Heating Services

Your gas boiler is a crucial part of your home which you rely on every day for your hot water and heating particularly during the winter months.

 

A service of your boiler will ensure that the system is operating efficiently and Safely what is more it could identify any damaged or leaking components that if left could lead to the boiler breaking down leading to more expensive repairs usually at the most inconvenient time.

 

If you do have a problem with your boiler or feel that the efficiency of your heating or hot water isn’t what it should be give me a call.

 

Whether it is a boiler replacement or a breakdown I pride myself on ensuring that a job is done properly and as economically as possible whilst ensuring that only quality components are used.

Replacement - 

If you require a replacement boiler a visit to the premises will be made to asses the type and size of unit required, this will depend on the number of raditors, baths, sinks and showers in the property this is to ensure a good hot water flow rate. A fixed price would be given prior to any work taking place

Boiler manufacturers recommended that before any boiler replacement takes place the existing system should be flushed to remove harmful oxidants from the system and an inhibitor added this would increase the life of the new boiler and its efficiency this is only a recomendation.

However boiler manufactures may not honour the warranty of the new boiler if it is proven that any failure of the boiler was due to impurities in the system.

Using the MagnaClense system could inprove the life and efficency of your heating system. Click on the MagnaClense link for more details.

System Flushing

 

There are a number of reasons why your heating system may not be getting as hot as it should be there could be an air lock, a valve or component failure but in my experience a larger number of inefficiencies are due to the build-up of sludge in the system which not only clogs up the radiators it will also clog up the boiler reducing its efficiency and increase the posibility of component failure.

The benefits of a clean heating system are well-documented:

  • more even heat distribution throughout the property

  • improved overall energy savings

  • lower household bills

  • increased system reliability

  • extended system life

So how do you know if a system needs a system flush? Here are some symptoms to look out for.

  • Are certain rooms much colder than others?

  • Does it take a long time for system to warm up?

  • Are one or more radiators cold at the bottom?

  • Do radiators need frequent bleeding?

  • Is the boiler noisy?

UK BUILDING REGULATIONS

 

In addition to the benefits mentioned above, the Compliance Guide to Part L of the UK Building Regulations for England and Wales requires a central heating system to be cleaned and flushed before a corrosion and scale inhibitor chemical is added during commissioning. It’s also prudent to do this when an old central heating boiler is being replaced by a new boiler. Many boiler manufacturers now make the warranty dependent on flushing and cleaning in accordance with BS7593, Benchmark and Part L.

 

Warranty

 

In the heat exchangers of modern high efficiency (HE) boiler’s, the water ways are much smaller than traditional older boilers as much as 10 times smaller. Although this improves the efficiency of the modern boiler it means they are more vulnerable to sludge and debris.

If a failure of the boilers occurs due to sludge or debris being present, it would invalidate the manufacturer’s warranty.


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