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Replacement of an Old Boiler

Becky Mckay
By: Becky Mckay
Updated: 11th November 2022

An old boiler could need repairing on a regular basis and not be running as efficiently as a more modern unit. If your boiler is over 10 years old and showing signs that it’s best days are behind it, then here are several reasons you should install a replacement and save yourself some money in the long term.

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Replacing works out cheaper than repairing

Over time boilers will become more prone to breakdowns, as a result the repairs can be very costly, so a replacement boiler will help to save you money in the long run. If over-used and worn an older boiler could also become dangerous in terms of emissions such as carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide being emitted into your home.

Saving you money

A second incentive to install a boiler replacement could be the attraction of the savings to be made. Modern boilers are more reliable and efficient, with potential savings of up to £840* for an average family if you switch to a high efficiency condensing boiler with heating controls for example.

Helping the environment

The third reason is the benefits newer models will bring to the environment. Modern central heating boilers are much more efficient, with efficiency ratings of 90% and over in comparison to 50% in some older boilers. As well as offering a payback in terms of reduced energy bills this will be kinder to the environment.

For instance, by replacing an old boiler with a top rated condensing boiler and a full set of heating controls you can save up to 1,200kg of CO2 a year.

What’s right for you?

The type of boiler you need will depend on a number of factors, such as the size of your house and your hot water requirements. Options to consider are highly efficient condensing combi boilers, system boilers and regular boilers.

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If the time has come to replace your existing boiler with a more modern and highly efficient model then start out by getting free replacement boiler quotes using our online service.

Complete a simple online form and you’ll soon be contacted by up to 3 trusted engineers in your area who will all provide quotes for you to compare. You can then choose the quote that suits your budget.

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Data Source: Energy Saving Trust, Heating Your Home: Boilers (2022)
*Based on replacing an old gas boiler with a condensing A-rated boiler with thermostatic radiator valves, programmer and room thermostat in a detached home. Figures are based on fuel prices as of October 2022.

Becky Mckay

About the author

Becky Mckay

Becky has been a writer at Boiler Guide since 2021. Her vast boiler knowledge means she’s ready to help with any home heating query, big or small!

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