In the past few years, energy bills have become one of the major expenses of families. With more people working from home during lockdown, you might have seen your heating bill go through the roof. You might even have been thinking about a new efficient boiler. If you are undecided whether to get one, here’s a quick guide to help you.
Energy Efficiency of Old and New Boilers
There is a huge difference between the energy efficiency of an old and new, efficient boiler. Simply put: a new boiler is 97-99 percent more efficient than an old one, thanks to the development in technology. British Gas has a great guide on how to work out the efficiency of your boiler. You can also talk to us about the makes and brands we install and partner with to deliver you the best central heating performance for your home.
How Much You Can Save with an Efficient Boiler
Based on our estimation here, at Gas-Tec Engineering, and data collected by our Gas-safe registered gas engineers, the average customer can save between £180 and £240 per year on running costs. While you will need to pay for the boiler and the installation, you will be saving money every year, and you will get a great return on investment in a couple of years. Not to mention that when renting out or selling a property, a new, efficient boiler is a great advantage.
How Much of a Difference Thermostatic Rad Valves Make for Your Heating Bills
Getting a new boiler is, however, only a part of the deal. If you would like to make your home more efficient, it is recommended that you get thermostatic rad valves installed on the heating radiators. This means that if you have a room that is only used for guests, you can turn the valves down to 2, keeping the temperature level and keeping dampness out. However, your boiler will not have to work hard to heat up an unused room. This results in a longer lifespan for your boiler and lower heating bills for you.
Wireless Programming Thermostats – Why Get One Installed
Smart homes are not the future, but the present. As long as you have a reliable WiFi connection in your home, you can take advantage of thermostats that can be programmed remotely using an app. You don’t even have to go for the top, most expensive model to make the most out of your home automation and save on your heating bills.
Additional Tweaks: Insulation
Switching to a more efficient boiler and getting a thermostat as well as thermostatic rad valves is a great step to take if you want to save on your gas bills. However, you might also look at insulation options to make sure that no heat escapes through the walls, roof, or windows. Here are some tips you can implement to make your home more energy efficient:
- Install double or triple glazing and make sure they are still efficient if you already have them
- Get a cavity wall insulation to stop the hot air escaping
- Insulate your loft to stop heat getting in the loft and to the atmosphere through the tiles.
Now you know what you can do to save money on your gas bills in the years to come. Why not book a free heating efficiency consultation with our friendly team in Rotherham and Sheffield next?