When it comes to energy costs, around 50 percent come from central heating systems. If you’ve found that your bills have been rising in recent months, there are ways you can use a professional plumber to reduce them. The trick is to know what questions to ask.
Questions To Ask A Professional Plumber
Is your system up-to-date?
While few people want to go through the hassle of having their boiler replaced, getting a new one can see a significant reduction in your energy bills. Most gas models that have been produced since 2005 are more efficient, as they recover more heat from the burning gas. If you use an oil boiler, aim for those made since 2007.
If your boiler is up-to-date, you might want to look into installing more efficient controls. Using the guidance of a gas safe engineer, you can identify controls that allow you to use heat only when you want it, in specific areas of your home. At the same time, you can enquire about chemical inhibitors that’ll make your system more efficient.
Getting more out of an existing heating system
Something as simple as flushing your system can reduce the risk of corrosion and improve the flow of energy, which in turn makes them more efficient. When you don’t have to use as much gas to heat a system that is worn down, your bills should drop. Ask a professional plumber to explain how a power flushing service, you prolong the life of your radiators, which reduces costs in the long run.
If you’ve seen a rise in your energy bills, it’s always worth consulting a professional plumber to see if adaptations to your current system will resolve the problem.
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Heating and hot water, www.energysavingtrust.org.uk