…and you may end up needing a new boiler. In which case, it’s always best to look at the options and decide for yourself what’s needed.
A boiler service may even discover that your heating system requires a complete revamp.
What you’ll find is that your boiler is not working efficiently, especially for heating your home. Older boiler models will have efficiency levels of between 50% and 70%.
This has a big effect on your wallet, especially when you consider that new, high efficient boilers operate at 96%. This is a large saving you could make every month on bills, about 25p for every pound.
The older boilers could also be having a larger contribution to global warming, with more carbon emissions exiting the flue.
However, it might not always be the boiler that needs replacing. Your central heating system as a whole may need refitting, replacing or simply cleaning. The radiators, pipes and controls are just as culpable as the boiler itself.
It’s always best to have a professional inspect the boiler to find the root of the problem. Remember, only a gas registered engineer can do this. You’re not allowed to move or repair the boiler yourself.