Heating accounts for about 60 percent of what you spend annually on your energy bills, so having an efficient boiler can make the world of difference.
The colder months are coming to a close which gives thrifty homeowners the chance to reflect on the cost of heating during the winter. If your budget was stretched as a result of keeping warm this winter, it may be time to think about the efficiency of your central heating boiler to ensure you are not paying more than you have to on heating bills.
Recent figures published by the Energy Saving Trust (EST) estimate that you could save up to £340 if you replace a G-rated boiler with a modern A-rated boiler. Faulty or damaged boilers are costly to run and may create an unnecessary safety risk to your home, so it’s crucial to know when to replace a sub-standard boiler.
Boilers can last up to 15 years. If yours is reaching this point then you may want to consider putting money aside for a new efficient model. As boilers age (especially those that are not well maintained) their ability to keep your home cosy is compromised. This combination of age and new technology means there’s always room to upgrade your boiler and save money in the process.
Your choice of boiler will affect how your home and hot water is heated. When it comes to selecting the right boiler for your individual needs, there are three main types to consider:
Combination (Combi) Boilers. These are the most common boiler type in the UK and provide heat and hot water with no need for a cumbersome cylinder or tank. As a result, these boilers supply hot water endlessly to your home.
System Boiler. This option requires a cylinder to store hot water, however the main heating and electrical components are stored in the boiler itself making it easier to install.
Conventional Boiler. This boiler sends hot water to your radiators and water cylinder, where it is stored for use when you need it. It can be less efficient than a Combi but if your home is large and you have multiple rooms to heat this may be the best option.
Spring is the perfect time to get your home in prime working order before the colder months start creeping up on you. With the longer days and warmer evenings, it’s an ideal time to work on home improvements - don’t miss out on the opportunity to save your family money in energy costs, as well as keep warm in the comfort of your home.
Looking to replace your boiler with a new, efficient model? Cosy Homes in Lancashire offer competitively priced boilers from Viessmann, a leading manufacturer. For more information call our friendly team on 03306 061 448 or get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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