Like any mechanical device, regular servicing can help extend the life of a gas boiler, but there will come a point that it may need replacing. Here are some signs to watch out for.
Firstly, any odd odours coming from your boiler are an automatic cause for concern, as a healthy boiler would not cause this to occur. Regardless of the cause, a smelly boiler should be checked by a professional as soon as possible.
Next, a healthy boiler should, at the very most, make a constant low humming sound when it’s operating, so any unusual banging, whirring, and clunking noises are likely a sign of some kind of mechanical failure. Leaks around the boiler are also a sign that internal parts may be starting to disintegrate. In both cases, it should be promptly inspected by an engineer, and if the issue is not easy to correct, it may be worth considering a new boiler.
Finally, if you notice that you’re using more gas than you’re used to, or that your heating isn’t performing like it did in the past, it could be a sign that your boiler has lost efficiency over time. A qualified engineer can service it and perhaps restore some efficiency, but in some instances it may make more sense to replace it.
Xgas can send a gas engineer to Oswestry and other locations to service, repair or replace boilers. Get in touch to arrange a visit or get a no-obligation quote.