How can I improve my boiler's efficiency?

Households are growing more concerned with energy efficiency in the current day, as they become more aware of the impact of their carbon footprint and continue to battle with rising energy bills. And, with the current energy crisis, fuel shortages, and rising gas and electricity prices, there's little doubt that household costs are beginning to climb across the country. 

In this blog post, we'll look at the actions you can take to enhance the efficiency of your boiler and lower your monthly heating costs. With this in mind, there is an urgent need to optimise the efficiency of your boiler, yet the problem remains that most people don't know where to begin. So, what can you do to boost your boiler's efficiency?

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Think about upgrading your boiler to an A-rated model

To begin, you should think about updating your unit by installing a new, A-rated combi-boiler. This can boost the efficiency of your heating system by up to 35% in some cases, while also lowering your monthly expenditures significantly. If you're upgrading from a traditional heating system, you might be able to free up some room in your house by removing extra water tanks.

Keep a close eye on your boiler's pressure

 If you leave your boiler off throughout the summer, keep an eye on the pressure gauge when you put it back on in the fall. The reason for this is simple: because the pressure in your boiler is likely to drop during any time of inactivity, it may struggle to produce hot water when needed. A good pressure gauge should register 1.5 bar; anything less than this has to be rectified. If it is really low, you should consider hiring an engineer to evaluate the boiler and propose any required repairs.

Get your boiler serviced by a professional

Having your boiler maintained is one of the greatest methods to ensure its performance, and it's really simple to do. We recommend an annual boiler service, which is guaranteed to help your boiler work at its best. During a service, your Gas Safe trained engineer will examine all components of your boiler to ensure they are safe and functioning properly. They can also detect any minor flaws that are keeping your boiler from functioning properly. Dealing with minor issues when they arise benefits both boiler efficiency and prevents the problem from worsening and leading to a boiler failure and costly repair. To find out more about boiler servicing, click the button below!