Central Heating and Boilers
Whether you are looking to replace an old central heating system or installing a brand new one from scratch our Gas Safe heating engineers at Prestige Plumbing & Heating services can provide all of the necessary equipment and parts to ensure that you can enjoy a warm house with hot water all year round.
Our heating engineers at Prestige are more than happy to offer you advice and help on how to reduce your carbon footprint as well as your fuel bills. Boilers account for approximately 55 per cent of what you spend in a year on your energy bills, so an efficient boiler makes a big difference.
Why are new boilers more efficient?
Modern boilers are more efficient for a number of reasons, but their main advantage is that they are all condensing boilers. All well-maintained boilers burn their fuel very efficiently, but inevitably they lose some heat in the hot gases that escape up the flue. A condensing boiler has a larger heat exchanger so it recovers more heat and sends cooler gases up the flue making it more efficient.
Installing the right boiler
Most old gas and oil boilers are regular boilers. They have a separate hot water cylinders to store the water rather than providing it directly from the boiler itself. When you replace your boiler you have a choice between buying a new regular boiler and keeping the hot water cylinder, or buying a Combi boiler that doesn’t need a hot water cylinder.
The best option for you will depend on a number of factors:
- Do you use a lot of hot water? – A large family using lots of hot water may be better off with a regular boiler and a smaller household using less hot water may find it more economical to have a combi boiler.
- Are you short of space? – A combi boiler doesn’t need a hot water cylinder so requires less space, therefore can be often be installed without an airing cupboard.
Our fully qualified and experienced GAS Safe engineers can install all types of central heating system in your home at a reasonable cost. We only use ‘A’ rated boilers and will ensure that your new system is set up as efficiently as possible.
Central Heating Upgrades
Upgrading your central heating system will instantly start to lower your heating bills and reduce your homes carbon emissions. Having the following devices installed to your central heating system will save energy therefore in turn reduce your bills.
- Control Valves
- Room Thermostats
- Thermostatic Radiator Valves
Central Heating Servicing
Prestige Plumbing & Heating Gas Safe registered engineers provide full central heating and boiler servicing. The importance of servicing your boiler annually is to ensure that your heating system and boiler is SAFE and working efficiently. We will send you an annual reminder so you don’t have to worry about remembering when the boiler was last serviced. An annual boiler service and gas safety check is a requirement by law if you are a Landlord and have rented out your property please see our LANDLORD page for full details. One way to simply maintain your existing central heating system and make it more efficient is by Power flushing, chemical cleansing and an annual boiler service these are effective ways to keep fuel costs lower.
Central Heating Repairs
Our professionally experienced gas safe engineers can efficiently repair most central heating systems that have broken down, just as long as the replacement parts for your particular boiler are still available and it is going to be economical to do so. Our trustworthy plumbing and heating engineers will always look for the most affordable solution for the problem. If we know that you are likely to save money on future repairs by replacing your old central heating system with a new one, we will discuss this with you and advise you accordingly so you may make an informed decision.
If you have any questions about our Plumbing, Heating or Electrical services or would like a quotation, then please do give Leisa a call on 0800 228 9574 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and she will be happy to answer your questions or arrange an appointment.
We look forward to being of service to you.