If you are a resident of the UK there is a strong chance that your home is heated, and hot water in provided by a boiler. Probably a gas boiler. And you will probably have experienced unprecedented increases in your fuel bills over the past few years.
The good news for householders is that there has been a real step change in the technology of boilers, and now a modern condensing boiler will out compete any older boiler in terms of efficiency and effectiveness.
A new boiler is the clean, green, and cost effective option.
It’s a pretty shocking statistic, but if your boiler is over 15 years old, it may be only be performing at 60% efficiency. That’s a lot of money going up in smoke. And the longer you leave it before replacing, the worse it is likely to get, with increasing wastage each year.
There are a range of incentives to get UK householders using less fuel, and in addition to offers of free loft or cavity wall insulation, there are free boiler replacement schemes out there too, such as the Green Deal – available to people who meet certain criteria.
As more people like to track the energy use in their home, so boiler manufacturers have kept up with the trend, using advances in digital technology to offer vastly increased control of their heating and hot water use. This is another way modern appliances achieve such high efficiency, when used correctly.
Even new boilers need maintenance once installed, but knowing that this will keep your appliance in peak performance for longer and help make your investment pay, should make the annual outlay seem worthwhile.
Put in the time researching your boiler replacement plans, and your investment should pay off with significant efficiency savings. Getting a quote and the opinion of a plumber or central heating professional is sure to make a clear financial case for ditching that old boiler ASAP.