When To Replace Your Boiler

Replacing Your Boiler

Replacement or buying a new boiler comes around once every 10 to 15 years. A warm and comfortable home is dependent on the right replacement boiler.

Consequently, new boilers have varying costs that are dependent on the model and type of boiler that you will need, and that will vary based on the property where the actual replacement is going to take place.

Get started by reading this guide. Those who are searching for specific information about boiler replacement may find it in the contents above, or may read on for more general information.

With this guide, we’ve put together the best boilers for any home.

We describe how we identify a faulty boiler, how we determine what to do about it, what type of boiler to replace, and how much it costs to install a new boiler here.

If your boiler needs to be replaced, when should you do that?

It’s possible that some old boiler models can last many years with regular maintenance, although if you’re reading this, then you probably need a new boiler, which will likely happen sooner than you think.

If you do not have a boiler cover plan, the repair bills can pile up pretty quickly.

The following are some signs you need a new boiler:

  1. Boilers that are beyond economic repair (BER) must be replaced. It is usually cheaper to get a new boiler than to have  it repaired. Your heating bill will also be reduced because of the new boiler.
  2. It becomes too expensive when you need service several times a year or when there are multiple call-outs. Ideally, the system should be replaced.
  3. Having an outdated boiler may result in high gas bills due to its poor energy efficiency. The best option here would be to change the boiler.
  4. Your property value can increase if you have a new boiler installed before you plan on selling or renting. Tenants who rent it out would greatly appreciate the energy savings. Home owners usually benefit from a new boiler replacement.
  5. The leak of your boiler – If leaking is causing expensive callouts, then a replacement boiler may be the best long-term solution for you.
  6. Moving a boiler – It’s usually better to just get a brand new boiler if you’d like to move your existing boiler. In general, this would be the easiest and most cost-effective way of upgrading your heating system.

It may be important for you to replace your old boiler if you experience any of these problems.

Which boiler is right for  your home?

It is important to consider your home when choosing the type of new boiler. Those replacing the boiler in a 1 bedroom London flat will have a different replacement boiler from those replacing the boiler in a 5 bedroom Mayfair home.

In this article, we will list some of the key features to consider when choosing a replacement combi boiler or gas boiler.

new boiler replacement

You should consider the following factors when making a decision

1. Hot water usage:

A regular boiler is more efficient for large families who use a lot of hot water. Combi boilers are ideal for homes with fewer occupants. 

2. Home size:

We can install combi boilers in a smaller home since they do not require hot water cylinders. Based on your home’s size, we recommend different replacement boiler sizes

Size of Home & Hot Water DemandCombi Boiler Output 

1-3 bedrooms, 7-10 radiators, 1 bathroom 20 – 29kW 

3-4 bedrooms, 11 -15 radiators, 1-2 bathrooms30 – 35kW 

4+ bedrooms, 16 – 20 radiators, 2+ bathrooms 36 – 60kW