First I will explain what an unvented cylinder is and how it differs from a vented hot water cylinder.
Most properties in the united Kingdom were built with hot and cold water storage tanks, these tanks supplied hot and cold water to the bathrooms, and the hot water to the kitchen.
Nowadays it's becoming very popular with home owners to convert the cylinder over to an unvented cylinder.
So what is[...]
The very first tip and most important is to make sure that the person who will be updating your central heating boiler is Gas Safe Registered.
Anybody who works in gas has to be registered by law. Every Gas engineer carries a gas safe card with them, it’s a bit like a driving licence, it will have all the details of what the engineer can work on. Each card will have a photo of the [...]
I have listed a few of the most common boiler breakdown problems below to help you get the boiler backup and working.
You wake up one morning expecting to jump in the shower only to find you have no hot water, you go and check the boiler and notice a fault code is showing on the display, so what do you do?
You need to find out what the fault code is and why it has made the boiler breakdown.
Converting over to a combination boiler from an open vented boiler involves quite a lot of work.
With a combination boiler you don't need any form of water storage tanks at all, the hot water and cold water storage tanks, along with the feed and expansion tank for the central heating can be removed. If there are any pumps fitted to boost your water pressure to your shower or other taps [...]
When it comes to choosing a new central heating system for your home there are few things that you need to consider.
First you need to decide what type of heat you require, do you want to have radiators in each room or underfloor heating, even a combination of both.
With radiators they tend to heat the room a lot quicker and when fitted with radiator control valves, the [...]
All gas boilers installed today are highly efficiency condensing boilers,
They have been designed to save you money on your energy bills and are better for the environment than the old models ever were. The efficiency ratings of the old models was around 60%,
Today’s gas boilers work at around 90% which is a big saving on the energy bills. There are so many gas [...]
If you heat your home and hot water though a gas boiler it’s very important that you have the boiler serviced. I have listed 7 reason why below. 1 The number one and most important of all is SAFETY. All gas boilers produce products of combustion that disperse through a flue connected to the boiler. When the annual boiler service is carried out the [...]
The Gas User
When it come's to having any work carried out on a gas appliance in your home, you must use someone who is gas safe registered, this is the law in the United Kingdom, other countries may have similar regulations.
Lets say you are looking for someone to service your gas boiler, the only person who can carry out this work, is a gas safe registered engineer - plumber, if one of [...]
When it comes to our home central heating system we don't even think about it, till it goes wrong. We expect it to supply us with all the hot water we demand and keep us warm when we need it. But when it develops a fault it can cause untold problems and chaos in the home.
When it comes to boiler problems it's not normally the boilers fault, but did you know around 90% [...]