Boilers are among the most intensively used household appliances. This can often lead to wear and tear if problems go unnoticed like the lack of heating or when the water doesn’t warm up. There’s never a convenient time for a boiler breakdown. It’s hard on the wallet in the cold months, and it’s also a potential safety risk. There are many signs that your current boiler has reached the end of its lifespan and you need to have it replaced. At TMT Boilers, we supply boiler installation, repairs and servicing. Call us to schedule an appointment with one of our expert technicians to determine if it’s time to replace your boiler with a new TMT Boiler.
When Should A Boiler Be Replaced?
Here are 10 important signs to look out for to see if your boiler needs replacing:
1. Your Boiler Is Over 15 Years Old
All heating systems will come to an end at some point and having your system replaced before it breaks down entirely can save you from emergency service calls, which are expensive and inconvenient. Your boiler should last around 15 years on average. If you have an older model that’s no longer working or doesn’t have replacement parts available, get in touch with TMT Boilers today. Our team is ready to install a new boiler for you, no job is too big or small!
2. Check For Leaks, Condensation Or Corrosion
If your heating system is giving off water vapour or condensation, you’ll want to look into its health. This can be a sign of a leak in your system that needs immediate attention if not replacement altogether.
3. Change In Sound Or Smell
Noises coming from your boiler could mean something as simple as dust clogging up vents, but they could also indicate serious problems like cracks in your pipes. If you’re hearing strange sounds coming from your boiler, it could be a sign that your boiler is in trouble. Keep an ear out for popping, hissing, or whining noises while your heating system is running. If they persist after shutting off and restarting your boiler, contact us right away. These are signs of impending failure!
4. Dead Pilot Light
Most boilers have a pilot light that burns to ignite the gas. When there’s not enough pressure in your boiler, it could be a sign that you need new parts. The best way to fix a pilot light problem is by calling a professional and scheduling an appointment. In some cases, however, you can attempt to relight it yourself with a match or lighter. Just make sure all flammable items are at least three feet away from your boiler before attempting to relight it. If you don’t want to risk burning down your home or business, call TMT Boilers for help with relighting or replacing your pilot light.
5. Inefficient Heating Performance
An inefficient boiler will use more energy than necessary and leave you with higher bills at the end of each month. If your boiler isn’t working as well as it used to, then it might be time for a replacement.
6. Boiler Needs Constant Repairs
If you’re spending lots of money to get your boiler fixed constantly, the chances are that you’re wasting your money. A good boiler should run effectively for up to 15 years, and not be under constant repairs. Add this to high electricity costs and less efficient energy use, and you should know it’s time to replace your boiler.
7. Check The Flames Colour
A yellow flame usually means there is carbon monoxide being emitted in your home. Symptoms can include dizziness, nausea, headaches, and more. You want the flame to be blue at all times, and if it isn’t, contact a Gas Safe engineer as soon as possible.
8. Radiators Take Long To Heat Up
Are your radiators always lukewarm or do they take ages to heat up? Modern boilers can reach their maximum temperature in no time at all, so sluggish radiators could mean that your boiler is wearing out. But this could also mean that you need to bleed your radiators or that the pipes carrying water to your radiators are blocked by sludge. The latter would lead to a situation where the heat is diminished to certain spots on your radiators. Dirty water in the heating system will mean the system isn’t working properly, resulting in high heating bills even if the system is running less. It might be time for a boiler service or full replacement if your home is slow to heat up or water no longer runs as hot as it once did.
Boiler Replacement Service in London
If you have any of these problems in your home, it may be time to call TMT Boilers to replace your outdated boiler with the newest model from our collection of the best boilers on the market. When you choose to buy from us, you’re not just getting a boiler that will suit your family’s needs, but one that will also last through years of hard work to keep your home comfortable and well-insulated.