Why Should You Upgrade Your Boiler?

Nov 16, 2021

One of the most common questions we receive from clients is whether they should upgrade their boiler. With so many energy-efficient boilers on offer, there comes a time when it would be best to upgrade your current boiler. Keep reading to learn more about energy saving trust boilers and how a plumber in Northwich can assist with this task. For more information about boilers, don’t hesitate to visit our site at www.northwichplumbers.co.uk/boiler-repairs.

When Should You Invest in a New Boiler? 

The new energy-efficient boilers which are on offer are much better than some of the older models. You’ll find that when you switch over your boiler, it will heat up water more efficiently. This means you save on both gas and oil to get the same job done. You’ll find that you save money and energy in the process as well. Generally, if your boiler is over ten years old, it’s time to consider an upgrade. Most people find that the investment they make in a new boiler more than paid itself back in a few years with the energy savings.

When it comes to working with Northwich plumbers to install a new boiler, you’ll need to ensure your new appliance is A-rated in terms of energy efficiency. That means it is over 88% efficient, but most of the new boilers on the market are currently at over 90% anyway. Gas boiler efficiency is critical to check when upgrading your boiler, and it will give you a clear indication of how efficient your new boiler will be. When it comes to your annual energy bills, half of this is spent on heating and hot water. That’s why modern boilers help to cut down costs as they are condensing, which improves their efficiency. This means the boiler recovers more heat from its exhaust flue gas, which can be used to heat the central heating water.

What to Consider When Searching for the Most Efficient Gas Boilers 

If you’ve decided that it’s time to replace your boiler, you then need to consider how to find the most efficient system for your home. Some households are opting for low and zero carbon emission heating systems, which are an excellent solution for the future. It’s expected that fossil fuel heating systems will be phased out over the next two decades, and we can expect a ban on oil and gas boilers in the next few years. We recommend looking at low carbon heating systems for this reason, such as a heat pump. More households are opting for this solution, and you’ll find they are more readily available when working with a Northwich plumber.

For homes with a mains gas connection, a condensing gas boiler is the most cost-effective solution. However, if you are looking to reduce your carbon emissions, we recommend a heat pump. This could still offer you cost savings, but that will depend on what system you are using currently.

From there, you need to think about the boiler type you will opt for. You’ll see boilers marked either as system or combi boilers. System boilers have a separate hot water cylinder, whereas combi boilers heat hot water as and when it’s needed. A system boiler is generally the more efficient option, but it does lose heat from the cylinder as time passes. Some people make this decision based on whether they will opt for solar panels in the future, as a cylinder will be needed to store this energy.

Larger families who use a lot of water each day should opt for a system boiler. On the other hand, a single person or couple may be fine with a combi boiler. The amount of space you have to spare in your home will also play a huge part in this decision. Combi boilers require less space, which is something to consider if you live in an apartment. On top of that, you’ll need to find out whether you are heat pump ready. Keep in mind you may need to reverse the process that you did with our boiler repair in Northwich if you opt to switch back to your previous boiler system in the future.

With so many options for energy-efficient heating to choose from, we know the decision to upgrade your boiler can be an overwhelming one. When you decide to upgrade your boiler, our team will be here to support you from start to finish. You don’t need to be involved in any part of the installation, and we’ll ensure your new boiler is safe and secure for your whole family. A boiler is an integral part of any home, but we all need to play our part in choosing more energy-efficient solutions. Contact us today to discuss your upcoming boiler installation or for assistance with selecting your new boiler.

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