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Save as much as 40% on your Fuel Bills

We can provide you with energy saving advice and ensure that your home remains heating through the winter months, whilst keeping the bills down.

 

Your 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.

 

A 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.

What 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?

Is my boiler a high efficiency condensing boiler?   

Boilers 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.

Heating controls

To 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.
 

Heating 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.

Our Impact On Climate Change

 

The 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 risen dramatically.

Most 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.

It 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.

Rising 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.

 

 

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