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Boiler Installations

We will assess your requirements and assist you in making the right decision on a new boiler based on what is right for your property, the size of your family and budget.

When is the right time to get a new boiler?

On average, boilers last between 10 and 15 years. If your boiler is coming up to this age, it may be time for you to consider getting a new one installed. Besides their age, there are a number of other reasons for replacing your old boiler. This could include: 

  • Beyond economical repair

  • Moving the boiler

  • Current boiler fails to meet your needs

  • Low energy efficiency rating

  • Selling or renting your property


What boiler brands are there to choose from? 

We offer boilers from a variety of different brands. All of the brands that we work with are popular within the industry and pride themselves on their production of highly efficient, top quality boilers. Although some are more expensive than others, you can rest assured that all of the boilers that we supply are manufactured with your requirements in mind. Some of the boiler brands that we offer include:

What type of boiler do I need?

There are three main types of boiler:

  • Combi

  • Heat Only

  • System

How does a Combi Boiler work?

A combi boiler heats water via an integral heat exchanger directly from the cold mains and provides instantaneous hot water. It does not need a hot water cylinder or tanks in the loft, everything is done through a single, usually wall hung combi boiler. This is different from a heat only or system boiler which stores hot water in a cylinder in advance of use.

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How does a Heat Only Boiler work?

A heat only boiler, also referred to as a regular or conventional boiler provides heating directly to the radiators and works with a cylinder to provide hot water. They often work on what is called an open vented heating system, e.g. there is a feed and expansion tank in the loft, but they can work on a sealed system too.

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How does a System Boiler work?

A system boiler works with a hot water cylinder, similar to a heat only boiler although the system is not open vented, e.g. there are no tanks in the loft and the components that would normally be outside a heat only boiler like a pump and expansion vessel are integrated within the boiler. These are a modern version of the heat only boiler and are often installed alongside unvented hot water cylinders.

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What is a Back Boiler?

A back boiler is a type of heat only boiler that is situated in a chimney breast with a fire on the front. It is currently not possible to replace a back boiler in the same location. For those with an existing back boiler that would like to replace it with a new boiler then you will need to choose a heat only boiler elsewhere in the house or consider a system or combi boiler.

Is a magnetic filter worth it?

When having a new boiler installed, you want to know that you will be able to rely on it to provide your home with heating and hot water for many years to come. As sludge builds up in the pipes, your boiler will slowly lose efficiency which can lead to your energy bills increasing. A magnetic filter will help to capture the sludge before the water is restricted from flowing through the system.

Can I add a magnetic filter to my central heating system?

Magnetic filters are most commonly added to a boiler during installation, they are not essential but we recommend having one. If you would like to add a magnetic filter to your central heating system but are not looking to replace your boiler then you can still have one fitted to your existing central heating system. However, depending on where your boiler is installed, it might not be practical. We will be able to let you know if the work is possible.

Do magnetic filters need cleaning?

The sludge that the magnetic filter is capturing from the central heating system needs to be removed from the filter itself regularly. We will do this during the annual service of your boiler.

What is Boiler Plus?

In 2018, a new legislation was introduced to improve the efficiency of UK homes. Under the legislation, known as Boiler Plus, all natural gas and LPG boiler installations must now include time and temperature controls.

Combi boiler installations will also need one of the following:

  • Smart controls

  • Weather compensation

  • Load compensation

  • Flue gas heat recovery


When to have boiler controls installed?

It is never too soon to give yourself more control of your central heating and domestic hot water by upgrading your current controls or purchasing new ones. Having a new boiler installed is the most cost effective time to have new controls installed. That way, you will benefit from a more efficient central heating system and have more control over it to increase the efficiency even further.

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