Many properties have had an old boiler installed for decades and so it is vital that you get a new boiler installed. A lot of people are unaware of the consequences that may be caused due to an inefficient and old boiler. With the boiler working normally and heating to an extent, some homeowners are unaware that they could be getting much more out of their heating bills. When it comes to saving money every month, how could you refuse? When getting a new boiler installed you can achieve many benefits.
When Should I Replace My Old Boiler?
A modern boiler is more efficient and could actually be around 95% more efficient than your old existing boiler. If your boiler is over 6 years old, it is recommended that you get your boiler replaced to a new and highly efficient boiler. If you get your boiler regularly serviced, these professionals should be able to advise you on when you should get your boiler replaced.
It is important that you regularly get your boiler serviced as it means that as it is still working efficiently, it will take longer for the need to replace your boiler. The cost of running your boiler makes up around 55% of your overall household energy bill and so when you can save money, it is important that you undertake all the options to do so.
How Do I Know If My Boiler Is Old?
Most old gas and oil boilers have a separate hot water cylinder to store hot water, instead of sourcing it directly from the boiler. Many conventional boilers actually take up a lot of space in your properties. Most older properties will have an airing cupboard with a huge water heating cylinder, although due to innovational designs and the increasing importance of sustainability, you won’t see these in new properties. With a conventional boiler, you will also have a limit on the hot water that you can use in a day. Hot water isn’t instant with these types of boilers and so once all of the hot water has been used up, from the tank, you will have to wait for the tank to heat up again.
Benefits of a New Boiler
It is understandable that many property owners won’t want to spend money on getting a new boiler installed, although there are many different long-lasting benefits.
Improved Boiler Efficiency
Most new condensing boilers are A rated which means that their efficiency is over 90% or more. Many old boilers are actually G rated which means that they are less that 70%. This means that, depending on the usage of the boiler, it could save you money per month and even hundreds per year.
Improved Heating Control
With sustainability being a major factor when it comes to the design of everything, creators have come up with many different ways to save money and energy and make their products more efficient. With modern boilers, there are many factors that can be added during the installation processes, which mean that you are able to heat each room separately. There is also new SMART technology, meaning that you are able to control your devices over your mobile and even time when devices are turned on and off.
Takes Up Less Space
Modern boilers are often smaller than older boilers as there are more options for them. With new designs, it means that less materials have been used and can be hidden behind a cupboard, for example. Without the need for a separate hot water cylinder, it means that you are able to have more room space for other things.
Quieter Boiler Operation
Due to improved design and better use of sustainable materials, new boilers are often quieter than old ones. This can make a massive difference where a boiler is sited the other side of a bedroom wall.
So, What Are the Costs?
When it comes to a new boiler, they are estimated to cost anywhere between £1200 and £2500. The price will ultimately vary, depending on the type of boiler that you desire. With the large cost, many places have the option for instalments, to help make spending easier. Although a new boiler installation takes up a wad of cash from your pockets, it will greatly impact your monthly spending and mean that you are able to save, rather than waste money in the long-run. If you are staying in a property for prolonged duration of time, then you will end up saving much more money than if you were to keep repairing your boiler frequently.