Can we replace your boiler for a newer, more efficient model? Let’s take a look!
On this page you’ll find loads of detailed information about gas boilers and how a newer model can help you power your home for less.
What is a gas boiler?
Why should I replace it?
A gas boiler is a heating system that uses natural gas to generate heat for your home. It works by burning gas in a controlled manner to produce hot water or steam, which then circulates through pipes to provide warmth throughout your house. You can tell when a gas boiler might need replaced because:
Age: If your boiler is over 10 years old, it might be less efficient and more prone to breakdowns. Newer models are often more energy-efficient, which can save you money on heating bills.
Strange Noises: If your boiler starts making unusual noises like banging, whistling, or clunking, it could be a sign of underlying issues. These sounds may indicate that parts are wearing out, and it’s a good idea to have a professional assess the situation.
Increased Energy Bills: If you notice a sudden, unexplained increase in your heating costs, your boiler might be working less efficiently. An older or malfunctioning boiler can consume more gas to produce the same amount of heat, leading to higher bills.
Remember, it’s essential to have your boiler regularly serviced by a qualified GasSafe technician to catch potential problems early. If you experience any of these signs, it’s a good idea to consult a heating engineer to determine if it’s time for a new boiler. Replacing an older, inefficient boiler can lead to better comfort and cost savings in the long run.
How much can I save?
More efficiency, less energy spend
Replacing your old, inefficient boiler for a new, more efficient boiler can save you a considerable amount of money over a year.
- If your boiler was G rated, the annual savings across an average semi-detached home would be a whopping £415!
- If your boiler was F rated, you’d save around £290 annually.
- If your boiler was E rated, you’d save around £260 annually.
- If your boiler was D rated, you’d save around £235 annually.
Is it really free?
How do I get access to funding?
Got a burning question?
Here's our frequently asked questions
This really depends on the job for us to pick a manufacturer, but if you’d like more details you can get in touch and we’d advise you on a 1-2-1 basis as different properties have different requirements.
Yes, an annual service of your boiler is recommended to keep your boiler safe and running at the most efficient rate possible. You don’t have to use EcoT to service your boiler, but we do have annual service plans that may be worthwhile for you to explore.
A well maintained boiler can last for many years and even decades. The average boiler lifespan in the UK is around 15 years, but that is dependent on your service schedule and how well you look after your boiler.
Yes, there’s a 5 year warranty included in our boiler installations which will give you peace of mind to know you’re getting a long lasting and professionally installed piece of equipment.
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I have just had the heating system installed in my home. What a difference! I have been so cold for many years and now the house is lovely and warm and is so comfortable. The solar panels have made a difference already on the heating Bills. Down by approximately 30% already. I was worried about the upheaval of the process, but the team was so helpful I didn’t need to worry. All of the specialists who came to my house were helpful, courteous and tidy. The quality of finish was perfect, and they overcame any problems with grace. I am so grateful to have been given this opportunity to change my lifestyle. There really is no downside. Thank you to all who made this happen to me.
Just wanted to make sure that you knew what a great team of professionals you deal with. Every one of the guys involved has been efficient and shown nothing but respect to our property and to John and myself Don’t remember everyone’s name apart from Scott and Ross, but everyone has been great, from the guys surveying the property, the chaps that did the loft insulation, the cavity wall insulation, the solar panel installers, the electricians. Please pass on our comments and thanks to them and to any I have omitted to mention. This includes all of you that have dealt with me on the phone. Oh and George, who did the Air pressure testing… I was worried about the upheaval of the process, but the team was so helpful I didn’t need to worr...
Having recently had insulation, solar and a heat pump installed through ECOT I can honestly say that all teams involved were professional and tidy. We love the heat pump as our old sandstone cottage is always warm. Russell, our contact at ECOT kept us informed of developments and supported us through the funding process. If you are considering the Eco4 grant, this is the way to do it.