Boiler installation costs

What effects the price of the boiler installation the most and why.   The cost of the Boiler, like most things you get what you pay for, Worcester and Vaillant are very good boilers but do cost more than cheap boilers like Ideal, Glowworm etc. In our view they still represent better value for money because of the reliability and efficiency.   The KW rating of the boiler. The more powerful the boiler the more expensive it is. High powered…...
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Boiler replacement schemes Wakefield

Boiler condemned

What to do if you have had your boiler condemned by British Gas or another company. It really depends on why it was condemned. Gas engineers have a legal responsibility to condemn a potentially dangerous boiler. It may have been working fine before it has been condemned and you may have had no problems, however this does not mean that it is not dangerous. If you feel the engineer has been too quick to condemn the boiler you could always…...
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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   The reason for this is mostly out of date.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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