The biggest signs you need a new boiler

Realising you have a problem with your boiler can be worrying and stressful. However, it’s important not to bury your head in the sand if you suspect your boiler isn’t working as it should. Ignoring the issue can be dangerous, not to mention inconvenient if it’s no longer heating your home efficiently. Here are five of the biggest signs you need a new boiler. 

Your radiators are taking a long time to heat up

Are your radiators taking longer to heat up than they used to? If so, that’s a good sign that your boiler is on its way out. Boilers that are working efficiently produce heat almost instantly, keeping homes warm and snug. Your central heating system could also be filled with residue, causing blockages or cold spots within the radiators. To find out if your boiler needs replacing or simply servicing, call Ability. We specialise in boiler replacement in East Grinstead and the surrounding areas.

Your boiler is emitting a bad smell

If your boiler is giving off a bad smell, this should ring alarm bells. Fully functioning boilers don’t produce odours, so it’s a good sign there’s something wrong. Call in a Gas Safe registered heating engineer right away. Even if the odour is faint, it’s possible that it’s the result of a carbon monoxide leak, which can be very dangerous and even fatal if not dealt with immediately.

Carbon monoxide doesn’t smell, however, if the leak is causing your boiler not to burn properly, a smell can be created. Evacuate your home straight away if you notice a smell coming from your boiler. Your boiler may need replacing by a qualified heating engineer.

Your boiler has a leak

Don’t ignore a leaking boiler. If you notice water pooling around your boiler, you need to seek the help of a heating engineer right away, even if there’s only a small leak. A potential cause could be faulty parts which may even have started to disintegrate over time. A leak can eventually lead to rust and corrosion, along with damage to your home in the worst cases. Boiler replacement in East Grinstead may be required.  

Your boiler is making strange noises

Strange noises coming from your boiler should prompt a call to a local heating engineer. Although boilers are known to make some noise when firing up, it shouldn’t be particularly noticeable. Any banging, knocking, or whirring noises should be investigated as soon as possible. The issue may be a broken value, faulty heat pump, or some other problem. Your boiler may be able to be repaired, but it’s possible a full boiler replacement may be necessary. The only way to find out is by hiring a heating engineer to assess your boiler.

Hire Ability – Worcester Bosch Accredited Installers

When you hire Ability for boiler replacement in East Grinstead, our Worcester Bosch Accredited Installers will carry out work to the very highest industry standards. We have a wealth of technical expertise, allowing us to provide the best solution for you. Whether you need a brand-new boiler installed or servicing or repair work, you can rest assured that we can assist.

Call us on 01342 301 711 to discuss your boiler replacement needs with one of our team. You can also send an email to and we’ll get back to you straight away.

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