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The real cost of your old boiler
Do you ever wonder how much your old boiler is actually costing you? It can be difficult to really get an idea of how much you could save with a new energy efficient boiler. But, when compared to the things you actually want to spend your hard-earned cash on, the savings become much easier to understand. With this in mind, we’ve developed a quick quiz to help you put into context the real savings you can make with a new boiler, and show you how those savings translate into real-world items.Start the quiz
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What do your savings boil down to?
If you live in a , your new boiler could save you up to £xxx every year, the equivalent of:
- chocolate bars300
- cinema tickets300
- pints of beer300
- loaves of bread300
- chicken sandwiches300
Matt from St. Albans & Stevenage
Matt Craughwell is the director of our HomeServe St Albans & Stevenage branch. Matt has worked in the heating industry since he was 18, and has a wealth of knowledge about all types of boilers. He also holds the World Record for fastest crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in a rowing boat!
Tips from a HomeServe engineer
Tip 1 from Matt, St. Albans & Stevenage
Summer tip: keep your boiler in good working order during the summer by switching it on for an hour at least once a month.
Tip 2 from Matt, St. Albans & Stevenage
A boiler is more likely to break in winter, as it is used between 12 and 14 hours a day, compared to two or three in summer.
Tip 3 from Matt, St. Albans & Stevenage
The most important thing you can do with a boiler to save money is to make sure you are accurately controlling the thermostatic temperature.
Tip 4 from Matt, St. Albans & Stevenage
If you are having to reset your boiler often, that is a good indicator it needs attention.
Tip 5 from Matt, St. Albans & Stevenage
One of the easiest things you can do to keep your boiler working is not to run it on maximum all the time, it’s not what the boiler is designed to do.