When To Consider Replacing Your Boiler

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When to consider replacing your boiler

If your boiler is more than 10 years old, it may be time to think about replacing it with a new high efficiency condensing boiler. Boilers account for around 55% of household energy bills, so an A-rated energy efficient boiler will make a substantial difference to your annual expenses.

‘Combi’ Boilers

Condensing boilers come in both combination and regular models. A Combi (combination) boiler produces hot water on demand, firing up when you turn on a hot tap in the kitchen or bathroom. A regular boiler will heat a quantity of water which is held in a storage cylinder until required. Both boilers supply the heating system.

If you upgrade an old gas boiler to a new A-rated condensing boiler with full heating controls (e.g. timer/programmer, room thermostat and thermostatic radiator valves).in a typical semi-detached property you can reduce heating bills by around £300 per year .Savings are even greater for larger properties and for heating systems that run on oil.

New boilers should be serviced annually to ensure that it stays in good working order and maintains its efficiency. It is also part of the manufacturers warranty

Choosing an Installer

If you decide to go for a new boiler, you should ensure that the engineer is registered. The Gas Safe Register is the official list of gas engineers who are registered to work safely and legally on gas appliances check the engineer at www.gassaferegister.co.uk

A good installer will ensure that your system complies with Building Regulations and will make sure you get all the documentation to prove this. Keep these documents safe – you will need them if you sell your property.