Should You Repair or Replace Your Boiler?

Has your boiler currently broken down? Are you asking yourself if a repair is worth it? Or whether it’s time for a time boiler? This can be a big decision that depends on a few big questions. Keep reading to find our handy guide on whether to replace or repair your boiler.


Is your boiler safe?

Safety is the biggest boiler question. A broken boiler can be dangerous, so it is important that your boiler is running safely and smoothly. Newer boilers have higher safety guidelines to follow, so getting a new boiler guarantees that your home will be safe and sound. If you want to repair your boiler, you should check with your gas engineer to see if your boiler is going to be safe after the repair.

How efficient is your boiler?

If you have only had your boiler for a few years, it should be almost as efficient as the more current models, so a repair will be fine. However, if you have had your boiler for nearly ten years, it is going to use old and outdated technology- making it much less efficient than current boilers. If this is the case, it may be time to get a new boiler.

How much will it cost to repair your boiler?

If you have an older boiler, repairs may cost more, as spare parts will be harder to find. If you decide to repair your boiler now, you should bear in mind that repairs will only get more expensive as time goes on. If you check with a gas engineer and find that the cost is relatively low, it is up to you which choice you make!

How often does your boiler breakdown?

If your boiler frequently breaks down, you need to think about how much money you have been spending on repairs. If this cost has begun to mount up, it could be time to swap to a newer boiler. However, if this is the first or second time your boiler has broken down, it may be worth simply repairing it this time.

Need a boiler repair or replacement in South Birmingham?

We offer our boiler services across South Birmingham, Bromsgrove, Redditch, Kidderminster, Stourbridge and Solihull. To get in touch, give us a call on 07900 553882 / 07815 574411 or email us at enquiries@safgas.co.uk. We hope to hear from you soon! You can also fill out the contact form on our website.