In the past, you would have had to rely on a wood and coal fire to heat your home. Since then, technology has advanced and with it, the invention of central heating systems has been integrated into homes all around the UK. Fast forward and now there are new boilers and central heating systems that offer a more energy efficient and environmentally friendly use. There are now many models and types of boilers being installed into homes for a more affordable price with many more benefits than just heating and plumbing.
Having an Efficient Boiler
Boilers are resourceful pieces of machinery that power the water and heating supply of your home. It is like the control system of your central heating system. The boiler has a continuous supply of natural gas that gets pulled in from the mains gas supply. So when you need to heat your home or turn on your cooker, you can do it with the push of a button.
However, having an old boiler can affect the efficiency of your central heating system.
Older models such as conventional systems need a lot more storage space in the loft of your house for water and storage tanks. These systems don’t always provide the best hot water supply either since the water is heated all at once and stored for later use.
Newer systems such as combi boilers are more energy efficient and heat water as it is needed. It also uses less energy and produces the same results, so investing in a newer boiler and central heating system can save you money in the long run, especially with energy bills.
Getting Your Boiler Serviced
When your boiler isn’t running as efficiently as it should be, you can either wait for the annual service check or call a qualified plumber yourself if it is an emergency. Whatever the case, you should always make sure that the person checking or repairing your boiler is Gas Safe registered and has the Gas Safe ID card with their name and number on it. You should avoid letting non registered plumbers work on your boiler for your own safety. Remember, you get what you pay for, so the cheapest price isn’t always the most reliable. Non qualified engineers can easily cause further damage to the complicated network of pipes that run through your house, meaning that any water leaks, gas leaks and boiler problems can cause hazards and damages that will be expensive to repair. So it is better to be safe than sorry when it comes to the maintenance of your boiler.