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Should I repair or replace my boiler?

Published on
November 22, 2023
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Repair or replace: which one is best for you & your boiler?

Boilers are an essential component of your home, especially during the cold winter months. However, when they start to show signs of wear and tear, you face a tough decision: Should I replace or repair my boiler?  Our experts at Padly are here to take the weight off your shoulders and help make this decision easier for you! We've highlighted reasons to consider a new boiler and explained why it often makes more sense to replace rather than repair your existing one.

Reasons to consider a new boiler

Energy efficiency

Older boilers tend to be far less energy-efficient and their components can be outdated compared to their modern counterparts. Newer boiler models are designed to meet higher energy efficiency standards, which can help you achieve lower energy bills. By upgrading to a more efficient boiler, you'll not only save money in the long run but also reduce your carbon footprint.


As boilers age, they become more prone to breakdowns and costly repairs. A new boiler is more reliable, therefore reducing the likelihood of inconvenient and expensive emergency repairs. With a new boiler, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your heating system is less likely to cause you any issues or financial headaches during the coldest months of the year.


Safety hazards such as gas or carbon monoxide leaks, can develop as boilers get older. New boilers are equipped with advanced safety features which makes them less prone to these potentially life-threatening problems. This means you can rest assured knowing your family and home are safe and protected.

Lower maintenance costs

While new boilers require an upfront investment, they typically come with warranties that cover repairs for several years. This means you won't have to worry about expensive payouts for unexpected maintenance and repairs, which makes your budget more predictable, as well as manageable. At Padly, we can offer you peace of mind with our up to 12 year warranties!

Reasons to replace rather than repair

We understand that the decision to replace or repair your boiler is a big one to make. To help you weigh up your decision, our experts have listed some questions to ask yourself:

Is your boiler over 10 years old?

If your boiler is nearing the end of its expected lifespan (usually around 10-15 years), it's more cost-effective for you to invest in a new one. As established earlier, older boilers are less efficient and more prone to breakdowns.

Have you been experiencing frequent breakdowns?

If you find yourself calling out an engineer for repairs frequently, the cumulative cost of these fixes could easily exceed the price of a new boiler. This is because repairs on an old boiler are typically only a short-term fix, meaning you end up repeatedly spending and wasting money trying to repair the same issue.

Are your energy bills rising?

If you have noticed that your energy bills are rising or are higher than normal, it can be a clear sign that your boiler is not operating efficiently. A new, energy-efficient boiler can lead to substantial long-term savings on your heating costs.

Do you want to comply with future regulations?

Government regulations regarding energy efficiency and emissions are becoming stricter. Replacing your outdated boiler now can help you comply with future regulations and avoid costly upgrades.

Are you planning on moving house?

A new boiler, while it may only be a small amount, can add to the overall value of your home. If you're planning on moving house, a new boiler can be an attractive asset to potential buyers and they may even be willing to pay more for your home. This is because they will have comfort in knowing that their new home is energy efficient and have no worry of a costly change anytime.

While the decision to replace rather than repair your boiler may seem daunting, it's a choice that leads you to having a more comfortable home, lower energy bills and increased safety. Our experts at Padly believe that it is a wise investment, especially if your existing boiler is causing you stress and financial headaches from frequent breakdowns.

Here at Padly, we can help ease the hassle of replacing your boiler by giving you a wide range of boiler brands, models and types to choose from. Our fixed prices, smooth installation process and up to a twelve-year warranties allow you to have peace of mind. Invest in a reliable and efficient boiler with Padly today! Get your instant online boiler installation quote here.

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