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Changing Your Boiler When Selling Your Home

Your planning to sell your house this year and your old inefficient boiler is going to have a negative impact on your ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE for the house you are selling.
Your are going to be impacted by the increase in energy costs this year and your boiler is more the 10 years old.

Either way if you are considering when to replace a boiler, it’s important to look at the full picture.

As one of the leading installers in the South we at Prime Time Boilers often come across families who are so tired of boiler breakdowns and the repetitive call outs to their old inefficient boiler.
Or, in some cases are considering selling their home and don’t know whether to change their boiler before putting the house on the market. For which ever reason you are considering this dilemma the option of installing a new boiler offers many different benefits to you the customer.

At Prime Time Boilers, we have put together some of the top issues that homeowners should be aware of when considering upgrading their ageing inefficient heating system.

1. A new boiler adds value to their home.

According to research many of the leading Energy professional groups, a new boiler can increase the value of your home by 1.9%. With the cost of purchasing and installing a new high efficiency boiler and associated smart controls at around £2,000.00, this might seem like an avoidable expense for many homeowners.

However, it’s important to note that this simple upgrade to their home could increase the value of a £450,000 property by £8,550.00. This is an automatic return on their investment. And remember even if your not planning to move house for the next few years, don’t forget a boiler from Prime Time Boilers comes with a 10 year warranty and this will be a huge benefit for potential buyers.

2. New boilers are much more energy efficient.

An increasing number of our customers are looking for energy efficiency not only as a way to save money but out of environmental concerns, too. By encouraging our customers to remove their old boiler and replace it with an energy-efficient one from Prime Time Boilers, they could cut their carbon emissions. Sources state that around 60% of household carbon emissions come from heating alone. According to one study, replacing a mid 70s boiler with a new energy-efficient condensing boiler can save 1.92 tonnes of CO2 per year.

3. Effective heating can slash energy bills.

In addition to the environmental impact, customers can also expect to see a huge reduction in their energy bills, which is something we all need at this time. Upgrading from a G-rated boiler to an A-rated boiler could slash energy prices by around £340 per year. It isn’t just the boiler which offers benefits, customers can also have greater control over their heating through thermostatic valves and modern smart controls. As more and more consumers are switching on to the idea of smart energy meters, the idea of smart controls are becoming more common place.

3. Effective heating can slash energy bills.

In addition to the environmental impact, customers can also expect to see a huge reduction in their energy bills, which is something we all need at this time.
Upgrading from a G-rated boiler to an A-rated boiler could slash energy prices by around £340 per year. It isn’t just the boiler which offers benefits, customers can also have greater control over their heating through thermostatic valves and modern smart controls. As more and more consumers are switching on to the idea of smart energy meters, the idea of smart controls are becoming more common place.

4. Other things to keep in mind

So we have now covered the main financial benefits for the homeowner. But here are a couple of additional benefits & advice which is good to keep in mind.

5. Reduce the number of call outs.

It’s important that customers remember that the next potential breakdown of their old boiler could happen in the middle of winter. While some customers will take the attitude, they can just keep fixing their current boiler, it’s worth noting that boilers are typically built to last 10 to 15 years. If your boiler has already passed this threshold, it would be a good time to evaluate the benefits of upgrading.

6. Keeping the boiler in warranty.

At Prime Time Boilers the standard warranty is 10 years total piece of mind.

To keep the warranty valid the boiler must be serviced annually by a Gas Safe registered engineer, which can be completed by Prime Time Boilers as we still care for our customers way after the new boiler is installed.

7. Impact on your properties Energy Performance Certificate when you replace an Inefficient Boiler and Heating

Your boiler and heating system are two of the most important factors in your EPC rating. By upgrading an old boiler to a modern condensing model, you can add up to 20 points to your EPC, depending on the age of your boiler. With a boiler replacement, you can also enjoy cheaper energy costs. A boiler replacement can shrink your energy bills by as much as £340 per year. However don’t forget as energy prices sore so does the savings on energy bill by buying a new boiler from Prime Time Boilers.

The age of your boiler can also be a significant point of consideration when having your property valued too. Please feel free to contact us at Prime Time Boilers for all of your heating needs or even if you simply need advice on saving energy.

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