Is it time to get a new boiler?
Replacement of your old boiler is a significant investment that requires careful consideration.
Factors to consider
Age of your boiler
Is your boiler older then 15 years?
An average boiler should last between 10-15 years before it needs replacing.
This could be more or less depending on how your boiler was serviced over the years.
We, at BS Heating And Services Ltd recommend you to service your boiler regularly.
A regular boiler service can increase your boiler life expectancy and keep your heating system running longer.
The annual boiler service should be carried out always by a Gas Safe engineer.
Peace of mind
When you replace your old boiler, you don't have to worry about breakdowns, unexpected repair costs.
New boiler will work better and comes with new warranty.
Easier to get parts for them.
They are smaller, quieter then older models and more efficient.
Government Buying Standards for domestic gas boilers
Energy efficiency for Natural gas Boilers:
Must have an Energy Efficient Rating of 88% based on SEDBUK (2009) or 90% based on SEDBUK (2005)
For LPG boilers:
Must have an Energy Efficient Rating of 90% based on SEDBUK (2009)* or 92% based on SEDBUK (2005)
In addition to the mandatory standard, all boilers must also comply
with the other criteria of the Energy Saving Recommended Scheme.
Boiler efficiency is generally determined by the age and type of your unit.
choosing the right size boiler for your property and your family has a big impact on energy efficiency.
The efficiency of your old boiler could be as low as 60%, while the efficiency of a new boiler could be 90% or above.
What does it mean to you?
If your boiler is 70% efficient, every £100 you spend on heating , £70 goes toward actually heating your home and £30 is wasted.
But if your boiler’s efficiency is 90%, you’ll lose only 10%.
Replacing an old boiler with a modern new boiler can save more then £350 a year.
Combi boilers are popular choice for many homes. They connect directly to the mains cold water supply, providing hot water on demand.
They are cost-effective and energy efficient.
However, as they don’t have a hot water storage cylinder, they are less effective for larger properties and families.
Regular / conventional boilers are the most common form of boiler in use today, which makes replacing them relatively easy due to their connection to a water tank.
This is often the best choice for families who need lots of hot water at the same time.
System boilers are somewhere between a combi boiler and a conventional boiler.
However, unlike regular boilers, the water supply is taken directly from the water mains.
System boilers are ideal for larger homes, with greater demand for hetaing and hot water.
System boilers require a cylinder for storing hot water.