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As a homeowner with a gas boiler that has faithfully served you for 20 years or more, you might be wondering if it’s possible to insure or take out a care plan for such an aged appliance. Unfortunately, most boiler cover providers do not insure boilers that are 20 years old. 

However, the good news is that care plans are readily available for new boilers. 

Why Are Care Plans Not Available For Old Boilers?

The main reason is that once a boiler passes a certain age it becomes impossible to get boiler spares or boiler parts. The parts become obsolete as manufacturers change and improve their boilers.  Older boilers are more likely to break down and sourcing parts would be impossible. 

What Is The Average Lifespan Of A Boiler?

It’s recommended that boilers are replaced every 10-15 years. 

If your boiler has surpassed the 15-year mark, it’s probably highly inefficient, resulting in significant extra costs to heat your home each year. If your boiler is even older, reaching 20 years, it’s time to consider replacing it promptly as it’s now a relic and it would be a wise decision to upgrade to a more efficient model.

Do Old Boilers Need Replacing?

If your boiler is showing signs of wear and tear, it may be time to consider upgrading to a new, energy-efficient A-rated boiler. By making this switch, you can enjoy numerous benefits, including significant savings on your annual energy bills. If the cost of having a new boiler installed makes you shudder, you may be interested to know about our finance options. With boiler finance, you can upgrade to a modern, efficient boiler without putting a strain on your budget. 

Do You Have A 20-Year-Old Boiler?

If you have a boiler that’s 15 or 20 years old then it’s unlikely you will find boiler cover and if you do it would be very expensive. A more cost-effective solution would be to consider installing a new boiler. 

Contact us today to discuss the maintenance of your old boiler or arrange the installation of a new boiler in Bristol. 


Author: L & P Heating Services Ltd