If your home's current boiler was installed years and years ago, there's a good chance you're missing out on all kinds of benefits afforded by recent improvements in boiler technology.
Depending on the manufacturer and model, a new boiler may come with any combination of the following perks:
- Improved energy efficiency (saving you money on your heating bills)
- Remote control (adjust your heating from anywhere in the house)
- More user-friendly interface (makes it easier to change temperature, set on/off times, etc.)
- Easier to find replacement parts (in the unlikely event of a breakdown)
Some modern boilers even run on 100% electricity, potentially eliminating your home's reliance on gas.
Want to enjoy the benefits of a new boiler? Get a free, no-obligation quote from ImpraGas here.
Will a new boiler make my house warmer?
If your new boiler is of a good quality then it should heat your home more efficiently, meaning that it will use less energy to achieve the same temperature. This means that, in theory, you should be able to make your home warmer without spending any extra money on your heating bills.
That said...if switching the heating on doesn't make your home warm enough right now, it may not solely be your old boiler's fault. Here are some other possible explanations:
- Poor Insulation - If your home is poorly insulated, heat will be lost more quickly, and this can make it very difficult to reach a comfortable temperature during the colder months.
- Radiator Issues - If your central heating system works fine but one individual radiator isn't getting hot, this means that there is probably an issue with your radiator, not the boiler. You may need to bleed the radiator (to remove trapped air) or clean out the inside to get rid of any grime and sludge.
Will a new boiler improve my water pressure?
If you've been experiencing poor water pressure in your showers / taps of late, you may be wondering if replacing your boiler is the solution.
However, low pressure usually isn't the fault of your boiler. More likely causes include:
- Stop valve not fully open (turn your stop valve anti-clockwise to make sure it's completely open)
- Frozen or burst pipes
- Other issues with your home's plumbing (a qualified plumber should be able to diagnose these issues)
- Incidents in your local area (check with your water supplier to see if anything is affecting your area's supply)
"Why do I need an energy-efficient boiler?"
The answer to this question is very simple, especially when you realise that heating accounts for about 60 per cent of what you spend each year on energy bills! Installing a new, energy-efficient boiler will make a big difference to your costs; the exact saving will depend on how old and inefficient your existing boiler is and the type of fuel it uses, but upgrading tends to save up to £350 per year.
Your typical new boiler will come with a warranty lasting anywhere from 5-10 years. Newer, more energy-efficient boilers are mainly compact units with internal components, giving you total peace of mind that anything within the unit itself will be fully guaranteed (again saving you money on your investment).
Modern condensing boilers convert significantly more gas into heat, thereby reducing waste. Not only does this mean lower bills (as this extra heat is recovered and recycled), it also allows you to give something back to the environment by cutting down your CO2 emissions.
Your boiler may be the single most important item in your home - particularly around winter - so when it comes to a boiler replacement, it's essential to get not only the right product but also the right installer. Your boiler is an investment, and if you choose a new, energy-efficient boiler, then over the years this investment will pay for itself. Make sure you have a service plan to check the reliability, safety and efficiency of your boiler as time goes by.
If your home needs a new boiler, click here to request a free quotation from the team at ImpraGas.