boiler can be wasting unneccesary energy in your home.
Boilers alone account for up to a third of all domestic
CO2 emissions. The lifespan of a boiler is around 10-15
years, so making the wrong decision about which boiler
to have really could mean wasting money and time over
that period of time as well as damaging the environment.
heating system that uses a high efficiency condensing
boiler and with the correct heating controls can save
as much as 40% on your fuel bills. It really is time to
seek some sound energy saving advice.
is a high efficiency condensing boiler?
High efficiency condensing boilers convert
more than 88% of their fuel into heat, compared to 78%
for conventional types.
Is your boiler energy efficient? If it's 10-15 years old
then it probably isn't. Replacing your old boiler with
a new high efficiency condensing boiler will save you
around a third on your heating bills straight away.
If you're fitting a new kitchen or bathroom, why not minimise
cost and disruption by installing a new high efficiency
condensing boiler at the same time?
By law, from 1st April 2005 onwards, most new gas boilers
fitted in England and Wales must be high efficiency condensing
boilers (with a few exceptions depending on suitability).
High efficiency condensing boilers can be easily fitted
to most new and old heating systems, ask your installer
for more details.
And that's not all... If you install the right heating
controls, you could save up to 40% on your fuel bill -
that's about £150 - £180 off the average bill.
Did you know?
If everyone in the UK installed a high efficiency boiler,
we would save enough money to pay the entire annual fuel
and power bills of almost two million households?
my boiler a high efficiency condensing boiler?
are rated according to how much of the fuel they consume
is converted to heat, as a percentage. This rating is
called SEDBUK - Seasonal Efficiency of Domestic Boilers
in the UK.
SEDBUK ratings are from A to G, A-rated
boilers being more than 90% efficient. Only 'A' or 'B'
rated boilers - having efficiencies above 86% - carry
the energy saving recommended logo.
get the most out of your new high efficiency boiler think
about combining it with new heating controls. Heating
controls manage how central heating systems react
to changes in temperature, provide different levels of
heat in different rooms and switch hot water on and off
at the times specified by the homeowner.
controls will pay for themselves in under five years.The
more control, the greater the savings on energy and
money - as much as 17% on the average heating bill.
Impact On Climate Change
last Ice Age was approximately 15,000
years ago - the Earth has been slowly
warming ever since, due to natural climate
variations. Natural changes in climate
take place over very long timescales.
But since the industrial revolution the
rate at which the Earth is warming has
scientists agree that this is largely
due to human activity, mainly the increased
use of fossil fuels. This affects us all.
The 1990s were the warmest decade since
records began and 2003 was the third hottest
year on record. In August of that year
UK temperatures reached 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
might seem that this man-made climate
change would be a positive thing for the
UK, giving us warmer summers and fewer
cold winters. But hotter summers and less
rain in the south and east would mean
water shortages, forest fires and damage
to crops and wildlife. In the north and
west there could be much heavier rain
and more flooding, and as the polar ice
caps continue to melt, rising sea levels
will threaten many coastal communities.
temperatures could lead to an increase
in insects, with bloodsucking ticks, scorpions
and poisonous spiders becoming a feature
of life in a hotter UK. There could also
be an increase in pest infestations (fleas,
wasps, mice and rats) and diseases. Mosquitoes
carrying diseases such as Dengue fever
and West Nile virus have already invaded
the US because of rising temperatures.
Overall, the cost to society, the environment,
our health and the economy is likely to
far outweigh any benefits.