The lifespan for a central heating boiler is normally around 10 to 15 years. The Energy Saving Trust suggests that your boiler should be changed every 15 years on efficiency grounds alone. By changing your old boiler and replacing it with a new high efficiency boiler, you will save money on your heating bills. New, high efficiency boiler models are smaller and neater than older boilers and also have new technology which has improved the boilers performance. This makes a big difference on fuel efficiency and water flow rates.
R & I Plumbing and Heating follow the new legislation and regulations of the Part L Building Regulations, which has conditions that must be adhered to when installing or replacing a boiler. Part L of the Building Regulations states that new boiler installations have to adhere to efficiency guidelines, which should include a condensing boiler with a minimum of 86% SEDBUK (Seasonal Efficiency of Domestic Boilers in the UK) rating.
Condensing boiler models are the most efficient boilers around today. They are more efficient as they use two heat exchanges compared to older conventional boilers which only use one. The second heat exchanger in the condensing boilers captures the heat in the flue gases. The condensing boiler then re-uses the flue gas energy to increase the boiler efficiency by up to 15%.
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