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5 benefits of installing a new boiler

A new boiler being installed by a HomeServe engineer

If you’re eyeing up a new boiler and need a little inspiration, we’ve put together a handy guide that will give you a lowdown of all the benefits of a new boiler.


Table of contents

  1. New boiler benefits
  2. 5 benefits of installing a new boiler
  3. Will a new boiler save me money?
  4. Get a new boiler from BOXT

New boiler benefits

OK, let’s face it – you might not get the same thrill out of buying a boiler as you would a holiday or some new clothes, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t huge benefits to investing in one.

We’ll look at energy efficiency and how replacing your old boiler could see a positive change in your energy bills. We’ll also look at how keeping your boiler in good shape can help protect you against certain faults and how buying a new boiler now will get you prepared for a big change in 2028.

5 benefits of installing a new boiler

1. More efficient

When it comes to your energy bills, heating and hot water cover over half of what you’ll spend in a year.

Installing a new boiler is more efficient for many reasons, but the main advantage is that modern boilers are “condensing”. This makes them more efficient than older boilers because they recover more heat from the exhaust flue (the pipe used to extract fumes and supply fresh air to your boiler) to heat the water for your central heating.

All modern boilers, providing they stay well maintained, will burn their fuel efficiently. You’ll inevitably lose some of the heat as gas escapes, but installing a new boiler could see you save over £540 a year on your energy costs*.

2. Quiet operation

If you have kids or a big family, then quiet might not be something you’re used to. But improved design features and better materials mean that new boilers are quieter these days, which means less disruption to your home and family life.

Many modern boilers are Quiet Mark certified, which means they are known to reduce noise pollution. So, when you decide to install a new boiler you know you’re at least getting some peace in part of your life.

If you currently have a noisy boiler and you’re looking at ways to fix it, take a look at this helpful article.

3. Reduced energy bills

It sounds like the obvious thing to say, but the older your boiler gets the less efficient it becomes – the less efficient it becomes, the more energy it uses to heat your home. You can find out more about improving the efficiency of your boiler in this helpful guide.

A new boiler will use less energy to get your home up to temperature and heat your hot water, which will mean you could see a save up to £540 a year in your energy costs*1.

Installing a new boiler can also improve the efficiency rating of your home. You can find out more about your home’s EPC rating and how you can improve yours in our handy EPC guide.

4. New boiler warranties and guarantees

One of the biggest advantages of getting a new boiler is that you’ll be covered by a warranty or guarantee. This means that as long as you keep on top of your yearly service, you’ll be protected against certain faults.

This will give you peace of mind knowing that if something should go wrong, you’re likely to be covered.

You can find out more about boiler guarantees, warranties and how they work in our useful guide that will explain everything you need to know.

5. New boilers are hydrogen blend ready

As part of a new environmental initiative, the UK government plans to phase out gas boilers and replace them with hydrogen blend powered boilers by 2025.

While gas boilers will only be banned in new build properties, you can stay ahead of the curve with a brand new-boiler – meaning you’ll be ready when a 20% blend of hydrogen is introduced into the gas network in around 2028.

Will a new boiler save me money?

Now having read this article, you’ll understand that installing a new boiler can save you money in the long run. However, how much you’ll save will depend on the age of your current boiler and how much energy it uses.

A new boiler could reduce your energy bills purely by being more efficient and having a better energy rating than your old system.

Also, if your boiler needs regular maintenance or repairs then a new boiler will certainly see an improvement in how much you spend over time.

Get a new boiler from BOXT

If you’re now looking to install a new boiler and save on your energy costs, then BOXT can help you find the right one for your home.

We’re working together with BOXT, one of the largest boiler installation companies in the UK, to help you find the best boiler for your home.

BOXT makes choosing the perfect new boiler for your home easy with a fixed price quote on your screen in just 90 seconds.

 

*Based on October 2023 Energy Savings Trust research on the average saving found in a detached house in England, Scotland and Wales when replacing an old gas boiler with a new A-rated condensing boiler with a programmer, room thermostat and thermostatic radiator controls. For more information visit energysavingtrust.org.uk/advice/boilers/

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About the author

Brian became a fully qualified gas engineer in 2009 and has been with HomeServe since 2012 after a couple of years being self employed.

Brian was a Gas Engineer for six years at HomeServe before progressing to a Service Excellence Coach (SEC) role in 2018. The main purpose of the SEC role was the coaching and training of existing engineers as well as attending problem or complaint jobs.

Brian became a Self Fix Engineer in 2021, where he developed the Self Fix Tool guide that the call centre agents use to help our customers carry out simple user adjustments to get their boiler back up and running.

Qualifications

ACS, NVQ Level 3 Plumbing & Heating, IOSH, Unvented, Level 3 Team Leadership / Business Admin

Years qualified

Since 2009
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About the author

Brian became a fully qualified gas engineer in 2009 and has been with HomeServe since 2012 after a couple of years being self employed.

Brian was a Gas Engineer for six years at HomeServe before progressing to a Service Excellence Coach (SEC) role in 2018. The main purpose of the SEC role was the coaching and training of existing engineers as well as attending problem or complaint jobs.

Brian became a Self Fix Engineer in 2021, where he developed the Self Fix Tool guide that the call centre agents use to help our customers carry out simple user adjustments to get their boiler back up and running.

Qualifications

ACS, NVQ Level 3 Plumbing & Heating, IOSH, Unvented, Level 3 Team Leadership / Business Admin

Years qualified

Since 2009
Read more

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