At a time where the money is tight for everyone, the ability to keep energy bills under control is a high priority for households throughout all areas of the UK.
According to the Energy Savings Trust, the boiler in your home or property will account for approximately 60% of the amount you spend on energy bills throughout the year. Therefore ensuring that you have an efficient boiler has the potential to make a BIG difference.
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Modern boilers are more efficient for several reasons, but their main advantage is that they are all condensing boilers. All well-maintained boilers burn their fuel very efficiently, but they inevitably lose some heat in the hot gases that escape up the flue. A condensing boiler has a bigger heat exchanger, so it recovers more heat, sends cooler gases up the flue and is more efficient.
Replacing an old gas boiler with an A-rated high-efficiency condensing boiler (such as the Vaillant boiler) will significantly cut your home’s carbon dioxide emissions – and could potentially save you as much as £300 a year!
Alternative Methods of Energy Saving
There are a number of alternative methods of lowering the cost of your heating bill, many of which would seem to be common sense yet are often overlooked. First of all, whenever the heating on, ensure that your windows are closed. Correctly fitted windows will help to ensure that heat does not quickly escape.
The methods of getting the best of your heating system at affordable prices do not include leaving the heating on for hours at a time when no-one is at home!. By setting a timer so that the heating switches off in the night and turns on before you get up and also turning it off whilst you are out at work all day and then clicking on again so the house is not cold when you return is both effective and cost-effective.
Insulation in the walls is also very important as this offers the ability to hold the heat in. When you want to save energy you need to ensure that the heat is obtained and so not leave any doors or windows open for long.
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Last Updated on July 8, 2020