You can improve the way in which your home is heated, just by making some subtle adjustments…
Should you replace an old boiler that is still working?
If your boiler is over 10 years old and is yet to experience any serious faults, then you may decide to avoid getting a replacement for as long as possible. It is perfectly understandable to be hesitant, as a new boiler is a hefty investment. However, when a boiler is 10 to 15 years old, its efficiency will begin to decline. Therefore, when your boiler enters this age range it is probably time to consider, replacing your old boiler with a newer, more efficient model.
Of course, there might be some strong signals that your boiler’s lifespan is coming to an end, including strange noises and regular repairs. This article will run you through several reasons why upgrading to a new boiler might be beneficial.
Cheaper energy bills
Boilers become increasingly inefficient as they get older, especially if they are not maintained and serviced properly. If you have an inefficient boiler in your home, then you will suffer from expensive heating bills. On the other hand, with a modern boiler replacement, you will have cheaper energy bills.
Condensing boilers are the most energy-efficient type of boiler available. As they meet the highest criteria of energy efficiency, only a minuscule amount of energy is wasted, when your boiler has condensing technology. Although the initial cost of a modern, condensing boiler can be off-putting, it is a cost-effective approach in the long run, as you can recover the investment by continually saving money on your energy bills.
The latest technology
Modern boilers are made with the latest, innovative technology, which is a direct improvement on your old boiler when it comes to performance and running costs. Due to their compact and stylish design, they can be installed in a variety of places around your home, even in living areas.
Nowadays, smart technology means that you can purchase boilers and thermostats that are connected to the internet. This allows you to control the temperature of your home, through a mobile app. With the addition of thermostatic radiator valves, each room can be heated to a different temperature. Sometimes, TRVs include weather compensation technology, whereby the heating will be automatically adjusted depending on the weather outside.
Changes to your home
If you have extended the size of your home, to add bathrooms, bedrooms, or a loft conversion, then your boiler might no longer be the right type or size for you. A boiler that cannot meet your needs will only lead to an uncomfortable living environment because it will struggle to circulate enough hot water and heating around your home. Also, an overworked boiler will likely break down, resulting in expensive repairs.
Old boilers may require discontinued parts
Even if your old boiler is still working, faulty parts can cause endless hassle. If it gets to the stage, whereby several of your boiler’s components need replacing, then you may have a hard time finding new parts. Also, due to the rarity of these parts, you might find them expensive. Therefore, as a result, opting for a new boiler entirely is quite often the preferred solution.
Homeowners are still able to get a FREE boiler grant or insulation grant via the ECO scheme, which is still available to households that qualify. Warma UK are currently working throughout the UK helping privately owned and rented homes to improve home energy efficiency and save money on rising energy bills.
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