London, UK – 23rd May, 2018 – With over 8 million people living in London alone, the number of households paying out for expensive repairs to old boilers is on the increase, especially over the colder months when central heating systems get vigorous workouts. So with boiler repairs being recognised as one of the most expensive domestic outlays, South London specialists ‘Flush Heating & Plumbing’ have lifted the lid on the true costs of boiler repair vs boiler replacement.
Flush Heating & Plumbing’s Gareth Evans commented: “Most London households are acutely aware of the steep costs associated with servicing and repairing broken down domestic boilers, which means most people will naturally shy away from what they see as ‘unnecessary’ costs, when a cheaper repair will make do. The problem with this is that for old boilers, it’s almost always false economy”
Mr Evans continued: “Older boilers are very uneconomical to run and as a result, they’re much more expensive to run. Home owners are also driven to neglect the servicing of older boilers too, leading to a higher likelihood of breakdown. It’s a vicious and expensive cycle! This is where the false economy of repairing old boilers is most compelling.”
The advances in boiler technology has meant that manufacturers are now able to produce extremely efficient, smaller and more versatile boilers which surpass the performance of older models many times over. The industry standard is now the condensing boiler, which is capable of utilising much more heat and needing far less energy to operate. Many modern boilers are A-rated, which is an indication of its energy efficiency, with most boilers over 10 years old being G-rated.
Statistics from the Energy Saving Trust indicate that households moving from an older G-rated boiler to a modern condensing A-rated boiler could see annual savings of up to £500 on energy bills alone, in addition to the reduced repair costs associated with having a reliable new boiler installed.
Gareth Evans states: “It’s no secret that new boilers are a cost to be considered carefully by homeowners, however when replacing an old, inefficient and unreliable boiler, it’s often the case that the savings associated with a modern boiler will cover the full cost in only a few years. Our advice would always be to check the age, condition and efficiency rating of your boiler before paying out for your next repair. Often, a new boiler will cover it’s cost in only a few years and with most of our recommended manufacturers offering 7 to 10 year warranties, there’s also piece of mind when replacing them”
About Flush Heating & Plumbing:
Established in 2004, Flush Heating & Plumbing has been bringing South London households and businesses, professional heating and plumbing services, which includes the peace of mind of full liability insurance and guaranteed industry qualifications. The Flush Heating reputation is built on standing behind the quality of their workmanship and high level of customer service.
Flush has licensed work credentials from the following organizations : Gas Safe Register, Which? Trusted Trader, CheckATrade.Com, Vaillant Advance, Ideal Accredited Installers, and more. They’ve gone through all possible training programs to ensure you get the service quality you deserve.