Energy efficiency is becoming an integral part of our lives as we strive not only to save money and resources, but also to reduce our impact on the environment. From low energy light bulbs to solar hot water systems, nowadays it’s all about low energy options – and it’s no different for your boiler.
Did you know that all boilers have energy ratings? Domestic boilers are given what’s called a SEDBUK (Seasonal Efficiency of Domestic Boilers in the UK) Rating. This is a rating from ‘A’ to ‘G’, with ‘A’ being the most energy efficient at 90% and above. You can check the SEDBUK Rating for your existing boiler here.
As you can imagine, generally speaking, the cost of an A-rated boiler will exceed that of a boiler with a lower efficiency rating, but it’s important to remember the savings you could make on your energy bills by opting for a more efficient boiler – not to mention the environmental benefits. According to the Energy Saving Trust, heating accounts for 60% of your yearly energy bill, so switching to an energy efficient boiler can have a real impact.
“Why should I choose an A-rated boiler?”
Whether you’re interested in saving the planet or saving the pennies, choosing an A-rated boiler has many benefits:
- Use less gas: an energy efficient boiler will use less gas to heat your home as less energy is wasted during the combustion process.
- Save on your energy bills: with an A-rated boiler you could see a dramatic reduction in your energy bills – you could even say the boiler is paying for itself!
- Have confidence in your boiler: a modern, A-rated boiler will generally be more reliable than an older or less efficient boiler – but be sure to check the brand and their reputation before going ahead with an install.
At Optima, we install A-rated boilers in Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas so you can keep a warm and energy efficient home this winter. Contact us on 01908 442100 for your free survey and quote.
It’s important to remember that a highly efficient boiler will only work to its fullest potential if your home is winter-proofed! For more advice on how to keep your home warm this winter, take a look at our Top 5 Tips to Stay Warm and Save Energy.