What are the different energy efficiency ratings for boilers?
If you are comparing central heating boilers it is worth considering one which has an A rating, this is the most energy efficient rating for appliances.
Energy ratings range from A – the most efficient to G – the least efficient, and they are a quick guide to tell consumers which appliances will be the cheapest to run, because a more efficient boiler uses less energy and so you are paying for fewer units to run it.
The Energy Saving Trust report that you can save up to £25 per month by having a new A rated boiler installed. Obviously these figures depend on the rating of your old boiler and how much gas you use – you can see a handy chart to see what savings you are likely to see if you replace your boiler on the Energy Saving Trust website.
Energy Efficient boilers will save you money on running costs, and you can often find some great deals on a new boilers over the Summer.
You may think that the summer is not the best time to be thinking about heating matters but in fact it makes perfect sense to be planning your boiler replacement now while you are not under pressure to make a snap decision, so you can shop around for the best deal.
Sort Out Your Boiler This Summer
The summer is a great time to sort out your central heating system because:
- You are not relying on your central heating to keep warm
- Heating engineers tend to be quieter at this time of year so you stand a greater chance of getting the work done within the timescale you want.
- There are some great offers around on getting a new boiler
Modern boilers are more efficient because they are ‘condensing’ boilers which means that they recover the heat they create when burning the fuel and send it back into the system using a heat exchanger. If you want to understand a bit more about central heating boilers and systems in your house then you can read more in our Central Heating Project on the main DIY Doctor website.