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Boiler Installation Services
The boiler is arguably one of the most important appliances in the modern home. Just as the classic hearth was used to warm the home, cook, and boil water back in the day – a modern boiler sends hot water throughout the house, heating your radiators, and fuelling your shower taps and radiators.
In a sense, boilers are the new hearths and thus serve as the beating heart of every home – which is exactly why they should be handled with great care.
At 0800 HomeFix, we have a team of professional heating engineers who are well-versed in all things boiler related.
We can install, service, and repair a wide variety of boiler types, from gas boilers, electric boilers, combi boilers, and much more.
Whether you are looking for a brand new boiler installation, or you’d like your existing gas boiler swapped for a combi (or vice versa), or perhaps you are looking up update your boiler to something more energy efficient, we have the experience and the know-how to handle your requirements with expert precision.
Read on if you’d like to find out more about the various new boiler installations that we offer.
Energy Efficient Boiler Installation Experts
These are uncertain times. With energy prices going through the roof, there’s never been a more important time to gear towards energy efficiency than it is today.
The good news is that if your heating bills seem to be extortionate right now, a brand new boiler installation might just be the solution you’ve been looking for.
We understand that the thought of spending more money on a new boiler might feel counter-intuitive, especially when times are tight, however, a new boiler designed for energy efficiency can easily save you at least 20-30% on your annual energy bills.
Thus, within a few years (particularly as energy prices are set to rise even further), you will be able to save a significant amount of money.
The Benefits of Buying a New Boiler
If you are still unconvinced, here are a few reasons why buying a new boiler is worth considering:
Avoid constant repair costs: if your boiler seems to be on its last legs, then you will likely be spending a lot of money on maintenance and repair costs. One of the primary benefits of buying a replacement boiler is investing in a new and reliable boiler that will function efficiently, under warranty.
Keep those energy bills down: again, with a new boiler installation, you can save a significant amount on your annual energy bills – which couldn’t come at a better time with the current energy crisis in full effect.
Greater control over your heating: newer boiler systems have far more effective controls, allowing for accurate heating control. This is particularly important when energy costs are high and you wish to make every penny count.
Less noise: as time passed, older boilers tend to get louder and louder. If you’d prefer to sleep soundly without any strange noises, then a new boiler installation is highly recommended.
Save space: newer boiler models are far more sleek than the older models. While this won’t necessarily save you a huge amount of room, having the extra floor space in the boiler cupboard can be incredibly handle for storing tools and other items you want to hand, but out of sight.
Peace of mind: the older your boiler gets, the greater the chance of it failing on you. As winter approaches and energy prices sky-rocket, the last thing you need is for that to happen. With a new boiler however, you can afford yourself the peace of mind knowing that you are completely covered.
Better home resale and buyability: if you are in the process of selling your home, prospective buyers will be far more interested in properties with new boilers and heating systems installed.
New Boiler Installation
If you are interested in having a new boiler fitting, you needn’t look any further than 0800 HomeFix. We have a wealth of experience in the industry and can make light work of your installation.
From start to finish, our certified heating engineers will treat you property with the utmost respect to ensure a comfortable and seamless transition for you and your family.
The first step is to decide on which type of boiler you wish to have installed. Whether you are upgrading your existing system to a newer model, or you’d like to have a brand new boiler type installed, we can guide you through the process with industry expert advice.
Your chosen boiler type will be influenced by the following factors:
Size of your house
Water pressure in your area
The number of bathrooms
Age of your home
The condition of your existing plumbing system
Gas Boiler Installation
We stock a wide range of premium quality gas boilers. While gas boilers are not quite as energy-efficient as electric boilers, they are faster and effective at heating homes.
There are a number of different factors that can influence your final decision, including the size and age of your property.
If you aren’t quite sure which option is best suited to your property, we would be happy to advise you.
In any case, we only stock the finest makes and models for each boiler type.
Electric Boiler Installation
As mentioned above, electric boilers are the energy-efficient alternative, however, for what they boast in efficiency, the lack in power.
Again, the team at 0800 HomeFix will happily advise you on the best boiler type for your property, lifestyle, and requirements.
Combi Boiler Installation
Combi boilers are among the most common boiler types found in the modern home. This is because they provide both central heating and hot water without the need for having an additional water tank installed.
Again, please do not hesitate to contact us today and we can advise you on which boiler type is best suited to you.
Boiler Installations: Frequently Asked Questions
Here we will address some of the most frequently asked questions regarding boiler replacement and new installation process:
What are the different types of boilers available?
There are a number of different boilers available on the market today, so deciding which one is best for your home can feel overwhelming.
One of the more common boiler types is the combi boiler. This includes both central heating and hot water in one, which means you won’t need a separate water tank installed.
System boilers on the other hand, require an external water tank. That said, this is only designed to store your hot water as the heating process itself is handled by the system boiler as well.
The standard boiler, which is common in older properties, requires a hot water tank and a cold water tank.
Gas boilers are connected to the gas mains and use this to fuel the system’s heating processes.
