Efficient Boilers

The cost of heating your home, particularly during the colder winter months, makes up about 60% of energy bills. You can keep heating costs down and still keep your home cosy by making smart heating choices. Installing an energy efficient boiler can save you hundreds of pounds a year.

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The age and type of boiler you have affects how efficient it is. A modern condensing boiler is the most efficient boiler on the market. The efficiency of a boiler is normally expressed as a percentage. Since October 2010 only boilers that are 88% or more efficient can be installed in homes, and most of the boilers you can buy now are between 88% and 89.7% efficient. It’s worth noting that you wouldn’t expect to see a difference in your gas bills if you choose a boiler that was 98.7% efficient over an 88% efficient boiler. The biggest saving comes from making a leap from an old inefficient boiler to a new one.

Will an efficient new boiler save me money?
If you replace an old G-rated boiler with a modern A-rated boiler with a full set of heating controls, the Energy Saving Trust estimates you’ll save around £340 a year on your gas bill. This does not take into account the cost of installing a new boiler.

How will K1 Plumbing and Gas help?
We will attend your home and fully inspect your system. We will then make recommendations based on our findings that are specific to you and your home. We are not tied to manufacturers, so we are free to make the right recommendation for you.

How can I improve my system without replacing the boiler?
If radiator bleeding doesn’t remove the cold spots in your central heating system, its probably due to a accumulation of sludge and rust. K1 Plumbing and Gas can power flush your heating system, giving it a new lease of life.