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Why is energy efficiency in the home so important?

Posted on June 22nd 2018

Energy efficiency is not only good for the planet but good for you pocket too. Could a new boiler help save you pounds?

Main: A, A+, A+++, A+-1 – these are just a selection of some of the energy ratings you may be familiar with seeing on each of your electrical appliances. In the last decade, the market for energy efficient appliances has grown dramatically, so that now almost every new appliance, including new boilers, will be A rated, meaning they’re super-efficient.

But why is energy efficiency so important and what’s in it for you?

Save power, save pounds

Perhaps most important is the positive impact conserving energy will have on your pocket.

Heating your home and running your boiler is the most costly use of energy, but you can make significant savings with a new boiler. According to the Energy Saving Trust, replacing an old G-rated boiler with a modern A-rated model could save you around £340 a year on your gas bill.

Some of the most energy efficient and reliable boilers on the market today come from Worcester Bosch, who have been named at the top of the Which? gas boiler report for the eighth year running. All of its gas boilers have been awarded Which? Best Buy status.

Save power, save the planet

In a bid to reduce the UK’s energy consumption and our CO2 emissions, the government is implementing the roll out of smart energy meters across the country so that most homes will be equipped with one by 2020, although it’s not a legal requirement.

According to the Government’s website, smart meters put consumers in control of their energy use, allowing them to adopt energy efficiency measures that can help save money on their energy bills and offset price increases.

Most of the electricity and gas we use comes from dirty and dwindling supplies of fossil fuels which pump tons of CO2 into the air, destroying the ozone layer, which in turn leads to global warming.

However, the Energy Saving Trust estimates that if everyone in the UK with gas or oil central heating installed a high-efficiency condensing boiler with full sets of heating controls, we would save enough energy to heat nearly 1.9 million homes for a whole year and save around 6.7 million tonnes of CO2.

So by making a small change – swapping your old boiler for a new one – you could save hundreds of pounds a year and do your small bit to protecting our planet.

We at Diamond Gas and Heating know that replacing your old boiler and heating system can be expensive, so to take away the financial strain we offer a range of finance packages, meaning you could have your new boiler for as little as £9.99 a month.

You can spread the cost of your new boiler over 12 months, interest free. This means you only pay back what you owe, acquiring no interest, and a set monthly cost, allowing you to make a viable decision when picking your boiler, knowing there is a financially secure payment method that suits you and your home.

Considering a new boiler? Why not try our new quoting tool to get an idea of what it might cost.