Martyn Bridges, Director of Technical Support and Marketing at Worcester, Bosch Group offers five good reasons to replace an ageing boiler
The boiler has traditionally been an ‘out of sight, out of mind’ product. As long as it keeps working most homeowners give it little thought.
Only when our boilers stop working do we leap into action and our first instinct is usually to send for a heating engineer to arrange a repair.
However, homeowners with standard-
Here are five good reason to bite the bullet and go for a new replacement boiler.
The modern condensing boiler is significantly more efficient than its standard-
Research suggests that high-
Also, older boilers are likely to have a standing pilot light which could cost in the region of £50-
2. Peace of Mind
The modern boiler is of the ‘room-
A significant number of standard efficiency boilers were ‘open flue type’ which meant the combustion chamber and flue system were in effect ‘open’ to the room in which they are sited. They rely on a fresh supply of combustion air being available in the room generally provided by purpose made air vents to outside or into another room with air vents to outside.
It is essential for the safe, ongoing operation of these types of appliances that they are serviced annually.
It is inevitable that over time an ageing boiler will become less reliable.
Emergency calls to heating engineers, who will probably have to re-
4. Household space and layout
A further motivating factor in replacement rather than repair is household space and layout.
Replacement is an opportunity to get your boiler off the floor and out of the way to free up space for more cupboards or worktops.
What’s more, if you choose a condensing combi boiler you will have instant hot water, so there is no need for that hot water cylinder or airing cupboard which can be taken out. If they are housed in the bathroom, you will probably free up ample space for a walk-
5. Energy Performance Certificates
EPCs are now a mandatory part of the Home Information Pack.
If a move is on the horizon, the quickest way to improve the energy rating of your home is to have a new high-
This is a guaranteed way of jumping one clear band in the energy ratings, say from Band D to Band C, in the process making your home significantly more desirable.
Repair remains an option for a broken boiler, but the potential savings available by replacing with a new high-
Date published: 20th May, 2009
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