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Back Boiler Replacement

Back Boiler Upgrades were once popular due to their space-saving design and low installation cost, but they are not energy-efficient in the modern world. If your home still has a back boiler, it’s time to consider replacing it with a modern alternative. Here’s what you need to know:

What is a Back Boiler?

A back boiler is an outdated heating system that is located behind a fireplace. It generates hot water by using the heat produced by the fireplace. Although the boiler unit was hidden from view, it required a separate water tank and hot water cylinder, which are typically installed in the loft.

Why Should I Replace My Back Boiler?

Replacing your back boiler is highly recommended for several reasons,

  • Back boiler parts are difficult to find.
  • They are not energy-efficient.
  • A new boiler will save you money on your household bills.
  • Your back boiler may not meet modern Gas Safety regulations.
  • Back boilers are no longer manufactured.
  • Removing a Back Boiler.
  • Removing a back boiler is a messy and complicated process that should be done by a professional Gas Safe boiler installer.
  • If the old boiler is not removed properly, it can be a safety hazard and cause structural damage to your home.
  • Replacing Your Back Boiler
  • Replacing your back boiler with a modern alternative is the best solution.

A combi boiler is a popular choice as it is more energy-efficient and requires less space. Some benefits of a combi boiler include:

  • Installation costs can be less than repairing or replacing back boiler parts.
  • Combi boilers are compact and do not require a hot water cylinder.
  • They are very energy-efficient and reliable.
  • They can last up to 20 years.
  • Parts are readily available for combi boilers.
  • They are better for the environment as they use less water and energy.

Upgrading your back boiler to a new system will also give you access to new technologies like smart meters and phone apps that control your heating system. So, if you have a back boiler, consider replacing it with a modern, energy-efficient alternative.

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