How to Save Electricity with a Boiler: Is It Worth Replacing It?

When purchasing and installing a boiler, everyone considers how much electricity will be consumed with daily use. Many think that by choosing the cheapest model, they will save money in the long run, but this is not the case.

We asked experts for their opinions and tips on how not to go broke paying the electricity bill.

Proper Installation and Connection

One of the simplest ways to save on electricity is proper boiler installation. It is recommended to install the boiler with the shortest possible pipe length from the sink to the bathtub to minimize heat dissipation. The longer the pipe from the water heater to the water outlet point, the greater the losses. For example, when you turn on the tap, cool water flows first, and only then the desired temperature. The explanation is simple – this is the heated water that stood in the pipes draining away. The loss may seem insignificant if it happens once, but if you consider the daily liters of “wasted” water, you should think about moving the boiler to another location. If it’s not possible to relocate the water heater, there are special pipe insulators that reduce heat loss.

Boiler Volume and Operating Mode

If possible, set the optimal water heating mode. Very often, water is heated to the maximum temperature but not used entirely. If this is a one-time occurrence, the difference may not be noticeable. However, if the boiler’s volume significantly exceeds the daily hot water consumption, the electricity bill will be substantial.

Showerhead as a Water-Saving Method

An interesting way to save hot water and electricity is by changing the showerhead. New models with various modes use 10 liters of water per minute. Older models use twice as much – 20 liters per minute. You can also install special nozzles on the kitchen faucet, which will also reduce water and electricity consumption.

Old Boiler

In cases where the boiler is very worn out, or you want to replace it with a more modern and efficient model, you will need to:

  • Purchase a new boiler.
  • Turn off the cold water supply.
  • Drain all the water from the tank.
  • Disconnect the boiler from the electricity.
  • Use tools to dismantle the connecting pipes and the boiler’s fastenings.
  • Remove the old boiler.
  • Install the new boiler’s mountings according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Reverse all previous steps, but with the new boiler.

Or, if you live in Limerick, Shannon, or Ennis, simply call a specialist from DryZone, who will quickly, efficiently, and in compliance with all technical nuances and manufacturer’s recommendations, install a new boiler in your home. All you have to do is turn on the tap and enjoy even more comfort and coziness in your home.

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