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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Boiler problems basic checklist

Boiler problems – basic checklist

If you have no heating and hot water, or one without the other it may not be a boiler fault, a few basics checks yourself may save on unnecessary call outs. If you have No Heating and No Hot water First check the power, if the boiler display is not lit then check the following. Somewhere close to the boiler there should be a power switch (fuse spur) these can get knocked into the off position when cleaning. It could…...
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Boiler replacement schemes Wakefield

Boiler replacement schemes

If you want to have your boiler replaced and have searched on line you will have no doubt have heard about - free boilers installed schemes, boiler scrappage schemes, boiler grants or Green deal. What do they mean and could you benefit from them? Best to split these into 2 categories: Boiler scrappage scheme This was originally launched around 2010. It was a genuine government scheme and aloud anyone to receive a £400 grant from the government to upgrade old…...
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