Don’t Wait for Winter: 5 Reasons to Replace Your Boiler Now

If you have an old heating system or you’ve dealt with a few costly unexpected repairs, you may be asking ‘when is the best time to replace your old boiler?’. While it may seem like a good idea to wait until it breaks down, there are many advantages to replacing an old boiler sooner rather than later. In this blog post, we will explore the top five reasons to replace your boiler before winter arrives.

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1. Preventing Winter Breakdowns

Replacing an old or unreliable boiler reduces the risk of a winter breakdown, which could be inconvenient and costly.  Addressing this issue in advance reduces the likelihood and stress of dealing with a broken boiler or the need for emergency replacement during the winter.

2. Avoid the Winter Rush

Winter is undoubtedly the busiest season for boiler replacements. As temperatures drop, more homeowners start experiencing issues with their outdated or inefficient boilers, leading to a surge in service calls. By planning ahead and replacing your boiler before the winter rush, not only will you have increased peace of mind that you won’t have to worry about potential heating emergencies, you can ensure that your home stays warm and cosy when the colder months arrive.

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3. Enjoy Improved Energy Efficiency

Older boilers tend to be less energy-efficient, resulting in higher utility bills and wasted energy. According to the Energy Saving Trust, depending on the size of your home and age of your boiler you could save up  £660* a year on your fuel bill.

Upgrading your boiler before winter allows you to enjoy improved energy efficiency right from the start of the cold season. Newer models are designed to be more environmentally friendly, reducing your carbon footprint while saving you money on your monthly heating costs.

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4. Convenient Installation Process

Replacing a boiler can take between 1-3 days on average, and whilst our experienced engineers carefully plan installations to ensure that you are without heating and hot water for as little time as possible, some disruption is inevitable.
By scheduling your boiler replacement to avoid the colder months, you can ensure a more convenient installation process and more flexible scheduling options that align with your needs.

5. Time To Plan & Evaluate Your Home’s Heating Needs

Not waiting until your boiler breaks down gives you the opportunity to assess your home’s heating needs and make informed decisions. Allowing you time to research various boiler models, compare their features, and consult heating experts to find the most suitable option for your home. You can take into account factors like the size of your property, energy efficiency ratings, and the desired level of comfort. By carefully evaluating your heating needs, you can invest in a boiler that will meet your expectations for years to come.

From smoother installations to improved energy efficiency and ample time for research, there are numerous advantages to tackling this project before winter arrives. Don’t wait until your old boiler fails during the coldest months; be proactive and upgrade your heating system during the offseason to ensure a comfortable and worry-free winter.

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*Based on data from the Energy Savings Trust. Savings based on replacing an old ‘F’ rated boiler with a new ‘A’ rated condensing boiler. Figures are based on fuel prices as of July 2023.