Gas Boiler Banging

Listening to your gas boiler banging can be annoying – and concerning. And you have every right to be both annoyed and concerned. A noisy boiler should be addressed right away. Ignoring this common problem may lead to more costly repairs in the future. Gas Boiler Banging – What’s the culprit? The most common culprit here is scale build up. Water contains minerals, and over time, those minerals accumulate at the bottom of the boiler tank, causing hot spots. The water boils rapidly and sends bubbles up the tank. The bubbles then dissipate violently when they reach the top of the tank, producing loud, banging noises. A noisy boiler is also known as “kettling”, as the limescale blocks water flow and causes the water to boil, steam and expand, just like boiling water in a kettle. This is not something that you should fix on your own. Only a gas safe registered engineer should handle the problem. Gas Boiler Banging – Other causes There are a few other things that may be causing boiler noise. Water temperature: If the water gets too hot, it can cause similar rapid boiling in the tank, sending bubbles of water to the top of the tank. Lowering the boiler thermostat can solve this problem, although this will also make your home less warm. Check if your thermostat is defective and needs replacing. You can learn how to calibrate a thermostat too. Low pressure: If the boiler pressure is too low, the boiler will not get enough water supply. With not enough water supply, the heat will not dissipate fast enough and will cause the water to boil. You...

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...

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...

Gas Oven vs Electric Oven

Which One to Buy: Gas Oven vs Electric Oven   Are you planning to buy a new oven, but not sure whether to go gas or electric? Here is a quick guide for you.   Gas Oven vs Electric Oven Electric Ovens Pros Electric ovens are cheaper and easier to install. There is no installation work needed; you just have to plug it in! The burners and surfaces are easier to clean. Electric ranges that feature a smooth top offer more stability for your cookware. It can also serve as an additional counter for storage when not in use. It is easy to turn the burners on and off. There is no need to use a lighter or igniter. Heat distribution is more even during baking. Electric ovens usually offer more functions compared to gas, such as fans and grillers. Cons It takes longer to adjust heat temperature in the burners when cooking. Adjusting the dials is also less precise. The burners take more time to cool down after turning them off. If you leave a pot on the burner after you turn it off, it will continue to cook Because they run on electricity, they are subject to power outages. While they may be cheaper to buy, they cost about twice as much energy to run compared to gas ovens, and are less efficient. Gas Ovens Pros The dials provide more precise heating for the burners. The power source, natural gas, is less expensive than electricity and is readily available. Operation of gas ovens is cheaper in the long term. Cooking is done faster, as the flames heat...

Things To Consider When Choosing Combi Boilers

With all the combi boilers in the market, which is right for your home? Combi boilers are now becoming increasingly popular in the UK. This is due to that fact that combi boilers offers the convenience of having hot water on-demand and providing heat in your home at the same time.  Since combi boilers heat water instantly, they get their supply directly from the water mains, so you have hot water all the time. To provide warmth for homes, a pump circulates the hot water all throughout your central heating system. Combi boilers are ideal in homes that have limited space.Without the need for bulky storage cylinders for the water, combi boilers free up a lot of space when compared to other forms of boilers. They can be set-up in the kitchen or the airing cupboard. Things to consider in choosing combi boilers When choosing the size of your combi boiler, always consider the number of rooms that needs to be heated, as well as the number of taps and showers that will be supplied with hot water. Remember that the size of a combi boiler will have a direct impact on your energy bills. If you have low water pressure from the mains, this will greatly affect it’s ability to supply hot water. Most units have a minimum water pressure rate threshold. If the flow of water is below the minimum rate, the unit will not start. If you have multiple taps or shower open at the same time, the flow of hot water will be reduced to each of them depending on the power of your boiler. Call RJ Gas Appliances...

Winter Checklist

Winter Checklist Heating Readiness Tips Call us today for any type of service or repairs for any gas appliance. We are all gas safe registered engineers. Winter is fast approaching. Getting your home ready doesn’t have to be drudgery. With planning it can go smoothly. Checking your home is the first step with a winter checklist for gas and boiler safety. Winterizing your home involves having adequate heat, ensuring your home is insulated and managing heating energy use. Winter Checklist : Service Your Gas Heating System So, the most important winter heating tip is servicing your gas heating system. If your central heating is run on gas, be sure to have a qualified specialist come out to check your system before starting it up. The professional should certify that the system starts and operates properly and that it doesn’t need repairs. If repairs are needed, do it now rather than later. It will prevent the system from breaking down later or escalating to a much bigger winter heating emergency. Schedule a visit with a reputable gas service specialist. They will check the system, make sure it starts up and whether repairs are needed. Winter heating preparation for gas systems include checking for carbon monoxide leaks. In addition, water heaters and other gas appliances like fires should be checked and prepared for winter by using insulation if applicable. Insulating your home against drafts is one of the best ways to control winter heating costs. Checking windows, doors, electrical outlets for drafts and using the right material is important. Setting temperature gages to 20⁰C will help with energy bills. You should cover...
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