How Efficient Is A 20-Year-Old Boiler?

November 20, 2021 | Boiler Efficiency, Boiler Problems, Boilers

How Efficient Is A 20-Year-Old Boiler?

It’s one question we all ask ourselves as a homeowner, or even as a renter. You should consider replacing your boiler after around 10 to 15 years as this is when a boiler becomes less efficient, and you may lose heat and money. If your boiler is within its early teenage years, now is the time to upgrade to a new more energy-efficient boiler.

If you didn’t know, your boiler is responsible for around 60% of your household expenditure so you should seriously consider upgrading to a more energy-efficient model to save heat, and save money. 

What is Boiler Efficiency?

In simple terms, a boiler’s energy-efficiency is the percentage of the total energy used by the boiler when providing heat. For example, a modern boiler with 95% efficiency will use 95% of its energy to heat your home, with only 5% of heat lost. When it comes to older models, they use around 60% of energy which means you lose 40% of heat, meaning old boiler efficiency is substantially declined the older it gets. 

Like many domestic appliances, all boilers have efficiency ratings which can be found on the manual which comes with your new boiler. Your old boiler efficiency rating is usually around the 60% mark, but you should be looking to upgrade to a new model with the efficiency rating of 90% or more.

Lowering Your Heating Bill

Energy costs escalating quickly each and every year, and your boiler could become a strain on your wallet. Upgrading your boiler would help you combat the rise in energy bills, and the investment in a modern energy-efficient boiler could save you money in the long run.

When you have an old boiler system, the extra combustion gas that is produced is lost through the boiler’s flue which becomes wasted gas. Although your home will be heated, the cost of the extra gases can soon add up. This is where upgrading to a new more energy-efficient boiler is a great cost-effective choice which you will not regret. This is because new models will recirculate the extra gas back into the system which means your boiler will require less energy when heating your home.

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Higher Standards of Efficiency

Replacing your old boiler for an energy-efficient model could help all households save hundreds of pounds on their energy bill each year. You may think that this is an expensive upgrade, which it can be, but it’s still cost-effective because the cost will save you in the long run as you would be investing for the future.

We recommend that you have your radiators and pipes cleaned out before having your boiler replaced. This will ensure that collection of dirt and muck which happens over the years will be removed ready for your new boiler to be installed. We also recommend using a good central heating control system which may also help you save money, and gas.

Make A Green Choice

An upgrade from old boiler efficiency to new modern energy efficiency comes with added perks. Much like most things, modern technology enhances all aspects of our lives, which is the same when it comes to choosing a new boiler. Most new boilers have moved with the times and offer a more green alternative which could see you improve the planet, whilst saving money and keeping warm.

To summarize, you may find the cost of upgrading to a new energy-efficient boiler to be an expensive choice, however it will save you a lot of money, and heating overtime. Rowlen recommends that you find a high energy-efficient model that suits you and your families heating needs, so get in touch with us and find out more about our expert boiler installation service

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