Boiler Replacement Leyland
Heating accounts for about 60 per cent of what you spend in a year on energy bills, so an efficient boiler makes a big difference.
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 extremely efficiently, but they inevitably lose some heat in the hot gases that escape up the flue. A condensing boiler has a larger heat exchanger, so it recovers more heat, sends cooler gases up the flue and is more efficient. Sometimes the flue gases get so cool that the water vapour in the gas condenses out and even more energy is recovered from the condensing vapour. This alone makes modern boilers much more efficient than the rusty, old boiler rotting away in your home.
What should I consider when replacing my boiler?
If it is time to change your boiler, you need to decide what type of boiler is right for you. Here are some things to consider:
ATAG Boiler types
Most old gas and oil boilers are regular boilers that have a separate hot water cylinder to store hot water, rather than providing it directly from the boiler. When you replace your boiler you can buy a new regular boiler, and keep your hot water cylinder, or buy a combi boiler that doesn’t need a cylinder.
A regular boiler is more efficient than a combi at producing hot water in the first place, but then some heat is lost from the hot water cylinder, so a combi may be more efficient overall. Which is better for you will depend on different things:
Your hot water usage
Large families in Leyland use lots of hot water and are likely to be better off with a regular boiler, whereas smaller households using less may be better off with a combi boiler.
Space in your home
Combi boilers don’t need hot water cylinders, and therefore require less space in your home.
Ways you can Prevent Central Heating Repairs
Central Heating Repairs Leyland
While you can never guarantee that your central heating system won’t develop a problem in the future, there are ways you can reduce the chances of this happening. If you live in Leyland and have a gas central heating system, one of the best ways to ensure that it works efficiently throughout the year is by having your gas appliance checked and serviced once a year. This will make sure any problems are detected and fixed before they get worse. In addition, these gas safety checks keep your family safe and sound all year round.
Boiler Replacement Leyland
As your boiler gets older, it is more likely to need repairs. The average lifespan of a boiler can be between 10 and 15 years. If you are having repairs done more frequently, it may be more cost effective to replace your current system and have a new boiler installed. At APG Domestic Services , we can advise you on what the best boiler is for your home and install a new one for you.