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...

What to Expect During a Boiler Installation

Want to know what to expect during a boiler installation? Read our quick guide below.   What to Expect During a Boiler Installation Boiler installation is a job that you should leave in the hands of professional gas safe registered engineers. However, it won’t hurt (and will likely even help) if you at least have an idea of what to expect during a boiler installation. Knowing this will help you prepare your home, yourself and people living with you. Here’s what to expect during a boiler installation: The contractor may opt to visit your home before the actual installation to inspect the area and determine the best location for the boiler. How long will it take? There is no definite or exact answer to this question. The length of time that the installation will take will depend on how much refitting is needed and how long it will take to uninstall the old heating system. Usually, the job takes less than a day to complete. The engineer will discuss some important safety information with you. For gas boiler installation, your engineer will make sure that the boiler is correctly hooked up and is safely connected to the gas line. After completing the installation process, you gas safe registered engineer will explain how to use your new boiler to you in full detail. The engineer will also tidy up the work area and dispose of all the waste including your old boiler, if the job was boiler replacement. Installing your boiler is not an easy job, and must only be done by a qualified and certified professional engineer. Only gas...
Boiler installation quote for Chadwell Heath

Boiler installation quote for Chadwell Heath

Get your boiler installation quote from RJ Gas.   If you have an older boiler model, a boiler replacement will make a great investment. Newer boiler models run at an efficiency of over 90% – that is 20% more than older boiler models.This means installing a new boiler will help reduce costs in your home. In addition, new boiler models are also more environment friendly.   For example, this old Potterton Puma 80 is 13 years old. Our customer complained that it no longer gives hot water. In a case like this, it is smarter to put your money into buying a new boiler that spending it on boiler repairs, knowing that this old boiler will breakdown again soon.   Boiler Installation Quote Remember that boiler installations must be done only by a trained engineer. Make sure that you only hire qualified personnel, and check that they are gas safe registered. Get your boiler installation quote from your installation service provider. Here are some estimates on how much it would cost. Remember that costs vary from provider to provider, with other factors affecting costs such as location. Expect a boiler installation quote to change – typically increase – over the years: Replacing an existing gas condensing combination boiler in the same position as the old one – COST: around £540 – £660 This includes removing the old boiler and disposing of it before installing the new one Old heating systems may need a mechanical flush. You will be charged around £510. A mechanical flush is the cleaning of the heating system by flushing chemicals through the pipes using an external pump. Replacing a gas non-condensing...

New Boiler Fitted in E11

Do you need to get a new boiler fitted? Here’s more information about boiler fitting.   New Boiler Fitted New boiler installation is one of the biggest, single expenses, albeit important investment, a homeowner (or landlord) will have to make. Buying and getting your new boiler fitted must be done right, otherwise you may suffer more costs from installation or future boiler repairs. Boiler fittings, also called boiler mountings, are necessary to make sure that your boiler operates safely. These are some of the mountings usually found in a new boiler fitted: Safety valves. Mounted in pairs, they protect the boiler from overpressure and explosion. Mam steftm stop valve. Usually of the non-return type, this valve is fitted in the main stream supply line. Auxiliary steam stop valve. A smaller, non return valve fitted in the auxiliary steam supply line. Feed check, feedwater, clack or control valves. A pair of non return valves fitted in the feedwater line, either just below the water level, on the side of the boiler, or on the top of the boiler. Water level gauge. Water level gauges or ‘gauge glasses’ or ‘sight glasses’ are fitted in pairs, each at one end of the boiler. They tell you the level of fluid in the boiler. Pressure gauge connection. This is fitted to provide pressure readings. Air release cock. These are fitted in the headers, boiler drum, etc., It releases air when filling the boiler or raising steam, and usually fitted in the headers or boiler drum. Sampling connection. For the sampling and analysis of feed water, a water outlet cock and cooling arrangement is...

Boiler Replacement

Here are a few pointers if you are looking to do a boiler replacement.   Has a boiler replacement crossed your mind? Are you having second thoughts about spending money on a new boiler? Your boiler is responsible for about 55% to 60% of your annual energy bill. Replacing an old boiler with a new one can save you over £300 a year. It can also reduce the carbon dioxide emissions in your home.   Boiler Replacement Here’s a more numerical illustration for you: If you replace an old boiler that has no controls with a new A-rated condensing boiler with a programmer, room thermostat and thermostatic radiator controls (TRVs), this is what you can save: For a G-rated old boiler, the savings could be: Semi- detached house: £305 Detached house: £490 Detached bungalow: £275 Mid terrace house: £250 Mid floor flat: £130 For an F-rated old boiler, the savings could be: Semi- detached house: £230 Detached house: £365 Detached bungalow: £205 Mid terrace house: £185 Mid floor flat: £95 For an E-rated old boiler, the savings could be: Semi- detached house: £190 Detached house: £310 Detached bungalow: £170 Mid terrace house: £155 Mid floor flat: £60 For a D-rated old boiler, the savings could be: Semi- detached house: £160 Detached house: £255 Detached bungalow: £140 Mid terrace house: £130 Mid floor flat: £60   If you replace an old boiler that has a programmer and a thermostat with a new A-rated condensing boiler with a programmer, room thermostat and thermostatic radiator controls (TRVs), this is what you can save: For a G-rated old boiler, the savings could be: Semi- detached...
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