People in the UK are becoming increasingly aware of the impact their day to day lives have on the environment. More people are recycling, using less plastic bags when shopping and cycling instead of driving. But did you know you can also help the environment by upgrading your boiler?
If everyone in the UK with gas central heating installed a high efficiency condensing boiler, then carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions would be cut by 17.5 million tonnes, saving £1.3 billion on energy bills each year.
And by making the switch homeowners could also make savings on their heating bills from between £190 to £240.
In light of these statistics, Boiler Guide, the UK’s leading online resource for homeowners and heating engineers regarding all boiler-related issues, is encouraging people to upgrade their boilers, particularly if they are old.
Boilers which are 10-years-old or older are more at risk of breakdowns and may not be running as efficiently as they should. As a result, for the owner this could mean additional repair costs and a loss of money on heating bills.
Installing a new A rated boiler is the best way to resolve such issues. Not only will the efficiency ratings help you save on your heating bills, but it will also cut your CO2 emissions.
David Holmes, Founder of Boiler Guide, said: “As the weather improves it’s easy to forget about our boilers and the effect they have on the environment. Condensing boilers help to reduce the levels of carbon dioxide emissions entering the atmosphere, which is linked to global warming, so if you’re dedicated to reducing your carbon footprint then a replacement boiler is well advised. Not only will a top rated boiler save you money, you will also be doing your bit for the environment.”
For information on new boilers, quotes and services, please visit www.boilerguide.co.uk