A yearly service on your central heating boiler will maintain the efficiency
of your boiler, saving you money on fuel bills, and will prolong the life
of the appliance.
System flushing and the introduction of chemical inhibitors can also
be used to prolong the life of your central heating boiler and radiators.
However, there will come a time when any central heating boiler will
reach the end of its cost-effective life. When that time comes you may
wish to consider one of the options described below.
Every household has different heating and hot water requirements. What
may be suitable for one household may not be appropriate for another.
The most commonly installed systems are based on the following types of
A conventional system consists of a boiler (sometimes installed as a
back-boiler) and separate hot water cylinder. A limited amount of water
is heated by the boiler and stored in the cylinder. One bath too many
and the next in line will have to wait for the water to heat up again.
Combination Boiler ("Combi")
A combination boiler provides hot water to all radiators and acts like
an instantaneous hot water heater when a hot tap is switched on. The benefit
of this is that there is no limit to the amount of water that can be heated.
The downside is that, with the majority of combi's, only one hot tap can
be supplied at once. Turning on a tap while someone else is using a combi
supplied shower is only amusing the first time you try it.
Condensing Boiler or Condensing Combi
Condensing boilers are super efficient. Although more expensive to buy
than other types of boiler you can expect to get around a 30% saving on
your gas bill.
If your requirements are a little more unusual I am happy to provide
a bespoke system design and installation service.
All work is carried out in accordance with Benchmark, the code of practice
for the installation, commissioning and servicing of central heating systems.