A boiler is a key component of your home - if something goes wrong with it you may be left without heating and hot water, which can be a real nightmare.
Unfortunately, this always seems to happen when you least expect it, leaving you wishing you’d replaced it when it was still hanging in there. Here's some advice about how long the average boiler should last and how often you should replace the boiler in your home.
How long is a boiler supposed to last?
A good boiler should last up to 10-15 years with minimal issues, as long as you do what you should to keep it in good working condition. This starts from as soon as you receive your new boiler, which should be installed by a Gas Safe registered engineer.
A new boiler should be, at most, a once-in-a-decade investment, so you’ll want to make sure you're getting it right from day one. At ImpraGas, we offer a professional boiler installation service that ensures your boiler is installed to the highest standard. Our installations and inspections are only ever carried out by Gas Safe registered engineers who know exactly how to get the job done.
How often should I get my boiler serviced?
To make sure your boiler keeps performing well, it's vital to have your boiler serviced once a year. This annual servicing ensures that your boiler will run efficiently all year ‘round. Also, an annual service will often be a condition of your insurance policy and your boiler warranty agreement.
We offer a 10-year service plan with the boilers we install, which means that in the unlikely event of a breakdown, the manufacturer of your appliance will be out to assist you within 24 hours, at no extra cost! This is to ensure that your boiler lasts for its intended lifespan, if not longer.
After a particularly cold winter, many people across the UK will now be looking to replace their boilers to ensure they don't get caught out again next year.
But those people may well find themselves asking...
How much does it cost to fit a new boiler?
Your boiler is the heart of your home, so replacing it should not be a quick decision. It's important that you choose the right boiler, the right fitters and the right guarantee, and all of these things can factor into the final cost.
Here at ImpraGas, we want to make this task as simple as possible for you. Our quote generator will tell you the cost of fitting your new boiler in seconds (including the price of the boiler and the guarantee).
How to Find Out the Cost of Your New Boiler
Simply head to our Get a Boiler Quote page, enter a few details (such as how many bedrooms/bathrooms you have and what your current boiler situation is), and within seconds we will provide you with a quote for providing and fitting your new boiler.
The ImpraGas team install a variety of high-quality boiler brands, including:
- Vaillant Boilers
- Worcester Bosch Boilers
- Glow-Worm Boilers
- Elnur Boilers
- Potterton Boilers
For more information about getting your new boiler fitted by ImpraGas, please visit our Boiler Installation page. We are dedicated to quality service and providing homes with top-quality boilers at the lowest possible prices.
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If your home's current boiler was installed years and years ago, there's a good chance you're missing out on all kinds of benefits afforded by recent improvements in boiler technology.
Depending on the manufacturer and model, a new boiler may come with any combination of the following perks:
- Improved energy efficiency (saving you money on your heating bills)
- Remote control (adjust your heating from anywhere in the house)
- More user-friendly interface (makes it easier to change temperature, set on/off times, etc.)
- Easier to find replacement parts (in the unlikely event of a breakdown)
Some modern boilers even run on 100% electricity, potentially eliminating your home's reliance on gas.
Want to enjoy the benefits of a new boiler? Get a free, no-obligation quote from ImpraGas here.
Will a new boiler make my house warmer?
If your new boiler is of a good quality then it should heat your home more efficiently, meaning that it will use less energy to achieve the same temperature. This means that, in theory, you should be able to make your home warmer without spending any extra money on your heating bills.
That said...if switching the heating on doesn't make your home warm enough right now, it may not solely be your old boiler's fault. Here are some other possible explanations:
- Poor Insulation - If your home is poorly insulated, heat will be lost more quickly, and this can make it very difficult to reach a comfortable temperature during the colder months.
- Radiator Issues - If your central heating system works fine but one individual radiator isn't getting hot, this means that there is probably an issue with your radiator, not the boiler. You may need to bleed the radiator (to remove trapped air) or clean out the inside to get rid of any grime and sludge.
Will a new boiler improve my water pressure?
If you've been experiencing poor water pressure in your showers / taps of late, you may be wondering if replacing your boiler is the solution.
However, low pressure usually isn't the fault of your boiler. More likely causes include:
- Stop valve not fully open (turn your stop valve anti-clockwise to make sure it's completely open)
- Frozen or burst pipes
- Other issues with your home's plumbing (a qualified plumber should be able to diagnose these issues)
- Incidents in your local area (check with your water supplier to see if anything is affecting your area's supply)