Should My Boiler be Repaired or Replaced

As we slowly approach the colder months in the year, nobody wants to experience their boiler breakdown or be in need of a repair. However, should you have to make the decision, this blog post is here to help. We have detailed exactly what you should think about before opting for either a repair or a replacement. Before we do so, if you'd like to find out about our services at SJL Plumbing and Heating in Blackwood, Caerphilly, Risca, Newport or Pontypool; then please do so by calling us on, 07772 028 424.

Always Consider Safety First

A very self-explanatory point, however, you should always consider safety before making the final decision on whether to repair or replace your current boiler. Why should you? Well, its simple; a Gas Safe registered engineer can assess your boiler and inform you whether it can be safely repaired. Yet, even if your current boiler is repairable, it doesn't necessarily mean that your boiler isn't still prone to problems and faults occurring. You should be aware of the possibilities for both repairing and replacing your boiler before decisions are made. 

The Expenses of a Repair

The cost of a repair for your boiler isn't a straightforward answer. In fact, the expenses of a repair depend on a couple of factors. Firstly, if your boiler is quite old, this could mean that sourcing the parts required for a Gas Safe registered engineer to carry out the repair is a lot harder and expensive. With this in mind, it shows just how a repair can ultimately be less cost-effective that you thought it to be. Don't let this dim your hopes of repairing your current boiler though! If the parts are readily available and the repair process is relatively straightforward, you could be looking at an easy, time-effective and cheap repair!

Also, and more often than not, newer boilers are still covered by the warranties and guarantees agreed upon purchase from the manufacturer; meaning that the costs could be covered, including the replacement parts and possibly the labour involved.

Reducing Your Bills and Replacing Your Boiler

Finally, you should consider the benefits of installing a brand new boiler, even if your boiler is repairable. By installing a brand new boiler, you can potentially save money on your energy bills in the long-run due to your newer boiler being more efficient. On top of this, newer boilers often come with better warranties and guarantees, something that your current boiler may not benefit from. In addition to this, you can also add value to your property my installing a brand new boiler for your home! 

On That Note

Whilst these points are worth thinking about, you should always have a Gas Safe registered engineer help with making the final decision on the condition of your boiler. Now that you're aware of the considerations to make before deciding whether to repair or replace your boiler, why not find out how we can help your boiler and home across Blackwood, Caerphilly, Risca, Newport and Pontypool areas? You can reach us by simply giving us a call on, 07772 028 424 or by either sending us an email at, or using the contact form on our website. We look forward to hearing from you and hopefully you found this blog post helpful!