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Should I Repair or Replace my Boiler?

When your boiler breaks down, especially during the winter, it may be a stressful and frustrating experience. This is worsened if you are unsure if your boiler can be fixed or if it needs to be replaced entirely. In many cases, your broken boiler may be repaired quickly and easily, providing you with a warm and comfortable house. 

However, replacing your boiler and installing a new, more efficient unit is sometimes the best option. So, how can you determine whether repairing or replacing your boiler is the best option? Here at AllForProperty, we go through a few factors that will help you make your decision.

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So, do I repair or replace my boiler?

Safety Comes First

We recommend putting safety first when selecting a boiler. If your boiler is older, it may not comply with current boiler safety and operation regulations. The first step is to speak to a qualified heating engineer to make sure your boiler is safe and to determine whether it can be properly repaired.  

Even if a professional is able to repair an issue with your boiler, it may still be prone to develop further problems in the future. In the worst-case scenario, your boiler may potentially produce carbon monoxide. A Gas Safe registered engineer will be able to tell you whether your boiler is safe to use or whether it needs to be replaced.

Consider the cost of the repair

Because replacement parts are no longer easily accessible for some older boilers, the cost of repair may be extremely costly. Knowing how much it will cost to get your boiler repaired will help you determine whether it is worth getting it replaced entirely or not. 

If the cost of fixing your boiler is modest or the repair is low this can be the best option for you. However, if it is the same as getting a new boiler installed, then it might be worth considering getting a new boiler installed.

Think about your boiler's future

Finally, think about any potential future boiler repair bills that may arise. Consider how much longer your boiler will endure and whether replacing it now will save you money in the long term. A professional heating engineer can assist you with this and discuss the possible lifespan of your boiler to assist you in making your decision. If you would like to speak with our engineers, call us on 0121 405 0404.