Boiler Guide: Around Six Million Households In The UK Could Be Missing Out On Better Heating

A recent study by npower, a top energy provider in the UK, has revealed a startling discovery – that up to 23 per cent of boilers nationwide could be at least a decade old.

In light of this research, Boiler Guide, the UK’s leading online resource for homeowners and heating engineers regarding all boiler-related issues, is advising the nation to replace their old boilers.

Boilers which are 10-years-old or older are more at risk of breakdowns and may not be running as efficiently as they should. For the owners of such items, this could mean added costs for repairs, as well as loss of money on heating bills.

For example, by switching to a high efficiency condensing boiler with heating controls you could potentially make savings between £190 and £240.

What’s more, modern boilers are far better for the environment. The efficiency ratings for a new boiler can be as much as 90 per cent or over in comparison to some older boilers which operate at just 50 per cent.

David Holmes, Founder of Boiler Guide, said: “The research by npower should be a definite wake up call to consumers. Even when the cost of living is increasing, many of us are still missing out on the potential to not only reduce our heating bills, but our carbon footprint.

“I would advise anyone putting off a boiler replacement to reconsider the benefits of a new appliance.”

Last year, thousands of homeowners took advantage of the chance to replace their old boiler with a new A-rated system as part of a government scrappage scheme.

By replacing your old boiler, you could join the many that are already enjoying:

  • Lower heating bills
  • Higher efficiency rates
  • And a lower risk of breakdowns.

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