Are you wondering when to repair vs. when to replace a boiler? Read this post and I will answer that for you.
Most of the time you should have no problem repairing the boiler.
Majority of the time boilers break because we do not get them serviced before using them. They are turned off for a good part of the year. During this time dust, dirt and sometimes rust settles in. This is why most boiler manufacturers require that you get your boiler serviced at least once a year by a certified gas expert or you can even lose you warranty.
If you get your boiler serviced regularly you will extend the life of your boiler and should avoid breakages.
But if your boiler keeps breaking over and over then it may be sign that you need to replace it. If it is still under warranty then you should contact the manufacturer and have them take a look. It is possible that if your unit is new and showing problems that there may be a defect and they may need to replace it.
Next, if you find that it is costing you a lot more than to replace it is obvious that it is time to replace your boiler.
If you find that your power bill keeps increasing with time, then you know that your boiler is costing you money and is time to replace it with more energy efficient boiler.
If you see that your boiler is leaking or the radiator is not heating or you are getting a bad smell from the boiler or the blue flame has turned yellow, these are all signs that you need to replace your boiler.
And finally if your boiler is 15 years older or more it is definitely time to replace it.
When in doubt it is always a good idea to call a certified gas expert or someone from the company to take a look at it and guide you. Remember your safety always comes first so don’t take risk by keeping an outdated or a problematic boiler.