Signs You Need a New Boiler Installation
Boilers do not come with expiry dates: most people always find out the hard way. Usually, they can throw in the towel without giving any warning. However, there are some telltale signs that you need a new boiler installation.
– Your Boiler Is 10 to 15 Years Old
Typically, most boilers have a lifespan of 10 to 12 years; some of them last longer if you maintain them on a regular basis. Even if your boiler is not showing warning signs, you may need an upgrade. Just like most technology, multiple technological advances can occur over the course of ten years, hence by ensuring you are up to date, you’ll make sure that your boiler has all the safety features, is environmentally friendly and economical.
– Yellow Flame
A healthy boiler is supposed to burn with a blue flame. Thus, if the flame coming out of your boiler is yellow, it could be a sign of CO issue. CO is a dangerous, colourless and odourless gas that can be deadly if the level of exposure is high enough. The symptoms of CO poisoning include fatigue, headaches, nausea as well as dizziness.
– Strange Smell Coming from the Boiler
Your boiler shouldn’t emit any smell. A gas safe registered engineer should investigate a boiler that emits even a slight smell. Sometimes, a slight smell that comes from the boiler can be a sign of a dangerous CO (carbon monoxide) problem.
– Your Boiler Is Leaking
Any leak from your boiler may cause significant damage to your boiler as well as your home. In most cases, if a leak isn’t rectified quickly, it can end up causing further expensive damage to your boiler and affect its overall efficiency and durability.
– The Boiler Has a Low-Efficiency Rating
Boilers with an efficiency rating that is lower than A can be costly to run, and they increase the fuel bills of your home by up to 60 per cent. Most of the boilers on the market have an A efficiency rating or above as standard.
– Noisy Boiler
A boiler should not be excessively noisy and shouldn’t make strange unexpected noises. Usually, the noise coming out of a healthy boiler while it is heating up or running should be low and constant. A boiler can make unexpected noises because of many reasons, but that’s most commonly as a result of the internal boiler parts wear and tear.
– Your Boiler Takes a Long Time to Become Fully Heat Up
Many modern boilers reach their temperature fast and then start producing heat almost immediately. If your boiler isn’t able to get up to the right temperature fast enough, or it’s not able to get your home the desired temperature, then it may be time for you to upgrade your boiler.
If you need a new boiler installation, contact Gas Heating Solutions. We specialise in emergency boiler repairs, new boiler installations, boiler replacements as well as boiler finance in Manchester.