5 Clever Ways of Increasing the Efficiency of Your Home Boiler

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5 Clever Ways of Increasing the Efficiency of Your Home Boiler Photo by Colin Armstrong

Your boiler is the source of your energy bills. The more efficiently it works the less you can expect to pay. The problem is that many people are not aware of the simple maintenance techniques that can save them hundreds of pounds every year. Electric Heating Supplies is here to help guide you through the little things you can do to save money.

1.Check Your Boiler Yearly : Annual inspections by a qualified engineer are not a superfluous expense. On the contrary, they can spot the issues you have missed. You as an unqualified individual can only notice a faulty boiler when there are obvious external signs. An annual inspection will involve delving deep into the boiler’s mechanisms to discover if anything has gone wrong.

Solving problems as early as possible both saves on repair costs and prevents you from paying more on your energy bills in the short-term.

2.Clear the Air Ducts : The air ducts in your home become dirtier over time. This eventually leads to clogging, which reduces the airflow. To combat this, appliances like air conditioning systems and electric heating boilers have to work harder to reach the same level of efficiency. Your boiler is working harder to produce the same results.

Get into the habit of cleaning out the air ducts each year. This will prevent any significant diminishing of the airflow.

3.Installing an Electric Ignition System : The electronic ignition system makes the old-fashioned pilot light obsolete. It means the boiler does not have to burn all the time. It will cost more in the short-term to install, but it will save in the long-term because your boiler will only work when it absolutely has to.

4.Check the Seals : The seals open up what should be a closed system and helps to diminish the effectiveness of a boiler. Usually, the seals are the first things to encounter issues on a boiler. The seals around the home boiler should not allow for any cracks of leaks. If you spot any of these problems, call an engineer immediately. It is a simple repair thatwill not cost a lot of money. Leaving cracked seals can lead to breakages in the long run.

5.A New Heating System : Getting new vertical radiators and a new boiler tends to be a last resort. Boilers older than fifteen years should always be candidates for replacement. There are usually far more efficient models on the market by this point. The cost of installing a new boiler will be outweighed by the savings you can make on your energy bills.

When you decide to purchase a new heating system, get the help of an engineer. They will be able to assess your needs and provide you with some recommendations on the best boiler for you.

In some areas of the UK, you can even get access to grants that will pay for a portion of the installation costs. The UK government considers it in its best interest to support more efficient heating options, so you can take advantage of this.

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Electric Heating Supplies have been serving customers for years in the UK. They offer help with electric heating systems and repair work.


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