The Signs You Need A New Boiler

Boiler installation

As with a lot of things in your home or commercial premises, there will come a time where you need to replace your boiler, either because it is not as efficient as it once was, or it may be faltering or totally broken. In any case, you need to be able to spot when your boiler is telling you it’s on its way out. In this article, we’ll look at some of the telltale signs that your boiler needs replacing.

Strange noises

If you notice that your boiler is making noises that you don’t recognise, then it could be struggling. Noises like whistling, knocking, popping and hissing are signs of potential uneven water distribution, or air bubbles forming in the pipes.

Always adjusting thermostat

Heating thermostat

A working boiler should maintain the temperature you have selected for a set time. If you are having to fiddle with the thermostat to maintain your desired temperature, then it could be a sign of a faltering boiler.

Water leaking

Perhaps the most noticeable sign of a broken boiler, excessive leakage and scaling around the pipes and boiler skin should be kept an eye on. It is normal for some leakage to happen over time with a boiler, but if it starts to happen frequently and in a higher volume, it might be time for a new system.

Frequent repairs required

Boiler repair by two engineers

Every boiler will need repairs once in a while - no system is invincible or failsafe. However, if you notice that you are calling out repairs companies and shelling out for work to be done on your boiler more often than not, then it’s definitely time for a new central heating system.

Picking a new boiler

When it’s time for a new boiler, it’s important you make the right choice when deciding which one to purchase. There is a huge range of boilers with fantastic energy efficiency on the market now, whether you need one for your home or for your commercial premises, and you can make huge savings on your monthly energy bills by opting for the most efficient model possible.

Boilers supplied by VHL

Combi-boilers are the benchmark of efficiency, offering excellent performance combined with savings on your expenditure - speak to a professional engineer to find out which model will be best for your property.

At VHL, we are proud to be a leading supplier and installer of commercial and domestic boilers from the world’s leading manufacturers, including Bosch, Vaillant, Baxi, Glowworm, Potterton and Viessman. If you would like to know more, please get in touch with us today and we’ll be happy to help you.


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