How efficient is your boiler when it comes to turning fuel into heat? If you’ve got a modern A-rated condensing boiler then it’s going to be highly efficient. We’re talking 90% or more. But it’s a different story altogether if you’ve got an old inefficient boiler. In fact it could be wasting as much as 30% fuel compared to just 10% or less with a new high efficiency boiler.
The fact is central heating is one of the biggest energy costs for homeowners. Boilers, if you didn’t already know, count for around 55-60% of your energy bills. That’s a big old chunk.
The energy efficiency of a boiler is determined by the Energy related Products (ErP) directive which assigns a rating between A+++ to G (G being the least efficient).
Energy efficiency is also represented by a percentage in many cases as this is left over from the previous efficiency grading system, SEDBUK, which was replaced by ErP in 2015. Since the Boiler Plus legislation came into effect in April 2018 all new boilers manufactured and installed into domestic homes must have an efficiency rating of at least 92%.
Why is Energy Efficiency Important?
Replacing your old inefficient G-rated boiler with a more efficient boiler could see you reduce your heating bills by as much as £200 a year if you live in a semi-detached house and more (£305) if you live in a detached home. The savings aren’t as significant if you live in a mid terrace house (£175) or a mid floor flat (£95).
Benefits of installing a new boiler
- Save money & make your home more energy efficient
- New A-rated boilers waste less energy
- They average family could reduce their annual energy bill by up to £320
- Modern condensing boilers are at least 90% efficient
- With a G-rated boiler you could be wasting around 30p in every £1 you spend to heat your home – compared to around 8p with a 92% efficient model
Isn’t it time you switched to a more efficient form of heating? Click on the ‘Get a quote now’ button below to source free quotes for a new boiler replacement from Gas Safe Registered heating engineers in your area.