It’s no secret that energy bills are rising every year. Fortunately there are some ways to lower bills and that’s what we’re going to explore today. Before we get started, did you know that 55% of your energy bill every year can be attributed to how efficient your boiler is? New energy efficient boilers are far more cost effective than they used to be. Part of the reason for this is that condensing boilers have been introduced.
This means that instead of throwing out hot gases, these boilers work on retaining the heat from gases and sending cooler gases out up the flue. If you want to know how a combi boiler will work for your home click hereIn fact, sometimes the flue gases are so cool that there is water vapour in them. Fortunately this can be recovered for more energy – hence the name – condensing boiler.
What Do I Need to Know About Replacing My Boiler?
If you discover that your boiler is out of date, and it’s time for a change, here is what you need to consider:
If you have access to mains gas, then the cheapest heating system is usually a gas boiler.If for some reason, gas isn’t supplied to your home, then you might want to look into getting a gas connection. Whoever supplies the gas in your area, may be able to help you with the cost of this, and may even pay for it in full.Boiler type
There are two different ways to heat water. One is with a regular boiler that then stores the water in a cylinder, the other approach is to heat the water on demand. It’s up to you which you prefer, but we think that the on demand system (combi) is probably the most efficient – in particular if you consider the points below.
Your hot water usage
Your decision as to which boiler system you should use may also depend on how many people live in your house. Large families will probably be better off to use a regular boiler, and smaller households with a combi.Space in your homeThe combi boiler doesn’t need extra space for a hot water cylinder/tank so therefore it needs less space.Compatibility with solar water heating. Solar water heating and the combi boiler do not work well together so it’s best to avoid trying to put these together. Here we have put together some combi boiler reviews so you buy the right boiler for your needs.
How much could I save each year?
The answer to this question will depend on whether you have an efficient boiler installed and which fuel it uses. Here are some examples of the difference between an ‘A’ rated condensing boiler that makes use of a room thermostat, a programmer and thermostatic radiator controls and other boiler types. You can save from £200 to £340 a year with a new energy efficient boiler and adding a thermostat can reduce your bills even by a further 18%.
Pipes in an older central heating system can become blocked with deposits of corrosion. This can substantially impair the effectiveness of radiators and the entire system by up to as much as 15%.Undertaking a power-flush treatment can decrease corrosion and prevent future build-up of sludge and scale, which will typically improve boiler efficiency by 3%.Right now, you’re invited to contact us to find out what you can do to improve the efficiency of your central heating system. After all, saving up to £340 a year on gas bills can make a big difference… call us now.