Getting a new boiler is a significant investment which can help to dramatically reduce electricity bills. Time and cost factors often determine whether it’s cost effective to replace your existing boiler with a new one or whether it’s more cost effective to just have it repaired or kept in situ.
How do you tell if your boiler needs replacing?
Combi boilers are by their nature efficient, compact and space-saving devices and, if you have one or more at home, you will be able to see a significant improvement on your heating bills when compared with other heating systems.
- Check how long it takes for your water flow to get through the heating system. If it takes a long time, this could be a sign that your boiler is too small, or that it isn’t working properly. You may notice your boiler is heating up less hot water compared with your neighbours.
- If the temperature of your water falls too low, and your bathroom or kitchen is badly cold, this could be a sign that your boiler is not working properly. If you can’t remember when the last time was that the temperature was up to a suitable temperature, this is a likely sign that it’s time to get a new boiler.
Have you found that you’re paying a lot for your electricity? This may be down to your energy provider, or it could be a fault in the eco-friendly boiler that you are using. If you want to save money, then reducing your energy provider’s bills could be the best way to achieve this. You can make sure that you get the cheapest and most competitive gas and electricity supplier by shopping around and looking for a cheaper deal, and most do offer a free comparison service for customers.
If you’re carrying out work on your boiler, or perhaps taking the cover pipe off, making sure you turn off all electrical appliances before you have the boiler serviced, as otherwise you may inadvertently electrocute yourself. The safest option is for anyone working on gas to call a qualified and registered engineer.