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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.

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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