If Your Boiler is More than 10 Years Old you Could be Wasting up to Half the Gas You Buy
By fitting a condensing boiler with a full set of heating controls you could save up to 40% on your heating costs: around £190 to £230 a year off the average gas bill and 1.7 tonnes of CO2 emissions a year (source: energysavingtrust.org.uk).
Is Your Heating under Control?
Heating controls like thermostatic radiator valves and programmable room thermostats help you heat your home efficiently and maintain the desired temperature whilst controlling your heating costs. When used correctly, heating controls allow you to keep your rooms at a comfortable temperature and to choose when to have the heating on, for how long and at what temperature. They will also ensure that your boiler is only turned on when it needs to be, thus helping you reduce your energy consumption and your fuel bills.
Energy Tips to Help You Reduce Your Gas Bills
The best way to save energy and reduce your gas bills is to make your central heating system more efficient. There are different ways to be energy efficient, here are some suggestions:
Upgrade your boiler to a new A-rated condensing boiler:
An A-rated condensing boiler can produce the same amount of heat for much less fuel – and CO2 – than old boilers.
Have your boiler serviced annually:
Servicing your boiler annually helps keep it running efficiently and reduce maintenance costs.
Install Thermostatic Radiator Valves to all radiators:
TRVs allow you to control the heat output of each radiator and save you up to 17% of your heating bill.
Have your central heating system chemically power flushed:
By removing impurities, corrosion and sludge from your heating system you ensure of your boiler operates at maximum efficiency.
Install a magnetic filter to your boiler:
Magnetic filters protect the boiler by collecting iron oxide sludge deposits and boost efficiency of your boiler in the long term.
Upgrade your heating and hot water controls to those recommended by the Energy Savings Trust:
Fully programmable controls will give you complete control over the timings and temperature of your central heating system. The system can be programmed to suit your needs and save energy when it is not needed.
Upgrade your hot water cylinder:
If you have a bare copper hot water cylinder with an insulation jacket, you can save energy by upgrading it to a new energy efficient foam lagged cylinder.