Boilers account for around 60% of what you spend in a year on energy bills, so getting an efficient boiler can make a big difference.
By replacing an old G-rated boiler with a new high efficiency condensing boiler and improving your heating controls, you will significantly cut your home’s carbon dioxide emissions – saving as much as £225 a year.
The current lifespan of a boiler is around 12 years. Fitting an A-rated high efficiency condensing boiler with the correct heating and hot water controls can make a huge difference to your heating bills over time.
There may be grants and offers available to help you install an energy efficient heating system.
Below are typical savings which can be achieved by replacing boilers with new A-rated condensing models and installing a full set of heating controls:
Old Boiler Rating Annual Saving (£/yr) Annual Saving (kgCO2/yr)
G (< 70%) £225 1,100
F (70%-74%) £145 700
E (74%-78%) £105 500
D (78%-82%) £65 300
We will be able to advise on what the best option is for you. However, here is a quick guide to what the different types mean:
Combination/Combi condensing boiler:
Heats water for the taps when you turn the tap on, so you don’t need to set a timer to warm water before it can be used.
No need to have a separate hot water tank, so can be space saving.
No heat loss from a hot water tank as it only heats water on demand.
This is ideal if you don’t use much hot water each day.
A combi condensing boiler may not be suitable when:
The house has low mains pressure.
The house has multiple bathrooms or shower (that aren’t electric).
System or Open Vent condensing boiler:
Can store hot water in a separate tank, so large amounts of hot water is available if multiple points/taps are in use at one time.
Ideal if you like to use an airing cupboard.
Boiler replacement could be simpler if replacing a like for like system.
Not all home heating systems will be compatible with a combination boiler.
A qualified installer will tell you which type of condensing boiler – regular or combination – is most suitable for your home.
Free Full Site-Survey & Heating Efficiency Audit
Depending on how well your house is insulated, you may not need to buy as big a boiler as you might currently think.
Similarly, by installing certain comparatively inexpensive insulating materials and controls you could end up saving considerably more than average estimates suggest.
Instead of searching the internet for hours more and still not have a complete answer to your needs, we are offering a completely free, full site-survery and heating efficiency audit.
During the survey & audit, one of our site managers will:
- Thoroughly inspect your home’s current heating set-up
- Rate the insulating measures
- Find out exactly what you would like
- Provide a range of suggestions to meet your requirements based on safety, cost and likely savings
- Identify any opportunities where money could be saved
- Give you a printed copy of the report along with recommendations and accurate costings
The survey is completely without any obligation, and is exactly what you need to be able to make an informed decision for your heating requirements.
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