Boiler Replacement East London

Are you planning on a boiler replacement East London? If so, there are a few things that you may want to take into consideration. Boiler replacement can help you save a lot of cash and can also help save the environment. However, it is a good idea to do your own research before making the purchase. You definitely want to know about the regulations and costs, as well as the benefits that you can get in a boiler upgrade. While a boiler replacement East London can be the answer to your boiler problems, it can also be a gruesome and costly process. Knowing what you should know will make things a lot easier for you. Here are some things that you want to consider: Do you need a permit? Generally, there is no need for you to obtain a permit if the work that will be done is internal. However, if you need to add a flue or plumbing outside, you need to meet the building regulations. Consult with your local building authority to make sure you are not violating any local laws and that you have enough time to get a permit if you need one. Regulations for Boiler Replacement The building regulations state that all new boilers must be high efficiency condensing boilers. The Energy Saving Trust says that condensing boilers more efficient than their non condensing counterparts by up to 12%. This is because they get more heat from waste gasses. The 2010 regulations also require all new boiler installations to be A- rated or show 88% efficient using the SEDBUK scale (either using the letter ratings...

When to Replace Your Boiler

Do you know when to replace your boiler? While it is true that a boiler upgrade can help you money, it does not necessarily apply to everyone. Knowing when to replace your boiler can help you make better decisions in making your purchased. There is no doubt that the past few decades have seen great advancement in technology. This includes the systems used by boilers. New models are far more efficient than old boiler models. Efficiency refers to how much gas a boiler uses to heat a home to a certain temperature. A more efficient boiler uses less gas. Using less gas can save you a lot in your annual energy bill. It is also important to understand that as your boiler gets older and outdated, it will be harder to find pare parts for it in case something goes wrong – and something will, sooner or later. New boiler models also emit less harmful gasses to the environment. When to Replace Your Boiler So when is the right time to do a boiler replacement? Generally, if your boiler is fifteen to twenty years old, it is no longer running as efficiently as it used to and may need a replacement. However, if your boiler is fifteen to twenty years old but you do not feel that it needs to be replaced OR it is less than that age range but has needed repair more than it should, you can all your local gas safe registered engineer and have them look at it. Ask for their advice if it would work on your advantage to replace your boiler now. Here...

Boiler Upgrade

If you have been thinking about getting a boiler upgrade, perhaps the main reason you have not gotten one yet is because you are wondering if it is actually worth it. Fifty-five percent of your annual energy bill is your boiler. Hence, an efficient boiler can make a big difference. A boiler replacement can save you hundreds of pounds on your energy bill alone, not to mention that if your boiler is new, it is less likely to need boiler repairs. When to do a boiler upgrade? A boiler upgrade is recommended if your boiler is 15 years old or older. This is true even if you are not experiencing constant and consistent boiler issues. If you have a very old boiler, it is probably running at 70% efficiency or lower – even if you are not seeing any apparent problems – as it is wasting the 30% of the fuel it burns. New natural gas boilers typically run at 90% efficiency or higher. You also cannot rely on an old boiler – it can break any time. Why are new boilers more efficient? Over the last decade, boiler technology has seen great advances that allow newer models to be highly efficient. One reason for this is that new models are all condensing boilers. This means the boiler has a bigger heat exchanger, allowing it to recover more heat. There are less hot gasses that escape up the flue. Still not convinced? Here are other reasons you should do a boiler upgrade: The older you boiler gets, the more difficult it will be to find spare parts when something breaks. Newer models...

Boiler Help

You have probably found yourself in a situation – more than once – where you need boiler help. And if this happened during the cold months, the situation is probably dire as you need heating and hot water as soon as possible. (Read more about what to do if your boiler has no hot water or no heat) Where to get proper boiler help Whether you need a boiler repair or a boiler service, it is important that you only get a qualified engineer to look at your boiler. (Learn about what’s included in a boiler checklist) This also includes other works such as boiler installation. A qualified engineer means a gas safe registered engineer who is trained and certified using government regulated standards. You can check if your engineer is gas safe registered using our tips here. By hiring only trained and qualified engineers, you can assure yourself that the repairs and services are properly carried out, and you and your family are not at risking your health or safety. What you can do Most common boiler problems are caused by small glitches that you can fix yourself. Some common issues include: noisy boiler leaking low pressure frozen condensate pipe cold spots in the radiator pilot light problems Before calling for boiler help, you can save some money from the repair costs by checking a few things yourself. Power supply – Always check the power supply to make sure that your boiler is plugged in. As silly as this may sound, this is an easily overlooked issue that certainly does not need an engineer to fix. Remember that...

Choosing a Combi Boiler: Is it the right boiler for me?

Are you wondering if choosing a combi boiler is a good decision? Here are some helpful information for you. Combi Boilers The combi boiler is now the most popular boiler choice for homeowners in the UK. Its main feature is that it provides on- demand domestic heating and hot water. It also does not include a cylinder, unlike the convention boiler. Hence, they are not bulky and storage is easier. (Read more: All About Combi Boilers) Is choosing a combi boiler a good decision? Consider that there are many benefits to investing in a combi boiler. For one, the compact size works great if you have limited space in your home. Most combi boilers can fit into kitchen and storage cupboards. Typically, they also come with minimal piping. If you need to get a new one installed, there work and mess. The water that your combi boiler uses feeds directly from the mains. As such, hot water is always available on demand, and the water pressure will not drop even after long periods of use. It is important to note some disadvantages, though, before choosing a combi boiler. If your home has more than one bathroom, you may experience a drop in water pressure if two or more appliances are using the boiler at the same time. To avoid straining your combi boiler and possibly needing repairs, avoid using multiple appliances at the same time. Also, consider that bigger combi boilers are typically better at fighting decreased pressure because of strain to the system. Choosing a combi boiler: Which one should you get? There is a wide variety of sizes, styles, models and...

Leaking Boiler

A leaking boiler is not only annoying, it can also be a sign that you will need bigger boiler repair. While a small puddle of water may not initially look like a big problem, leaks can actually indicate that there is a bigger problem inside your boiler, such as a broken valve or seal inside. When a leak is not fixed right away, it can cause corrosion, rust, short circuits, or boiler explosion. This is actually one of the most common boiler problems homeowners experience, and should be fixed right away by a gas safe registered engineer. The first step here is to determine the cause of your leaking boiler. Remember that you must never try to do complex repairs yourself unless you are trained and certified. Here are some of the common causes of a leaking boiler: Boiler pressure – If you see a puddle of water right below you boiler everyday, this can be a sign that there is a need to reduce the pressure inside the tank. Check the pressure gauge to make sure the pressure is set correctly. (more on how to repressurize a boiler) Boiler seals – Damaged boiler seals will allow water to escape, while the boiler pump could be pushing water out of the seals. Check the sides and the bottom of the boiler tank to find out if the seals are broken. If they are, they will need to be replaced. Cracks – As your boiler gets older, the body may eventually develop stress fatigues and damages. Changes in temperature will expand and contract the metal, leading to cracks. Repairing this...
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