Boilers are vital to any home:
They keep our rooms warm, the water hot and us inhabitants happy.
By switching to a high-efficiency condensing boiler, you could cut your carbon footprint by nearly
two tonnes and save as much as £275 in a year on your fuel bills.
Condensing boilers are now the most popular type of boilers in the UK, and by law, all new
central heating boilers that are fitted in the UK must now be condensing boilers.
with A-rated condensing boilers, rcan produce up to 92% efficiency ratings,
compared to older style boilers, which can convert just around 60% of their fuel into heat.
Because A-rated condensing boiler use a third less fuel than the older boilers, they cut
your fuel bills and CO2 emissions by a third – great for your pocket and the planet!
Top Tip: You can find out how old and energy-efficient yours is by logging onto www.boilers.org.uk and
typing in the boiler’s name and model number.
You can also determine what kind of boiler you have by looking at the flue
pipe (the pipe that carries the boiler’s exhaust outside the house) and what comes out of it:
If the flue is made out of metal and you can’t see any steam,
your boiler is probably of the non-condensing variety.
Condensing boilers work for both oil and gas-heated homes and come in three varieties: regular,
system and combination (combi).
Regular condensing boilersheat hot water and then store it in a hot water cylinder.
They’re best suited for homes with family-sized central heating systems.
System condensing boilerare for similar-sized homes,
but their heating and hot water components are already built in.
Combination (combi) boilercombine instant hot water heating with central heating in one boiler,
taking water directly from the mains.
There’s no need for a hot water cylinder and by only heating up as much hot water as you need,
you’ll save on costs. They suit small homes with good mains pressure.
The best boilers for you
The type and size of your new boiler will depend on many factors such as the size of your home,
how well insulated it is, and the kind of fuel you use. If you’re unsure which to go for, ask a qualified installer, such as a Gas Safe or Competent Persons Scheme technician.Under control
Most of us waste loads and loads of energy keeping our homes too hot.
Correct heating controls could save up to 17% of your fuel bill on your existing boiler, or up to 40% if you buy a new one*.
Keep your room thermostats set to between 18°C and 21°C and your hot water cylinder thermostat to 60°C (140F).
And by lowering your room thermostats by just 1°C you could save yourself £40 a year.
Top tip: Make sure your boiler’s working properly.
Get it serviced every year to ensure it heats your home the way it should.
New boilers can save you loads on the fuel bll, to find out how much you can save just enter your details in the box below and request a call back.
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