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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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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]

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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