FAQs

How much does it cost to have a boiler installed?

It can vary quite a lot depending on how straight forward the boiler installation is; the make and kilowatt rating of the boiler also affects the cost. Gas Regulations and Building Regulations are being updated all the time. When a new boiler is fitted it has to be done to current standards. We provide free of charge boiler quotations in which we will detail any alterations that need to be made to bring the system to current regulations. For a FREE of charge no obligation quote see our online estimator tool.

How much does it cost to have a new Central Heating System Installed?

It depends on the size of the central heating system and the type of boiler, a very small system will be a little over £2200. However a large central heating system with over 15 radiators and an unvented cylinder is likely to be over £5000. For a FREE of charge no obligation quote see our online estimator tool.

How much would I save on my heating bills by having a new condensation boiler fitted?

Depends on how bad your old boiler is, old boilers tend to range from only 55% to 70%; new condensing boilers however, are over 90% efficient. So depending on how much you use your heating a saving of around £300 to £600 per year would be normal.

How long can you guarantee a new boiler for?

We offer 6 years (but can be extended up to 10 years) parts and labour manufacturers insurance backed guarantees on all Vaillant and Worcester Bosch boilers FREE of charge.

How long does a boiler last, and how often should I change my boiler?

Very much like cars there are big differences in quality from boiler manufacturers. If your boiler is more than 10 years old it is not likely to be very efficient. Good quality makes should last 15 years, lower quality makes 7 to 10 years. If your boiler keeps braking down it can be more cost effective to change if for new.

Are your engineers GAS SAFE registered?

Yes, we are fully gas safe registered. It is very important that anyone working on a gas appliance is fully registered.

Why are my radiators not getting hot?

Could be a few reasons, if they are flat cold then it is likely the boiler is not coming on or the pump has failed. Make sure that the programmer and room thermostat are calling for heat. If the boiler still does not come on you need to have the system looked at.

Why are my radiators cold at the bottom and warm at the top?

This is likely to be caused by a build up of sludge in the system, a powerflush will restore the system; please visit Powerflush for more information.

Why are some radiators hotter than others?

This could just mean your system has not been balanced. If so this is a straight forward job to put right. But it can also be a sign that the system is getting sludged up and may need a Powerflush. A visit from an engineer would be a good idea.

Why are my radiators cold at the top and warm at the bottom?

This is likely to be caused by air being trapped at the top of the radiator, try bleeding the radiator. If the problem keeps coming back there may be a design fault within the central heating system which is drawing air in. If so the problem needs to be addressed as air in central heating systems causes corrosion. A visit from an engineer would be advisable.