When looking for a boiler that helps keep your energy costs low, you need to consider a boiler’s SEDBUK rating. A boiler with a high SEDBUK rating will help reduce the cost of your heating bills while continuing to keep your home warm.
SEDBUK stands for Seasonal Efficiency of a Domestic Boiler in the UK and is the way that boilers are rated for efficiency. It was developed by the UK Government and boilers manufacturers so that boilers can easily be compared. The use of SEDBUK ratings also helps households reduce their carbon footprint as more efficient boilers use fewer units of fuel to heat a home.
There are two different types of SEDBUK ratings, SEDBUK 2005 and SEDBUK 2009. SEDBUK 2005 using the ratings of A to G, with A being the most efficient (more than 90%) and G being the least. SEDBUK 2009 displays efficiency rating in form of a percentage, with the higher the percentage the more efficient the boiler.
Both types of rating are calculated using a range of different factors that contribute to the overall efficiency of a boiler. UK climate, boiler type, fuel used, heating controls, and usage patterns all contribute to the SEDBUK rating any boiler is given.
A-rated SEDBUK boilers
Since 2010, all new boilers must have a SEDBUK rating of A. This will mean that they are a minimum of 88% energy efficient, which can help homeowners save money on their heating bills.
Picking a new boiler is not always an easy decision. If you’re confused about which boiler to install in your home, then speak to a member of our team. We specialise in boiler installation for Bristol homes, so can help you pick the right system for your needs.