Preparing For a Boiler Engineer to Visit Your Home

Preparing For a Boiler Engineer to Visit Your Home

There will be times when they will inevitably need to be serviced by a boiler engineer.

It’s recommended to have a yearly maintenance service on the boiler, especially if the weather getting colder. Also that does also safe guard you against carbon monoxide poisoning.

To help speed up the boiler service, there are several actions that a homeowner can take to allow this to be effective and reliable. Let’s take a quick look at a few top tips.

The frustrating problem that a lot of boiler engineer bromley encounters is a work area that is cluttered. This can add a great deal of time to the entire task and in some cases; a dirty work area may even impede the diagnosis of a problem.

So, it is very important to make certain that the immediate area is free from these materials; particularly if valuable or fragile items are present. Make sure that the location is well lit and as clean as possible.

It is a great idea to write down the problems that the appliance is exhibiting. Is there a strange smell during its use or does water periodically leak? Is the water too hot or does the pilot light fail to turn on?

These are some of the most common questions that may be asked during a visit. By having a checklist handy, the boiler engineer can rule out certain conditions while checking for the most likely faults. As previously, this will allow the entire job to be completed in a short amount of time.

We should never forget that a boiler, radiator or central heating system can become quite hot during use. If these machines are not given an ample opportunity to cool down, the amount of time that the boiler engineer will be on the job can increase.

Once again, this can be easily remedied by turning the appliance off a few hours before the individual arrives. This can help the repair job go much quicker and as many companies will charge by the hour, the homeowner can also save a substantial amount of money.

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Don’t Let Boiler Troubles Leave You Out in the Cold

Don’t Let Boiler Troubles Leave You Out in the Cold

If your boiler is over 10 years old, it may be time to upgrade to a new energy efficient unit as it will save you the boiler troubles later on.

Do you heat your home with a central boiler unit? Think back since the unit you are using is probably old and is most likely be un-safe to use. However boilers over the years have been getting more and more efficient.

After all you don’t want boiler troubles that will leave you in the cold this winter. Now is the perfect time to start thinking about it before the big freeze.

The newer boiler models extract heat from the exhaust fumes produced in the initial process. This is done using a second heat exchanger where the water vapor in the gas condenses into drops of water, releasing heat in the process. The water is then drained away from the boiler using a specially designed pipe. For comparison older boiler models simply expel the gas from the unit, wasting that additional heat.

The newer model comes into two different types, combi or regular boiler. A combi boiler produces heat for your central heating and also heats your water on demand. A regular boiler will heat your home, but, instead of heating your water as necessary, will have a storage tank with hot water ready. Combi boilers are perfect for homeowners looking to save space as they are generally smaller. The lack of a storage tank for hot water also helps this unit save space. A regular boiler system, on the other hand, is a good choice if you use a lot of hot water for multiple usages.
Whichever you decide for a new boiler unit, don’t wait until it’s too late. Now is the perfect time to start enquiring, so give Logical Heating and Plumbing a plumbing Croydon a call. They will be on hand to answer any questions and can sort out the problem straight away.

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The Importance of Having An Boiler Service Annually

Do you have your boiler service annually? Having a boiler service annually may be more vital than you originally thought, especially if you are a business owner or Landlord but even for the safety of your own home.

Here are a few reasons as to why having a boiler service annually is so important:

KEEP WARRANTY VALID AND LEGAL
Many insurance policies and boiler warranties state that your boiler should be safe to use. Carrying out an annual boiler service will meet most of these requirements ensuring that the boiler is safe and keeping it in line with warranty.

If you are a business owner/Landlord you are legally obliged to keep all gas appliances maintained and safe to use.A boiler service alongside the required gas safety check will ensure that you have an overall record of regularly checking your boiler and keeping it safe.

STAY SAFE
One of the most important reasons to have an annual service comes down to the safety of lives. If a boiler is poorly maintained or incorrectly installed this could lead to the leakage of carbon monoxide which is an extremely harmful and dangerous gas.

Servicing the boiler will flag up any signs of carbon monoxide leaks which will be attended to straight away, therefore leaving you with a safe environment. We would also highly recommend installing a Carbon Monoxide Alarm which would be able to detect any leakages.

REDUCE FUEL BILLS
Yes, you heard it. Making sure your boiler is working correctly and efficiently can save money on future bills.Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions a boiler serviced croydon company  can make sure your boiler is achieving maximum efficiency and is not wasting energy. During a service, any minor issues that are found would be repaired which would decrease any significant malfunctions and repair costs in the future.

If you haven’t had your boiler service annually this year then give us a call on 0208 664 9099. Make sure to spread the word and keep your friends and family safe this winter.

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Everything You Need to Know About Your Home Heating Boiler

The coldness you are feeling could be due to your home heating boiler breaking down. Especially If you are new homeowner and if you are unsure on how to warm up your property, then here is a brief guide to help you.

Imagine this scenario, where one evening at home you find yourself a little bit on the chilly side. At first you think nothing is wrong and the solution is to put on a jumper. However soon after you find that you are not warming up and in fact the room and you are getting colder.

What is a home heating boiler and how does it work?

A home heating boiler two main functions are to heat your home and also your water supply. Every boiler is equipped with a burner. The fuel the burner use is either natural gas or oil and it to power the boiler and create the necessary steam to heat your home.

Natural gas is supplied through a specialized pipe and released into the boiler, oil is sent through a pressurized tank. These fuel sources mix with the air and ignite to create enough heat to boil the water and produce steam.

Inside your home heating boiler is water. The burned fuel combines with the water to create steam.  Ultimately, it’s steam that heats your home through radiators, under-floor vents, baseboards and specialized pipes that run throughout your home.  Some steam stays inside the boiler; otherwise, your home becomes overheated.

Are home heating boilers as popular as they once were?  Definitely not.  In fact, most older boilers have been replaced by electric or gas-fired forced air heating systems.

But that doesn’t mean that a home heating boiler isn’t still a good investment.  Gas boilers, in fact, are both highly energy efficient and durable.  Condensing boilers (one of three types) are the most efficient and produce the least amount of greenhouse gases.

To find out more give Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions a boiler repair bromley company, a call.

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3 things that a heating engineer should do

Our heating engineer are gas safety specialists that have the skill to keep your boiler working all years round.

Just knowing what to expect from your heating engineer can help you ask the right questions that will help keep your boiler working.

Give you honest advice:

What’s might be right for your home may not be the right solutions for another home. That is why it’s important to tell your heating engineer your needs and they will do their best and will advise you on the best course of actions. Any heating engineer that seems to be unwilling to answer questions may not be the kind of engineer that you want installing or maintaining your boiler.

Being polite and punctual:

Professional engineer should have a clear time schedule so that you, know exactly what time they will be working and how long the job should take. However, a lot of the time, this isn’t always clearly stated so it might be a good idea to speak to your engineer before any work takes place, just so everybody is clear. The heating engineer will not mind this at all and will be happy to discuss this through with you.

The heating engineer will also treat your home with respect. While the engineer will make sure the area that they are working on is clean and clear, they will extend that care to everything that they do while working in your home.

Have a good line of communication:

To be able contact your heating engineer is important as you able to communicate any problem or any quires you might have.  The engineer will give you multiple ways to reach them, whether that’s by phone and email or other means. You should never feel like you don’t know what is going on, and if you do, then you should feel comfortable to talk to your engineer and get the answers you need.

To find out more information the please give Logical Heating & Plumbing solutions a plumbing bromley company, a call.

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