Once it is no longer cost effective to fix your old boiler, it is sensible to replace it with a new one. Usually this moment comes when the boiler engineer tells you he can’t source the parts you need or the cost of fixing whatever is wrong with it is not economical. He may also condemn your boiler because it is dangerous.
Old boilers are also more difficult to control. You may not have a thermostat or if it is a gas boiler, it might have a pilot light that is on all the time, which is a huge waste of fuel. Some older boilers are mounted on the floor rather than the wall. They take up a lot of space, which in a small home is not exactly helpful.
Buying a new boiler is expensive, but the savings you can make the investment worthwhile. Modern boilers are far more energy efficient than their predecessors. They are more advanced with new components, so they are more reliable and less likely to break down.
New boilers are also smaller and usually wall mounted, so they can be tucked away in the corner of a room or even inside a kitchen cupboard, out of sight and out of mind until the time comes for an annual service.
As we have already mentioned, replacing a boiler is expensive. However, there are ways to save some money on the cost of installation. One of them is to part-exchange your boiler. British Gas, amongst other people, offers a swap scheme for home owners. They do this every year in an attempt to persuade people to part with their cash. However, it is often better to use a local installation company as they are able to offer bigger savings.
An Alpha boiler combi combi swap scheme from Cannon Services will enable you to swap your old boiler for a new Alpha boiler, with a discount on the cost of installation. Instead of ending up with a pile of rubbish in the back garden, the old boiler is taken away.
Because a new ‘A’ rated boiler is more energy efficient, you can normally expect to recoup the cost of installation within a few years. A new boiler may also come with a guarantee, so you don’t need to worry about expensive breakdowns for a while. And if you decide to move home, a new modern boiler is a selling feature because buyers know they won’t need to replace it any time soon.