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When is the right time to upgrade my boiler, and what are the benefits?

Making your home as energy efficient as possible is vital when it comes to saving you £££s on your monthly spending – and having a healthy working boiler has a big part to play.

From warning signs to look out for, to the benefits of energy efficiency, here’s everything you need to know before upgrading your boiler with Utilita Home!

How do I know if my boiler needs replacing?

The average household’s boiler lasts between 10 and 15 years, depending on how well it’s looked after and if it has regular servicing. So first and foremost – if your boiler sits within that age range, it may be time to think about upgrading.

Simply put – the older your boiler is, the more inefficient it becomes. But there’s also a whole host of warning signs that your boiler isn’t working how it should:

  • The cost of running your home varies from season to season, but if you notice your energy spending has increased despite your usage being the same, it could be that your boiler has lost efficiency. Upgrading to a newer model could save you £££s.
  • If your home isn’t heating up the way it should, there’s likely a problem with your boiler or heating system. Is your home slow to heat? Or maybe certain rooms warm up while others stay ice cold? These operating issues could indicate a wider issue that a new boiler installation could fix.
  • If you ever notice your boiler leaking, an upgrade is likely necessary. An undetected or unfixed boiler leak can damage your home over time, as well as encouraging mould.
  • It’s normal for your boiler to make some level of humming, but if you notice banging, hissing, or more noise than usual, it’s best to get checked. You won’t always need to have a new boiler installed, but this is more likely for older models.
  • If you think you can smell gas in your home, it’s vital you turn off your gas (found next to your gas meter) straight away and avoid creating any sparks from switches, lighters, or open windows. Call us on 0800111999 as quickly as possible, because not only could this mean you’d need your boiler replaced, but it can be dangerous.

While it’s always important to keep an eye out for these problems, the best way to get the most out of your boiler is by giving it regular annual servicing. A lack of maintenance can cause it to become inefficient and develop issues far quicker.

What are the benefits of upgrading my boiler with Utilita Home?

Regardless of the boiler type you choose, investing in a newer model will save you £££s in the long-term. Simply put – if you have an energy-efficient boiler, you’ll use less energy and save more money. Over a year you can save hundreds, and across the boiler’s lifetime, it begins to pay for itself.

Not to mention, repair fees and replacement parts for older boilers tend to be more expensive and, over time, costs can add up. Installing a new boiler with an extended warranty can often be the cheaper option.

As an added bonus, the more energy efficient your boiler, the better it is for the environment. So, you can save the pennies and reduce your carbon footprint at the same time – great!