Saturday, 16 January 2010

'Save money' when buying new boiler

Many homeowners may be welcoming the announcement by the government of its new boiler scrappage scheme which sees properties with a G-rated boiler powering their central heating systems eligible for £400 towards the cost of an upgrade.

However, even people who do not qualify for the scheme can save money when they choose a new boiler, the Daily Mail has claimed.

It cites the Energy Saving Trust, which notes Britons could see their new boiler pay for itself as a condensing boiler and heating controls can reduce annual energy bills by over £200.

"Get at least three quotes and buy the boiler direct when you can, which can save thousands of pounds in some cases," the news source advises.

It adds a combi condensing boiler may be a good option for smaller properties as it provides instant hot water and can be a space-saver, while heating controls installed on the boiler and radiators can see people saving even more money.

Furthermore, such thermostatic controls can reduce heating bills by some 17 per cent.

When having a new boiler fitted, Britons should ensure the boiler engineer they contact is a member of the Gas Safe Register.

Written by Jasper Cullen

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