No depression in boiler market

As consumers grow ever green, our footprint being considered at every turn, are traditional heating methods still the most economic option?

With a flurry of initiatives (RHI and RHPP) the authorities continue to promote the renewable energy arena as natural resources continue to diminish. The existing markets of traditional oil-fired boilers have not been swept aside or forgotten as the government remains supportive with the ‘Green Deal’ offering consumers a finance option when looking to upgrade to a new high efficiency condensing appliance. Customers are now far more educated and aware with an array of alternative heating solutions available and uptake of these incentive schemes on the rise.

Oil Boilers are no longer the inefficient, un-ecological machines of the past. New condensing appliances can operate at almost half the cost of a typical 25-30 year old boiler, providing an instant return. The product we see today is more efficient in energy delivery, cleaner, easier to maintain and has the option to be installed as part of a bivalent system providing further savings. Solar Thermal is just one choice, where roof mounted collectors can supply up to 70% of a properties hot water. The Grant Vortex can now be used with biofuel blend.

Grant have seen one of their best years to date in boiler sales, reflecting the popularity of their Grant Vortex oil-fired boiler range, suitable for most UK properties.   Some of this may be attributed to the severe weather conditions we experienced over the last Winter period, with ‘distress buys’ being common and the easy, pain free option of boiler replacement.  Many factors have to be considered when buying a new heating system and the initial outlay for a renewable source can sometimes be cost-prohibitive. Currently renewables are a long term investment requiring outlay up front, with savings only being realised after a number of years. There is also then the consideration of infrastructure, installation and disruption to supply with alternative methods of heating. Where cost is less of a concern, replacing an oil based system with a renewable one, can in some cases makes sense, but you should first take a close look at the costs associated with replacing like for like.

Condensing boilers really have changed the nature of boiler driven heating and hot water systems. Designed to capture heat normally lost through the flue system during the combustion process, the unique Grant turbulator baffle system utilised in the Vortex, cools the combustion gases to a point where the thermal energy, normally lost to atmosphere through the flue, can be harnessed. The additional energy recovered enables the boiler to operate continuously at much higher efficiency levels, resulting in lower heating and hot water running costs.

Paul Wakefield, Managing Director at Grant, commented “There is now much more choice of heating options available to consumers and cost savings are an important factor, so I would strongly recommend consumers do their research. It’s an essential purchase but one that should be thoroughly considered”.

 

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