A halloween fright! Do you have a zombie boiler?
It’s estimated that 1 in 4 homeowners experience a boiler breakdown each year. It’s a fact that the older the boiler, the more likely it is to conk out with no notice and figures show that over two thirds of boiler sales are over the winter months. Simply put, at this time of year, a zombie boiler is a domestic disaster waiting to happen.
According to the Energy Saving Trust, heating accounts for around 60% of what you spend a year on energy bills. Switching from an aged G-rated boiler to a new A-rated model will save its owner up to £350 a year.
The most common sign a home is harbouring a zombie boiler is noise. Low pressure, a worn-out fan or pump, or a blocked pipe will culminate in a woeful cacophony or moans and groans. If your boiler sounds like an angry beast, it’s time to deliver a fatal blow, not simply deliver some short term pacification.
You can’t control a zombie: they’re a law unto themselves. They’re either on or off and that’s an expensive way to exist. Pair some contemporary controls with a new boiler and you could be shaving another £75-£155 a year off the fuel bill.
It’s not just boilers that can stray into the zombie zone. Radiators are a common victim, as the foul sludge an aging system inevitably creates renders them inefficient at best, and at worst redundant. Zombies hate flushes, filters and water treatment additives: use them as your weapon. All radiators may look alike, but there’s a vast difference in performance between old and new too: poor performing rads will strangle a new boiler and deplete the boiler and controls efficiency benefits.
If you have a zombie lurking in your house, waiting to cause chaos and costing you money, call PHP Services before it can strike!