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  • What Causes Boilers To Breakdown?

    Modern boilers are in general very reliable things, capable of quietly going

    about their business discretely and efficiently for many years.

    But they are also complex, engineered products and deserving of some care and attention.

    Just  like a car,

    boilers should be serviced every year to ensure everything is as it should be.

    Not only will this allow any issues to be pre-empted, saving the heartache and

    inconvenience a breakdown can inevitably lead too,

    but a correctly operating boiler is an efficient boiler too,

    saving money off energy bills.

    And if your boiler is still under guarantee,

    an annual boiler service is usually part of the terms and conditions to keep the guarantee valid.

    Age is a common reason for a boiler to break down;

    quite simply, it’s reaching the end of its useful life.

    If your boiler is more than 10 years old,

    it, therefore, might be time to upgrade to a new model.

    A modern high-efficiency boiler, as well as being more reliable and

    quieter in operation can shave as much as 35% off your fuel bills.

    Many boiler breakdowns are caused by something within the system

    itself (i.e. the pipes and radiators connected to the boiler),

    usually dirt sludge or air.

    Air can stop the water within the system from circulating properly, while dirt sludge can foul parts within the boiler itself. For this reason, manufacturers always recommend a central heating system is flushed before fitting a new boiler, and a filter is then fitted to protect the boiler from any dirt sludge that might then build up within the system over time.

    Dependent on the size of the system, the age of the system, location and quality of the gas safe engineer, the cost of a power flush usually ranges from circa £350 to £650.

    We know that all this can be complex for many people to understand, so if you would like to talk to us about your boiler, please enter your details in the box below and request a callback.