Some of our Brighton and Hove based customers contact us when they are unsure of whether they need a replacement boiler or not. There are many signs and symptoms that your gas boiler might be in need of replacement, and we recommend getting a regular boiler service so problems can be spotted early.

One is to listen for any unusual noises you hear in your central heating system when the boiler is warming up or cooling down. Creaks and groans are normal, metallic clangs and sounds of air escaping are not.

Similarly, you might notice an unexplained increase in your boiler’s power consumption, a lack of hot water or a decrease in its efficiency. It may have difficulty in maintaining correct pressure and require restarting on a regular basis.

If you’re in any doubt whatsoever, make sure you contact the Brighton boiler specialists at G&K Heating. We can examine your boiler for you and tell you if it needs a repair or replacement. We’ll also be able to help with every step of the boiler installation process.


Is your boiler not working efficiently like it used to?

One of our gas safe engineers can take a look to see what option is best for you! Whether it’s a simple fix or a boiler replacement due to it being beyond its economic repair.

​If it is the latter, don’t worry! G&K Heating has flexible payment options with Kandoo, so your boiler replacement cost can be paid over time to eliminate any financial headaches.


G&K Heating is the first choice for boiler replacements in Brighton for a number of different reasons – but they all boil down to the fact that we offer customer service that’s second to none.

We’re a team of Gas Safe heating engineers with over 100 years of experience working on all manner of boilers from many different boiler brands, including Worcester Bosch, Glow Worm, and Vaillant. We fit all different types of boiler including system boilers and combi boilers.

This means we can offer an experienced and efficient service, providing complete reliability from the quality of our repairs. We only use parts from trusted suppliers, which allows us to offer competitive warranties on our boiler repairs and any boiler replacement.

G&K Heating are specialists in boiler repairs, boiler replacements and carrying out a boiler service in Brighton and surrounding areas. We are dedicated to tailoring our service to you.

We’re available 24/7 for emergency boiler repairs, and we offer competitive call-out times for non-emergency consultations. Whatever the problem is, call G&K Heating and we’ll help you to solve it affordably and reliably.


How long does a boiler replacement take?

Typically, a new boiler installation will take around 1-3 days to complete. If the boiler is being moved from one room to another, the installation may take a little longer but if the boiler installation is simple, we would expect it to be completed within a day.

How often should a boiler be replaced?

On average, a boiler can be expected to last for 15 years. Your boiler’s lifespan may improve with a yearly service, but older boilers will have to work harder to heat your home. If you have an older boiler, it might be more energy efficient to replace your boiler.

How can I pay for a boiler replacement?

At G&K, we offer flexible payment options for boiler installations. You can opt to either pay for your boiler installation in a lump sum or you can spread out the boiler cost over a period of time.

Why does boiler efficiency matter?

Boiler efficiency is important because it can affect both your energy bills and the environment. An A-rated boiler will use less fuel to heat your home, which means you’ll spend less money on heating bills.

Additionally, an energy efficient boiler will produce fewer emissions, reducing your carbon footprint and contributing to a cleaner environment.

What do boiler efficiency ratings mean?

Boiler efficiency ratings are a measure of how much energy a boiler can convert into heat for your home. The rating is expressed as a letter and indicates the efficiency of the boiler. A letter closer to A means that the boiler is more efficient and uses less fuel to produce heat.

What factors are most important to consider when buying a new boiler?

he most important factors to consider when buying a new boiler include the size of your home, the type of fuel available in your area, your budget, and the energy efficiency of the boiler.

You should also consider the type of heating system you have and whether you need a boiler with a separate hot water tank or if your new boiler would need a cold water storage tank, too.

Which boiler is best for your home?

The best boiler for your home depends on your specific needs and circumstances. Some popular types of boilers include combi boilers, system boilers, and conventional boilers. Combi boilers are ideal for smaller homes and do not require a separate hot water tank.

System boilers are better suited for larger homes, while conventional boilers are best for homes with older heating systems.

What's the cost of a new boiler?

If you’re considering buying a new boiler, The cost will vary depending on the type of boiler you choose, its efficiency rating, and the complexity of the installation.

On average, a new boiler can cost anywhere from £1,500 – £5,500, but the total cost can be higher or lower depending on your specific needs.

How long does it take to install a new boiler?

The installation time for a new boiler can vary depending on the type of boiler, the complexity of the installation, and any additional work that needs to be done.

In general, most boiler installations can be completed within a day or two, but more complex installations may take longer. It’s best to consult us to get an accurate estimate of installation time.

Is your heating system becoming more inefficient over time?

Your radiators may take longer to warm up, or they may not warm up at all, and your boiler might be struggling to maintain proper pressure. If you regularly need to restart your boiler, that can also be a considerable warning sign.

If your boiler makes unusual noises you haven’t heard before, it might also be a signal that internal components are wearing out and the system needs repairing or you may need a brand new boiler.

Take a look at your energy bills

Are they creeping up despite the fact that the cost of your energy hasn’t? That can be a sign that your boiler is using more power than before and needs repair.

If your boiler is making funny noises that sound metallic or like air escaping, it’s important to contact a Gas Safe approved heating engineer as soon as possible to thoroughly examine your heating system.

Smells can also signal your boiler needs replacing

If you notice a damp smell anywhere around your boiler, it can mean the boiler is leaking. If you ever smell gas, it’s essential that you turn the boiler off, as well as your mains supply, open as many windows as possible, and call for assistance immediately.

G&K Heating offers a 24/7 emergency boiler call-out service throughout Brighton and Hove for this very reason.

If you have any suspicions that your boiler is not working correctly, it’s always wise to contact a specialist sooner rather than later.

Smaller problems are much quicker and more affordable to repair than if you decide to ignore them and let them grow into a bigger problem. Whether you need a new boiler installation in Brighton and surrounding areas or your boiler needs repairing, contact the Brighton heating specialists at G&K Heating for a competitive quote.