Boilers aren’t exactly exciting, we’re the first to admit it. But have you ever thought about the impact that white box has on your home, your finances, and your environmental footprint?
Here are five signs you need to look for a new boiler quote sharpish!
1. It makes weird noises
Boilers are quiet things. At least, they should be. You can hear them fire up when switched on, maybe the odd gurgle here and there, but if your boiler is rattling itself off the wall, making knocking noises, squeals, or a combination of the above, it’s time to consider a replacement boiler.
2. Your energy bills are through the roof
If your boiler is more than ten years old, it’s advisable to replace it. Old boilers are far less efficient, wasting energy and taking longer to heat your home and your hot water. If you have an old gas boiler, you’re also running the increased risk of gas leaks – which isn’t good!
3. You have a back boiler
A back boiler is the most inefficient type for your home. For any home, in fact! This old style of boiler wastes a lot of energy, causing your bills to rocket. For those who are also eco-aware, wasting energy like this significantly increases your annual carbon footprint, which the environment isn’t exactly grateful for.
4. You have a limited supply of hot water (and you're sick of cold showers)
Old water boilers connected to a water tank (either back boilers or open vented systems) mean you have to wait for the water to heat up before you can use it. After that, there’s a limited supply! If you live with a family or several housemates, you’ll have experienced more than a few cold showers as there’s not enough hot water to go around. Time to switch your boiler!
5. You want to redecorate (but it's in the way)
Old boilers are massive. There’s no way around it: they were big boxes hung on the wall or hidden away in a cupboard, with so much piping it looked like a labyrinth map. When it comes to redecorating, your boiler might be putting you off – because you know how much of a pain it’s going to be to plaster/paint/paper around the humungous thing on the wall. Combine a new boiler install with your DIY plans and that’s two birds with one stone!
If it’s time to get a new boiler, contact us today for a free survey for a new A-rated energy efficient boiler. We guarantee you’ll see your energy bills reduce – and cold showers will become mere distant memories!