over 24 months.

However, if your boiler has had very few breakdowns and is a newer model, then you may find a repairing your boiler is the best option. It is worth asking for a quote on both the cost of the repair and the cost of a replacement. You may find that it is not much more expensive to have a new boiler fitted, depending on the type of repair needed.

Energy Efficiency

Another factor to take into consideration when choosing to repair or replace your existing boiler is the energy rating and efficiency of your current boiler.

The efficiency of your existing boiler will impact greatly on how much you pay to your energy supplier. If you have an older boiler, it may not be very efficient. Upgrading to a new, A-rated gas boiler, with a smart thermostat and radiator controls could help you save hundreds of pounds every year.

Repairing The Existing Boiler

Of course, if your broken boiler is still under warranty, then you would be wise to repair rather than replace. Likewise, if your boiler is fairly new and not had many issues, then it would probably be more cost effective to repair.

We have been carrying out boiler repairs in Mansfield and surrounding areas for several years and can advise you on the best course of action. If your boiler is under ten years old, and fairly reliable and efficient, then getting it repaired may be the best option. For a boiler over ten years old, you would be advised to consider replacing it as it’s effectiveness and efficiency will have begun to deteriorate.

Replacing the Existing Boiler

Whether you would like a Gas Boiler or an Oil Boiler, here at First 4 Plumbing, we can offer you a first class service at an affordable price. Our 0% interest on new boilers with a convenient 24-month payment plan means that you can have your new boiler fitted immediately and not have to worry about expensive, upfront costs.

How Can We Help?

First 4 Plumbing has a vast amount of experience with broken boiler repairs in and around Mansfield. Our team of experts will be able to advise you on the best course of action for your particular issue.

Our fully qualified and trained gas service engineers will assess the issue for you and advise you on how much the repair will cost. We can also advise you on whether your boiler is at the stage where replacing is the better option.

Call us today to get a quote and talk to us about our financing options if you decide to go ahead with replacing your current boiler.