plumbing and heating services in datchworth

Combi Condensing Boiler installed in Datchworth, Herts

Central Heating Update in Datchworth, Hertfordshire

Datchworth combi install 2We updated the central heating in this home in Datchworth, near Stevenage by removing a fully pumped open vent system (cold water tank and hot water cylinder) and installing a new combi condensing boiler. A combi boiler heats water instantly and therefore requires no cold water storage tank in the loft or hot water cylinder in an airing cupboard.

As part of the installation we recommended adding a Magna Clean filter. This means that when water circulates around the heating system the magnetic filter captures the sludge and iron filings from the system before going back in to the boiler. A simple clean of the filter twice a year is all that is required in order to keep your heating system clean and avoid costly breakdowns.

Magna Clean filters are also recommended by boiler manufacturers who insist upon power flushing and filters to validate any future boiler breakdown insurance claim. Some manufacturers are now offering up to 7 year guarantees so do expect some preventative measures to be undertaken on installation.

As well as the Magna Clean filter, we also installed a Combi Care kit. This is an additional part that helps prevent boiler breakdowns by filtering the mains water before it goes into the boiler.

This central heating installation also required a Condensing Trap outside to remove waste water from the heating system. We installed a 40mm pipe outside to prevent any freezing of the condensing water.

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Bathroom and Combi Boiler installed in Datchworth, Herts

Significant cost-savings made by installing like-for-like bathroom and combination boiler

Datchworth Bathroom and boiler installThis client in Datchworth, near Stevenage in Herts had a bathroom that looked tired and out-dated. They wanted a new more modern looking bathroom. Plus, their hot water cylinder leaked and was obsolete. Concerned with high costs, we advised this client to:

1. Install a like-for-like bathroom

To keep replacement bathroom installation costs low, we always advise our clients not to move bathroom fixtures unless it’s absolutely necessary. This significantly reduces the installation time by reducing the time needed to add new pipework. Less labour time equals a lower cost! But at the end of the day, it’s the customers choice.

2. Install a combination boiler

We advised this client that the best option to replace their old fully pumped open vent system was a Combi boiler. Combi boilers are not suitable for every home or household but this client lives in a chalet bungalow and their children have left home meaning there was less demand in the house for hot water. The Combi boiler efficiently heats water instantly and therefore there was no need to replace the tired hot water cylinder, cold water storage tank and Feed & Expansion tanks. This suited the client because he was going to change his boiler for a new one anyway. So it was cost efficient to change the water and heating system at the same time as installing the new bathroom. This greatly reduced on-going costs on his old system. Click here to see photos and read more about this combination boiler installation.

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Cleaned Central Heating System in Datchworth to reduce boiler noise

Reduce boiler noise by cleaning central heating system

Hot water tank and pumpThe increasing banging noise from this customer’s boiler in Datchworth prompted her to contact us to find out what was wrong. It was clear that their boiler, pipework and radiators had filled with sludge over the years. Sludge is created in a central heating system when different metals from the radiators and pipework react with either other over time.

The job involved draining the water from the central heating system then adding a system cleaner which is left and runs through the system for a couple of weeks to flush out impurities. We then drain again, refill and add an inhibitor to prevent more build up of sludge. We then spend some time ensuring everything functions well and the boiler noise is reduced.

This customer also asked us to replacing an old Butler sink with new Butler sink in a granite worktop.

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