Jan 23, 2023

Will my boiler last… Forever?

Probably one of the most boring purchases you’ll ever make, isn’t it?

Nobody puts a new boiler on their Christmas list. But - and it’s a big ‘but’ - we’d be pretty annoyed if we didn’t have one, especially in those baltic winter months we get to enjoy in the UK. So, will you and your boiler live happily ever after? Or might you have to replace them with a fitter, younger, newer model? Let’s have a look.

Life expectancy

Roughly, 15 years is the go-to number for how long you can expect your boiler to last. Some of us are fortunate enough to see our boiler plough on into their twenties - through thick and thin, come rain or shine, it’s there ticking away nicely in the background. For most of us though, 15 years is the magic number. That’s when you’ll start to get the leaks, corrosion, limescale build-up and all the other issues that come with wear and tear.

Fancy a money-saving tip?

A bit like when it comes to getting your car serviced, a boiler service isn’t something we’re ever thrilled to fork out on. That being said, it’s a necessary evil - deal with the problems before they arise, give your boiler a bit of TLC, and it’ll reward you handsomely by ‘staying alive’ a lot longer than its less well-kept friends. The engineer will give everything the once over, making sure everything’s in working order, and you’re far more likely to get more life out of your boiler - if you get it serviced regularly. The engineer will also be able to give you the heads up - does my trusty companion still have plenty of life left in it? Or am I going to have to think about making an upgrade so I can keep the house warm?

Is it time for a new boiler?

Your engineer will be able to give you advice on whether they think it’s that dreaded time. Keep to the tips above, and your boiler could be on the list of trusty boilers that go on for decades. If it is time for a new one, it might not be the worst thing - new boilers, with all the latest technology, tend to cost far less money in the long run. How? The newer models require less energy to do their jobs, meaning you get to spend less on your energy bills each month. We could almost call it an investment, if you want?

Boilers aren’t cheap - we’re sorry. So, it’s always worth getting some advice to make sure you’re making the most cost-effective decision and getting a boiler that will stand the test of time. Just get in touch with our team and we’ll be happy to go through the different options available.

Our competitors will tell you they’ll help you find your ‘dream boiler.’ To be honest, we think you’re a bit strange if you have a dream boiler. We’re more into long-lasting, cost-effective, hassle-free and easy-to-maintain. And that’s the closest you’re going to get to a ‘dream boiler.’ So, we’re here whenever you need us.

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