Home Heating are situated near Neston on the Wirral Peninsula, and we specialise in new boiler installations for both homes and commercial premises.
Like much of the Wirral, Neston typically experiences a temperate maritime climate that can become quite windy and cold, especially through the winter months.
Being a coastal region, Neston can experience windy conditions, especially during storms or frontal systems coming in from the Atlantic. This can make the temperature drop even more and it is essential you have a warm home through these months. But dealing with all this cold comes at a price as energy such as gas is currently very expensive, so upgrading your boiler can save you money over a period of time.
Save Money Upgrading Your Boiler
The savings from installing a new boiler can vary based on several factors, but, in general, a more efficient boiler can result in significant savings over its lifespan.
Old G-rated boilers can be as low as 70% efficient, meaning for every £1 you spend on heating, 30p is wasted. Modern A-rated boilers are over 90% efficient, so for every £1 we spend on gas as little as 10p will be lost on the pound.
This is where the most significant savings come from, the energy efficiency of your new boiler compared to the old one. If you’re replacing a boiler that’s over a decade old, you might see considerable improvements. Replacing a G-rated boiler with an A-rated one could save you around £200-£400 per year on your heating bill, depending on your usage.
If you’re also updating other parts of your heating system, such as controls, thermostats, or radiators, you might see further efficiency gains.
New boilers are less likely to need repairs in their early years. Over time, older boilers can become more costly to maintain due to frequent breakdowns.
A newer boiler is likely to last longer than an old one that has been patched up several times, ensuring that you won’t need to fork out for a replacement as soon. In addition, If you plan to sell your home, having an efficient boiler can improve its energy performance rating, potentially adding value to your property.
Other Factors Influencing Savings
Of course, the boiler is not the only factor that will impact on the savings you can make and helping to reduce your energy bill.
• Home insulation
The better insulated your home, the more savings you’re likely to see. If heat is escaping through poorly insulated walls, windows, or roofs, even the most efficient boiler won’t save as much.
• Size and Type of Property
Larger homes or those with more radiators will typically spend more on heating, so the absolute savings from an efficient boiler might be greater.
• Heating Habits
If you rarely use your heating, the savings from a new boiler will be less than if you use it frequently.
• Local Fuel Prices
The cost of gas or other fuels in your area will affect your actual savings.
When considering the cost of a new boiler, it’s crucial to factor in the potential savings over the boiler’s lifespan (often 10-15 years or more). While there’s an upfront cost, the monthly reduction in energy bills often means the boiler pays for itself over time. Always consult with a heating professional to get an accurate estimate of potential savings for your specific situation.
Choosing the Right Boiler for Your Neston Home
When you choose Home care heating, one of our qualified gas boiler engineers will visit your home and make a recommendation based on your property and a variety of factors.
• Type of Boiler
There are three main types – combi (combination), system, and regular. Combi boilers are the most popular in the UK, providing heat and hot water directly from the boiler. System boilers require a cylinder for storing hot water, while regular boilers require both a cylinder and a tank.
• Size of the Boiler
This could depend on the size of your home and the number of rooms, bathrooms and occupants.
• Fuel Type
Depending on your home’s setup and local availability, you might choose between gas, oil, electric, or even biomass boilers.
• Energy Efficiency Rating
We always look for boilers that have a high energy rating. An A-rated boiler is over 90% efficient and will deliver the best performance for your home.
Safe Boiler Installation
All our certified gas boiler installers have a series of checks and procedures to ensure that the installation is safe, efficient, and meets all necessary regulations.
When we visit your property we carry out a full site assessment and check for a suitable location for the boiler in terms of ventilation, flue exit points, and accessibility.
We will check for compatibility with existing heating systems or if any upgrades/modifications are necessary. This could be necessary if you also have solar panels on your home.
Our engineer will then recommend the size of the boiler required based on home size, number of radiators, and hot water needs.
Other checks our engineer will perform during installation include:
Gas Supply Check
We check that your existing gas supply is adequate for the boiler’s requirements.
We ensure there are no leaks or issues with the gas line.
Perform a test on the stability of the gas pressure.
Flue and Ventilation
We ensure that the flue is correctly sized and positioned.
Check for obstructions or potential contamination sources around the flue terminal and ensure adequate ventilation is in place.
Inspect the radiators, pipework, and any tanks for corrosion, leaks, or other issues.
Assess the need for system cleaning or power flushing to remove sludge or debris.
Confirm the water pressure is within acceptable limits.
Install necessary safety devices, such as pressure relief valves.
Ensure all electrical connections are safely and correctly made.
Check that the boiler is correctly grounded.
Confirm compatibility with any smart thermostats or controls.
Check the correct functioning of safety devices, such as overheat thermostats and flame supervision devices.
After installation, the boiler needs to be commissioned. This involves setting it up, checking for correct operation, and adjusting it to the manufacturer’s specifications.
Confirm the boiler ignites properly, reaches the desired temperatures, and shuts off as expected.
Using a flue gas analyzer, check the combustion efficiency and ensure it is within the specified range.
Fill out the benchmark/commissioning checklist, which is typically found in the boiler manual. This confirms the boiler has been installed and commissioned correctly.
Inform local authorities of the installation if required, as per local building regulations.
Register the boiler installation with the manufacturer for warranty purposes.
Explain to the homeowner how the boiler operates, including the controls and any maintenance requirements.
Hand over all relevant documentation, including warranties and service schedules.
Gas Safe Register Notification
In the UK, once the installation is complete, the engineer must notify the Gas Safe Register of the new boiler installation.
Installing a gas boiler is a meticulous process that involves various checks to ensure safety and optimal operation.
All our gas boiler installers are appropriately qualified and on the Gas Safe Register in the UK.