When your boiler stops working, it can throw your entire household into panic. Cold showers coupled with cold radiators can be far from pleasant, particularly if temperatures are low outside. Getting your boiler serviced regularly will prevent it from breaking down and ensure that it continues to work at its optimum level. Failing to service your boiler each year could result in a number of issues and lead to costly repairs or a replacement. Read on for four signs your boiler needs replacing.
1. Unusual sounds
While it’s normal for your boiler to make some sounds while starting up, if you’ve noticed unusual noises coming from your boiler, this could be an indication of a larger issue. If you hear whistling or gurgling sounds coming from your boiler, this could mean that the water pressure is too low or that your boiler is kettling. Banging, clunking or whirring sounds may be a sign that the pump or fan has worn down. If you notice odd sounds, it’s best to get your boiler checked out.
If you notice your boiler is leaking, this is a sign that it is not operating efficiently, and is often an indication of a bigger issue. Boiler leaks can spread to your walls and floors quickly, causing water damage throughout your building and leading to costly repairs.
3. Slow to heat up
If you’ve noticed that your system is taking longer than usual to heat up, this could indicate another problem, and it’s best to call out the professionals. You may notice that your home doesn’t feel as warm as it usually does or your radiators may take a particularly long time to heat up. To ensure that your boiler is functioning efficiently and you’re not wasting money on high energy bills, we recommend getting your boiler serviced as soon as possible.
4. Lack of maintenance
If you can’t remember the last time your boiler was serviced, it’s time to get it booked in. The last thing you want is for your boiler to break down unexpectedly, particularly in the depths of winter. It’s important that your boiler is serviced annually to ensure that any problems are detected early on and repaired before they get worse.
At T.B Mackay Energy Services, we specialise in the installation, repair and maintenance of all types of domestic and commercial heating equipment. Our team of Gas Safe registered engineers service and maintain all major makes, brands and models of boilers. For more information, visit our website.