How old is my boiler?

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How old is my boiler?

01/03/20

Boilers older than 10 years old are likely to be inefficient meaning you may be paying more than you need to heat your home. Time to replace your boiler? Even if it isn't, it is always good to know when your boiler was installed. 

Find out your boiler’s serial number 

The easiest way to find out the age of your boiler is to look for its serial number. A serial number is a long sequence of numbers & letters that are unique for that boiler. The number can be found in a few different places such as a drop-down front panel, the side or underneath the boiler. If you have the installation manual then it will likely be in there.



How old is my Baxi boiler? 
If your boiler was manufactured after 2003, the 4th and 5th digits in the serial number represent the year, and the 6th and 7th digits represent the week number within that year. E.g. if the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th digits read: 0610, the manufacture date is the 10th week in 2006. If your boiler is older than 2003, you can contact Baxi with your serial number at 0330 678 0917.


How old is my Worcester Bosch boiler? 
Unfortunately their serial numbers were designed for internal use only. You’ll need to contact their support team on 0330 123 3366. Or, if you know the fuel type, boiler type and model name then you can use the official industry database. It won’t give you the exact date for your boiler but it will be pretty close.


How old is my Vaillant boiler?
A sticker is usually found either on the boiler itself or inside the front panel. When you find the serial number, go to the 3rd and 4th number of the serial code, and this will be the year the boiler was manufactured. E.g. if the 3rd digit is 0 and the 4th digit is 1, this means this boiler was manufactured in 2001.


How old is my Ideal boiler?
Refer to the Benchmark Certificate that can be found within the installation manual. If this isn’t available, the boiler age can be determined by the serial number which can be found underneath, or on top of the boiler. There are 3 different types of serial codes:


  • Ideal Logic/Ideal M Series boilers: The very end code will be the manufacture date. Pre-2015 boilers are dated as the following format: YY/MM/DD, post -2015 boilers are dated following the normal UK format: DD/MM/YY


  • Ideal Classic: The 3rd cluster of numbers represent the year and week of the boiler being manufactured. E.g. if the 3rd cluster of numbers was 0612, the manufacture date was in the 12th week of 2016.


  • Ideal Mini: Go to the last 4 digits, which represent the month and year the boiler was manufactured. E.g. if the last 4 digits is 0308, the boiler was manufactured in March 2008.


    How old is my Vokera boiler?
    Find your serial number on a silver dataplate on the underside of the boiler. The serial number will contain sixteen digits and one letter. The first eight digits refer to the boiler model whilst the letter, and the subsequent numbers, refer to the year, month and day the boiler was manufacturered. Note, the serial number will never start with the number sequence 235. This number is the boiler’s barcode, not the serial number.


    PlusHeat cover boilers of all ages. If you’re having trouble finding the age of your boiler, or any other queries that we could help you with, give us a call on 0808 164 2892.

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