At Dynamic Plumbing we are regularly asked the same plumbing and heating questions. So we thought it would be a good idea to start writing up some of the questions and answers. Look out for some videos on troubleshooting coming soon..
|Q:||My boiler is over 10 years old, is it better to repair the boiler or replace the boiler?|
Imagine the repair costs for your boiler for the next 10 years. Consider the down time and discomfort caused by boiler breakdowns. Then work out whether a new boiler with 8-10 year parts and labour guarantee and possibly improved efficiency, would deliver more peace of mind and financial certainty.
The average boiler repair costs £350. Very often when old boilers are repaired we get call backs a few weeks later reporting a new fault. Repairing one fault does not guarantee to extend the life of the boiler.
An average boiler swap costs £2500.
For Example: If the cost of a repair is over £500 and you’re likely to be owning that property for the next 10 years then the extra £2000 spent on a new boiler (£16.66 per month for 10 years) starts to look sensible.
If of course you are lucky enough to have an old boiler that has never given any trouble then..’If it aint broke don’t fix it.’