Do You Need a New Boiler?

When your boiler starts underperforming, it’s understandable that it might be a sign to get it replaced. However, many might miss the common signs your boiler might give you when it’s on its way out.

Boiler repair Widnes services know that there’s nothing worse than having to live without hot water for any amount of time, so understanding the signs of a fluctuating boiler can save you from living in regret when it eventually conks out. But the question still stands, do you need a new boiler?

Do you need a new boiler

Looking Out for the Signs

Like we just mentioned, when your boiler is about to break, it shows a few signs of old age along the way. These are the things you need to be on the lookout for when it comes to the benefit and welfare of your boiler.

These signs can include odd noises, which could be a sign of decaying pipes and other parts or even leaks, which need to be investigated as soon as possible as it could be a sign of carbon monoxide poisoning which is deadly. Other signs could be fluctuating temperature when running the taps or if the boiler is 10 years or older. If your boiler is 10 years or older, it’s a smart idea to think about replacing it before it starts to break down.

How Much Would It Cost?

A new boiler tends to vary in price so it can be hard to say a precise cost at it depends on who installs it. A new boiler can cost anything from £500 to £2,500, and that is only part of the overall cost. Installation usually costs more than the boiler itself, meaning that the overall process is quite expensive but necessary.

Unfortunately, in order to install your new boiler, you need to hire the help from a Gas Safe registered engineer. Boiler repair Widnes can help you install your new boiler, giving you peace of mind. The price of your installation can be just as much as the price of the boiler due to the amount of work that is required and the overall complexity of the process.

What Type of Boiler Do I Need?

All boilers fall into two basics types or categories. These can depend on what you need for your home and which works best for you. There is the conventional boiler, which can be quite large and need a fair bit of space for storage, and there is the combination boiler which heats water directly from the mains and is a lot more compact and easier to replace.

Both boilers do the job brilliantly, but as we said, you need to pick the boiler that suits you the best. A conventional boiler is usually stored in the loft and is connected to a storage tank that holds the hot water. Once the hot water tank has been drained, it may take a bit of a wait for it to refill. A combination boiler doesn’t use a storage tank and is able to provide hot water on demand. They are typically fitted to the wall in a kitchen or an airing cupboard or any other suitable area. Combination boilers also require less pipework, meaning the installation is usually cheaper and a lot easier to perform.


As mentioned previously, your boiler needs to be fitted by a Gas Safe registered installer. The installer will come to your home prior to the fitting in order to review the area and discuss prices and the process.

The installation process differs due to which boiler you have fitted. The engineer will come and remove your existing boiler and fit in the new one, replacing any other adjoining components attached to the boiler.

Contact Your Boiler Repair Widnes Team Today

If you’re looking for a boiler repair or replacement service, contact us at Reliant today for a free quote.

Call us today on 0151 372 0409 for further information and advice on how to proceed.