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Our Frequently Asked Questions About Boilers

15 August 2018

What Different Types Of Boilers Is There?

There are a few different types of modern boilers on the market, and deciding between them can be difficult.

The boiler you’re most likely to have installed is a combi boiler. As the name suggests, these boilers combine a water heater and central heating system in one package. This means you don’t need an external water tank. A system boiler does require an external tank. However, this only stores hot water and all of the heating is carried out by the boiler itself.

The third type of boiler you might come across is a standard boiler. These boilers need hot and cold water tanks and are usually more suited to older homes with existing heating and storage systems.

How Often Should I Replace My Boiler?

The general lifespan of a boiler is around 10 to 15 years. While this is an average, your boiler may last longer if you take care of it well. You should decide to replace your boiler when repairs become too expensive or start mounting up. Opting for a new boiler at this point should save you money in the long run. An expert engineer from Phoenix Gas Services will be able to help you decide on the right time to replace your boiler.

How Often Should I Get A Boiler Service?

Getting your boiler serviced when there doesn’t appear to be an issue may seem unnecessary, but servicing your boiler once a year should help to prolong its lifespan.

Having an annual service should help you avoid unforeseen problems with your boiler, and keep it running efficiently. Giving you the peace of mind that your boiler will be there for you when you need it.

Do I Need My Boiler Replacing Or Repairing?

If you have a boiler fault it’s most likely a common problem with a simple fix. However, it can be difficult to understand whether your boiler can be repaired or not when a more serious issue occurs.

Is My Boiler Economical?

If you’re buying a new boiler, or just trying to decide if you need one, how efficient it is will be a big part of your decision. To find boilers that are economical, look for their energy star rating. A well rated boiler should run very efficiently, whereas a poorly rated model may be more cost effective to replace in the long run. You should be able to find that all modern boilers are more economical when compared to older models.

If you would like more information about any of the services that we offer here at Phoenix Gas Services then be sure to get in touch with us on 01782 564448 and one of our friendly team will be more than happy to help. Why not like our Facebook page too to keep up with all our latest offers.

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