Deciding whether to repair or replace your boiler can be a difficult decision, and many factors need to be considered
If you’re unsure, you’ve come to the right place. This article will help clarify whether to repair or replace.
Before making any decision, we believe you should always speak to a Gas Safe Registered engineer, particularly if your boiler is acting unusual.
Safety is the main priority, and a qualified engineer may notice things your boiler that you might miss. Their experience and qualifications will come in handy when helping you decide whether to repair or replace.
What is the most cost-effective choice?
If your boiler is old, a repair job is much more difficult. Finding the right parts to repair an old boiler is challenging, so it’s a good idea to compare the repair cost to buying a new boiler instead. However, if an engineer can repair your old boiler without denting your finances, then it’s best to continue maintaining your old boiler.
If your boiler is newer, it’s worth checking if it still qualifies for the guarantee or warranty offered by the manufacturer. This means that the cost to repair will be considerably cheaper.
A new boiler can save you money in the long run.
It’s essential to consider the long-term cost of maintaining your old boiler. It’s more than likely that additional repair jobs will need to be performed as time goes by. Therefore, how much are you likely to spend maintaining your old boiler?
It may be equally as costly or even cheaper to purchase a new boiler that will run more efficiently. A newer boiler could also reduce your energy bills, so over several years you’ll pay a lot less than you would with an older model.
Furthermore, a new boiler can boost your property’s value, attracting buyers or investors if you decide to sell or move.
Boilers don’t come cheap, and there are many more things to consider before deciding what type of new boiler is suitable for your home.
Always consult first with trusted central heating engineers to make sure you’re making the right choice.