Few things are more inconvenient than your boiler breaking down unexpectedly. Modern boilers are sturdier and more resilient than they were a few years ago, but even they are not infallible. A single unit will contain dozens of important components that need to work in harmony to efficiently deliver heating and hot water.
Because of this, there is still quite a lot of scope for things to go wrong – and we take a look at some of the more common reasons below:
Age and efficiency
Wear and tear are, quite simply, unavoidable. Boilers are not built to last forever but with the appropriate maintenance, a traditional gas model is designed to offer between 10 and 15 years of dependable service. In some cases, you may get two decades of use if your unit has been looked after properly and the key elements are made from high quality materials.