Is It Time to Install a New Boiler?

Sometimes, it’s obvious that you need a new boiler. Your old unit may have completely stopped working, for example, or you may be renovating your home and required to install a more energy-efficient model. 

However, there may be other time where you think you need to install a brand-new boiler but remain unsure, particularly if the unit continues to breakdown or experience minor faults. 

Below, we’ll explore these instances in further detail, whilst asking whether or not it’s time to install a new boiler. 

1. Is your Boiler Producing Hot Water? 

Showers always produce hot water when they’re first switched on, as you’ll need to wait for the system to warm up or the tank to refill. 

However, if the water remains cold after an extended period of time, it may be the case that there’s a broken airlock in your boiler. 

Conversely, there may be a failure in the motorised valve, and in these instances you’ll need to seek out advice from an accredited engineer before deciding whether the issue is repairable. 

2. Is your Boiler Making Strange Noises? 

This can definitely be disconcerting, although you should know that these sounds are often harmless and not indicative of any serious faults. 

However, sounds such as loud bangs, gurgling or kettling may be indicative of a boiler that’s on the verge of breaking down, whilst they may suggest that you have serious blockages in your heating system. 

Whilst these can be repaired, this may cost a considerable amount of time and money, creating a scenario where installing a new boiler is the most cost-effective option. 

3. Are your Radiators Cold After Bleeding Them? 

We’ve all noticed cold patches on our radiators from time to time, and usually bleeding them helps to release any air that may be trapped in the heating system. 

However, if you bleed your radiators and the problem persists, you may find that there’s a more significant fault developing in your heating system. 

In fact, this could be one of the first and most telling signs that your heating system is about to fail, so you’ll need to call out a Gas Safe-registered engineer to inspect the unit immediately. 

How Armstrong Plumbing & Heating can Install your New Boiler 

Whether you need to inspect your existing heating system or have a brand-new boiler installed, the team at Armstrong Plumbing & Heating can help you out. 

Based in York and working in the surrounding areas, our engineers both Gas Safe and OFTEC-registered, which means that we’re qualified to work with both gas and oil-fired boilers. Our Gas Safe-registration also extends to cover LPG work, so no job is too big for our talented team. 

To find out more and learn how we can help you, why not give us a call today on 07834 168464 or 01904 373075? Or, you can shoot us an email at and we’ll respond just as soon as we can!