Many homes in the UK still have back boilers, which are incredibly inefficient and contribute to higher energy bills. If you are looking for a back boiler removal and an upgrade to a modern boiler that is more friendly to the environment and will cost you much less to run, Clever Energy Boilers will advise you on the best boilers deals for your boiler replacement for your needs.
Our experienced fitters are all Gas Safe registered and are used to replacing boilers in a tidy and professional manner. Whoever conducts your back boiler removal must be proven to understand the latest rules and regulations on handling gas appliances, and we make sure that our team members are experts in their fields.
We pride ourselves on causing as little disruption as possible during your boiler replacement. We bring with us all the required tools and coverings to protect your furniture and carpets. We take time to clear up any mess caused by the back boiler removal and new boiler installation, ensuring that your home looks the same as it did when we arrived, apart from the addition of the brand new efficient boiler.
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What is a Back Boiler and How Does it Work?
A back boiler is a device built behind a fireplace or, often, integrated into a gas fire. The fire heats the room in which it is placed and helps the back boiler provide hot water for the taps and the home’s central heating system.
Back boilers are no longer in production in the UK, but they were hugely popular in the 1960s, 70s and 80s. At the time, the alternative to a back boiler was a huge floor-standing unit that took up a lot of room. This old style boiler type made life tricky for people who lived in smaller houses and back boilers gave households the perfect solution. Back boilers sat in the otherwise wasted space behind the fireplace and performed all the same tasks as the large, cumbersome units. Back boilers also cost a lot less than other types of boiler back in the day.
There are a number of factors behind the decline in popularity of the back boiler. Firstly, boiler technology moved on and meant that the gigantic units of old were replaced by the sleek and compact boilers we have today. Wall-mounted combi boilers take up very little space and are much more efficient than relying on back boiler heating. In addition, regulations introduced in 2005 declared that new boilers should all be condensing.
At the time, there were no condensing back boilers and so anyone with a back boiler that needed replacing had to opt for another type instead. Some companies did eventually introduce condensing back boilers, but they could never recreate their previous popularity.
Back Boiler Replacement
If you want a more efficient boiler to heat your home and hot water, you will need to replace your back boiler with another type of boiler. Similarly, if your back boiler has broken down, it is unlikely that it will be repairable, so you will need to look for something different.
When you buy your back boiler replacement from Clever Energy Boilers, we will visit your home to assess your heating needs. From the data we collect, we can advise you on the best type of boiler for your home, whether it is a combi boiler, system boiler or conventional boiler. Once you have considered our recommendations and decided on your ideal back boiler replacement, our expert gas engineers will assess the work involved in removing the old model.
When the fitter comes to perform the back boiler removal, they will make everything safe and adjust the pipework in your home to allow them to fit the new boiler. If you have any questions about the process or about your new heating system, they will be more than happy to answer those queries. You can also call the customer care team whenever you like on 0330 055 2210 and they can talk you through anything you need to know about the boiler replacement.
Back Boiler Removal Cost
The back boiler removal cost depends on a number of factors relating to your home and the way you use your heating. Firstly, because there is no like for like back boiler replacement, the job will involve re-piping in your home. The new boiler will have to be fitted in another location, usually your kitchen or bathroom, and will require further work, such as the installation of flues. The amount of work involved in preparing your home for the new boiler affects the back boiler removal cost. Best Boiler Replacement Quotes
Another factor is the size of the boiler, in terms of the power that it produces. Generally, larger houses need bigger boilers that cost more than smaller boilers, which are more suitable for homes with fewer radiators and bathrooms. The type of boiler we install after your back boiler removal is also a consideration when it comes to the price.
When we conduct our home survey and assess the type of boiler and scale of work involved, we will provide you with fixed quotes for standard and premium back boiler replacements, which represent the entire cost of the job. These are fixed for a period of time, allowing you to consider your options.
Clever Energy Boilers is a credit broker and can provide a number of smart ways to pay for your back boiler replacement.
Replace Back Boiler With Combi Boiler
In many cases the best option is to replace a back boiler with a combi boiler. This is because a lot of the homes that originally made use of back boilers did so because they were generally smaller and wanted to save space. A combi boiler is the perfect option for homes with up to two bathrooms, and Clever Energy Boilers supplies and installs the best combi boilers on the market.
We recommend the Worcester Bosch combi boiler range, which has won multiple awards for its build quality and reliability. The company provides an array of exceptional combi boilers with various power levels to ensure there is something to fit your home. The Worcester Bosch Greenstar 25i combi boiler is perfect for properties with up to three bedrooms and one bathroom, while the Worcester Bosch Greenstar 550cdi Highflow can handle high demand on hot water from larger homes with multiple bathrooms.
Both of these combi boilers are Which? Magazine Best Buys and both are A-rated due to their 93% efficiency. When you replace a back boiler with a combi boiler, you will be amazed at the increased efficiency and the savings you make on your energy bills.