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Should I Replace My Boilers Circulating Pump?

Your boiler’s circulating pump plays an integral role to the functioning of your central heating system. Consequently, if this element develops a fault, it could have a drastic effect on your ability to access hot-water and heating. A qualified Gas Safe registered engineer could help rectify this issue by conducting a circulating pump replacement, however in some cases, it could be beneficial to consider getting a brand new boiler installed. Read on to find out more.

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What does a circulating pump do?

A circulating pump is responsible for pumping hot-water around your central heating system, allowing it to travel from your boiler unit to your pipes and radiators, and back to the boiler again. The water that travels from your boiler is heated, but it will lose heat as it makes its way around your system; the hot-water that is pumped from your boiler pump is what helps to maintain a constant flow of heat and allows your system to heat your rooms.

How could I tell if my circulating pump needs replacing?

As your circulating pump plays such an important role in your home heating, it’s essential that it’s in tip-top shape. Below are a few tell-tale signs that could hint that your pump may need replacing. If you notice any of these signs, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us, one of our qualified engineers could provide you with the help and advice you need.

Cost of replacing a circulating pump

The cost of replacing a circulating pump can vary and typically depends on the pump purchased and the complexity of its installation. Some system pumps are standard, however with some boilers, the pump is integral to the appliance. A number of companies manufacture boiler pumps, all of which are likely to be priced differently. Boiler pumps themselves typically cost between £90-£160, with installation costs this could raise to £150-350.

If your boiler pump needs replacing, you could consider getting a brand new boiler installed, especially if your current system is old and you’ve experienced other problems with it. By getting a completely new unit, you could potentially avoid the stress and inconvenience that may be caused by other parts failing as well. At Help-Link, all our boilers are A-rated for efficiency, so they have the potential to lower your energy bills as well as provide you with effective central heating[2]. Additionally, all our boilers come with manufacturer-backed warranties to help give you peace of mind[5]. Try our free quote tool today to get an estimate of costs and a recommendation for a boiler that could suit your needs.

The content on this page has been provided to you for informational purposes only and is not intended as advice and should not be relied upon. Always seek advice from a suitably qualified professional.

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[2] Source: Saving calculated when replacing G rated with A rated boiler in a semi-detached house.

[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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[79] 5% online discount is available to domestic gas and LPG customers who receive an online quote for all boiler brands excluding the Ideal Logic HE24, HE30, HO15 & HO18 and Worcester Bosch 25i ERP, 30i ERP, 15ri & 18ri boilers which qualify for the winter bundles offer. £50 additional discount available on all like-for-like system swaps and a £100 additional discount is available on conventional to combi, and combi to conventional boiler swaps. Online discounted price is only available for the duration of the 14-day quote validity which starts from the day the quote was given. Help-Link UK Ltd include a filter as part of your quote as this is highly recommended by the boiler manufacturer as a key component in maintaining boiler health, functionality and may potentially be looked upon favourably by manufacturers when assessing warranty work. This filter can be removed at the customer's request. Quote also includes a programmable thermostat for all combi boiler installations as this is a legal requirement as part of the Boiler + legislation introduced 6th April 2018, and cannot be removed from the installation unless; it is replaced with an alternative smart thermostat; or another energy saving measure as listed in the Boiler + legislation or if a smart thermostat already exists within the property. Alternative thermostats, including smart thermostats are subject to an additional charge.

Customers within the following postcodes will be subject to regional price variations which will mean a premium is charged: BR, CR, DA, E, HA, EN, IG, KT, W, N, NW, RM, SE, SW, SM, TW, UB, WC, WD, EC

Offer is not available to Help-Link UK Ltd or HomeServe group employees. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers. Help-Link UK Ltd have the right to withdraw or change the offer at any time. Online discount is automatically applied when the customer gets a quote using the online quote system at and as long as the customer meets all the above criteria.