Boiler Lifespan: Factors That Affect How Long Your Boiler Will Last

A gas boiler isn’t something you’ll put a lot of thought into after its installation, and they’ll usually last quite a while. Since the average boiler lifespan can be measured in decades, you shouldn’t have to worry too much about it. That depends on how well it’s treated, however.

Multiple factors affect your boiler efficiency, and could even lead to a gas boiler replacement before you know it. Three notable factors play a role in this:

  1. Use – How often you use your gas boiler plays a large role in how long it lasts. Overuse or under-use could mean you’ll end up damaging it in some way. Make sure you’re using it an appropriate amount.
  2. Age – The average boiler lifespan is about 15 years, and the age of your boiler plays a large role in how long it’ll last. Generally speaking, your boiler efficiency goes down every passing year, making it more and more likely you’ll need a replacement soon.
  3. Maintenance – How much maintenance you put into your gas boiler impacts how long it’ll last. The more time and effort you put into this, the longer you should expect it to last. If it’s neglected, it’ll get worn down and damaged, and need to be replaced relatively soon.

Depending on your boiler efficiency and condition, you could need a gas boiler replacement relatively soon. Make sure it’s done right by getting in touch with Academy Heating on 0800 999 2240 or 0208 505 2991. We’re sure you’ll be satisfied with our work in Essex and London.