Your boiler is getting old, so it becomes unreliable and inefficient leading to increase in energy use and failures. The cost of keeping it in a functioning state becomes costly. It is time to replace it sooner than wasting money, time and inconvenience to keep it operating.
Is boiler replacement a good idea?
Boiler replacement benefits are –
- Save on heating bills
- Improved comfort, especially in winter when heating system gets pushed over limits
- Performs more efficiently than the old boiler
- Enhanced safety features
Things to consider before buying a new gas boiler
Do your research
New gas boiler purchase means a serious investment, so ensure to plan a budget, request for quotes and compare them. You check for special offers online for gas boiler replacement. Schedule the new boiler installation work in summer because you can go without a heating system and even the professionals are less busy.
Choose suitable heating system
Reversible heat pump can be a great option because it even cools home in the summer season. It is more economical, if you add photovoltaic panels. If your existing boiler produces domestic hot water then it is wise to separate both functions.
Choose a thermodynamic boiler that will offer same comfort but consume less. Your boiler will not need to work in summer, so as to give hot shower.
Cost of adapting new insulation
Condensing boilers are the current standard and if your old one was not condensing then you will need to adapt new installation at three levels.
- Chimney lining may be necessary
- Connect PVC exhaust channel to a drain for removing condensates
- Large radiators compatible with condensing boiler
Modern control system
Another comfortable feature, you must not overlook is the outdoor probe and programmable thermostat.
Find out the scrap value of your old boiler and think about taking a small loan because it will be worthy against the decrease in energy bills and headache of fixing the old one every now and then.