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Is it time to replace your boiler?

Trevor Harris

by Trevor Harris

Posted in News, Uncategorized on Oct 12, 2018

As winter sets in, we turn on our boilers to heat our homes. But as your boiler starts to age breakdowns can become a regular thing.

Its important to ensure your boiler is working as efficiently as possible and to know the right time to replace it.

Boilers should last up to 10 years and beyond. To keep them going as long as possible the manufacturers advise a gas safe registered engineer services them every 12 months. This helps to maintain the boiler and ensure it is safe to use. During your service, the engineer will notice any faults and parts likely to need replacing.

It is at this time you can assess whether it is time to replace your ageing appliance.

At Harris Heating we endeavour to keep your boiler running efficiently, but we will always advise you if it is beyond economical repair. 

When we provide you with a quote to repair an older appliance we can also provide you with a quote to replace the boiler, this is a good way to assess repairing your old appliance when repairs become costly. 

So what can you consider to help with the decision to repair or replace your boiler?

1) Firstly, is your boiler 10 years old or over? At this age breakdowns can become regular.

2) Have you had your boiler serviced every year from installation? Or if you inherited the boiler, did it have a full service history? A well cared for appliance might be worth fixing to see you through another winter.

3) Is your boiler in need of a lot of repairs, and could it need more? Has the engineer advised you this may not fix the issues alone. Could it bring up more issues once one part has been replaced?

4) Costs - Long term would a new boiler ultimately save you money? Both from no breakdown costs and energy efficiency. 

What happens next once you decide you will replace your old boiler?

At Harris Heating our quoting system is designed around customer service experience. We understand boilers are costly and therefore work with our customers to ensure you are confident in our ability to provide you with a new boiler suitable for your needs. 

New customers will be offered a suitable date and time for them, where we will attend the property to provide you with a free quotation. We will assess the best boiler to suit your needs including: Manufacturer, size and the length of warranty you require. We will then send you a tailored quote showing a breakdown of the costs, we can provide a couple of quotes if you are unsure of a specific boiler you would like. If we are familiar with your boiler we may not need to do another home visit. (Finance is available, mention this at the quotation if required.)

We are accredited by Worcester, Baxi, Vaillant & Viessmann.

Some of our recent customer testimonials

"Great company - just had new boiler and gas fire installed - thanks mainly to Jack and Nick (and everyone else who helped)! So pleased with everything - and all so friendly and all clean and tidy work!!"

"Fantastic workers very very professional and extremely reliable 
These guys know there stuff 
Very helpful nothing too much trouble 
Would highly recommend Harris Heating for any plumbing problems 
I love my new boiler thank you Brendon and Trevor Harris"

To book a FREE, no obligation quote, contact Harris Heating on 0113 250 53 75 or visit our website!