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A boiler’s energy rating is an indicator of its efficiency when used within an average domestic household. It’s a great benchmark for comparing new boilers and can help you work out how much money you could save on energy bills if you replaced your current boiler with a more efficient model.
You can find out the energy efficiency of your boiler by checking its energy rating; you can do this now by selecting the make and model below.
How efficient is your boiler?
Select your boiler using the dropdown below to find out.
What are SEDBUK Efficiency Ratings?
From 1999 to 2015 boilers were ranked on the SEDBUK scale which stands for ‘Seasonal Efficiency of a Domestic Boiler in the UK’. While many still refer to SEDBUK as the standard energy rating scale, it was actually replaced in 2015 by the Energy related Products directive, or ErP. It’s directly related to the EU’s ambition to improve the energy efficiency of our homes and achieve the following targets by 2020:
- 20% reduction in EU greenhouse gas emissions (compared to 1990 levels)
- 20% improvement in overall energy efficiency (across the EU)
- 20% more energy produced from renewable resources such as solar or biomass.
Under the current ErP standards, boiler manufacturers are required to label their products with a rating from A++ to G, with G being the least efficient a boiler can be. In September 2019, efficiency grade A+++ will be added and the least efficient class, G, will be removed as an option, removing these products from the market as a result.
How Much Money Could I Save with a More Efficient Boiler
To understand how a new boiler could save you money, you need to consider the energy that an inefficient boiler is wasting. For example, if a boiler is only 70% efficient, for every £1 you spend on heating your home, 30p is being wasted on lost energy. If your new boiler can reach efficiency of 90%, that is just 10p lost of every £1. So that’s a saving of 20p in every £1 which really adds up over time.
The financial savings you could make by replacing your boiler with a more efficient model can be significant, but will vary depending on the size of your home, the fuel used by the boiler and the inefficiency of your existing boiler.
According to the Energy Saving Trust: “Replacing an old gas boiler with a programmer and room thermostat, with a new A-rated condensing boiler with a programmer, room thermostat and thermostatic radiator controls (TRVs) could save you:
|Old Boiler ErP Rating||Efficiency||Detached house||Semi-detached house||Mid-terrace house|
|D||78 – 82%||£170||£110||£100|
|E||74 – 78%||£190||£125||£105|
Figures taken from the latest research by the Energy Saving Trust. Based on fuel prices as of April 2017.
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Ideal has a reputation for high quality products and have a range of products designed with the installer and homeowner in mind. The company has been making domestic boilers since 1905.
There are 13 Ideal domestic boilers to choose from, many of which are SEDBUK Band ‘A’ rated for efficiency. Ideal boilers are manufactured at their HQ in Hull, where they go through over 200 quality checks to ensure each model is of high quality.
In 2014, the Ideal Logic+ range won a prestigious Product of the Year Award within the Household Boiler category. The Logic+ is the first boiler in the UK to win this prestigious award.
What are the main boiler types from Ideal?
Ideal has two main boiler ranges; the Ideal Classic range and the Ideal Mexico range.
The Ideal Classic Range
Ideal has continued to expand and adapt its Classic range for almost twenty years. The original Ideal Classic was first launched in 1991. Then came the Classic SE in 2001, an upgrade of the original design. The Classic SE has a reputation for reliability thanks to its simple design and engineering.
Since 2005 SE boilers have been replaced by HE models such as the Ideal Classic HE 15 Regular. The Ideal Classic HE range is SEDBUK band B rated and is easy to install and service.
The Ideal Mexico Range
The Mexico HE is a range from Ideal’s Heat Only collection, which includes Logic + Heat and Imax W. The Mexico range of Heat Only boilers are SEDBUK Band A rated and floor standing. Beneficial features include frost protection, so your boiler will run in harsh weather, low NOx levels for low emissions, a range of flue options, and a compact design.
How much do Ideal boilers cost?
Ideal combi boilers cost between around £680 and £4800 (excluding installation costs). A regular boiler from Ideal could cost between £690 and £4420, whilst a system boiler may be between £715 and £1120 (excluding installation costs).