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How Energy Efficient is Your Boiler?

Boiler Efficiency

Enough with the excuses. In 2021, we should all be doing our bit to protect the planet. Small changes like ditching single-use plastic, eating less meat, recycling, and the big one – saving energy – can all help to reduce our environmental impact.

In a typical UK household, the lion’s share of energy is used on heating and hot water. According to the Energy Saving Trust, heating accounts for 55% of what you spend in a year on energy bills. Thus, having an energy efficient boiler is vital. Not only will it help to bring down your family’s combined carbon footprint, but there is also the added benefit of making big savings on your utility bills.

All modern boilers on the market today are condensing boilers, and they are far more efficient than the traditional non-condensing type. A condensing boiler is fitted with two main heat exchangers, meaning it is able to recover some of the heat that was previously lost and sends cooler gasses up the flue. To find out the specific energy efficiency of your boiler, try checking its energy efficiency rating.

Energy Efficiency Ratings Explained

All boilers – regular and combi – come with an ErP energy label, otherwise known as an energy efficiency rating, which is the percentage of the total energy used to convert fuel into heating. This is detailed on a small sticker, typically displayed either on the boiler itself or within its manual. Energy ratings are categorised from A to G. The newest models come with an A-rating, which means they are highly efficient.

  • A – 90% and above
  • B – 86-90%
  • C – 82-86%
  • D – 78-82%
  • E – 74-78%
  • F – 70-74%
  • G – below 70%

Time for an Upgrade?

If you’re concerned about the energy efficiency of your boiler, it could be time to consider investing in an up-to-date model. Kentish Plumbers are dedicated to ensuring you get the most out of your appliance. We’ll guide you to the right choice, taking into consideration usage, space and compatibility, and take care of the full installation.

Get in touch with the team today to receive your free, no-obligation quote.

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