The choice between old and new boiler for a customer is a personal decision. However, professionals have an in-depth understanding of it, and any assistance rendered my end up, not only saving money in the long run but also creating a trustworthy customer relationship. Boilers are an integral part of normal lives and any disturbance from this norm can create some discomfort. If it happens, consider these factors before you think of either repairing or replacing it altogether.
- The years it has been in use
Most electrical products tend to be improved with time, between 5 to 10 years on average, and boilers are no exception. This is done so as to improve their usage (power consumption and efficiency). It also affects the generation of spare parts. So 10 years is the cut-off factor in determining whether to do a boiler repair or replacement. The age of the boiler can be found on the product manual or by going to its website and search by the boiler’s model.
- The Energy Consumption Rate
This is mostly considered when the operational cost is considered. It is also an age question: the longer the age, the higher the consumption. Boilers installed post-2004 are highly efficient with a high energy rating. The rank of the boiler in energy consumption can be found on the manufacturer’s website.
- The cost
The number of resources used to get the boiler back on track is also a factor. The marginal benefit, both in savings and time comes to play. Replacing components like the central heating system can go as far as hundreds of pounds while buying another boiler for a few pounds more could go a long way in solving the problem, and any other problem that seems likely.
- The Operability
This factor seeks to find out the number of times the boiler has broken down or caused any other operational setback. A boiler which has been repaired before tends to need more attention compared to a newer one. This directly implies more costs in purchases and service charge.
- Long-Term Benefit
Some customers do not mind changing a boiler as long as it gives them a peace of mind. It saves more on time wasted in waiting for repairs, frequent technological changes and the costs applicable. It might cost more as the face value but makes more sense as a long-term investment.
The choice to do boiler repair or boiler replacement is a cost affair; pitting short-term to long-term remedy. However, for a piece of mind, a customer should choose a method that has a significant marginal difference between cost and utility. Technology is also a factor, lest he or she finds the design obsolete.