The idiom “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” may not best apply when it comes to old boilers. It may be tempting to delay forking out thousands of pounds for a brand new boiler when the old one hasn’t packed in yet. However, when it does break down unexpectedly, it might be in the middle of winter. What’s more, because it was unanticipated, there might not be the emergency money available to fix the problem immediately. In order to avoid the cold, it may make sense to replace an old boiler before it stops working. There are several warning signs which indicate that it is probably time to upgrade your commercial boiler.
Six Signs That it’s Time to Replace a Boiler
- How Old Is Your Boiler?
The lifespan of a commercial boiler can range from 15, to as many as 30 years or more. However, boilers tend to become less energy efficient as they age, so even if it is still working for now, it may be time to replace it.
- Keep an Eye on Your Energy Bills
If energy costs increase, it could be your boiler losing efficiently. Have it looked at in order to determine the reasons behind the higher bills. Replacing it may save you trouble in the long run.
Leaks and flooding can prove to be costly. If this is the case, or if the boiler requires additional make-up water, your boiler may be on the brink of breaking down.
- Loud Noises
Loud noises such as clunking and banging could be caused by blockages or pressure issues. Either way, it also indicates that the boiler needs sorting out soon.
- Uneven Heating
Are some parts of the building too hot or too cold? Do temperatures vary throughout the day? This could be linked to a problem with the controls. Get your unit checked out and it may be worth considering an upgrade if necessary.
- Frequent breakdowns
Frequently breaking down is a sign it might completely give up soon.
If any of these warning signs sound too familiar, ST Heating Services Ltd have the solution. Completely replacing the boiler may not always be necessary but have it checked out as soon as possible. We offer high quality repair and plumbing services. No boiler, pump, pipe or LPG repair is too big or small. For industrial and commercial gas engineers throughout Manchester and the North West, contact ST Heating Services Ltd.