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Should You Repair or Replace Your Boiler?

Nobody relishes the thought of paying out for a new boiler and its installation. However, in some cases it can work out more expensive to continuously pay out for repairs rather than replacing your boiler. This is only if your boiler is old and is majorly misbehaving, as it’s natural for all boilers need a repair at some point. 

Depending on your boiler’s circumstance, you may need to decide whether to keep repairing it or to take the decision to replace it. Knowing what to do isn’t always clear cut, but the following post will help guide you if you’re unsure whether to repair or replace your broken boiler.

When to get your boiler repaired

Boilers are a big investment, so it’s best to repair them if you can. Even the best boilers suffer faults at times, and if the following applies to your boiler, it’s probably wise to have it repaired:

  • It’s less than 9 years old 
  • It doesn’t require a lot of repairs on a regular basis 
  • There’s one thing wrong with it rather than several replacement parts being needed 
  • The radiators are cold, but the boiler seems to be working (this could actually be a thermostat issue) 
  • Everything works but your radiators are slow to heat (they may just need a powerflush or need bleeding) 
  • There are no leaks coming from your boiler

When to have your boiler replaced 

On the other hand, sometimes repairing your boiler just isn’t worth it. If the following applies to you, still get your boiler checked, but it may be sensible to start thinking about a replacement:

  • Your boiler needs repairing regularly 
  • There’s a gas leak It’s over 10 years old and has broken down more than once in the last 18 months 
  • Parts to replace your boiler are difficult to source or expensive 
  • It’s leaking water regularly 
  • Your heating bills are higher than average, suggesting your boiler may no longer be very energy-efficient

Specialist boiler repair, care and installation in Redditch & beyond 

Even with the above guidance, it’s not usually possible to say whether your boiler need repairing or replacing without having a Gas Safe registered engineer assess it. 

At Lakins Heating and Plumbing, we specialise in repairing and installing boilers in homes across Redditch, Alvechurch, Bromsgrove, Studley and Alcester. We take your safety seriously and will always advise you on the best action to take with your central heating system.

If you’d like to find out more about how we can help or have a question about your boiler then simply get in touch. You can call us on 07976271681, email us at matt@lakinsheatingandplumbing.co.uk or send a message online by completing our short contact form.