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Saving money on your energy bills with a new boiler

There are many reasons why you might need a new boiler, such as breakdown and wear and tear, but aside from the obvious reasons for boiler replacement, it could be that your old boiler is also costing you money when it comes to your energy bills.

Heating accounts for around 60% of your energy bills, according to the Energy Saving Trust, so having a more efficient new boiler could add up to significant savings over the long term.

Modern, energy efficient boilers

Modern boilers have many benefits and tend to be more energy efficient overall and the main reason for this is they are all condensing boilers. This means they have a larger heat exchanger which recovers more heat and stops it from escaping up the flue. Rather than hot gases escaping, the condenser boiler sends cooler gases up the flue and is therefore more efficient.

Even more energy is recovered from the condensing vapour when the flue gases get so cold that water vapour condenses out.

Which new boiler should I choose?

There are many different types of boilers to choose from. Primarily they fall under three main categories:

Regular or conventional boilers

Regular boilers heat your central heating system directly, producing hot water for your cylinder. They offer an effective and economical way to provide hot water for your property. Compared to other boilers, their simple design means they are quick and easy to install. We can install a reliable and efficient regular boiler, with programmable controls, with minimal disruption.

Typical regular boiler systems include a boiler, controls and a hot water cylinder fed by a cold water storage cistern in the loft.

Combi boilers

A combi boiler offers an excellent solution for providing hot water and heating on-demand for any building or home. They are the UK’s most popular type of boiler as they only heat the water you use, making them a very economical choice. Combi boilers heat water straight from the mains without the need for a cold water storage, therefore taking up less space.

System boiler

A system boiler offers a more compact method of providing hot water to your central heating system. All major components are built into the boiler itself, with no need for an expansion or feed tank in the loft. This means installation is quicker, easier and more efficient. Hot water is pumped from the system boiler through the heating system to the radiators and hot water cylinder, rather than having to be fed from a cold water cistern. This results in faster response times and cheaper running costs.

Energy savings

Replacing an old boiler with a modern A-rated boiler could save you as much as an estimated £305 on your annual energy bills.

Other points to consider when choosing a new boiler

There are various other points to consider when choosing a new boiler, such as the amount of water you use as a family, the space available in your home and whether you’re considering solar heating, as different boilers are most suited to difference scenarios.

Contact our knowledgeable and professional team today to find out more about boiler replacement in Tamworth.

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