Squirrel Boilers

When you need a new boiler

Boiler FAQs

How can I say if my boiler has to be replaced?

There is a common misconception that when your boiler reaches certain age, it must be removed and replaced. This isn’t always the case! For example, if you have routine maintenance scheduled every six months to make adjustments on the machine as needed so they can function safely for years with no need of replacement. However in some cases this might not apply and “out with the old” may be necessary which often takes place during an annual service checkup

The boiler is more than ten years old.

If your boiler is more than ten years old, it might be time to start searching for a new one. This includes even if the current model seems to work fine. With advances in technology coming out all of the time, there’s no way that an outdated version can give you everything you need today like performance ranges and safety features – not mention smart control solutions available with modern models!

The boiler is not of ‘A’ quality.

Boilers are an important element of your home’s heating system. They make sure that you always have the perfect temperature when it comes to indoor comfort, even if our environment is unpredictable with many different types of weather conditions and temperatures. Actually, boilers can also be a major headache for homeowners because they often need repair work or replacement due to their poor quality materials in construction which end up costing homeowners more than what they initially expected!

A new A-rated boiler from British Gas could help save money on your annual energy bills by as much as £305*. Boiler models vary depending on how well they perform but 90%+ efficiency rates will guarantee a significant reduction in wasted electricity. Saving this amount may not seem like much at first glance;

Recurring Breakdowns

You don’t have to worry about cold showers or endless boiler problems. Squirrel will help you find the best heating service in your area and even get bids from up to three professionals for free!

Rising Energy Costs

Although swapping energy providers might be a good idea to tackle rising bills, it’s also likely that your boiler is to blame. A boiler that is being increasingly unreliable costs money that most of us cannot afford. Furthermore, switching to new smart controls allows you greater control of your energy usage and spending than ever before.

Loud boilers and/or radiators

After years of living with your boiler’s knocking, gurgling and kettling sounds, you may have become used to them. But there is no denying that they are not pleasant! They indicate a problem which if overlooked will lead to long-term harm or even the breakdown of the machine itself.

Yellow Flamingo
A blue flame in your boiler can indicate that there is no problem at all. However, a yellow colour means trouble and could mean carbon monoxide poisoning which is serious. Symptoms include dizziness, nausea, headaches and fatigue among others if you are exposed to it for long enough; this gas has an odourless quality so the toxic signs might not be detected until much later on

The boiler smells.

The sulphurous smell of carbon monoxide is a warning sign that it has leaked into the building. If you detect this odour, please open your curtains and exit quickly to avoid exposure before contacting Gas Emergency Services.

Substitution Parts are difficult to come by.

It’s hard to face, but it can’t be avoided forever. We know how difficult it is when you’re trying to make a decision about whether or not your boiler needs replacing; fortunately for you we offer quotes from up to three heating engineers in the area so that there are no surprises and no responsibility on your part!


Boiler water leaks can cause serious damage to your home as well as other areas of the boiler. A leak may be hard to spot, but it’s important that you get in touch with a dedicated engineer before things worsen and become more risky for both yourself and the property!

It Simply Doesn’t Get The Job Done!

Our heating system is the most important part of our home. It provides warmth when we can’t get it anywhere else, and without a good boiler to do its job things will quickly become uncomfortable in your house. The first step should be contacting local engineers who are experts at dealing with this issue- they’ll be able to analyse your whole heating system and provide you with guidance on how best fix these issues so that everything’s back up running again as soon as possible!

To make it simpler, Squirrel will provide you with free, no-obligation quotes, allowing you to compare and choose the best one for you.