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Should I Repair or Replace My Boiler

Experiencing a boiler breakdown or any other boiler problems is never great; especially during the colder months of the year! Even more so when you're unsure whether your boiler needs repairing or replacing. However, worry not, as we're here to help you make a more informed decision on whether you should repair or replace your boiler. Before we jump right into this blog post, if you need our services across Ashford, or the surrounding areas; including Tenterden, Maidstone, Canterbury, Margate, Romney Marsh and East Sussex - Get in touch! You can reach us via our phone number, 07768 618877.

Safety First

You should always consider safety first before making a decisions on your boiler. Firstly, you should get in touch with a professional engineer to find out whether your boiler is safe and could be safely repaired. In addition to this, even if the faults and problems are repairable by a professional engineer, your boiler could still be potentially unsafe and/or prone to problems occurring. 

Once you've had professional assess whether your boiler can be safely repaired and you can be sure that it's safe to continue using, you can then consider the other factors involved in whether you should repair or replace your boiler. 

Cost of a Repair

The cost of repairing your boiler ultimately depends on a couple of aspects; if the boiler in your home is older, the parts required to repair the boiler may not be readily available. With this in mind, consider whether repairing your older boiler will be less cost-effective than simply replacing it. It is also worth mentioning that the repair of older boilers will only increase over time. 

However, on top of this, if the repair costs are quite low or its a straightforward, simple repair, then it may be the best choice for your boiler. Also, newer boilers will usually still be covered by a warranty; meaning it can in many cases, cover the costs of the replacement parts and maybe even the labour involved, sometimes. 

Replacing Your Boiler and Reducing Your Bills

The final point we want to mention to help you decide whether your boiler is in need of being repaired or replacing is to determine whether you could reduce your bills and make efficiency savings. 

Even if the issue/fault with your boiler can be fixed, considering a newer boiler that is a lot more energy efficient could mean that you may be able to reduce your energy bills and save money in the long run! 

If you're at a crossroad with whether or not to replace the fault with your boiler or simply replace the entire boiler for a more energy efficient boiler, you should consider the long-term benefits. These benefits include reducing your energy bills, adding value to your property and having a more efficient boiler. 

However, if your boiler is already modern, newer boiler, having a professional Gas Safe registered engineer may be the best option for you and your home. 


As you can now see, the decision on whether your boiler needs repairing or replacing is unique to your boiler. Whilst these are points to consider, you should always have a Gas Safe registered engineer asses the best route of action. Boilers can be dangerous if faulty and if you suspect anything unusual about your boiler, get in touch with a Gas Safe registered engineer to correct the issue/fault with your boiler. If you'd like to find out how we can help with your boiler needs, you can find our contact details below.

Need Our Boiler Services in Ashford Kent? 

Following on from this blog post, you can find out more about our services over on the services page. However, if you'd like to get in touch with us here at Boiler On The Blink, then you can reach us via our phone number on, 07768 618877. In addition to that, why not send us an email, or leave a message through our contact form on the website.