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How to find an eco-friendly boiler

Over the years, boiler manufacturers have made significant progress in developing more eco-friendly boilers. Since April 2015, all new gas boilers across the UK have been required to be more environmentally friendly and efficient, marking a significant shift in the sector. 

If you want to reduce your carbon footprint, you can do so by changing or upgrading your central heating system. In this blog, we'll look at some of the most important factors to consider when looking for a more environmentally friendly boiler, such as how efficient they are and whether there are any alternatives to gas boilers.

how to choose an eco friendly boiler

How do I choose an eco-friendly boiler?

Check the ErP Rating

The majority of boilers are condensing boilers that have received an A rating on the ErP scale (Energy-related Products Directive). This indicates they achieved between 92 and 94 per cent in terms of energy efficiency. The higher the efficiency rating the more efficient your boiler is, the less effect it has on the environment and helps reduces the cost of your energy bills. 

Choose a Condensing Boiler

Condensing boilers use fuel to heat homes and produce hot water. They achieve such high levels of efficiency by recovering heat from 'waste' gases that would otherwise be discarded. They use the energy they recover from these gases to keep the water in central heating systems warm, requiring less energy to repeat the reheating process.

Is it approved by the Energy Saving Trust?

Look for boilers that have been endorsed by the Energy Saving Trust for more assurance that your boiler provides a more environmentally friendly central heating option. You will also be glad to know that the Energy Saving Trust has a boiler scheme that helps customers select the most energy-efficient boilers on the market.

Speak to a qualified heating engineer

Our heating engineers across Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield, Solihull and Tamworth are highly knowledgeable when it comes to giving you guidance on choosing the right boiler. Give us a call on 0121 405 0404 and we will be happy to help.