power flush

Poweflush and leaks

It is a bit of a myth that a powerflush may cause a leak, we fit more than a hundred boilers a year and powerflush every time. Anything that may leak during a powerflush is going to leak in the very near future anyway, but even this is very rare. Maybe 1 in 150. It is absolutely critical we get the system clean for the new boiler, old boilers will work fine with some sludge in the system. Good modern…...
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Combi Boilers in Large Homes

Many people think a combi boiler is not suitable for a large house, but is this right?   The reason for this is mostly out of date. Older combi boilers are not capable of heating up high volumes of hot water. This is because the boiler heats the water up instantly so needs to slow the water down to match the power and efficiency of the boiler. Huge improvements have been made on this front, very high powered options are…...
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Worcester Bosch greenstar highflow boiler review

Boilers we do not fit and why

We do not install Baxi boilers, Ferroli Boiler, Ideal Boilers, Biasi Boilers, Glow worm Boilers. Viessman Boilers. The reason we don’t install each make is a little different.   Why we don’t fit Baxi Boilers Although some people are very happy with Baxi Boilers we do not believe they offer the same quality as Vaillant, Worcester or ATAG.   Why we don’t fit Ferroli Boilers We have had very bad reports from too many customers who have had Ferroli Boilers…...
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Regular loft boiler

Why we don’t install regular boilers

We install system boilers or combi boilers, the only time we install a regular boiler is if we can convert the central heating system to being sealed. The reason for this is all about keeping the system clean. Because of the way new condensing boilers (all new boilers are condensing whether they are combi boiler, system boiler or regular boiler) work it is even more important than ever the system is clean. Why it is perfectly possible to clean an…...
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Vaillant boilers Wakefield

Where should I have my new boiler fitted?

It is possible to have a boiler fitted in most rooms, some have more benefits than offers. The items that affect cost the most is the location to the gas meter, flue option, closeness to existing pipework, distance to drain for condensate. Unless you are converting a system installing in a different location to your current boiler will have some cost implications but you might still want to have it moved so where is the best place for the new…...
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Radiators and Boiler Change

Should you change radiators when you have a new boiler installed? There is no need to change the radiators at the same time as the boiler but there are some advantages in upgrading the radiators especially if they are old. When the boiler is replaced a competent heating engineer will ensure the system is fully cleaned, the best way of doing this is to carry out a full powerflush, fit a magnetic filter and carry out a water test. If…...
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F22 fault Vaillant ecoTec plus & exclusive – HELP

If a  F22 message appears on the boiler you will have no heating or hot water. This is not usually because the central heating system has lost some pressure (a little bit of water). It is nothing to be concerned about unless it happens regularly, if it does then it may be a boiler fault or a leak on the central heating system. Lots of systems will need filling 3 or 4 times a year. Adding pressure or filling is…...
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F22 fault Vaillant ecoTec pro – HELP

You may get a F22 message on the boiler from time to time, when this happens you will have no heating or hot water. This is not usually a boiler fault but is because the central heating system (radiators, valves and pipework) have lost some pressure (water). It is nothing to be concerned about unless it happens regularly. Many systems will need “topping up” 3 or 4 times a year. Adding pressure is very simple and is a task most home…...
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Condensate Pipe Freezing

In the exceptionally cold weather we have been inundated with calls from customers (not from boilers we have fitted thankfully) who have suffered boiler brake down due to condensate pipe freezing. This will present as a F28 or F29 fault on a Vaillant, EA – EA229 on most Worcester (these codes can also be for other things).   The boiler installer should have done everything possible to ensure this doesn’t happen when the boiler was fitted. Ideally the condensate pipe…...
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When to replace your boiler

When to replace your boiler

The industry standard advice is to replace your boiler every 10 years, however some people still have boilers working that are over 30 years old. On the other extreme I have known a customer who decided to have a new Vaillant boiler fitted as he was so feed up with his one year old Ferroli boiler continually breaking down! The boiler was under warranty so the repairs where not costing him any money, he was just tired with the Russian…...
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