Choosing The Right Boiler For Your Wigan Home

How to Increase Boiler Efficiency

Keeping a boiler running efficiently is crucial if you don’t want to pay over the odds on your energy bills. This ‘how to increase boiler efficiency’ guide has tips to keeping its efficiency as high as you can.

How to Increase Boiler Efficiency

‘Energy efficiency’ is the proportion of the total energy the boiler uses that provides heating. For example, a boiler made in the last 10 years may have a 94% efficiency rating. Here are some ideas to make the most of your boiler.

1. Upgrade your boiler

A new energy-efficient boiler can save you between £100 and £200 per year.

2. Schedule a boiler service

Regular check-ups keep your boiler in mint condition, protects you from unexpected outages, and prolongs its lifespan.

3. Ensure radiators and pipes are efficient

If your radiators work well, your boiler can do its job better. Bleed your radiators regularly, and replacing them if one is faulty.

4. Get the right pressure

Your boiler’s pressure gauge should measure between 1 and 1.5. Too low, and you could get higher energy bills. Too high, and your boiler is under unnecessary pressure and more likely to develop a fault.

5. Check you’re not losing heat

Even if the boiler is working efficiently, you could be losing heat through windows and walls. Pipe lagging improves boiler efficiency as it reduces heat loss, keeping hot water hotter for longer.

6. Control the temperature

Turning down the thermostat by as little as on degree Celsius could reduce your gas bills by almost 10% (according to Energy UK). It may not sound like much, but this one simple tweak can really make a difference when you are using your central heating regularly; we’d recommend setting the temperature to the lowest comfortable level.

L&W Heating and Plumbing

If you need to call on a Gas Safe registered plumber call L&W Heating and Plumbing experts on one of the following numbers:-

Wigan Central Heating Engineers 01942 417220
St Helens Central Heating Engineers 01744 776140
Newton Le Willows Central Heating Engineers 01925 394260
Warrington Central Heating Engineers 01925 394260
Runcorn Central Heating Engineers 01925 394260
Widnes Central Heating Engineers 01925 394260


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