Electric boilers, as the name suggests, are powered by electricity, rather than gas.
What is involved in the boiler installation process?
The gas boiler installation process is carried out by an expert, Gas Safe registered engineer to ensure your safety and peace of mind.
As for electric boiler installation, our NICEIC registered electricians will handle the process for you, guaranteeing full compliance.
The first step is to talk you through all of the planned works. This is a great opportunity for you to ask questions and air any concerns.
Following that, our engineers will lay down dust sheets and get to work.
Once completed, your new installation will be commissioned, tested, and certified.
After all work is completed, our engineers will thoroughly clean up after themselves, leaving your property in pristine condition.
Finally, we will talk you through your new boiler’s controls so that you can operate it as comfortably and efficiently as possible.
Which boiler is more effective: gas or electric?
While the electric boiler has greater energy efficiency, if you are looking for a faster and more effective central heating system, then having a gas boiler installed might be the better alternative.
Which boiler is more energy-efficiency: gas or electric?
Modern electric boilers tend to run at an efficiency level of 99-100%. Gas boilers on the other hand are typically functioning at around 93% efficiency.
In other words, for every £1.00 that you spend on heating with a gas boiler system, 7-pence is wasted.
How often should I replace my boiler?
The average lifespan of a modern boiler tends to be around 10 to 15-years (depending on how well-maintained it is). Provided you have it serviced annually, you may even be able to get more out of it.
In any case, when your boiler starts playing up regularly, your repair bills get to be too much, and your energy bills go through the roof, it may be time to consider a new boiler replacement.
How do I know which boiler brands are best?
Just as settling on the appropriate boiler type can be confusing, so too can be deciding on which brand is best. The good news is that with our wealth of experience, we only stock the very best makes and models.
When it comes to choosing the best boiler for you, we will advise you accordingly. Otherwise, there’s plenty of information on boiler brand comparisons online, for your reference.
How often should should my boiler be serviced?
You should, at the minimum, have your boiler serviced once a year.
While it may seem like a waste of money to have your boiler serviced even when it is functionating properly, doing so can help to increase its overall longevity.
The fact is, there could be some wear & tear issues going on inside that only an expert heating engineer would be able to spot.
An annual boiler service can ensure that any potential issues are identified and resolved before they deteriorate into a far more expensive problem. As with anything in life, it’s always better to be safe than sorry.
How can I tell if my boiler needs repairing or replacing?
Generally speaking, if your boiler is playing up, there should be a fairly quick and easy fix – particularly when you call the expert plumbing & heating engineers at 0800 HomeFix.
As a rule of thumb, if your boiler is displaying any of the following symptoms, you should call an expert to come out to your property and inspect it:
Making strange noises
Turning itself off
Taking forever to heat up
Pumping out cold/warm, rather than hot water
Producing a foul odour.
How can I tell if I am getting a good deal on my boiler?
At 0800 HomeFix, we are always striving to offer our valued clients the very best deals on new boiler cost and installation.
If you would like to get a quick, free quote so that you can compare with other providers, simply follow the link for your convenience.
In any case, we are certain that you will be satisfied with the quality of work and superior customer service that we offer our customers.
Will I have central heating and hot water during a boiler installation?
Depending on the type of boiler installed, you shouldn’t go without central heating and hot water for at least 1-day.
We will do everything that we can to ensure as little disruption to your day to day as possible. However, we always recommend to our customers that they arrange alternative solutions for hot showers in the meantime (e.g., at a friend’s, neighbours, or the local gym).
How long does a new boiler installation take?
For a typical boiler replacement, it can take up to 1-day to complete.
For a system conversion upgrade, you could be looking at 2 to 3-days.
How do I know if my boiler is energy efficient?
The easiest way to determine as to how efficient a boiler is is by checking its Energy Star Rating. A well-rated boiler and heating system will be far more efficient. A boiler with a lower rating on the other hand, will likely be better off being replaced.
Please see below for some of the Frequently Asked Questions we receive from our clients.
Yes, we offer a 12 months guarantee on our labour.
Our guarantee for our workmanship is 12 months. This would be classed as a recall and we would re attend free of charge.
It is unlikely that we can’t get to you within the hour, however if we cant we will let you know in advance – should you not be able to wait any longer we will issue you a full refund for the call out.
We will return free of charge to rectify any issues caused by our engineer, are are fully insured.
Yes there is a small additional charge for out of hours call-outs, please follow this link to see our rates.
We show a great respect for our clients property – however in the event that something is damaged, we are fully insured to cover any cost of the damage.
No we dont we are entirely transparent on pricing Should there be any additional work required following the initial call out our engineers will quote you on site and only proceed with your agreement.
No, provided no additional parts are needed, and we can fix within the first hour there is no additional charge.
This is highly unlikely situation, as all of our plumbing engineers, carry a plumbing and heating repairs kit – which allows us to fix 99% of any given problem, we take great pride in our first time fix percentage. Our aim is to visit once and fix once. If however, we do need a spare part, we will attempt to source it locally and carry out the repairs on the same day.
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