It has today been announced that Scotland is going ahead with a Boiler Scrappage scheme, aimed at households with a G-rated efficiency boiler.
The scrappage scheme is providing £2m of funding which will be allocated as £400 towards the cost of a replacement A rated boiler. The A rated boilers can be combi boilers or system boilers. So long as they’re A-rated, which means that they’re highly efficient, it doesn’t matter which format of heating system you choose.
Central Heating Boilers are used in all but a few homes in the UK, with many homes still running on an old boiler – such as a back boiler which has a pilot light. It’s claimed by the Energy Saving Trust that householders could save over £200 per year on their gas bill if they upgrade their boiler from a G-rated to an A-rated boiler.
If you’re considering replacing your boiler, you may also like to consider replacing your heating radiators, if they’re the same age as your boiler. Over time, the inside of your radiators can deteriorate, causing sediment to block your pipework and possibly damage your boiler’s heat exchanger.