Combi Boiler

The Advantages of a Combi Boiler

There are several different kinds of boiler available for you to use in the home today. It all does depend on the size and age of your property, one type of boiler such as the Combi Boiler might be better for your needs more than another boiler.

If it’s the right time for you to consider a new boiler, you may find a combi boiler is the right one for you. Here we reveal three main advantages on having a Combi Boiler in your home.

No need to have a hot water tank

Hot water tanks take up a lot of space. Normally they’re slotted into an airing cupboard created to hide its presence. But just think how much more room you’d have if you could get rid of it entirely.

The good news is you can if you opt for a combi boiler. Since this type of boiler heats the water as you need it, there’s no requirement to have a hot water tank in your home.

Now, what could you do with the space left behind if you currently have a hot water tank? There’s a thought!

Very little space is required for the boiler

Combi boilers have become more and more efficient over the years.

This kind of boiler will often be placed in a kitchen. If this is the case, it can be effectively hidden inside a kitchen cabinet. The top and bottom of the cabinet may need to be removed to ensure proper airflow around it, but this is easy enough to do. It means the boiler will be safely hidden and will still be able to operate properly at all times.

If there is a separate utility room, some people opt to have the boiler installed in there. Obviously, if you’re replacing an existing boiler, there could be additional costs involved if you move it from one position to another. We can provide a quote that covers just such a move, so you can see whether it would be worth it to move it out of the way for convenience.

No limit to the amount of hot water you can have at any one time

When you have a hot water tank, you have a finite amount of hot water you can use at any one time. This can be a problem if you need more.

You won’t get that issue with a combi boiler. In this case, the boiler heats the water as and when it is required. That means someone could run a bath, and another member of the family could come along half an hour later and run another one, and it wouldn’t be a problem. Could you say the same if you had a hot water tank?

Versatile, space-saving and powerful too

As you can see, there are some significant benefits to having a combi boiler. But just because the boiler is relatively small and is relied upon for both heating and hot water, it doesn’t mean it isn’t capable of providing everything you need. Far from it in fact.

So if you are considering getting a new boiler (or your current boiler has made that decision for you) maybe you should think about getting a combi boiler – assuming you haven’t already been convinced by the one you currently have. We’re happy to pop round and provide a quote for the work, too, so you’ll know how much it would cost to invest in one. Once you know where you stand, you’ll be able to make the all-important decision with regard to the next boiler for your home.

Please do give Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions, a boiler repair croydon company a call.

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Common Boiler Repairs

Common Boiler Repairs

It’s that time of the year when you will be turning on your heating system, so it might be a good idea to be aware of some common boiler repairs that may occur.

It’s always the case that the start of the winter season is when our heating engineers see an influx of boiler related problems. Here are some of the most common issues that occur with your boiler:

Problems with Circulating Pumps

If your boiler uses hot water to heat the home, you should see red, square components on the piping. These components are small pumps, known as circulating pumps, that push the hot water up into your heating outlet – i.e. radiator, baseboard or radiant heating tubing. These pumps are electronic, and problems can develop with the wiring or the circulator wheel inside the pump, causing it to malfunction.

Leaks

The boiler within the home is designed to prevent leakage, which is why if you see a leakage, you need to call for repair right away. Even if the leakage is small it still indicates a few things could be very wrong, such as corrosion with a pipe or a joint that has gone bad. Leaks depressurize your heating system and can lead to water damage, so it’s important to have any leakage you see repaired as soon as possible.

Pressurization problems

Having the right pressure inside your boiler heating system is critical for proper heating. Your boiler has a special component called the expansion tank that helps ensure that the pressure in your heating system is stable. However, problems can sometimes develop with the expansion tank that impede its ability to work properly, which then adversely affects the pressure in your heating system.

To find out more information then give Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions a boiler repair croydon company a call.

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Boiler Repair

Boiler Repair Is More Important Than You Think

Winter seems to be getting increasingly harsh every year and home boilers are stretched to their limit in keeping the property warm. However without regular maintenance the boiler can break down, leaving the potential for the homeowners at a loose end when trying to prepare the cold weather. Boiler Repair Is More Important Than You Think.

The boiler in the home is made up of a combination of moving parts which help heat the water and circulate heat around the property. As with all fuel-burning appliances they are prone to wear and tear, so it’s best to take preventative action with regular boiler maintenance.

This is to be sure that when something does breakdown, there a way to find the exact part to repair. The most crucial reason on why you must carry out regular boiler repair is the risk of carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is a silent and poisonous killer which has claimed to kill over thirty people last year. It’s a colourless and odourless gas which can be breathe in without knowing.
When hiring a gas safety engineer to do a boiler repair, it is critical that you pick the right one. Always pick a company which has skilled and certified plumbers and gas engineers are the best option, another thing is to always check your gas safety engineers is fully registered and is on the gas safety register.

Registered plumbers will know exactly what they are doing when comes to boiler repairs croydon. The moral of this article is to take pre-emptive action. Take good care of your homes boiler and ensure ongoing maintenance is in its place. Your boiler in turn will function well and heat your home when you need it most.

Give Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions a call at 0208 664 9099 or contact us online to get more information on how our gas safety engineers can help you with any potential plumbing problems in your home. We are Checkatrade Bromley Trading Standards Approved.

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How To Maintain Your Boiler

How To Maintain Your Boiler

How to maintain your boiler as a homeowner without calling a plumber? As having your boiler maintained maximizes its efficiency for many years, but

When you are having your boiler serviced regularly by a gas safety registered plumber bromley, the important thing to remember is to book it for annual servicing as it generally won’t be as expensive as having to pay the cost of repairing (plus it is a legal requirement if you are a landlord).

The plumbers need to check over the boiler to see if there are any obvious faults, then they will need to remove the front of the boiler to access the internal parts. It’s here the plumbers would conduct a gas tightness test to ensure no gas is leaking or escaping from the unit. Any gas leakage can be very harmful and potentially lead to fatalities.

The plumbers check all parts of the boiler are working while also cleaning all internal parts. If any parts are not working or need replacing, the plumbers will ensure that all repairs are being taken care of. Before finishing the service, they fire the boiler to ensure it’s working properly. Once the front unit has been put back on, you are issued a report confirming all the details of the service.

There are ways to prevent issues with your boiler, mainly by regularly cleaning and properly maintaining your central heating system. There are simple tasks you can do that require little effort such as bleeding your radiators regularly and repairing pipe work, radiators and the boiler itself. By ensuring your boiler remains efficient and working at full capacity your family will remain warm and safe during the winter months.

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