LEICESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - June 7, 2012) - With boilers accounting for a whopping 60% of what a household spends in total on annual energy bills, you're going to want to have the most energy efficient model installed. That's become even more apparent, with newly released Government statistics revealing that the most successful way - if not the only way - to combat fuel poverty and to help householders reduce their energy costs is to become more energy efficient.
According to the Government's Annual Report on Fuel Poverty Statistics, published last month, fuel poverty has fallen in the period up to April 2011. In the UK fuel poverty dropped from 5.5 million in 2009 to 4.75 million in 2010. One of the driving factors of the reduction has been attributed to energy efficiency improvements in the UK's housing stock, particularly in relation to the installation of energy efficient condensing boilers. In 2010, 32% of households installed condensing boilers compared to just 24% the previous year.
Since 2005 Government legislation requires that all new installations of gas central heating boilers must be condensing boilers.
Commenting on the link, David Holmes, founder of Boiler Guide said: "Energy efficient boilers are a great weapon in the fight against fuel poverty. Very efficient compared to conventional boilers, installing a condensing boiler will help you to make considerable savings on your energy bills because they need to burn less fuel to extract the same amount of energy.
"A-rated energy efficient condensing boilers can achieve considerable savings; up to £300* can be saved on an average households' annual bill when replacing an old gas boiler. So the initial expense of laying out for an energy efficient new boiler will be recouped many times over.
"There's also the savings on carbon dioxide emissions to factor in, too."
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*According to the Energy Saving Trust