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The Energy Savings Trust says installing a new boiler could save the avarage household up to £215 every year on their gas bill. That’s why we only install ‘A’ rated energy efficiency boilers, helping you stay warm for less.
Use our online calculator to see how much you could save with Help-Link.
Monthly Gas cost savings: £30 (30%)
Monthly Boiler maintenance saving: £100
Potential monthly saving: £130
Call us today or book an appointment with one of our surveyors for your free no obligation boiler quote and start saving money.
This will depend on how old and inefficient your existing boiler is and the fuel your boiler uses. Below are some examples of potential savings for a home heated by gas central heating.
Upgrading an old gas boiler with a programmer and room thermostat, with a new A-rated condensing boiler with a programmer, room thermostat and thermostatic radiator controls (TRVs) could save you:
|Old boiler rating||G (<70%)|
|Semi detached house||£215|
|Mid terrace house||£175|
|Mid floor flat||£95|
|Old boiler rating||F (70-74%)|
|Semi detached house||£145|
|Mid terrace house||£120|
|Mid floor flat||£65|
|Old boiler rating||E (74-78%)|
|Semi detached house||£115|
|Mid terrace house||£95|
|Mid floor flat||£50|
|Old boiler rating||D (78-82%)|
|Semi detached house||£85|
|Mid terrace house||£70|
|Mid floor flat||£35|
Nest is a special learning thermostat that will transform your home heating. Simplifying your entire heating system, you can now control everything via phone, tablet or computer with the Nest App.
It only takes a week or so for the Nest Thermostat to program itself. Once done, it adapts to your routine and creates a personalised schedule based on the temperature changes you make.Learn more
Leave the house, and the Nest Thermostat can tell that you‘ve gone. When this happens, it‘ll automatically lower the temperature so you aren‘t stuck heating an empty house.Learn more
The best part of the Nest Thermostat is its accessibility and ease of use. Once it‘s connected to Wi-Fi, you can use the Nest app to control it directly from your phone or iPad.Learn more
Don‘t leave the heating on low all day
According to the Energy Savings Trust, the idea it‘s somehow cheaper to leave the heating on low all day is a myth. You‘ll save energy, and therefore money, only by having the heating on when it‘s required.
Still looking to pinch pennies and try maximise your savings? Then here are a few of our best tips & tricks to help you do so:
Household appliances must have an official energy efficiency rating. This information can be found at the shop or on the website you buy the product from. EU regulated, the ratings start at A+++ (meaning they are the most energy efficient) and descend to D (the least energy efficient).
Choosing an appliance with an A rating or higher should mean your item uses a low amount of energy while still functioning well. This should result in lower gas and electricity bills.
So, whether you’re shopping for something small, like a kettle, or purchasing a major appliance, such as a fridge-freezer, do some research on which will cost you more at the plug before you buy.
Along with switching your provider, a new boiler could help make your home more energy efficient. An energy efficient boiler could also reduce your energy bills, as well as being better for the environment.
All boilers have energy ratings. ‘A’ rated indicates the most energy efficient and the closer the rating is to an ‘A’, the more energy efficient. These ratings are given by official energy bodies, so you’ll know you’re purchasing a great boiler using this as a guide.
Combi and system boilers reduce energy by heating water on demand. This means you never pay for water to be heated that may go unused, which is often much more energy efficient, especially in small or quiet households.
Regular servicing is essential for maintaining the efficiency of your boiler. At Help-Link, all our boilers come with a manufacturer backed warranty of up to 10-years.
With the big names often dominating TV and online ad space, you might think there are only a few suppliers to choose between. In actuality, there are lots of different energy suppliers – some large, some small.
Along with the obvious factors such as price, you should also choose a supplier based on customer service. Some of the large brands have been criticised in recent years for poor responses to complaints, inflexible rates and even inaccurate billing.
Which? can be a reliable assessor for many services, including energy suppliers. It uses large, national customer surveys to rate different energy suppliers based on a number of elements. Its 2016 energy survey reviews 25 suppliers based on real customer experience, making it a great source of information when considering your next supplier.
One limitation you may have when choosing a supplier is your location. While the big companies are likely to service the whole of the country, smaller suppliers may not cover your area. Ofgem hosts a list of accredited price comparison sites that can show you your options.
After you’ve seen what’s available, consider both the price and customer rating. Those who haven’t switched before could save money on a new tariff, but be sure to check review sites to see how their customers rate them, as this can indicate the level of service you could expect to see.
Your central heating boiler, pipes and if you have one, tank serve your entire house, making them a key part of improving the energy efficiency of your home. An old, inefficient boiler is not only at risk of breaking down, but it could also be wasteful in terms of energy.
Consider upgrading your current boiler if it’s old or has a low energy efficiency rating. Combi boilers can be a great, energy efficient choice for smaller homes, while system boilers, which are more suitable for larger properties, are also designed to save energy. Annual servicing by an accredited engineer should help you to avoid any major boiler issues, as well as ensure everything is still running efficiently.
Insulating jackets are also available for boiler tanks and major pipes, which could help keep your hot water at temperature between the boiler and its destination – lowering the chances that the energy your boiler used will go to waste. It can also reduce the risk of pipes freezing in winter, which may mean your boiler shuts down.
Heat in your home may be lost through the roof, as well as the walls. That means your central heating will need to work to replace it, which could be hugely inefficient. Insulation for your roof and walls is a basic way to reduce heat loss.
As a priority, start with your loft. There are a few types of insulation available, depending on the size and shape of your loft, which can either be installed by yourself or a professional.
Your walls might be insulated already – if your house was built during the 1990s or later, for example. If they aren’t, investing in professional insulation may require a large upfront cost, but could save you a small fortune in energy bills over time.
Smaller insulation fixes are easier and quicker to implement:
All things that could mean you’ll feel warmer so you have the heating on less, and burn through less gas or electricity as a result.
Simple habits like turning off lights when leaving a room, switching appliances off at the wall rather than leaving them on stand-by, and turning your heating down by one degree will help you to save in the long run – and it’s so easy to do!
Similarly, when filling up your kettle, only use the amount of water you need; the kettle isn’t spending longer warming water you don’t need, saving on energy.
Using less energy isn’t complicated. From small changes to significant investments, you can make your home more energy efficient, which means you could help the environment and could save a bundle on your bills!
Saving water is only helpful to your bank account if your house runs on a water meter – where you pay for all the water you use.
If your water supply is unmetered, your costs won’t be affected by consuming less water, but it’s always a good idea to save water for the benefit of Mother Nature.
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 Source: energysavingtrust.org.uk. Saving calculated when replacing G rated with A rated boiler in a semi-detached house.
 Subject to an annual service at the customer's expense. Warranty extension from 5-years to 10-years only available on Worcester Bosch and Ideal gas boilers.
 Up to 30% saving is based on SEDBUK figures when replacing G rated with A rated boiler.
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