Boilers can last for many years if looked after
properly, but at some point, it’s best to accept defeat and opt for a
replacement. Ancient boilers that are over a decade old will naturally have
started to corrode and become far less efficient at heating your home. While
replacement boilers do require an investment, if you notice your boiler start
to act up, start saving and doing your research in advance to get the best
Here are some of the main reasons to get rid of your
old pesky boiler…
- Save on energy bills.
Boilers are always developing and technology is
making it far easier for homes to manage their energy bills. All new boiler
models produced must have an A-rating by law, making them far more efficient at
using energy to heat your home than older models – new boilers nowadays are
more than 90% efficient! Most newer boilers these days are also condensing,
meaning instead of letting heat energy produced by your heating system go to
waste and be lost into the atmosphere, they instead recycle the energy and pump
it around your home.
As well as benefitting from the new technology and
features of new boilers, you can also have smart meters installed to go
alongside them. These allow you to manage the temperature of your home and
boiler using an app on your phone, meaning households can keep a lid on their
BOXT offer and install a range of the most efficient
boilers on the market to homes and businesses across the UK. They provide both
Worcester Bosch and Vaillant boilers and are
renowned for their super-fast turnaround on boiler replacements. There’s no
fuss involved with BOXT, simply head to their ‘find a boiler’ tool, choose a
payment plan and book in for a local engineer to get the job done.
- Save on maintenance costs.
The maintenance involved in keeping an ancient
boiler running can end up costing a fortune in the long term, never mind the
upheaval involved in having to replace parts on a regular basis. The chances
are that the warranty on your current/old boiler will have expired, so each
time you call out your local engineer you will have to pay out for their labour
While a replacement boiler will involve an
investment, over time this will be made entirely worthwhile with the peace of
mind and reliability of new boiler parts. Plus, you will be able to rely on a
strict warranty, should any issues crop up.
- Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)
Something that is becoming increasingly important
these days is EPCs. It’s a major factor that’s taken into account when people
are deciding whether to buy or rent a property. If you know that you’ll be
wanting to move house in the relatively near future or you are renting out a
property with an old boiler, it’s definitely worth opting for a replacement. It
can hugely boost the overall value and desirability of a home, making it far
easier for you to sell or rent for a larger price.
Aside from the benefits that EPC has when wanting to
sell a home, having a more efficient home will benefit your overall bills too.
- Reduce carbon footprint.
Our impact on the environment is becoming more
important than ever, as we are noticing more obvious consequences of the damage
inflicted on the world around us on a day to day basis. Older boilers will
produce far more CO2 than newer models, hence replacing your boiler will help
your home to reduce its impact.
Last but not least, replacing an old boiler can give
you peace of mind knowing your boiler won’t put your household at risk. Older
boilers are far more prone to breakdowns or other issues like gas leaks. While
it’s not guaranteed that a new boiler won’t leak, the parts in old models will
naturally corrode over time and increase the potential danger.