5 signs your boiler is heading for a breakdown

It’s easy to ignore niggling issues with your heating – especially during the summer months – but they could be a sign your boiler is heading for disaster.

To avoid a complete breakdown, you should get your boiler checked in order to save you money in the long run.

Here are our 5 tell-tale signs your heating is heading for a complete breakdown:

It needs frequent repairs

If your boiler is breaking a lot and needs regular repairs, the likelihood is that it’s time for a new one.

You don’t want to be throwing good money after bad, and with potential savings of 35% on your bills with a new and efficient model, you will be saving yourself significant amounts in the future.

Engineers comment that parts are tricky to source

This means that you have an old model which is not manufactured anymore, making sourcing spare parts difficult and more expensive. Upgrading now to a more efficient boiler will save you money on expensive repairs as well as reducing your gas bill.

Your house is not warming up as it should

If you’ve noticed that your house isn’t warming up as it should or your gas bill has increased, it probably means that your boiler has become old and inefficient.

Your boiler could be improved with a quick service, or it could be a sign that it is reaching the end of its life and needs replacing. A BASI engineer will be able to diagnose the problem.

Your hot water supply is unreliable and heats up slowly

This again suggests that your boiler is getting older and less efficient. Malfunctioning hot water can sometimes be due to pressure issues, and a BASI engineer will be able to tell you whether this is the case or if it is a sign your boiler is breaking down.

You have noticed strange noises or leakages

These are signs that your boiler is struggling or malfunctioning. If you suspect your boiler is leaking – especially gas – you need to seek immediate help.

Read our blog on what to do in a gas leak here.

If you are experiencing one of more of these signs, it’s time you got your boiler a service. They are quick to arrange and carry out, and often an engineer will be able to offer a simple solution.

And if you are in need of a new boiler, at BASI we offer you £400 for your old boiler when you install a new, energy efficient boiler with us.

Think your boiler could do with checking? Get in touch to arrange a service with a BASI engineer.

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