Central heating replacement and full rewire for a residential property
Our highly skilled electrician and plumber/gas engineer recently undertook a full refurbishment of a property in the local area, which included a full re-wire.
This included a new fuse board and a complete central heating replacement, which included a new Worcester Bosch boiler.
Worcester gas boilers are a popular and trusted brand, which are A-rated for efficiency. This means that they are at least 90% efficient so at least 90% of the fuel they use is turned into heat. 3 Solutions are a Worcester improved installer and therefore we are able to offer a 10 year warranty on all Worcester boilers that we install.
It may be confusing to think about having a new boiler fitted but here are the answers to some frequently asked questions when it comes to boiler servicing and installation…
Can anyone fit a new boiler?
When having a new boiler fitted always use a gas safe registered business/engineer. All our engineers carry their gas safe cards at all times and are always happy to show them when they arrive at your property. If you are unsure whether your gas engineer is gas safe registered you can find out by going to; www.gassaferegister.co.uk.
How often should I get my boiler serviced?
We recommend along with boiler manufactures that your boiler is serviced annually to ensure it is working to its optimum performance. This will make sure that it is working correctly and efficiently which in turn will save money on your gas bill.
How long does it take to replace a boiler?
A replacement boiler will usually be completed in one day, this would include replacing the boiler, wiring and commissioning the boiler and then ensuring the system is working correctly on completion of the installation.
What type of boiler do I need?
There are three different types of boiler. A regular boiler, a system boiler, and a combi boiler, but which one do you go for? Here's the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Regular boilers are most commonly used in older homes. These boilers produce hot water which heats your radiators directly and they also provide hot water which is stored in a cylinder, usually in your airing cupboard. The boiler gets the cold water feed from a storage tank which is usually placed above the boiler in the loft.
- Great for large homes where hot water is in high demand. This is because they fill the storage cylinder with hot water so several people can be using the hot water at one time.
- If you have an older central heating system then a regular boiler would be a good option so that you don’t have to change all your pipework
- Takes up a lot of space compared to other boilers
- The hot water cylinder can lose a lot of heat unless it's well insulated
- The pump which circulates the hot water for heating and the cylinder is located outside of the boiler, so yet more space is required
A system boiler heats water directly from the mains. Using a system boiler requires less space since the major heating and hot water system components found in a regular central heating set up are built into a system boiler; this makes it quicker and easier to install. This also means that there is no need for a loft tank.
- Easy to install and economical to run
- Ideal for homes with more than one bathroom
- Constant supply of hot water to any number of taps at the same time
- No need for a loft tank which frees up space
- Built-in components makes installation quicker and neater
- System boilers can be costly to buy, install and repair
Combi boilers are a popular option due to taking up minimal space and easy installation. The combi is fed by cold water from the mains. When you turn on a hot water tap, the combi takes in cold water from the mains, heats it up and sends it out.They are called a 'Combi' because they 'combine' the functions of a conventional boiler, hot water cylinder and cold water storage tank.
Combi boilers are also very cost-effective and energy-efficient as water is heated instantly rather than being heated and then stored in a cylinder.
- A combi boiler provides hot water when you need it to both radiators and your taps
- Take up a small amount of space due to not needing a hot water cylinder or a cold water storage tank in the loft
- Easy to install
- No need for a separate pump as the hot water is delivered at mains pressure
- Not ideal for homes where demand for hot water is high
- You need a decent water pressure from the mains to make this boiler work effectively
- Cost more to buy
As well as installing new boilers, we also offer annual servicing, maintenance, repairs and call outs for gas, oil and LPG heating systems.
If you would like a free no obligation quote or to discuss which boiler would be suitable for your property contact us today on 01749 344155 or email@example.com