When to repair a boiler and when to replace your boiler and radiators?
When to repair?
This is a old question I get a lot of times from customers when i visit them. You have to take into consideration age of the boiler, cost of the parts and repair and condition of the boiler and central heating system.
When the boiler is older than 12 yrs old and, the cost of parts like main heat exchangers come in from £350 to £700 for the part alone ,then there is Labour costs of 3 to 4 hrs for said part swap. At a cost of £65 to 90 per hour depending on which company you use. We are £65 per hour for normal in hrs (office hrs).
On rare occasions there also may be further parts needed, that will have to be assessed before and during the repair,because the boiler may not have been looked after and serviced/maintained for some reasonable time.
If a boiler repair is costing less than £300 to repair then generally i would tell the customer to go ahead with the repair, but depending on brand and make of boiler ,the age and condition.
When to replace?
The time is when the boiler is uneconomical to repair or when parts are obsolete for the boiler. But also taking into consideration new boiler efficiency and new smart thermostats over time will save you some money over time compared to an old standard efficiency boiler.
Cost of a new boiler supplied and fitted can vary due to several factors like fluing vertically up into the loft or through to the wall to outside. dealing with condensate water which requires extra pipework to kitchen sinks, basins, bath wastes or to outside gully, down pipes etc. Electrical supply may need upgraded.
For us we supply boilers from £1400 supplied and fitted with filter and some cases a new thermostat. You might think that is a lot of money but you have to look at it in another way. You'll have a manufacturer's warranty for the next 2,3,5,7 or 10yrs as a piece of mind. If your repair to your existing boiler is costing 500 pounds then maybe best to put that towards a new boiler.
Haven't got the money?
Many companies these days can access finance during the quotation stage. Like us we are introducers to Payacca, Tradehelp and Hiber who are credit brokers that specialise in our industry.
So we can provide boilers on buy now pay later, 0% finance over 12 and 24 months and interest bearing boiler repayment over 2,3,5 and 10 yr terms.
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