22 October 2012

It’s Big Energy Saving Week, so what better time to think about ways of using less energy?

A typical household in the UK spends £1,200 a year on fuel and power, 60% of which is for heating and hot water.

The older your boiler is, the more inefficient it is likely to be, meaning your fuel bills are a lot higher than they need to be. If your boiler is 15 years old, you should definitely think about upgrading it for a new high efficiency model.

A new Alpha InTec combi boiler is Band ‘A’ rated and could save you up to £312 a year on your gas bill.

The popular choice for the average family home, combi boilers provide a ‘combination’ of central heating as well as hot water, and are the most energy efficient boiler option. They deliver instant hot water when there is a demand, without the need to maintain a permanent store of hot water in a separate cylinder.

Space usually taken up by a hot water cylinder in an airing cupboard is freed-up, and there is no need for a cold water tank in the loft.

To maximise performance, Alpha InTec C models have a built-in Seasonality Valve, which automatically adjusts the DHW flow based on the temperature of the incoming main. This prevents the hot water temperature being adversely affected in winter, when the mains water temperature is significantly lower than in spring, summer and autumn.

The control panel includes a user-friendly LCD that displays detailed heating and hot water information.

InTec C boilers also come with a 5 year guarantee as standard, which can easily be increased to 7 years if fitted with the Alpha PremierPack Plus.