If the time has come to replace your home’s trusty boiler, you might want to take a step back before diving in and choosing a model. Boilers account for more than 50 percent of your home’s energy expenditure, and can cost in the region of thousands for a new model. With some careful planning, you can save money both in the short and long term.
Shop around for the best model
You might need some professional advice to nudge you in the right direction, but it’s worth spending a little time shopping around for the best boiler. For example, you can look out for long lasting warranties, excellent energy ratings, and features that compliment your home’s existing power supply. When looking at boilers, it’s worth bearing in mind that gas powered ones usually work well with gas mains, and combi machines don’t often work well with solar powered homes.
Find accessories that’ll save you money
Changing to a newer model along can save you money, but there are ways to further complement the boiler installation process. For example, you can invest in thermostats that control the temperature in each room, allowing you to save energy on those rooms that you don’t spend much time in.
Invest in good installation and upkeep for longevity
Once you’ve found the right boiler, investing in a professional who’ll install it promptly and accurately saves future headaches. In addition, you need to check on your boiler each year to identify smaller problems before they escalate. With a little attention to detail, your new boiler will last longer.
Once you’ve found the right boiler for your home, you’ll feel cosier and you’ll notice a dip in your energy bills.