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Apply for your Government grant to replace your boiler...

An energy efficiency grant may be available for installing a new boiler, new kitchen appliances or loft insulation. These grants may be provided by the Government, energy suppliers or your local authority.

The Warm Front scheme, funded by the UK Government, may provide up to £3,500 to households in England, subject to certain criteria, for improvement in heating and energy efficiency. For further information visit the following website: www.warmfront.co.uk.

CERT (Carbon Emission Reduction Target) energy suppliers with a certain number of customers operating in Great Britain are obliged to achieve targets for improving home energy efficiency and provide a range of offers which significantly reduce the cost of installing energy efficiency measures. What’s more, you can take up offers from any of the energy companies, regardless of who supplies your gas or electricity.

You should also check with your local authority as they may provide grants and offers for their local residents to install certain energy efficiency measures in their home.

 

Home Improvements: Heating and Hot Water...

Boilers account for around 60% of the carbon dioxide emissions in a gas heated home. By replacing an old G rated boiler with a new high efficiency condensing boiler and improving your heating controls, you will significantly cut your home's carbon dioxide emissions and could save as much as £225 a year.

The current lifespan of a boiler is approximately 12 years and fitting an A rated high efficiency condensing boiler with the correct heating and hot water controls could make a huge difference to your heating bills over time. If your boiler is 15 years old or more then it is likely to be a G rated boiler. Replacing an old G rated boiler with a new A rated condensing boiler and a full set of heating controls could save up to a quarter on your heating bills straight away and up to 1,200kg of CO2 a year.

A high efficiency condensing boiler works on the principle of recovering as much as possible of the waste heat which is normally wasted from the flue of a conventional (non-condensing) boiler. High efficiency condensing boilers convert 86% or more of their fuel into heat, compared with 65% for old G rated boilers. There are 2 types of condenser boiler: regular and combination. System condensing boilers heat your hot water within the hot water cylinder where the water is stored and Combination condensing boilers give you instant hot water without the need for a cylinder. Not all home heating systems will be compatible with a combination boiler. A qualified installer will be able to easily install a new condensing boiler into your home and will tell you which type is most suitable for your home.

Did you know?

If everyone in the UK with gas or oil central heating installed a high efficiency condensing boiler with full sets of heating controls, we would save enough energy to heat nearly 1.9 million homes for a whole year and save around 6.7 million tonnes of CO2.

   

How to Check Your Engineer is Gas Safe Registered...

Dangerous gas work can be deadly. Make sure you verify that your engineer is Gas Safe registered. Gas Safe Register is the official body for gas safety in United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Guernsey. Whenever a gas engineer carries out work on your property, by law they must be on the Gas Safe Register.

Gas safety in the home and workplace is not something you can compromise. If you don’t have your gas appliances checked by a Gas Safe registered engineer you could be risking your life. The Gas Safe Register exists to ensure gas safety for you, your family and your property.

Always check if a gas engineer or business is registered. You can check this online by going to www.gassaferegister.co.uk or by calling 0800 408 5500. All Gas Safe registered engineers carry a Gas Safe Register ID card, with their own unique licence number, showing the type of work they are qualified to do. Before any gas work is carried out always make sure you ask to see their card and check the front and the back.

If the engineer is registered you will be provided with a list of details including:

  • A picture of the engineer (if the business has opted in to this service)
  • Contact details of the Gas Safe registered business
  • What gas work they are qualified to carry out

If a business is registered you will be provided with a list of details including:

  • Contact details of the Gas Safe registered business
  • What gas work they are qualified to carry out
  • Services the company provide (domestic and non-domestic)
  • Types of gas they can offer to work with (LPG and natural gas)
  • Areas of work they offer

You will also be provided with a link to a list of all gas engineers registered with the business.

If your engineer is not registered, then you can report them as working illegally by using the Gas Safe ‘Report an illegal engineer’ service.

   

Client Testimonials

Greg completely refurbished our boiler and heating system. We were having some building work done and needed someone to get in and do the job quickly and efficiently. Greg did that also came up with a few ideas that made the finished job better.

MB - Homeowner, Crawley, Sussex (Happy to give a personal reference on request.)

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