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10 Signs Your Gas Boiler Needs Replacement

As a homeowner, your gas boiler is an essential part of your home’s heating system. While gas boilers are built to last, they do require regular maintenance and repairs to keep them running efficiently. However, there comes a time when repairs are no longer enough, and your gas boiler needs to be replaced. In this article, we will share with you the 10 signs that your gas boiler needs to be replaced.

  1. Age of the boiler The lifespan of a gas boiler is between 10 and 15 years. If your boiler is approaching or exceeding this lifespan, it’s time to start thinking about replacing it.

  2. Rising energy bills If you notice a sudden increase in your energy bills, it could be a sign that your boiler is working harder than it needs to, making it less efficient.

  3. Yellow flames A healthy gas boiler should have a blue flame. If you see a yellow flame, it could be a sign that there is a carbon monoxide leak, which can be extremely dangerous.

  4. Strange noises If you hear banging, clanking, or gurgling noises coming from your boiler, it’s a sign that there is a fault or damage that needs to be repaired or replaced.

  5. Low water pressure Low water pressure can be caused by a variety of issues, including a faulty boiler, and can lead to a lack of hot water or heating.

  6. Constant repairs If you find yourself frequently repairing your boiler, it’s likely that it’s time to replace it altogether.

  7. Radiator issues If some of your radiators are not heating up, it could be a sign that there is a problem with your boiler.

  8. Pilot light issues If your pilot light keeps going out or is difficult to light, it could be a sign that your boiler is malfunctioning and needs to be replaced.

  9. Leaks Any water or gas leaks around your boiler should be addressed immediately as they pose a significant danger to your home.

  10. Carbon monoxide detector alarm If your carbon monoxide detector alarm goes off, it’s a sign that there is a leak in your gas boiler system, and you should evacuate your home immediately.

If you have noticed any of these 10 signs, it’s essential to contact a professional gas engineer to assess the situation. At Plumbing Angels, we offer reliable and efficient gas boiler replacement services to keep your home warm and safe. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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