I am thinking buying a house. But it has a back boiler.
So can anyone tell the the con of back boilder. Like how much more does
it cost to run, and how much it cost to change from back boilder to
Any rough figure is ok.
Back boilers are about the most inefficient around. So changing to a
condensing type will give more savings than most - probably about 30% off
the actual bill, assuming like for like temperatures in the rest of the
house. Trouble is replacing one needs much more in the way of pipework
alterations, so may well cost more than the average.
*Is it true that cannibals don't eat clowns because they taste funny?
Dave Plowman firstname.lastname@example.org London SW
In my last house (3 bed mid terraced) the gas for conventional backboiler
was about £200 a year. Had it replaced (non condensing) equivalent + nice
fire front, for £2k and consumption dropped to about £180/year. Problem was
a condensing setup was over £3k due to pipework and replastering etc
required and also not intending to stay for ever in the house so would not
recoup any savings.
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