Replacing your old boiler could save you money!
According to the Energy Saving Trust heating accounts for about 55 per cent of what you spend in a year on energy bills. An efficient boiler makes a big difference. Modern boilers are more efficient for several reasons, but their main advantage is they are all condensing boilers. All well-maintained boilers burn their fuel very efficiently, but they inevitably lose some heat in the hot gases that escape up the flue. A condensing boiler has a larger heat exchanger, so it recovers more heat, sends cooler gases up the flue and is more efficient.
Therefore if you want to save energy and money, one of the best things you can do is upgrade your boiler and central heating system.
Replacing my boiler could be expensive
Your current boiler could be costing you a significant amount of money. According to the Energy Savings Trust if you have a typical detached house with a boiler rating of G. Switching to an A Rated boiler could save you £300 a year*.
Options and finance available
Simple Heating has a range of boilers starting from £X,XXX and finance options which mean that you don’t have to pay the full amount up front. Of course, you will also have peace of mind with a ten-year warranty so should anything go wrong as long as you regularly service your boiler then repairs will be free of charge.
You can use our calculator to find out how much a new boiler would cost depending on the size of your property and which finance options suit you best.
New boiler controls offer more savings
According to Energy Saving Trust installing and correctly using a programmer, room thermostat and thermostatic radiator valves could save £75 per year and 340kg in carbon dioxide. In addition, turning your room thermostat down by one degree could also save you £75 a year and 340 kg in carbon dioxide**.
What makes an energy-efficient boiler?
All modern boilers are now ‘A’-rated, high-efficiency, condensing boilers. All well-maintained boilers burn their fuel very efficiently, but they inevitably lose some heat in the hot gases that escape up the flue. A condensing boiler burns fuel much more efficiently because it has a bigger heat exchanger, enabling it to recover more heat, send cooler gases up the flue and use the waste heat in the flue gases to pre-heat the cold water entering the boiler, so making it a more efficient boiler.
They are called condensing boilers because sometimes the flue gases get so cool that the water vapour in the gas produced during combustion is condensed into water and, when this happens, even more energy is recovered from the condensing vapour and the efficiency gets higher still.
*Source: These are estimated figures based on installing a new A-rated condensing boiler with a programmer, room thermostat and thermostatic radiator controls (TRVs) in a gas-heated home from an older boiler with a programmer and room thermostat. Savings will vary depending on the size and thermal performance of your home. Figures are based on fuel prices as of April 2018.
**Typical savings for a typical three-bedroom semi-detached home, heated by gas. Figures are based on fuel prices as of April 2018.