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How Long Will My Boiler Last?

How Long Will My Boiler Last?

On a daily basis, many people will consider the question, “How long will my boiler last?” Although it may seem like a simple question, the answer is sometimes a lot more difficult. Although it is not possible to pinpoint the exact amount of time that it will take for your boiler to break down or need servicing, there are a few key points that will give some indication to how long your boiler has got left and whether or not it is worth replacing.

How Old Is Your Boiler?

The age of your boiler will greatly affect how long it will last. If you have an older boiler that was fitted a long time ago, it may last longer due to having a strong cast iron heat exchange and a small amount of electrical components. If you have a new type of boiler, which is known as a condenser boiler, then, although they are more energy efficient (over 90%), they require more servicing due to the large amount of electronics within them, which also means that they can break down more easily.

How Often Do You Use Your Boiler?

The total usage of your boiler will obviously have an effect on how long it will last. The more your boiler is used, the more wear and tear you will see within the appliance. Although many new boilers will “cycle the pump” on a regular basis to stop it from seizing up, it is still the case that the more you use it, the more likely it is to need a regular service.

When Do You Get Your Boiler Serviced?

Your boiler really should be serviced annually; however, this isn’t always the case. Many people will either forget about servicing their boiler or prefer to spend the money on something else, especially if they feel that the boiler is working correctly. If you sign up with a company that deals with boiler maintenance such as, then they will be able to remind you when you need your service and also provide you with valuable information related to your boiler to ensure that it remains efficient and safe.

How Good Was Your Boiler to Begin With?

Another important factor in having your boiler last is the quality of it. Within this industry, it is true that you get what you pay for. If the boiler you bought initially was within a cheaper range, it will most likely have a shorter life expectancy than if you purchased an expensive one. This also may be the case if you hired a cheaper installer.

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