Replace your boiler with Refresh NI
It is important to be aware of when it is time to replace your boiler, as trying to make an old inefficient boiler ‘last’ may be doing your bank account more harm than good.
An old inefficient boiler can be extremely costly, as it is more likely to breakdown, and as a result, you may require frequent and expensive call-out fees to repair the boiler.
Moreover, an old boiler which is over 10 years old is only 70% efficient, as efficiency decreases as time goes on. For every £1 you spend to fuel your boiler, you are throwing away 30p – This is not sustainable in the long term.
In this blog article, we are going to share five common warning signs you should replace your boiler, saving you money in the long run.
As a new modern boiler will be 90% efficient, providing you value for money and removing the need to spend large sums of money repairing your boiler on a regular basis.
Sign Number One
The price of your Gas bill is increasing without explanation.
If your bills are increasing at a faster rate than usual, an inefficient boiler could be the cause. The older the boiler is, the harder your boiler has to work to meet your needs. As a result, the boiler will cost more to run. Meaning your energy bills will continue to rise as your boiler becomes less efficient.
According to the Energy Saving Trust, based on a semi-detached house, when replacing an old F-rated boiler with a new A-rated boiler, you could save up to £340* per year on your energy bills. As the new boiler will be highly efficient, costing less to run and heat your home.
Sign Number Two
The boiler is breaking down more frequently.
If your boiler is regularly breaking down and you find yourself calling your local heating expert a little too often, it is a huge warning sign that it is time to replace your boiler.
If your boiler is requiring multiple call-outs within a year, this will accumulate to a costly sum as a standard one hour call-out fee, now including the cost of parts is £50.
Moreover, these call-out fees and ‘small’ repair parts start to add up over time, this is not a sufficient long-term solution to ‘fixing’ your boiler. Therefore, it is worth considering the sum of repairs versus the cost of a new boiler.
Additionally, you can finance your boiler with Refresh NI from as little as £55.66 per month – For full details, click the button below. Moreover, this will be a better investment in the long run, rather than spending money trying to prolong your boiler’s life expectancy.
Sign Number Three
The boiler is not operating the way it used to.
Do you find your home is not as warm as it used to be? Are you constantly having to adjust the pressure of your boiler? Are your radiators not as hot as they used to be? Or is the temperature of your water fluctuating?
These are all bad warning signs, suggesting you have an inefficient boiler. We strongly advise if you experience any of these symptoms to replace your boiler before it completely breaks down and you are left without heat or hot water.
Sign Number Four
The boiler no longer meets your demands.
If your boiler is continually failing to meet your heating requirements, it may be time to replace the unit with a higher power output.
Although, it is important to note, if you have recently added an extension to your property or added a bathroom, additional power may be required to heat your home.
Sign Number Five
The boiler or radiators have begun to make unusual noises.
Any new sounds or vibrations coming from the boiler unit may be a sign of an underlying issue. Sounds such as kettling, humming or vibrating may be a symptom of a more significant problem that requires immediate attention from a Gas Safe engineer.
Although boilers have no expiration date, it is strongly advised boilers are to be replaced once they have been installed for 10-15 years, to ensure you are receiving value for money and the boiler is safe for use.
Moreover, now is the time to replace your boiler as you can avail of grants and cashbacks from Phoenix Natural Gas which are available until the end of March 2023, helping to make the boiler replacement process more affordable.
If you think it is time to replace your boiler, get in contact with Refresh NI
Refresh NI are Gas Safe Registered and OFTEC Approved. You can trust our team team to replace your boiler, Refresh NI replace all boilers across Belfast and Northern Ireland.
Refresh NI provides finance options on boiler replacement Belfast and Beyond, Click Here for further information. You can spread the cost of a new highly efficient boiler across 24 or 36 months, with no deposit required.
The Refresh NI team has over 20 years experience in boiler replacement, operating across Northern Ireland.
Refresh NI are approved Phoenix Natural Gas installers. We work with Phoenix as their installer to make connecting to the Natural Gas grid more affordable for Northern Irish homeowners thanks to the range of grants and cashbacks provided by Phoenix.
Click Here, for further information on grants and cashbacks available.
We are your local heating experts and a one-stop-shop for all of your home improvement needs. As well as offering boiler replacement, Refresh NI can also service your boiler on an annual basis, insulate your property, service all your gas and electrical appliances, and much more. To view our full list of services, Click Here.