If your energy bills are looking unusually high, and you haven’t been turning up your thermostat, then it could be that your boiler is using more gas than it should to heat your home. There are a number of different reasons why a boiler uses more fuel than necessary, including the following:
Your boiler is past its best
Older boilers are commonly less efficient than new boilers. Technological developments and the introduction of regulations regarding condensing boilers means that newer boilers are far more energy efficient that those of ten or more years ago. Replacing your tired old boiler with a new condensing model will mean that your heating system is far more efficient and better for the environment as condensing boilers recycle heat that would normally be lost with exhaust gases through the flue.
Your system needs cleaning
If your radiators are failing to heat properly despite a hefty gas bill, then your radiators could need bleeding or cleaning internally. If bleeding your radiators doesn’t fix the issue you should consider powerflushing. Powerflushing clears out any sludge that has built up in your radiators, allowing water to flow through them properly and work more efficiently. This can help significantly reduce the amount of gas you use to heat your home.
Your boiler needs servicing
Regular servicing allows for any faults with your boiler, including reasons why it is using too much gas, to quickly be established and fixed before they develop further and become serious problems. Having your boiler serviced means your central heating and hot water system should run smoothly and efficiently all year round, keeping you cost and saving you money.
If you require boiler servicing and live in Bristol, then why not get in touch with DHS? Our experienced gas engineers are all Gas Safe Registered and our annual servicing for gas boilers is a fixed price of £78.