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Do I need to repair or replace my boiler?

When determining whether it is time for a boiler replacement or if your boiler requires the attention of a trained Gas Safe registered heating engineer for repair, there are several factors to consider. VFR Gas has created a guide to assist you in determining what your boiler requires.

VFR Gas heating engineers cover Kent, including Dover, Folkestone, and Canterbury. Do you require a prompt boiler repair or replacement of your old boiler? Please call us on 07957479456.

Because boilers are sophisticated devices with limited lifespans, determining whether you need a repair or if it is time to install a new boiler can be difficult. 

Do you require a boiler repair? 

If you notice anything out of the ordinary with your boiler system, it is best to seek the advice of a Gas Safe registered heating engineer. But what are the most common indications that a boiler needs to be repaired? The following are the main signs that your boiler needs to be repaired:

Symptoms that indicate a boiler repair are as follows:

  • Whistling, kettling, or slamming noises from the boiler system 
  • If your boiler shuts down on its own  
  • If your boiler system has low or high-pressure 
  • Uneven heat distribution in your radiators  
  • If your boiler does not respond to thermostat settings

Is it time to replace your boiler?

Now that you know how to tell if your boiler needs to be repaired, let's take a look at some signs that it's nearing the end of its useful life. Unfortunately, due to wear and tear on parts as well as an evolving technology that is developing more efficient and safer boiler systems, all boilers will need to be replaced at some point. 

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Symptoms that may indicate that your boiler needs to be replaced include: 

  • If your boiler is more than 12 years old, you should consider replacing it.
  • If your boiler is frequently breaking down. 
  • If you've noticed an increase in the cost of your heating bills. 
  • If you're considering purchasing a smart thermostat.

Is your boiler in need of repair or replacement? 

 Staying informed about your boiler system is a great way to cut your heating costs and boiler repair costs. If you follow the advice in this article, you will be taking the necessary steps to maintain a safe and efficient boiler in your home. 

Choosing reputable heating engineers is another critical step in boiler maintenance. VFR Gas is not only fully Gas Safe registered, but we also have extensive knowledge and experience in repairing and installing boilers throughout Kent, including Dover, Folkestone, and Canterbury. Call VFR Gas at 07957 479 456 or fill out our quick contact form if you have any questions about our boiler repairs or installations.