Home heating boiler replacement
If you have a gas boiler that is several years old it is likely running at a reduced efficiency rate of approx 60%. That’s a huge waste of time and money and it’s also bad for the environment. We specialise in upgrading to newer High Efficiency Condensing boilers that work in excess of 90% efficiency. A boiler replacement is not only good for your wallet, it will keep your home cosy all year round. Upgrading your boiler to a modern condensing unit could potentially save you 20%* on your home heating bill.
How much does a boiler replacement cost?
The cost of a boiler replacement will vary based on the type of home you have as well as the condition of your current system. Our boiler replacement solutions start at €2,300. This includes a top of the range boiler, installation, a time clock and a digital wireless thermostat. Our experienced engineers will insert a magnetic filter and flush out your existing system. This superior level of product and installation means that we can offer a full 10 year warranty. We offer a free home consultation at a time that’s convenient for you. We will assess your specific needs and help you on the path to a more cost effective, comfortable home. Our experts have fit hundreds of boilers throughout Ireland and we focus on tailoring packages to suit each individual homeowner.
Is there a grant available for a boiler upgrade?
Currently there is no grant specifically available for a boiler upgrade. However, if your home was built before 2006, SEAI are offering grants of up to €700 for upgrading your heating controls. This is something we always recommend to our customers as it can help you save a further 20%* on your energy bill. Using a method called zoned heating you can gain full control of your system and stop wasting heat that YOU own.
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How Do Condensing Boilers Work?
Condensing boilers work by adding a second heat ex-changer in the boiler itself. When water returns through the boiler it is cooler and this causes the gas to cool down as well. When the gas is cooled down, eight percent of the gas’s total fuel energy is recovered. This leads to two advantages and means that this type of heating is much more cost effective and environmentally friendly. Condensing Boilers tend to be more energy efficient than standard boilers due to a second step in the heating process. Unlike standard boilers which lose much of their energy after the water has been heated, condensing boilers utilise the heat energy in the gasses which would normally be vented out into the environment. When you consider that this gas is normally between 150 and 200°C you can see that there is quite a bit of energy which can be gained by harnessing this otherwise useless gas.
The two advantages are:
More heat is gained from each fuel unit, meaning that your fuel bill will be reduced.
Approximately 30% of the cost of operating your boiler can be recovered and you will
find that your new condensing boiler will pay for itself in a relatively short period of time.
Carbon dioxide emission is reduced so the total contribution to global warming is also reduced.
Which Heating System Can Take The Most Advantage Of Condensing Boilers?
Condensing boilers can be used on their own to provide hot water heating for your home. If, however, you are interested in even more extensive savings on the cost of heating your home after a boiler upgrade and new heating controls you may want to consider using a Condensing Boiler in conjunction with a Solar Water or an under System. Both of these heating methods are also very efficient and can reduce the cost of heating your home significantly.
The Advantages Of Choosing High Efficiency Boilers
Condensing boilers are high efficiency boilers which means that they are more efficient about producing heat from a given fuel source. A high efficiency furnace or boiler can produce much more heat from a given amount of fuel than a lower efficiency unit is able to. You may be surprised to find that a high efficiency boiler can actually operate at a 90% efficiency. Older boilers may only be operating at between a 50-55% efficiency rate.
Figures are approximate and according to SEAI >