Licensed Plumber Shares Why and When to Install or Replace a Boiler

If you are refurbishing your home, upgrading to sell your house, or have an aging boiler that is costing you more and more to repair, then you need to think about purchasing a new boiler. The first thing to understand about installing or replacing an existing boiler is that unless you are a licensed plumber, you don’t have the skills to do this by yourself. Set your mind at ease and let the experts do their job. Contact a trusted and experienced plumbing firm.

With energy bills increasing every year, you need to consider all the ways you can reduce the cost of heating your home. An inefficient boiler could be costing you, on average, £305 more than you need to pay annually. If your heating system doesn’t provide you with the flexibility you need, such as reducing the set temperature at night or when you are away during the day, a new system can save on energy bills.

Standard features on older boilers can lead to higher energy consumption. Older boilers can have a “dry cycle”, which means that the heat won’t turn off when your home has reached the set temperature; or your boiler may be equipped with a pilot light that is on continually. If your boiler is doing either of these things, then you are using energy without any benefit to you.

The 2016 UK boiler scrappage scheme allows homeowners to apply for a grant to replace their old and inefficient boilers for a new energy-efficient one. Typically, it takes about 4 to 6 weeks from the time you make the application to the time the boiler is installed.

All boilers installed in the U.K. today are required to be the condensing type. The new condensing boilers are much more efficient than the old boilers. By releasing gas at a lower temperature, 55 Celsius, the new boilers require less energy to produce the same level of heat. Less energy translates to lower energy bills for you.


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