Why Should I be Avoiding Dangerous Boiler Spares?

It’s becoming increasingly more important to responsibly recycle an old boiler, not only for environmental reasons but also for the safety of your customers too. Let us explain why you should be avoiding dangerous boiler spares and should always be using official boiler spare parts.


boiler being repaired by a a trained tradesperson

Invalidates Warranties

Nowadays, boilers have long lifetimes and are built to last around 10 years. Therefore, it’s not surprising that parts might give up before the boiler is ready, and sourcing new ones can sometimes be difficult. It can be tempting to take seemingly healthy parts out of an older boiler to reuse in a new one, or source them from somewhere unofficial. However, there can be some very serious implications to that. Most boiler manufacturers will not honour a warranty from a boiler that doesn’t have the official boiler parts. If it was to break down, the issue would be the responsibility of the installer who sourced and fitted the heating spare part. Often, counterfeit spare parts can be of a poor quality and therefore, are more likely to cause issues or, so they’re really are not worth taking the risk.


It's Dangerous!

The more obvious reason, is how dangerous it could be to install parts that you cannot guarantee are in full working condition or even working to an industry standard. Any part that you cannot guarantee to be a genuine part, can be viewed as a ticking time bomb. In the worst-case scenario, if there was an accident, it would be the responsibility of the installer who fitted it. It’s therefore much better to source boiler parts from the manufacturer and official stockists and trade counters. This way, you can ensure they are fully compliant with Gas Safe Regulations, protecting you and your customers. Most official boiler spares are built to assist the longevity of the boiler you’re fixing. This cuts down the amount of maintenance that needs to be done too.


There are a few ways to check if you’re not sure if a boiler spare is genuine or counterfeit, as some can look very similar. Missing components, or noisy parts are often a sign that they’re of a poor quality. So are poor welding and scorch marks. Official boiler spares will come labelled with a manufacturer's part number. Ensure you’re getting the best quality product and avoid purchasing from unofficial or ‘cheap’ suppliers. Try to stick with big names or the official boiler brands and make sure you're avoiding dangerous boiler spares.


Mr Central Heating - Here to Help

Realistically, replacing boiler parts can also be a very expensive business and can cost a customer up to £1000. If the boiler is nearing the 10-year mark, it might be more efficient and economical to just purchase an upgrade. Luckily, we’ve got a fantastic range of boilers to choose from when looking for a replacement. You can find boilers from Baxi, Worcester Bosch, Potterton, Ideal, Vailant, Glow-worm, Vokera, and Rinnai. Shop for a complete selection of different boiler types including combi boilers to system boilers.


BoilerBox side view - Mr Central Heating


If you’re looking to easily dispose of or recycle old boilers, then Mr Central Heating has a great solution for you; the BoilerBox. For a small fee, we will collect your old boiler. This will mean that you won’t have worry about storing it or how it’s being disposed of. We guarantee that at least 60% of the material from the boiler will be recycled. You can have peace of mind that you’re helping the planet and using this efficient and convenient method for your waste disposal. Find out more information on the BoilerBox and how to book your slot here.


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