Did you know that just by by replacing a G-rated boiler with an A-rated model, you can save up to £340 per year? As boilers account for 55 percent of the energy costs in your home, there's certainly a strong case for seeking out an efficient model.
Finding the right boiler for you
The type of boiler installation you should opt for depends on your existing mains type. For example, if your mains is currently gas, choosing a gas boiler will save the most money. If you currently rely on solar energy, you may want to discuss your options with a professional, as many combination boilers are not compatible with solar systems.
If you currently have a hot water cylinder, you need to choose between a combi boiler that removes the need for one, or maintaining it and installing a regular boiler. Again, a professional plumber can offer advice on which is best for you.
How the new boiler will save you money
The older a boiler gets, the more likely it is to operate inefficiently. This means you're using more gas than those who rely on newer models. However, whether or not this saves money depends on your current boiler rating and how long you expect to use the new boiler for. In many cases, a new boiler pays for itself in terms of reduced gas bills over the years.
Additionally, as a boiler ages it requires more attention in terms of repairs. With the right level of maintenance, your boiler can last longer without major repair work, which in turn reduces your ongoing costs.
If you believe a new installation is right for you, but you need further advice, discuss the matter with a Gas Safe registered plumber.