Replacing your boiler can be an expense you don’t want to think about. But most of the time, your existing boiler does reveal some key signs that it is ready to be replaced. Here at Mark Vernon Heating and Plumbing we are boiler experts, based in Southport. As a result, we have produced this guide to the signs that you need a new boiler installation.
A yellow flame
If your pilot light is consistently yellow or orange, this is not a good sign. As you know, the pilot light should always be blue to show it is burning at a very high heat.
However, a yellow flame is evidence that your boiler is not burning correctly, and could indicate that your boiler is actually emitting carbon monoxide.
Carbon monoxide is a toxic gas that is impossible to discover without a specialist carbon monoxide detector. As a result, it has been labelled as the silent killer. This is because carbon monoxide poisoning could be fatal.
As a result, if your boiler is burning with a yellow flame, make sure you contact a boiler expert and start looking at a new boiler installations.
Age and Lifespan
The average lifespan for a boiler to work effectively is 15 years. If your boiler is around 15 years old it may be time to start saving for a new one.
Advances in technology mean that our boilers are now more energy efficient and more capable than ever before. As a result, if you were to upgrade your boiler, you would no doubt save money on your gas bills. In fact, this can be up to £300 a year!
In addition, newer boilers are fitted with a lot more options and settings than older boilers. This means that you have more control over your heating and hot water, and you have new ways to manage these. Especially with new smart home options.
If your boiler is more than 15 years old, its time to start checking out new boiler installation options.
New boilers are all provided with an energy rating from A to G. A is the highest possible energy ratings and indicates that the boiler is more than 90% efficient! At the other end of the scale, G is the lowest, and this indicates that boiler is less than 70% efficient. However, at 60% energy efficient, a lowest rating boiler could still be more energy efficient than a boiler over 15 years old.
There are many indicators that your boiler is past its best. If you have spotted any of the signs that you need a new boiler installation, contact us for a boiler installation at Mark Vernon Heating and Plumbing, Southport.