Intermittent Hot Water

Intermittent hot water combi boiler Sometimes you have hot water sometimes you don’t. There are usually only three main reasons for intermittent hot water (all caused because of scale): Diverter valve is jammed with scale Micro switch is stuck because of scale deposits Domestic heat exchanger could be scaled up All three of these boiler repairs for intermittent hot water require a gas safe engineer to safely replace these parts. Watch the video below to see what scale does to a heat exchanger and how one couple solved their scale problem.       Boiler repairs because of scale are often more expensive then anything else. It may be worth the investment in water softening systems to save on many of your household appliances. If you hear a boiler noise while having intermittent hot water it is like scale as well. Intermittent hot water is a real danger sign, call a gas plumber straight away 0208 520...

Boiler Installer E4 Chingford

Do you need a boiler installer E4? RJ Gas Heating Services provides boiler installation, repair and various services.   Are you looking to hire a boiler installer E4? Boiler installation must only be completed by a qualified engineer. Do not attempt to do the installation yourself, unless you are certified to do so.   Where you can find a reliable boiler installation service Word of mouth. Ask around and find out who installed your friends’ or relatives’ boilers, and get their feedback. Word of mouth is the best advertisement. You can also go online and read through blogs or forums. Make sure you weigh negative comments as well. Professional bodies in the field. You can contact professional bodies such as Institute of Plumbing, Association of Plumbers and Heating Contractors or Gas Safe Register and ask for a recommendation or a list of accredited boiler installer E4. Telephone Directory. If you have no access to the first two options, or you are in a hurry to find an installer, you can use the good old yellow pages and look for gas company ads and start making your calls. Questions to ask your boiler installer E4 If you are hiring someone who was not recommended by someone you trust, make sure you do a quick interview. Do not hesitate to ask questions. Boiler installation is a complex job, and you are putting the safety of your family in the hands of the installer. Here are some questions you can ask you installation company: Is the engineer who will work on your boiler Gas Safe registered? – Hire only a gas safe...

boiler pressure too high

Boiler pressure too high? You can tell when the pressure gauge (see image) is generally above 2 or 2.5 bars on a gauge that looks something like the image here. Check your owner’s manual for the right amount to check if it is your boiler pressure too high. If you have bleed your radiators and the pressure keeps going up there are a few things that could be going on First, have you recently refilled the system and possibly left the valve on even the slightest bit? if all is okay there than it is likely that your expansion vessel may need re-pressurising or your boiler may have a split in the plate heat exchanger. Call us to let us help you with boiler pressure. If your boiler pressure too high beyond a safe point than a safety will cause your boiler to shut...

Boiler Pressure

If you your boiler pressure drops below 1.5 bars or below what your owner’s manual for your boiler recommends then you need to add water to refill your system. It is nature for  boiler pressure to decrease over time but if you are generally doing it more than once a year then you should call a gas engineer to find the problem. Below are some videos that cover how to add water to different types of systems to get correct boiler pressure. If boiler pressure too high then bleed your radiators.               Combination boilers or “combi” boilers have a feature that makes them stop working due to a too low drop in pressure. In most cases this is easily rectified and will take seconds. Pressure can be lost if you have recently bleed your radiators. If your system consistently loses pressure than you have a leak somewhere. This could be something as simple as a bleed valve that is not closed properly or a radiator valve that is leaking slightly, check all radiator pipes and valves for evidence of leaking. Leaks are normally very easy to spot as the water in the system is discoloured, if you find a leaking valve try to re-tighten it to stop the leak, otherwise replace the...

How Upgrading Your Boiler Can Help You Save Money

Did you know that upgrading your boiler can help you save money? Here’s how. Upgrading Your Boiler You’re probably wondering, how can getting a boiler upgrade and paying for boiler installation actually help me save money? Today’s boiler models have drastically changed. New models are more efficient than ever before — 90% more efficient than their predecessors. A lot of research is being done that allows manufacturers to create new boilers that use heating methods that allow the customers to save energy, as well as make less carbon output. On the other hand, old gas boilers are not reliable in terms of energy saving. How much will you be saving? According to the Energy Saving Trust, your savings will depend greatly on how old (and inefficient) your current boiler is, as well as the amount of fuel it regularly burns. Here are some estimates on your possible savings, if you replace your old boiler with a new condensing one that is A- rated with a rogrammer, room thermostat and thermostatic radiator controls (TRVs): In England, Scotland and Wales: Rating of Old Boiler: G (<70% efficiency) semi detached house: £215 detached house: £350 detached bungalow: £180 mid terrace house: £175 mid floor flat £95 Rating of Old Boiler: F (<70-74% efficiency) semi detached house: £145 detached house: £240 detached bungalow: £120 mid terrace house: £120 mid floor flat £65 Rating of Old Boiler: E (<74-78% efficiency) semi detached house: £115 detached house: £190 detached bungalow: £90 mid terrace house: £95 mid floor flat £50 Rating of Old Boiler: D (<78-82% efficiency) semi detached house: £85 detached house: £140 detached bungalow: £65 mid terrace house: £70 mid floor flat £35 More Tips While it is true that boiler installation is one the single biggest expenses you will ever...

Economy 10 Tariff

Find out if Economy 10 Tariff is the right electricity plan for your home. What is Economy 10 Tariff? Economy 10 is the name of the tariff provided by electricity suppliers to UK consumers. It was created in 2004, and is designed similarly to the Economy 7 Tariff. It is aimed at helping homes that use storage heaters, underfloor heating and water based heat stores. As with Economy 7, Economy 10 is named such because it offers 10 hours of off peak rates to its subscribers. How does it work? While Economy 7 has off peak hours for electricity use at night (typically sometime between 10 pm and 8 am), Economy 10 Tariff has its 10 off peak hours divided in the afternoon, evening and at night. Not all energy suppliers offer Economy 10, and the 10 off peak hours are determined by the local distribution network in the area. In Economy 10 Tariff, off peak rates are usually half the rates during peak hours, but the standing charges are often higher. Here is are examples of Economy 10 Tariff off peak hours in two separate areas: Area 1 Afternoon (3 hours) – 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm Evening (4 hours) – 8:30 pm to 12:30 am Early morning (3 hours) – 4:30 am to 7:30 am Area 2 Afternoon (3 hours) – 1 pm to 4 pm Evening (2 hours) – 8 pm to 10 pm Overnight (5 hours) – 12 mn to 5 am When switching to and from Economy 10 Tariff, you will need a new meter system installed, which can provide two to three meter readings....
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