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23/10/2017

Winter-ready Checklist, is it time to change your boiler?

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As winter is fast approaching, people all around the country are turning their attention to preparing their homes for the cold months ahead. For the majority of the year, we don’t pay too much attention to our central heating system, we expect it to work when we need it, heating our homes and our water. Gas boilers can have a lifespan of up to 20 years, but after 15 years, their efficiency goes into decline. Replacing a functioning gas boiler may seem like a costly and unnecessary task, something you might put on the long finger, but replacing your boiler before it finally dies itself will save you money and avoid inconvenience in the long run. 

There are some key clues that homeowners frequently come across that indicate that it’s time to change their boiler, tell-tale signs include:

  • A boiler which keeps switching itself on and off involuntarily.
  • A boiler that isn’t producing heat or hot water, and as a result radiators not heating up when turned on.
  • Any leaks or dripping from the boiler.
  • Any strange banging, whistling or gurgling noises coming from the boiler.
  • The pilot light of the boiler not working.
  • A boiler that begins to lose pressure, and central heating loosing responsiveness as a result.
  • Heating turning on and off when it’s not supposed to, as the result of a problem with the boiler’s thermostat.
  • Kettling, a build-up of lime scale, that causes boiler to make same noise as a boiling kettle.
  • A frozen condensate pipe , which can be identified by a fault code or warning notification on boilers indicates that the boiler is not functioning properly.

If you have come across any of these problems, now is the time to consider replacing your boiler. If you’re an existing Calor customer and you upgrade to a new high efficiency boiler, we will reward you with free €300/£250 credit and give you a chance to win a family sun holiday! If you’re not a Calor customer don’t worry because you can avail of our free boiler offer if you switch to Calor. 

For more information regarding our offers contact a member of our customer service team today or phone ROI 1850 812 450 or 01 450 5000 NI 028 9045 5588


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