How Can I Improve the Efficiency of My Boiler?

Households are becoming increasingly focused on energy-efficiency in the modern age, they begin to understand the impact of their carbon footprint and continue to struggle with rising energy bills.


With this in mind, there’s a pressing need to optimise the efficiency of your boiler unit, although the issue remains that most people don’t know where to start with this process.


In this post, we’ll look at the steps that you can take to improve the efficiency of your boiler and reduce the monthly cost of heating your home.


Consider Upgrading your Boiler Unit


Let’s start with the basics; as those of you with an older or non-condensing boiler unit may find it exceptionally difficult to improve the energy-efficiency of your household.


So, if you have the necessary resources, you may want to consider upgrading your unit by installing a new, A-rated combi-boiler.


This can increase the efficiency of your heating system by as much as 35% in some instances, whilst your monthly bills will also fall considerably as a result.


If you’re upgrading from a conventional heating system, you may also be able to increase the space in your home by removing additional water tanks.


Lower the Temperature Stack


The next step is to consider lowering the temperature stack of your boiler, as this serves to reduce the operating pressure placed on the unit (particularly during the winter).


This may be as simple as implementing a day/night set back during periods where the boiler is idling, with the key being to avoid wasting energy when the weather is warmer or the property is empty.


This will also reduce consumption and the cost of your energy bills, so it’s well worth your consideration as a home-owner!


Bleed your Radiators


On a final note, the simple step of bleeding your radiators can release any trapped hair in your heating system and reduce your energy bills incrementally.


The presence of trapped hair in the heating system can also increase the boiler’s pressure levels, creating a scenario where efficiency is compromised and the unit may even become unsafe over time.


You should strive to do this regularly whilst also monitoring the bar pressure of your boiler. Once this starts to exceed 1.8, you may want to check your radiators for cold patches and consider bleeding them.


How Pipeline Plumbing Can Help to Optimise your Boiler’s Efficiency


At Pipeline Plumbing, we also provide an annual boiler service to our customers, enabling us to undertake a full inspection of the unit and identify any faults or issues pertaining to efficiency.


Our two Gas Safe-registered engineers also boast 38 years’ experience in the trade, which means that they’re fully equipped to inspect your boiler unit and carry out even the most complex repairs.


Based in Pulborough and serving the wider region of Sussex, we’re always keen to reach out to new customers, so feel free to give us a call today on either 01903 740538 or 07871 725133. Or, you can shoot us an email to

and we’ll respond as soon as we can!