Boilers are the long-serving stalwarts of our homes. On they go, keeping us warm, heating our water, and keeping us toasty through the winter. We all know that a newer boiler will be more efficient and lower our heating bills, but we also know that they can be expensive. The word “boiler” is a balance from the past when steam boilers were normal, which boiled water to make steam. You could offset some of this cost by getting a return on your old one, but could that rickety old boiler that pops and whistles and has a pilot light that keeps going out be worth something as scrap?
Is my boiler worth anything?
There are a few criteria that you and your boiler must fulfil to be eligible for this scheme. Your boiler must be still working and have an efficiency rating that falls below 70 per cent. If this is the case, your boiler is not working optimally and could be causing higher than necessary heating bills.
Boilers offer radiant heat, which warms objects in a room. In opposite to, a forced air furnace warms the air in a room, which explains that the objects soak heat more at slow pace. Some people like boilers since they can build their thermostat at a lower temperature and the bright heat makes the room feel warmer than the real air temperature. Others say boilers give more balanced heat the entire home during the winter months.
The boiler that you install in the place of your old one must be up to the standard set by the Energy Saving Trust and be a model that it recommends. The purpose of this scheme is to cut down on carbon emissions, with older boilers emitting more than newer models.
You must be the owner or the occupier of the property in which the boiler to be scrapped is located and you must already have a quote for your new boiler. As you go through the application process (see the details below), make sure that have your scrap voucher before you go ahead with removing the old one and installing the new boiler.
Safety first – always have your boiler removed and installed by a professional boiler service Gloucester, such as HPR. Make sure the company you use is registered with OFTEC.
How to apply
In the first instance, contact the Energy Saving Trust to guide you through the process. You will need to provide your name and the model of the boiler you already have installed. Have a quote available for a new boiler and the details of the company that will be fitting it for you. Soon you should have a lovely new – and quiet! – boiler heating your home and warming your water for a comfortable and cosy winter.
Quality heating can aid by performing a boiler tune-up to evaluate your system. Boilers need annual maintenance to make sure of the efficient operation.