Of all the services one has to pay for on a regular basis, gas and electricity bills are the ones which can cause the most worry, especially if you live in an old London property. Have you found yourself putting on greater amounts of clothing last winter, afraid to turn up the heating and increase already high energy bills on those cold winter nights? Contact a fully qualified London plumber and heating professional now, and see what can be done to reduce energy bills, and make this coming winter less of a problem.
For instance, did you know that if your boiler has a permanently on pilot light, is gas fired and over 15 years old, or oil fired and over 25 years old, it could be operating at less than 70% efficiency. Heating the home, and providing hot water for the family, will typically cost nearly 50% of your utility bills. If your boiler is old and inefficient, the chances are it will be even higher. These facts on their own are reason enough to consider boiler replacement before this coming winter.
You should have a fully qualified plumber check out the condition of your boiler. A new energy efficient boiler, with thermostats to regulate each room separately, can reduce your heating cost by around 30%, effectively reducing your bills by nearly 350GBP a year.
Checking home insulation as well as having your boiler replaced with a more efficient system will help reduce bills even further. Many local authorities offer financial incentives to help cover the cost of boiler replacement. The Mayor of London’s London Assembly, is one such organisation. Although you will have to pay for the boiler replacement initially, they offer 400GBP cash back, so check to see if you qualify. Look forward to a warmer, less stressful winter this year with a new and more efficient boiler system.
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