Should you use official spares to repair your boiler?

Boilers now have a life expectancy of 10 years or more so it’s no real surprise that some parts during this time can break or develop a fault and need replacing. But while it can be tempting to use parts from an older boiler or to source parts from somewhere unofficial, this is not a good idea. Here at Charter Heating, we understand how frustrating and irritating a boiler break down can be. As leading boiler, heating and gas experts, we provide full maintenance and repair for homeowners. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about official spares and boiler repairs.

Why should you use official spares to repair your boiler?

There are a number of advantages and benefits to using official spare parts to fix and repair your broken boiler. These advantages include:

  • Keeping your warranty
  • Increasing safety

Official spare parts are recognised by your warranty

If your boiler needs fixing urgently it can be very tempting not to wait for official spare parts, however most manufacturers warranties will not support boilers that have been repaired or replaced with parts that do not match. This is because older parts or unofficial parts can be manufactured in slightly different ways, without meeting the standards of the official products. It can also make your boiler fairly dangerous. As a result, you might even struggle to find professional boiler and heating engineers to work on your boiler in the long run. Official spare parts do not come with this additional baggage or hassle and will help keep your boiler covered under warranty.

Official spare parts can increase boiler safety

Choosing official spare parts for your boiler is the only way to keep your boiler safe. Using the parts from an old boiler can mean that connections are different, and modifications may need to be made to attach these securely. These modifications open the opportunity for leaks, and malfunctions. At the same time, using unofficial spare parts can have a similar effect. This is because unofficial spare parts are not manufactured to the same rigorous quality standards, and could be a potential accident waiting to happen.

For any boiler problems, or central heating issues, we are the team for you here at Charter Heating. And we can even install new boilers and central heating systems too. For more information or advice, get in touch with the team today.