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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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Potterton are part of Baxi Heating and commonly known as Baxi Potterton. Established over 150 years ago Potterton invest heavily in research and development which has led to winning a Which? ‘Best Buy’ award for 2 consecutive years running.
Baxi Potterton aim to develop and produce highly efficient domestic central heating products that are known for their quality, performance and environmental impact.
Being part of the Baxi Group Potterton have huge resources to fall back on, one of these is the HeatTeam after sales service. HeatTeam comprises a dedicated network of Gas Safe registered field service engineers that support Potterton, Baxi, Heatrae Sadia, Main and Valor products. Common spare parts are held by the engineers with tens of thousands of additional parts held at Baxi.
High efficiency reliable boilers with an effective after sales service combine to offer real value to Potterton customers. Not many companies can boast a Which? award 2 years running. The Potterton Gold Combi HE was voted a ‘Best Buy’ by Which? in 2006 and 2007. Other products in the range include Gold Combi HE, Promax Combi HE Plus, Performa Combi HE, Promax System, Performa System, Promax SL and Suprima heat only boilers.
Potterton boiler ranges
There are two main boiler ranges from Potterton; NetaHeat and Kingfisher.
Potterton NetaHeat was a range of wall hung boilers established in the 1970’s and at the time it was groundbreaking in its design. So much so, it is widely regarded as the forerunner of so many of today’s modern energy efficient central heating boilers. The Netaheat was eventually replaced by the Profile; a more compact boiler which was introduced onto the market in 1988.
This is a range of floor mounted boilers with a SEDBUK efficiency of around 78.5%. The Kingfisher range is ideal for any homes not connected to mains gas or electricity as they allow for installations for off-mains gas areas.
How much do Potterton boilers cost?
A combi boiler from Potterton may cost between £590 and £1615, excluding installation costs. A regular Potterton boiler costs around £690 to £1700, whilst a system boiler may cost between £680 and £2345 (both excluding installation costs).