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 It is also important to understand that as your boiler gets older and outdated, it will be harder to find pare parts for it in case something goes wrong – and something will, sooner or later.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...

Problems with Bad Boiler Installation

A bad boiler installation can cause a lot of problems, and in turn more costs. Buying a new boiler can be expensive, but it is also a good investment. Getting a boiler upgrade with a new, more efficient boiler means cleaner heating, cheaper energy costs, low maintenance and peace of mind for you. It is important to note that these benefits can be achieved if the new boiler is installed by a qualified gas safe registered engineer. Trying to cut costs by installing the boiler yourself or having an inexperienced technician do the job can result to a botched installation. A bad boiler installation will only end up costing your more money, not to mention inconvenience and lost time. There are three problems that are commonly caused by a bad boiler installation: Loose connections – Loose connections can cause boiler leaks. Improper water circulation – Pipework that is not properly planned and followed will cause the boiler to not run properly and use up more energy. This will result to higher costs and more strain on the boiler. Gas leak – Gas leaks very dangerous and can be deadly. Leaking natural or propane gas are highly flammable and can result in explosions or fires. Incorrectly installed HVAC units – including boilers – can also cause carbon monoxide leaks and carbon monoxide poisoning. Here are some signs to watch out for that can help tell if you had a bad boiler installation: Banging sound when you turn on a hot water faucet – This usually means there are piping issues. Boiler is noisy when turned on – This is a sign of...

How to Choose the Best Boiler

Learning a few tips on how to choose the best boiler for your home can help you make a wiser decision that will be worth your money. Here are some helpful information from us. Perhaps you have already read somewhere that 55% of your energy bill in one year comes from your heating system. So, a highly efficient boiler can make a big difference in your money saving efforts. And if you’ve been bothered by your nosy boiler, or perhaps the cold weather is getting too cold even for your old boiler, it may be time to do a boiler upgrade. If your boiler efficiency is G- rated, replacing it with an A- rated model – with a full set of heating controls – can save you up to £340 annually. Not to mention, 1,500 kgs of carbon dioxide every year. However, if you’ve done your research on the costs of a new boiler, you probably know that a new boiler installation is one of the largest single expenses homeowners face. Therefore, it is important that you invest your money on a worthwhile one. Here is an easy guideline on how to choose the best boiler for you: What is the best boiler brand? A Which? survey of more than 3,000 boiler owners revealed that the top two brands in the market are Vaillant and Worcester Bosch. These two manufacturers have been the most popular among homeowners and are regarded as the most reliable and scored a customer satisfaction rate of 83%. In the same survey, Which? said that one brand to avoid is Keston, where 79% of the owners said they...

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...

Vaillant 824 Install Chingford

Do you need a Vaillant 824 installed? RJ Gas specializes in boiler repair, installation, repair and service in London.   The Vaillant 824 The Vaillant 824 from the EcoTEC series is a condensing combi boiler that features the Aquacomfort system from Vaillant. This system is aimed at making hot water instantaneously and at a constant temperature. Vaillant’s EcoTEC plus and pro series offer boilers with improved efficiencies using a new gas system. These are the key features of the EcoTEC boilers: Compact. The boilers are sleek and stylish. They are compact in size and would easily fit in to your home’s design. High performance. The combi boilers are high performing using the Aquacomfort system which uses a warmstart facility to continuously provide instant hot water. The sensor. The boilers feature a special flow sensor that can take hot water constantly in high temperatures that are over a wide operating range. Stainless steel. The boiler’s components are stainless steel, making them reliable and quiet when operating. The Vaillant 824 from this range is best for a flat with 3 or 4 bedrooms and one bath or a house with low requirements for hot water. Boiler installation for this model can vary. While on the average, the work may take 1 to 2 days to get completed, those who need to get their pipes or radiators replaced should allot some time for the extra work to be completed. All boilers under the EcoTEC range are rated A, are Energy Saving Trust recommended and has a 90% efficiency rate. Call us today for all your service and repair needs on your Vaillant...
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