Typically, most boilers should last between 30 and 40 years. However, it’s not crazy uncommon for one to last longer. As long as it’s well maintained over the years, you could have it for maybe even 50 years. Here are just a few things to keep in mind when dealing with Boilers.
- Boilers may become weaker over time. We here recommend replacing after you reach 50 years. The reasoning behind this is because at that age, problems are bound to happen and the older the system then the more expensive it will be to fix.
- Having an annual check up on your boiler could help yours keep performing strong over time. A service includes various tests on efficiency and performance, and also checks for any leaks or faults in your system. Regular servicing can be a good way to avoid costly repairs in the future.
- Although some boilers may far out live a typical life expectancy, parts and spares may become unobtainable for older boiler models which may lead to a bigger and more expensive problem or replacement if needed.
- Technology in the boiler industry is constantly developing, so a new boiler could not only be more energy efficient but could also obtain several new features you may not be aware of! It could even make your house look nicer since there will be no rust.
- If the layout of your home changed a decent amount since your boiler was installed, it may no longer be suitable to perform properly and supply the amount of heat and hot water that you need. If you have had or are considering additional bathrooms, rooms or radiators in your home, it is best to keep in mind the impact this could have on your boiler and central heating system.
Some signs that your boiler could be coming to the end of its life may include (but are not limited to):
- Persistent breakdowns
- A high-cost repair is needed
- Flue problems
- Fuel efficiency and environmental pollution
- Boiler noise