LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - June 1, 2012) - Helping consumers to make the most of their boiler, British Gas offers a range of practical information, designed to guide homeowners when maintaining or replacing their boiler.
As the heart of the home, the boiler is central to households across the country. But if it is out-dated or working inefficiently, you could be wasting money. Current estimates suggest that old G-rated machines can be less than 70% efficient, meaning that for every £1 you spend heating your home, 30p could be wasted.
According to figures from the Energy Saving Trust, boilers account for 60% of an average household's annual energy bill. Data also suggests that replacing an old G-rated machine with an A-rated high-efficiency model could save as much as £300 a year, as well as dramatically reducing carbon emissions. This means that installing an efficient boiler could make a big difference - both to your heating bills and to the environment. All cheap gas boilers offered by British Gas are A-rated for energy, helping consumers to cut their energy consumption - no matter what your boiler needs.
To help you evaluate your energy efficiency at home, British Gas offers a comprehensive home visit service. A qualified and experienced heating engineer will assess whether your boiler is operating efficiently, before offering tailored suggestions on ways to improve your home's energy efficiency in the future.
To ensure customers get the very best value for money when trading in an old model, British Gas is also currently offering a boiler scrappage scheme for a limited period. Homeowners should book an appointment before 30 June to receive a £400 scrappage discount off any new boiler to be installed by British Gas.
British Gas makes choosing a new boiler quick and easy with a range of affordable options for households of all sizes. It offers the following:
- Conventional or condensing boilers usually have two water tanks in the loft and a cylinder in the airing cupboard. The boiler heats the cylinder and radiators in the home at a faster flow rate than other machine types. Conventional boilers are compatible with the latest renewable technologies, such as solar thermal, meaning consumers could generate up to 60% of their hot water for free.
- Combination or 'combi' boilers are economical to run, and offer the homeowner constant hot running water. Water is heated direct from the mains, so there's no waiting for the cylinder to heat up. The water also comes pressurised.