Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Boiler Replacement: Factors to Consider When Choosing a New Boiler

The boiler is responsible for over half of a household’s annual energy bill, which means that an old and inefficient boiler could be costing you hundreds of pounds every year. Timely boiler replacement services from professional services, such as LB Plumbing and Heating,means that you could reduce your ongoing energy spend, while improving the living conditions in your home. If you are looking to replace your boiler, here are four factors to consider when choosing a new unit:

1) Fuel Type

Gas is usually the cheapest fuel option, so if you have a gas supply in your home, then this is typically the preferred option. If you do not have a connection to the gas mains, it may be worth enquiring as to the cost of getting connected, because this cost may be covered by the company that manages your local gas network.

2) Regular or Combi?

Regular boilers are normally better suited to households that use a lot of hot water, while a combi boiler is ideal for those who only use hot water in the evenings, or do not use an excessive amount of it over the course of the day.

3) Required Space

Combi boilers need less room, because it heats water as it is required. A regular boiler requires the presence of a hot water tank. If you don’t have the space for a tank, then a combi boiler is your best option.

4) Solar Consideration

Solar panels and solar water heating systems are not only good for the environment because they reduce your reliance on fossil fuels, but they can also help to reduce your annual energy spend once installed. However, not all boilers are suitable, and some properties may not have a suitable placement for the solar system so do make enquiries first.

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