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When Should I Replace My Boiler?: The Top Signs You Need a New Boiler

Boilers are the key to keeping your house warm and cosy during those cold winter months. A new boiler could set you back on average £2500. They can range all the way up to £5000+. Even with the expense, the investment will be well worth it when you see the savings on your monthly energy bills.

But how do you know when the time is right to take the plunge and buy a new boiler?

There is nothing worse than a boiler breaking down mid-winter. Your house could be without heating and hot water for days, leaving you and your family shivering.

Find out below what signs you should be looking out for before your boiler breaks down on the coldest day of the year.

The Biggest Sign of All: Your Boiler is Over 10 Years Old

Most gas boilers have an average life of 10 years. If yours is well over 10 years old then it is worth replacing now with a more efficient model. This will save you a lot of money in the long run. A new boiler could save you as much as 30% on your heating bills over a year.

If you’re thinking “well it is 10 years old but running fine”, start saving now. We don’t want to be the bearer of bad news, but it will likely break down within the next 5 years.

Also, re-read the above about how much you could be saving on your heating bill.

Heating is Broken, and Your Taps are Running Cold

This very obvious sign is the first sign people recognise. If there are repeated periods of little or no hot water for your morning showers, then consider upgrading your boiler before it completely breaks down.

Strange Noises From the Boiler or Radiators

Does your boiler keep you awake at night?

It shouldn’t! Although some noises are possibly due to something innocent like expansion and contraction, it could turn out to be something more sinister.


If your boiler is repeatadly breaking down then it is definitely time to consider purchasing a new, reliable and cost-effective boiler.

Higher Monthly Bills

Have your bills been creeping up monthly and you can’t work out why?

This is definitely a sign that your boiler has seen better days and needs replacing. A replacement boiler may seem like a huge upfront cost, but those extra zeros on your monthly bill are no small investment either.

Your Radiators are Cold

If you’ve visited every room in your house with the bleeding key and your radiators are still cold, maybe it is time to get a new boiler.

Poorly performing heating systems can be a consiquence of poor water quality (sludge) within your system. Powerflushing the heating system is the only way to cure this problem. As standard, when a new boiler is installed a powerflush will be performed to ensure good water quality to comply with manufacturers warranty requirments. 

It’s time to install a new boiler

If you are thinking your boiler isn’t due for an immediate upgrade, it is still good to do the upgrade before the boiler fails mid-winter. If you are in a rental property, then approach your landlord with the benefits a new boiler could bring to their property. A new boiler is much safer than an old one on its last legs.

We are partnered with Vaillant, ensuring top quality service and reliable boilers. Our installers are gas safe registered engineers, giving you peace of mind. We offer upgrades to smart controls and with 35 years’ experience in the industry, you can trust our work is of the highest quality.

If your boiler is in need of a service, we offer full servicing and parts replacement too. Our services are priced from only £60 and we recommended your boiler to be serviced annually.

We cover Leeds and the surrounding areas of Yorkshire and would be happy to offer advice to ensure the safety and energy efficiency of the boiler in your home.

Contact us today for a free no obligation quote.

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