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What you need to know before replacing your boiler

Boilers, like other appliances, have a limited lifespan. They have a number of moving parts, which are necessary in order for them to heat water as needed. Over time, these appliances become unreliable and inefficient, requiring a replacement. It is a good idea to begin thinking about getting your boiler replaced sooner rather than later.

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So, what do I need to know before replacing my boiler? 

How much does it cost to replace a boiler?

The cost of a new boiler is determined by a number of factors, including the type of boiler you choose and where you would like to install it. Different types and sizes of boilers can cost a lot of money, and you'll also have to consider how much a heating engineer would charge to install the new boiler. 

The location of the boiler will have a significant impact on costs too. For example, replacing a boiler in the same area with a similar style of boiler will be less expensive than installing a different type of boiler in the same area or installing a boiler in a new location.

Does my house insurance cover the costs of a new boiler?

Some homeowners' insurance policies provide boiler failure coverage as a regular feature. However, in most cases, there is a chance that you'll have to pay extra to add this form of financial protection. If your boiler breaks down, boiler insurance will assist you in covering the price of labour and components to fix it. If your boiler is unable to be repaired, this insurance may cover the cost of a replacement. 

We recommend reading the fine print of your insurance policy to understand what you're insured for and how much you'll have to pay out of pocket if you need a new boiler.

How often do I need to get my boiler replaced?

When it comes to how often boilers should be replaced, there are no rules. When boilers are of good quality and regularly maintained, they should last up to 15 years, if not longer. The length of time your boiler lasts is determined by a number of factors, including the type of boiler you have and how often it is maintained.

Want to know more? 

Our heating engineers are available throughout Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield, Solihull and Tamworth. We can help install gas boilers and electric boilers. Discuss your options with us by calling us on 0121 405 0404