This blog aims to outline how your boilers actually work! There can be quite a lot of confusion, as there are many different heating options to choose from. For example, there are underfloor heating systems, radiators, and baseboard heaters so we understand why this can be confusing! In this post we will be looking at common, often unknown, facts about our heating systems.
1. Boilers don’t Waste Water
Boilers are not more wasteful that other heating system options (although this is a common misconception!). Boilers use a closed system that recycles heater water over and over again, so they’re not actually wasting any more water or energy that other heating systems. Often, they are a good economic choice, particularly if you choose a high efficiency boiler and installation service.
2. New Boilers are More Efficient
Unsurprisingly, modern boilers are much more efficient than older ones due to advancements in technology allowing more eco-friendly and efficient heating. If you’ve had a bad experience with an unreliable and costly boiler, it can be easy to assume all boilers are a pain and that it might be better to look to other heating options, like a furnace for example. However, if you already have the setup for a natural gas boiler, replacing it with a new, modern model will likely beat all your other options – so don’t give up!
3. Your Boiler needs Regular Servicing
It’s really important to get a professional to look over and service your boiler (even if you think it’s working fine). Boilers need regular maintenance in order to prevent breakdowns and check for possible safety issues. It’s also likely that your boiler will last a lot longer than systems that are not regularly serviced. We recommend scheduling routine maintenance with a qualified heating technician once a year so that you can find out whether your boiler needs repair (before it suddenly breaks down on you). And if the boiler may need replacement soon, we can discuss your options with you, so that you feel prepared to make a final decision.
We are always on hand to offer advice, and of course boiler servicing. Give us a call to discuss your needs!