How Long Should A Boiler Last?

As experts in plumbing, we understand that investing in a new heating system for your home or business can be difficult. You often ask yourself, ‘how long should a boiler last?’ and rightly so. It’s an important question that needs a good answer. 

At McRoberts Heating and Plumbing, we want to help you understand the average lifespan of a boiler and what factors can affect its longevity. Armed with this information, you can make informed decisions and choose the right boiler that will serve you for years to come. 

It is always best to speak to an expert for the best advice and recommendations if in doubt. Without further ado, let’s find out how long a boiler should last and why.

Average Lifespan of Boilers

Boilers are essential to most heating systems, but like many things, they have a limited lifespan. 

On average, a well-maintained quality boiler from McRoberts will last between 10 and 15 years. However, this may vary depending on several factors, such as the type of boiler, its usage and the quality of the installation. 

Another factor that can impact the lifespan of your boiler is the water quality in your heating system, the frequency of use and the level of wear and tear. That’s why we always recommend you work with McRoberts so our experts can advise you on the best type of boiler for your specific needs and provide regular maintenance to ensure it lasts as long as possible. 

Maintaining Your Boiler

Maintaining your boiler is essential in ensuring it operates properly and safely and lasts as long as possible. A few things you can do so to extend a boilers lifespan include:

  • Schedule regular maintenance: Scheduling regular maintenance with McRobert’s experts at least once a year will help identify and fix any issues before they get any worse. Check out our boiler breakdown packages.
  • Check the water pressure: Water pressure that is too high or too low are common problems that can affect the efficiency of your boiler. Check your boiler’s pressure gauge regularly to make sure of this, and contact an expert for assistance if needed.
  • Bleed your radiators: Over time, air will build up in your heating system, causing your radiators to feel cold at the top. Bleeding your radiators will release any trapped air and improve the efficiency and ensure your boiler doesn’t have to work harder than needed. 
  • Keep the boiler room clean and dry: A dusty or damp boiler will affect the overall performance. Regularly cleaning the surrounding area will help ensure there are no signs of leaks or dampness. 

Stay on top of your heating appliances, and make the most out of your money.

Choosing a High-Quality Boiler

At McRoberts, we pride ourselves on advising you on the best type of boiler that suits your needs and providing professional installation services to ensure you prolong the life of your new purchase. 

Investing in a high-quality boiler may require a higher upfront payment, but it can provide long-term cost savings over time, allowing you to enjoy the peace of mind of knowing your heating system is reliable and built to last. 

Get in contact with us to discuss quality boiler options at great prices!

Hire a Central Heating Professional Today

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If you are looking for a new boiler that is built to last, look no further than McRoberts. Don’t settle for anything less than the best – hire a professional today!

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