New Boiler Vs Boiler Repair
Unfortunately, boilers don’t last forever. They become worn, corroded, and will eventually lose it efficiency. You may have even had your boiler repaired or parts replaced on multiple occasions, spending more money than you can really afford on new components.
The big debate is whether you should continue repairing your boiler or whether a completely new boiler will be easier, safer, and cheaper in the long run. How does a new boiler cost compared to the cost of replacing parts? What is the boiler installation and repair process? In this guide, we’ll go through the pros and cons to each action and recommend the best processes for a perfectly running heating system.
Is a repair really worth it?
Before scheduling a repair for your boiler and its components, you need to assess its condition. If you have a faulty boiler or it’s consistently not performing as it should be, the chances are you’ll have already paid for a good few repairs in its lifetime. If you’ve had to repair your boiler in the past, there’s a higher chance that it’ll need looking at again in the future.
When winter arrives, all homeowners need the peace of mind that our home heaters will consistently deliver. At a time we need them the most, a reliable boiler is a good boiler. However, if there is a problem you’ll need an emergency repair. This means a registered engineer should come and check it out for you. Due to the high demand at this time of year - the possibility of getting it fixed immediately is unlikely.
Is a new boiler the right decision?
In our opinion, investing in a new boiler is definitely the best decision. Are you struggling with your current boiler? Or want an upgrade? No problem. When you have a new boiler installed, you’ll be getting upgraded cutting edge technology. With a higher efficiency and an updated system, you’ll save money and prevent all those unnecessary engineer call outs. Modernise your boiler, today.
Is a new boiler more energy efficient than your current one?
In simple terms, yes. In 2005, new regulations were put into place to ensure that all new boilers installed in a property were condensing. If your boiler was installed before this time, then your boiler may be lacking in efficiency.
Your boiler’s efficiency is rated using percentages and then converted to an A+++ to G rating system. To reach the highest boiler efficiency rating of A+++, the boiler will have to be over 90% efficient. If a boiler falls below 65% efficiency, it will be given a G rating.
Boiler repair and replacement costs.
What is the cost of a new boiler?
The prices of a new boiler can vary. Before you decide on the right one for you, we’d recommend using our ‘Find A Boiler’ tool. By answering a few simple questions about your fuel type and current set up, we can recommend the most appropriate boilers for you.
So, how much is a new boiler? There’s no doubt that a brand-new boiler is an investment. The cost of a new boiler varies massively depending on the type of boiler and the size of the property. Smaller homes can expect to pay around £2,000 for a new combi boiler or condensing boiler - whereas larger homes will be looking towards the £7,000 mark.
To find out more information on our new boiler deals, chat to our registered expert engineer on our online web chat? - or give us a call!
We can offer you the exact same A rated boiler with prices that are fixed, fair, and final - including professional installation. Use our Find A Boiler tool mentioned above for a new boiler quote.
Is a new boiler cheaper than boiler repair?
Repairing your existing boiler or paying for numerous new parts could cost a few hundred pounds each time. When comparing this to new boiler prices, it’s understandable to see why many people prefer the repair route. However, the more times your boiler breaks down, the increased likelihood that the parts will become faulty. You’ll be paying too much money for spare parts with no guarantees. This means a breakdown is highly probable.
Avoiding the real problem, the boiler itself. With installing a new boiler, you’re eliminating the possibility of constant breakdowns and inefficiency. You pay a set one off price for professional installation as well as a brand new system. Get the peace of mind you deserve.
A new state of the art system from BOXT will last you approximately 15 years. With the potential of a 10 year guarantee. This guarantee covers all the necessary parts and labour costs - to provide you with the best boiler possible. In order to be eligible, just schedule a boiler service each year - so you can sleep easy.
New boiler installation – what’s the process?
A new boiler system means you’ll need to firstly choose your boiler (why not use the tool we mentioned earlier?). Make sure you have a registered professional carry out the installation for you. Here’s the basic process they’ll go through to get your system up and running:
- Before your engineer begins the installation - they’ll check a number of things including: the radiators in your property, your water pressure, and the position of your current boiler.
- For simple jobs such as swapping an old boiler with a new one of the same type - you can expect the job to be completed the same day. However, depending on the age of your system or if you’re having a complete change of boiler type - installation process may be slightly longer.
- Once the installation is complete, you’ll need to be present at your home in order to go through the new controls and functions on your new boiler. It may also be beneficial for other family members to get to know how it works, too.
- 6 weeks after installation you’ll be sent a ‘Building Control Certificate’ You’ll also be given a Benchmark Certificate as proof of your new appliance on the day. If you don’t get one, please ask.
How to identify component breakages.
There are many different components in a boiler and it can be difficult to pinpoint exactly which it is when your boiler is on the blink. However, if your boiler or heating system begins to show these signs, you should seek the advice of a professional as soon as possible:
- The pilot light goes out – this light is responsible for the lighting of gas or electricity. If it goes out, this means that your boiler will not function correctly.
- Loss of pressure – if your boiler loses pressure, it won’t be able to produce heat effectively. You can check this using your boiler’s pressure gauge.
- No heat – this is obviously a sign that something is wrong in the functioning of your boiler. You should call an engineer straight away if your boiler is producing little or no heat.
A brand-new boiler will always be recommended by BOXT.
A repair can be more expensive than the cost to fit a new boiler. Not only that, but with a boiler in need of constant repair, you’re more likely to run into more boiler problems later on in its life. Choosing a new boiler over a one off boiler repair is the wise move in most cases. It will be much more efficient and reliable.
No one likes splashing out on a new boiler. It’s a lot of money for something you keep in a cupboard or loft. Yet, we at BOXT are convinced that this is the wisest option. In the long run, repairing your boiler every time it breaks is going to burst the bank. Expensive, inconvenient, and unreliable - you need to freshen up your damaged boiler, quick. This is where BOXT can help...
We can offer you a replenished state of the art boiler. Covered with warranty and personalised to your home. You also won’t be charged for any pricey repairs. The manufacturer will fix any problems with no extra charge.
How much does a new boiler cost from BOXT? How long will it take to install? If you have any more burning questions - get in touch with us by using our live chat and find out about our latest affordable boiler prices!
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