How to make your boiler more energy efficient

22 September 2022

With alarming news about climate change circulating across our news feeds and social channels, it is no surprise that Britain has gone into a frenzy. With controversial riots which took place in London and MP’s declaring a ‘climate emergency,’ people are taking drastic measures to get their voices heard.

Nevertheless, there is crucial evidence in support of the recent events. According to the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii, CO2 emissions have risen to the highest point since evolution*. Taking the recent study into account, it makes sense for people to start making small changes to reduce their carbon footprint. Therefore, Swale Heating thought it would be useful to offer some energy saving tips for your central heating system so we can all do our bit to combat climate change.

Get your boiler cleaned

If your central heating system is not working as efficiently as it used to, it could mean that your system needs a clean. A central heating system clean works by removing blockages in the pipework and radiators, which is often caused over time by a build-up of iron oxide. According to Fernox, 87% of emergency boiler call outs are a result of dirty water, which could simply be fixed by getting your central heating system cleaned. Take a look at how else a central heating system clean can benefit you and your boiler here.

Make sure to service your boiler

At Swale Heating, we strongly recommend you get an annual boiler service. By doing so, you will be able to pick up on any problems before they escalate into costly repairs. This not only helps to certify your boiler is functioning safely, but it also makes sure that your boiler is working efficiently, which can save you a lot of money over time. If you haven’t had your boiler serviced already, you can simply book your boiler servicing online today here.

Adjust your boiler pressure

If your boiler pressure is low when in use, the chances are your boiler will struggle to function safely and efficiently. The pressure of your boiler should be between 1 and 2 bar. You can simply check the pressure on the front of your boiler.

Replace your boiler with a newer, more efficient model

Tried everything and your boiler is still in limp mode? Replace it with a newer and more efficient model. Electric boilers are one of the most popular on the market today being 99% efficient**. Thinking of changing to electric?  Get a FREE online estimate today.


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** Green Match