Around 60% of what you spend on your energy bills each year is spent heating your home and it makes sense to have an efficient boiler.
Modern boilers are efficient for many reasons but the main one is that most efficient boilers today are condensing ones. This kind of boiler which is well-maintained will burn the fuel most efficiently. There is some heat loss, but this is minimised because this kind of boiler has a larger heat exchanger and thus, more efficient.
How much money you save with a new boiler will depend on how inefficient your old one was and how well insulated your home is, as well as how often it is used and maintained too.
Here are some aspects to consider when it comes to how much a new boiler will save you:
Mains gas is likely to be the cheapest fuel type. Oil heating is common in many homes and properties off mains gas supply. Fuel prices at the time of publishing this post were relatively low but historically, oil has always been more expensive than gas.
Other cheaper options include a ground source heat pump or biomass heating but the outlay for setting up such a system can be expensive. It will take many years to get the money back in terms of what you save on your heating bills.
Secondly, you need to think about boiler type, which one is best for your home and budget. You can replace it with a like-for-like boiler; for example, a regular boiler that heats the home and your hot water separately.
However, most people opt for a combi-boiler or a condensing combi-boiler that are far more efficient overall in the amount of energy they use.
A boiler is only efficient if it is big enough to meet your needs. For example, if you have a large family with high demand for hot water, a regular boiler may be more suitable and therefore efficient, for your needs. For other households, a combi-boiler could be the perfect fit.
How you use your new boiler is also important in terms of saving money. Traditional thermostats work as a clock with you setting the time of when you want the boiler to heat your home and when to switch off.
Alongside an efficient boiler, it is worthwhile investing in a smart thermostat that affords you more control over the level of heat in your home. You can set it by time as well as by setting a minimum temperature. You can control your heating system when you are not home too, making adjustments so you return home to a warm and not a cold home.
A new boiler will save you even more money if it is not firing up as often. And that means holding on to as much heat as possible. Insulation is key, from cavity or solid wall insulation to loft insulation and high quality double glazed windows and doors.
The question is not will a new boiler save me money, but how much?
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