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Tell Tale Signs You Need A New Boiler

Boilers are reliable appliances which are designed to have a long lifespan. However, any mechanical part will eventually wear out and there will be a point where your boiler no longer works correctly or experiences a major fault.

To avoid the inconvenience of a sudden boiler malfunction, you will need to be aware of the tell tale signs of boiler failure. This guide will share those signs and offer a few tips on purchasing a new boiler.

If you think your boiler is on its last legs, give Quantum Gas Engineering a call on 0203 633 2322. One of our friendly engineers will test your boiler to see if it needs to be replaced.

7 Tell Tale Signs Of Boiler Failure

Unusual Noises
Boilers do make a small amount of noise during normal operation. However, if you notice that your boiler suddenly becomes a lot louder or begins to make ‘unusual’ noises, it may be sign of appliance failure.

Hissing, whistling, knocking or popping sounds are particularly worrisome as they can indicate that there are bubbles forming in your heating system’s pipes or uneven water distribution. This sometimes indicates that a boiler’s water pump is failing.

Repairs Are Frequent
All boilers will require maintenance and small repairs from time to time. However, if you find yourself on the phone to a boiler repair company every couple of weeks, it may be an indication that you need to replace your boiler.

Frequent Adjustments To The Thermostat
A boiler that is in good working order should be very reliable and stable. When you set a temperature for your home, it will be able to consistently keep it at that level. If you find that your home is too cold one minute, then too hot the next, it may indicate your boiler is on its way out.

Boiler leaks
Frequent leaks and high volume leaks are a sign that you may need to replace your boiler in the near future. Although some leaks can be repaired easily, leaks that affect the internal components of a boiler usually indicate it needs to be replaced.

Increased Energy Usage
If you notice a sudden increase in your energy bills, it can indicate that your boiler is becoming less efficient and struggling to heat your home.

Not Enough Heat Or Hot Water
This is a major red flag! If you discover that your boiler no longer dispenses the amount of heating that is required for your home, it may need to be replaced or repaired. Poor heating capacity can indicate a failure of motorised valves, a faulty thermostat, broken diaphragm, or other serious issues.

Pilot Light Keeps Going Out
There are several reasons why a boiler’s pilot light can go out. In most cases, there will be an issue with the gas supply or the boiler will be incorrectly configured. However, it can also occur as a result of a more serious boiler fault.

Choosing A New Boiler

The Viessmann Vitodens 200 series pushes the boundaries of terms of what domestic gas boilers are capable of. With incredible energy efficiency, advanced controls, and smart home integrations, it is one of the most advanced boilers on the market.

The Viessmann Vitodens 200 is available as a combi boiler or system boiler, which gives consumers flexibility when planning their property’s heating system. Here are a few standout features of this boiler range.

If your boiler’s health is in decline and you need to replace it, keep these tips in mind:

• Choose a reputable manufacturer
it’s always a good idea to purchase a boiler made by a reputable company, as it is more likely to be well built, reliable, and come with a generous warranty.
• Look for an energy efficient model
Modern boilers are much more sophisticated than the models around 10 or 15 years ago. You can purchase boilers which use far less gas, reducing your energy bills and carbon footprint.
• Learn about the different types of boilers
Most boilers sold in the UK are condensing boilers. However, you can also get combi-boilers, heat-only and system boilers. The best choice for your household will depend on its size, layout, and the number of occupants in the building.
• Go for an extended warranty
Having a longer boiler warranty can save you a ton of money on repairs. If you can, use an accredited installer for the type of boiler you purchase, as it may give you access to even longer warranties.
• Consult with a licensed boiler installer
If you are unsure which type of boiler to purchase, have a chat with a professional boiler installation company. They will be able to help you find an appliance with is appropriate for the size of your home and your budget.

If you require any further assistance, give Quantum Gas Engineering a call today on 0203 633 2322.

Quantum Gas Engineering Ltd. Are Accredited Viessmann installers.

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