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Signs you may need to replace your boiler

Boiler breakdowns can be disastrous. No hot water can mean chilly bedrooms, no baths or showers, leaks, floods, and in the worst cases, they can be dangerous. It makes sense then to replace your boiler before this could occur. There are some key signs to look out for to let you know it might be time to replace your boiler.

If a boiler has been in your home for several years, it may be less efficient than the newer models. The cost of a new boiler may bring down your bills, which could outweigh the rising cost of an inefficient boiler. Always check to see how expensive your bills are getting against the cost of a new boiler.

If you have to continually get your boiler repaired, then this cost can mount up too. Ask the specialist to diagnose your boiler and assess whether a new model may be a better option for the future. Specialists will be able to test your boiler’s efficiency and advise on the likelihood of it breaking down in the near future. The other factor a specialist can advise upon is the ease of getting parts for your model. As manufacturers update their stock, parts for older models can become scarce and costly.

Finally, if you notice that you continually have to adjust the pressure gauge or that some parts of your home are no longer getting fully heated despite your thermostat being at a steady temperature.

Ever found yourself in the situation where you’ve gone to use the hot water tap to find that nothing, but cold water is running through? It can be a little worrying to experience, and we immediately think the worst. However, before you go calling a professional, it’s worth doing these simple checks and seeing whether any of these are causing a lack of hot water.
Check If It’s Isolated
First, it’s important to find out whether it’s an isolated issue or not. With that being said, run the hot water taps in all areas of your home. This should tell you whether it’s simply a problem with the tap you’re using or whether it’s affecting the rest of the home’s water supply.
Take A Look at Your Thermostat
A quick look at the thermostat is something to check because it might have been lowered by accident without you knowing. If it’s too low, then it’s likely that’s why it’s not running hot enough. You should also check whether there are any timers that might be switching off the hot water at a certain time.
Try Resetting the Boiler
Resetting the boiler might work if you’ve tried to above and nothing has worked. It might be that there’s some form of a power cut or technical issue that’s happened, and it just needs a reboot.
If none of the above solve the problem, then it’s probably best to call out an engineer. They can help do any relevant repair work to get you back up and running again.
Power flushing is a process of cleaning out any sludge, debris and dirt that has built up in your boiler, radiators or across the whole central heating system in general.
A high-power flushing machine will be attached to your central heating circulation pump, and a combination of chemicals will then be flushed through the system to break down any debris.

Signs you need a power flush

Any of the following issues may be a sign that your central heating system needs a power flush.
  • Radiators that have cold spots
  • A boiler that is making a banging or knocking noise
  • A boiler that keeps breaking down
  • A boiler that keeps switching on and off
  • Radiators that take a while to heat up
Benefits of power flushing
Here are the numerous benefits of central heating power flushing.
  • Reduction of your energy bills but 25%
  • It can make your boiler quieter
  • Radiator heat is a significantly increased
  • It will improve the efficiency of your system overall
  • Increased circulation throughout your central heating system
  • Extend the lifespan of your central heating system
  • It is a quick and simple process that will give you peace of mind
What if I do not power flush my central heating system?
Your central heating system, like everything else within your home, will need regular maintenance. Power flushing is part of central heating maintenance, but here is what you can expect if you do not power flush your central heating system.
  • The circulation throughout your system will become slow, and radiators will begin to take a long time to heat up, as well as having cold patches when they do
  • Your central heating at the system will become much less efficient, and you will notice this in your monthly fuel bills
  • You might find that you are paying an increased amount when it comes to repairing costs for your boiler and radiator system when a power flush will have helped the issue
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