Thursday, 15 November 2007

Ditch the old boiler and save cash

Switching from a conventional boiler to one of the new condensing models will result in substantial savings for householders, according to Switch with Which?.

It says that replacing an old boiler with a new, energy efficient condensing model will more than pay for itself over the years.

For example, the Which? Best Buy Potterton Gold C24 HE combination condensing boiler costs £800. But compared to older models, a modern condensing boiler could cut your gas bills by between £160 and £360 per year depending on the size of your house.

Older boilers tend to lose heat through the flue, wasting nearly 40% of energy in gas.

Greenhouse gases
Not only does this lead to higher bills, it also means an increase in greenhouse gases.

Mike Stevenson, Head of Marketing at Switch with Which? added: ‘If splashing out on a new boiler before Christmas just isn't realistic, though, it doesn't cost a penny to check you're on the best deal for your heating bills, and switch to a better deal if you're not.

‘People who have switched through Switch with Which? are enjoying great average annual savings of over £200 per year on their energy bills, and switching now will let you reap the full benefits by the time you have to turn the radiators up.’

Energy tariffs
Customers using Switch with Which? can check the value of their current deal in just a couple of minutes, immediately start the switching process and within 10 minutes can have switched to another supplier

It’s the most comprehensive switching service available and provides the broadest criteria for selection of a supplier, offering customers a choice of all publicly available tariffs
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