How often should I replace my boiler?
However, older boilers are often not as efficient as more modern boilers, and they can also be noisy and bulky while modern boilers are small and compactly designed, fitting into a much smaller space, heating water quicker and making much less noise. Older boilers will not have the good energy rating of newer ones, and you will find that the cost of any new boiler will quickly pay for itself with lower energy bills.
How often should I service my boiler?
If you have a landlord, it is the law that he or she arrange for a boiler service to be undertaken every year. If you own your property, it is up to you to arrange for the service to be undertaken. Do not be tempted to leave a long time between services, not only is this an unsafe practice for you and everyone else in the home, but it might invalidate your home insurances. It is probably cheaper, in the long term, to have an annual service, rather than risk the boiler malfunctioning at some point in the future.