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Silvercat

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You're right, it's not long. The older ones could go on for 20+ years, but they could end up being woefully inefficient.

New boilers these days just don't last as long. There's all kinds of reasons, from them not being made as well as they once were as a result of driving the price down, to potentially being incorrectly spec'd for the property and short cycling as a result, and installer workmanship, or lack of.
Well I was informed by the Worcester Bosch Engineer that my big 85kw oil guzzling boiler ( 6 years old now) could last 30+ years because there is not much to go wrong with them. And my oil guzzling Aga (here when we bought the house 8 years ago) could be good for another 50 years! So if true then both are going to see me out! No hydrogen for me.
Incidentally, just had a random thought about EVs and Hydrogen powered boilers etc..etc...is the UKG also going to ban cremations to? Must put alot of CO2 into the atmosphere plus a load of other sh!t.
 

TimR

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...is the UKG also going to ban cremations to? Must put alot of CO2 into the atmosphere plus a load of other sh!t.
Boris will make it 'illegal" to die. There will be severely punitive fines for those who have the temerity to pass away. (Of course, I mean "added"costs; on top of those already in existence)
How else are we to fund free heating systems for those on furlough, and pay for all this wind ?
Oven ready , anyone !? :bart_simpson-226:
 
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Doctor Houx

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Well I was informed by the Worcester Bosch Engineer that my big 85kw oil guzzling boiler ( 6 years old now) could last 30+ years because there is not much to go wrong with them. And my oil guzzling Aga (here when we bought the house 8 years ago) could be good for another 50 years! So if true then both are going to see me out! No hydrogen for me.
Incidentally, just had a random thought about EVs and Hydrogen powered boilers etc..etc...is the UKG also going to ban cremations to? Must put alot of CO2 into the atmosphere plus a load of other sh!t.
I get through about 100 litres of oil a week as it’s a barn conversion with vaulted ceilings so have to heat all the empty space, but at around 30p a litre at the moment, it’s half the price it was about 5 years ago.

The price is always competitive, as unlike gas where you are limited to a few utility suppliers, there are endless oil suppliers and using a broker like Boilerjuice or the Heating Oil Club, they find the best deals for you.

The Rellio Italian burner is very reliable I’m told, so that makes a change for something from there!
 

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I get through about 100 litres of oil a week as it’s a barn conversion with vaulted ceilings so have to heat all the empty space, but at around 30p a litre at the moment, it’s half the price it was about 5 years ago.

The price is always competitive, as unlike gas where you are limited to a few utility suppliers, there are endless oil suppliers and using a broker like Boilerjuice or the Heating Oil Club, they find the best deals for you.

The Rellio Italian burner is very reliable I’m told, so that makes a change for something from there!
Likewise it takes around 160 litres of oil per week (during winter) to feed the boiler and the Aga 'dragon' in our old stone place, although its the Aga which drinks the stuff for fun. I'm getting through anything from 5000 to 7500 litres a year so at c. 30p a litre its OK right now but gets a bit costly when it's up at 50-60p/litre. I would switch to Hydrogen given the option and if it was even cheaper but somehow living where I do, (in the middle of no where), will probably mean that it will never become an option. Bit like EV cars TBH.
 

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Likewise it takes around 160 litres of oil per week (during winter) to feed the boiler and the Aga 'dragon' in our old stone place, although its the Aga which drinks the stuff for fun. I'm getting through anything from 5000 to 7500 litres a year so at c. 30p a litre its OK right now but gets a bit costly when it's up at 50-60p/litre. I would switch to Hydrogen given the option and if it was even cheaper but somehow living where I do, (in the middle of no where), will probably mean that it will never become an option. Bit like EV cars TBH.
Wow that is a fair bit of oil consumption. This must be the Maserati's of the boiler/Aga world. We use maybe 1500-2000 litres per year for the oil boiler and Rayburn in the kitchen. Ray is off for 2/3 of the year though as we don't need his services all the time.

I clean the oil collector player every 2 years of carbon deposits na build up and he just sits there working away not complaining. In the old house we had a new Ideal condensing combi boiler which was very efficient I'm sure but broke 3 times in 5 years in comparison.
 
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We have 16 solar panels on the back pitch of the garage which is south facing and this generates then covers about 75% of all our electric use/costs.
 

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Our barn sips in comparison... must be the new german boiler, underfloor heating, and the extra insulation we put in the place when we converted it.
 

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We have 16 solar panels on the back pitch of the garage which is south facing and this generates then covers about 75% of all our electric use/costs.
They are great for what they do, but we refused to even look at house with them on the roof... thank god listing prevents them where we live now.
 

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Our barn sips in comparison... must be the new german boiler, underfloor heating, and the extra insulation we put in the place when we converted it.
Agreed. Just midway through building a new office out of SIP panels and it amazingly warm with little to no heating. I've haven't even got a door or Windows yet!
 

rockits

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They are great for what they do, but we refused to even look at house with them on the roof... thank god listing prevents them where we live now.
I understand your point to their cosmetics but they are on the rear of our garage so no one can see them. We don't even notice they are there. To get 75% free electric is a great benefit though that cannot be ignored.

I suspect with Tesla roof tiles and the likes of new products coming there will be better products to alleviate these cosmetics.
 

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I do like the feature in electric cars where in winter you can use the app to have your car warmed up/de-iced whilst plugged into your house whilst you are having your breakfast.
That’s not exclusive to electric cars, my oil burning Jaguar XJ allow me to do that via the remote app and no need to be plugged in anywhere, also allows me to have it cooled down which has been a great feature.