Why should you replace an old heating system?


At a certain point in time, after 15 years or so, it will make financial sense to invest in a new system.

The cost of maintaining and repairing a central heating system gets higher as it gets older. Corrosion, rusty pipes, sludge and other factors due to age may be making your home heating system less efficient than it should be.

Don’t forget that an older system will burn more C02 than a new energy-efficient system. C02 contributes to global warming.

An old central heating system could be running at 55% efficiency, which means you are throwing away half the money you spend on heating bills. Look on it as an opportunity to make your home more energy efficient. With an A-rated oil or gas condensing boiler, your impact on the environment will be reduced, you will improve your BER rating and you will save money on fuel costs.


Combine solar panels and zoning controls with your new system and benefit from even more gains in efficiency.

Call us today on 086 233 6070 for advice and a quotation. At Total Heating, we have extensive experience of replacing oil, gas or electric central heating systems. We will carry out a full assessment to make sure you are aware of your options. Click here to see our accreditations.


Hurry – the HRI scheme finishes on 31st December 2016

Under the government’s Home Renovation Incentive scheme, it is possible to claim tax relief on repairs, renovations or improvement work that is carried out on your main home or rental property by tax-compliant contractors and that is subject to 13.5% VAT.

The minimum qualifying spend is €5,000 including VAT. All the details are on the Citizen’s Advice Bureau website.

Better Energy Homes Grants

The SEAI is currently offering grants of up to €700 for upgrading your heating system and installing zoning controls.

Total Heating is an approved contractor for the SEAI. Check out the SEAI website to see if you are eligible for the grant.

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