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How Long Do Boilers Last

How Long Do Boilers Last

A new boiler is an investment that should be taken with care to help ensure that you get value for what you spend. At Help-Link, we believe that it’s not only important for your boiler to provide you with reliable and efficient heating, but it should also have the potential to do so for an effective length of time.

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Simply answer a few multiple choice questions about your existing boiler and we’ll give you a fixed price for a new boiler including all parts and installation[28]

How long do boilers last?

On average, the life expectancy of a boiler is between 10 and 15 years [114]. To help ensure that your boiler stays working effectively for as long as possible, here’s what we recommend you do:

  1. Buy a reliable boiler - A great way of helping to ensure that your boiler stays working for a valuable length of time is by choosing a boiler that has been made to a high standard. At Help-Link, we supply boilers from some of the leading brands in the industry, including Worcester Bosch, Ideal and Vaillant; so you could rest assured knowing that you’re choosing a brand that could effectively meet your needs.
  2. Arrange a yearly service - Yearly services are conducted to help maintain your central heating system. They could prolong the life of your boiler as they provide an opportunity for any faults or issues to be identified and rectified before they worsen. Annual services are often requirements of your boiler’s manufacturer-backed warranty [5].
  3. Get all installations, repairs and maintenance services carried out by a qualified engineer - It’s important to get the right person for the job; cheaper isn’t always better. Getting a qualified engineer to conduct the work at your home could provide you with peace of mind in knowing that the job’s been completed thoroughly and professionally. At Help-Link all our engineers are Gas Safe registered, so you could rest assured that we’ll aim to conduct all work to a high standard.
  4. Monitor your central heating and make note of any unusual changes - You can usually tell when your central heating isn’t working as it should. Keeping an eye on your home heating could help you identify any changes or potential faults early on, which could help to prevent any significant damage from occurring.
  5. Arrange repairs as soon as possible - Putting off central heating repairs is never a good idea. Some issues, such as a build-up of system sludge, could worsen over time, so it’s often best to organise a repair as soon as possible. At Help-Link, we aim to deal with all repairs as quickly as possible. So if you’ve noticed a problem with your central heating system, contact us today, we’ll aim to send an expert out to you at a suitable time.
  6. Get the right sized boiler fitted - Overworking your boiler could lead to issues that could impact its health and its ability to function for a suitable period of time. To prevent this, we recommend you install a boiler that has the power and potential to meet your heating and hot-water needs effectively and efficiently. If you’re feeling unsure about the size of boiler your home requires, you could contact a qualified engineer who has the knowledge and experience to help you make the right choice.

It’s our goal to install top quality boilers that deliver energy-efficient heating as well as long-lasting performance. Try our free online quote tool to receive a personalised estimate for the cost of installing one of our A-rated boilers into your home, or alternatively you could call us to speak with one of our expert advisors.

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[5] Subject to an annual service at the customer’s expense. Warranty extension from 5-years to 7-years or 10-years only available on Worcester Bosch. Warranty extension from 5-years to 10-years available on Ideal Boilers. All warranty extensions subject to an additional charge.

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[114] Based on 26187 people who enquired about a new boiler with Help-Link UK between 01/01/2017 and 24/01/2018; 14% had a boiler aged 0-10 years, 37% had a boiler aged 10-15 years, 21% had a boiler aged 15-20 years, 27% had a boiler aged over 20 years.