A boiler replacement can be an expensive process so it’s important to make sure you are getting the most out of the heat the your home is already generating. Here, we’ll take a look at 3 things to consider before going out and buying a new boiler.
Make good use of your thermostat…
A big worry for many homeowners are increasing energy bills as they can already be quite high, we recommend optimising how you use that heat rather than just turning up the heat.
One thing that most homeowners don’t often remember to do is to optimise the setting of their boiler for their needs but they should! Optimising the settings on your current boiler can save the average home up to £150 per year.
Think about how old your boiler is…
In most cases, most people think about replacing their boiler after it’s stopped working but another thing to keep in mind is to find out how old your boiler actually is. Replacing an older style of boiler for a newer gas condensing one can save you on average around £650 per year.
Newer boilers also tend to be more efficient so we would recommend talking to your heating engineer about what boiler is best for your needs.
What type of boiler is best for you?
There are many factors that go into determining what type of boiler is best for your home’s needs and because a brand new boiler install is a big decision, it’s important to get it right. The two things we think are most important to think about are: What kind of water and heating requirements your home needs and how much space can your home dedicate to your boiler install?
The answers to those questions really depend on your needs as well as how many people you live with and how many bathrooms are in the property.