Repair Or Replacing A Boiler In Berkshire

When Is It Time to Repair or Replace your Boiler?

Hey there, homeowners! If you’ve found yourself contemplating whether to repair or replace your boiler, you’re not alone. It’s a decision that can feel as daunting as it is necessary.

Here at PDF Gas and Energy, we will look to repair a boiler first! We know being given the hard-sell to buy a new but unnecessary boiler is NOT pleasant.

But when is it time to bid adieu to your trusty old boiler and welcome in a shiny new model? Well, start by assessing the situation with your current boiler. How old is it? Has it been giving you trouble lately? Are your energy bills skyrocketing? It might be time for a replacement.

Replace Your Old Boiler if the Costs Are Sky-Rocketing

Most boilers have a lifespan of around 10-15 years, so if yours is approaching or surpassing that mark, it could be worth considering an upgrade. A new boiler – with up to a 12 year guarantee – can provide peace of mind. But if your current boiler is still pretty young? Check your warranty! Are the repairs it needs perhaps covered? Talk with our team if you are not sure.

If your energy bills seem to be getting higher and higher with no obvious cause then it might be that as time has marched on, so the efficiency of your boiler has declined. If your boiler is nearing the end of its life, know that newer models are often far more energy-efficient – they can save you a bundle on your heating bills in the long run.


An unreliable boiler that is on its last legs or suffering from surprise breakdowns can be a huge inconvenience – getting dressed under the duvet, anyone? – plus those repair costs can quickly add up and may outweigh the expense of a replacement.

Ask yourself: how often are problems happening? Talk to a member of our team for an unbiased opinion on the nature of repairs required: is it going to be a one-off repair and then a good few more years of a functioning boiler? Or is this the slow decline of your old boiler and the tip of the iceberg of costs that will keep accumulating over the next few years?

Investing in a new boiler ensures reliability and minimises the risk of sudden breakdowns. With warranties and guarantees you can feel like your home’s under protection. Made with improved construction techniques, better fuel efficiency and high-quality materials – new boilers are the superheroes of reliability!

Repair or Replace your Boiler for Green Living?

Are you one of the millions of homeowners concerned about your impact on the environment? Are you recycling? Reusing plastic bags? Considering an electric vehicle? Newer boilers will help you do your bit for the planet: they boast many eco-friendly features as they can link with renewable energy sources, have improved insulation, and reduced emissions. If you are looking to decrease your carbon footprint then replacing your boiler might be the right move: a new boiler is cleaner, greener and more efficient!

So What’s the Conclusion?

Ultimately, the decision to replace your boiler boils down to a combination of factors, including its age, efficiency, and overall condition, as well as your budget and future plans for your home. It’s a choice that requires careful consideration, weighing the pros and cons to determine the best course of action for you and your family.

If you’d like to know more about whether to repair or replace your boiler, please get in touch. We repair, install and service boilers across Reading, Berkshire, South Oxfordshire and the surrounding areas. We’ll be pleased to talk through your options and give you no-obligation quotations for either repairs or a new boiler.

You can call the team at PDF Gas and Heating on 0118 995 2100, email us at or complete our quick online enquiry form to request a call back.