Boiler technology has changed significantly over the last 10 years; if your boiler is older, it might be a good time to replace it with one that is more efficient. A new high efficiency, or condensing, boiler will lower your heating bills and also reduce your impact on the environment.
Since changes to the Building Regulations in 2005, all new or replacement gas boilers installed in the UK have to be condensing boilers. Condensing boilers work by recovering more heat from flue gases, which is lost into the atmosphere with old, non-condensing boilers. This means that condensing boilers convert much more of the gas they burn, over 90%, into heating and hot water, making them much more efficient, saving you money on your fuel bills, and reducing carbon dioxide emissions.
The actual cost of a replacement boiler will vary according to where you buy it and who fits it. The typical cost of a fully installed, Energy Saving Trust Recommended high efficiency boiler is around £2,000. If you currently have a SEDBUK (2005) Band G boiler - which is likely if it is over 10 years old - you could see a saving of £310 per year, according to the Energy Saving Trust.
Every home and installation is unique, so our interactive product selector can help you select a suitable replacement boiler for your home, based on a number of factors including the size and type of your property, as well as your specific hot water and heating needs.