What are the signs my boiler may need replacing

As a boiler gets older and ages, parts and electrical components do wear out, and though these can be replaced, many parts and components on a boiler are expensive.

If you are experiencing any of the following noises knocking, popping or hissing sounds when it’s on, you need to get in touch with a engineer as soon as possible. This can indicate multiple problems and may be a indication your boiler is on its way out.  

If your hot water takes a while to warm up or your water runs hot and cold intermittently while running a sink or bath, then you could potentially have a blocked or partly blocked plate to plate heat exchanger.  A good service every year can potentially stop this from happening, and therefore prolonging the life of your boiler

If your boiler is more than 10 years old, it may be worth thinking of putting funds away for the time when it may needs replacing.  Even when a boiler is functioning fine, the older it gets the more likely it is to break down, and not be as energy efficient as a new boiler.  The thought of getting a new boiler installed might seem like an expensive purchase, but at York Plumbing and Boilers will try our best to cater for your specific budget. 

Leaks should be investigated as soon as possible, your boiler could potentially be leaking carbon monoxide.  Carbon monoxide leaks can be severely damaging to your health and are classed as a SILENT KILLER