When it comes to appliances around the home, the boiler is one of the most important. You need this throughout the year to provide heat and hot water and unfortunately, significant problems seem to strike in the winter when you need it most.
Every year thousands of homeowners just like you are left with paying hundreds of pounds on call-out charges for engineers and repair costs to fix the faulty system.
But by simply replacing your old boiler, there’s the chance to save as much as £300 every single year, depending on how you heat your home. Properties use different fuel to provide heat for the home, including gas, electric, oil and biomass. Before replacing a boiler, consider the possibilities of switching your fuel supply too.
Below you’ll find Energy Saving Trust statistics outlining the possible savings with a new gas boiler:
With a lot of older boilers there’s an external water storage tank, which is used to keep hot water. This is different to modern installations which tend to provide hot water on demand. If you’ve taken a decision to replace your boiler and save money at the same time, there’s plenty of choice depending on your needs.
Of course, keeping the same style of boiler is possible, but many choose to have a combi boiler installed for heightened efficiency.
What you decide though will typically come down to the type of home you have and how much heat and hot water you require.
- Your water use:
Whilst combi boilers are extremely efficient and provide hot water whenever it’s need, it can’t be sent to two places at once. For those with a large family and multiple bathrooms this isn’t a realistic possibility. For those with this scenario consider a regular condensing boiler to ensure high levels of efficiency. Combination boilers would be recommended to smaller households.
- The space available:
The space you have available in the home will also have an affect on the type of new gas boiler you opt for. Regular boilers will utilise a water storage tank, located in the loft or airing cupboard. On the other hand combi boilers don’t need this extra cylinder and instead will fit on a kitchen wall or in a small cupboard. If there are plans afoot to convert your loft, you may want to remove the complications of a storage tank.
- Would you consider renewables?
In today’s world more people are looking to renewables as a way to cut energy bills further. Solar thermodynamics in particular are becoming increasingly popular for heat and hot water. When installing a new gas boiler, ensure to find a design that’s compatible with thermal panels.
Make sure your new boiler is Energy Saving Trust recommended (It’ll have the logo visible if it is) and ensure a Gas Safe registered engineer completes the installation (if a gas boiler).
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Facts & Figures You’ll Love To Share
- Heating accounts for around 60% of the annual household bill and a new boiler can slash expenses.
- By replacing your old and inefficient boiler you can save up to £310 a year according to the Energy Saving Trust.
- Energy prices have doubled since 2004 and will double again by 2020, so secure your energy future with an A-rated boiler.
- An annual boiler service costs between £50 and £100 but could save you hundreds of pounds on future repair work.
- With a new boiler you can slash carbon dioxide emissions by a whopping 1,200kg each year.
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