Looking to make your new boiler last longer?
Replacing a boiler fills many of us with dread, simply because it can be so expensive. The last thing any of us want to happen is to be hit with the blow of not having hot water in those cold winter months. That’s why it’s important to make sure you get the most out of your existing boiler before it’s time to finally say goodbye, and here’s a few things you can do today to make sure that happens.
How long does the average boiler last?
In short, a boiler’s lifespan depends greatly on a number of factors such as how often it is used as well as its make and model but a well maintained boiler should have a life expectancy of about 10-15 years. This is easy to track with a newer installer but not as easy if you’ve recently moved.
What you can do to make it last?
Being calculated with your temperature can help keep your boiler in good shape. Most of us aren’t at home 24 hours a day so that means that our boilers shouldn’t be working for us all day as well. Cleave use of your timers can make sure that your boiler works for you at the times that matter and doesn’t over work itself at times it’s not really needed.
If you sense a problem, get help as soon as you can. As an example, imagine that you hurt your ankle and are told you need to rest it to help it heal quicker. If you decide to keep moving on it, not only will it slow you down but you also risk damaging it further.
Something that many of us forget from time to time is how intricate boilers actually are. If one part isn’t working as well as it can, it can slow down the whole machine and make everything have to work harder which can reduce it’s lifespan.
Get regular check ups. While it is important to make sure your boiler is working correctly, it is just as important to make sure that it is also safe for you and your family. We cannot stress enough the importance of annual servicing. A qualified heating engineer will have the knowledge to help keep your boiler running as optimally as possible for your needs as well as keep it running for longer.
Looking for a new boiler in St. Helens?
If you’ve had your boiler for longer than 15 years, it might be time to look at replacing it. Get in contact with us, and we’ll be able to see if your boiler is still working as a hard as it can for you!