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FREE, no obligation, survey at a time to suit YOU in Birkenhead.
We’ll give you advice on the type of installation that’s best for your home, at a time convenient to you in Birkenhead.
We only recommend what we’d have fitted ourselves.
We’ll only recommend and quote for a boiler installation that we’d be happy having in our home.
Quick survey turn-around from Go Heating Repair Birkenhead.
We’ll complete a full quote on site and take you through what we think your best option is based on your requirements – that way you’ll know what the cost of installation is before we leave your property so you can ask any questions you like of our surveyor.
No pushy sales people
We’ll give you as much time and space to choose the best option for you. There’s no pushy sales people at Go Heating Repair Birkenhead.
Why is it that some people in Birkenhead can get their boiler replaced for under £1,800 and for other’s its over £4,000? Working out the cost of a new boiler is never easy as it depends on a variety of things including hot water/heating usage and the size of property the new replacement boiler needs to heat.
A new replacement boiler for a one-bed flat with only a few radiators will cost a lot less to replace than for a four bedroomed house with over 15 radiators, simply because the boiler itself will not need to generate as much heat and hot water and therefore a smaller kilo-watt boiler can be fitted, which is cheaper to buy. The bigger to kilo-watt the boiler, the more expensive the actual boiler is.
Some Go Heating Repair Birkenhead customers change their boiler when it breaks down and doesn’t work. But this can cause distress as having no heating or hot water, particularly in the Winter, and can be a very unpleasant experience for you and your family. Other times our customers don’t want to risk another winter when their boiler might beak down. Other customers might be wanting to change their boiler to one that’s more energy efficient. Whatever your requirement is, we’ll give you the advice you need to make sure you are making the right choice. After all, we only recommend what we’d have fitted in our own home.
Sometimes you can spot when a boiler is on its way out or needs replacing with a new boiler:
Your boiler is beyond economical repair: This is a bit of an industry term and you’ll usually hear a gas engineer use the phrase when, in their opinion, it will cost more to repair than replacing the boiler itself or the parts for your boiler are no longer manufactured if its an old boiler. Any significant part that need’s replacing on a boiler can sometimes be the sign of the boiler being on its way out.
Are you getting a ‘boiler dry-cycle’: A boiler dry cycle is more of a problem on older boilers where the boiler fires up due to lost heat in the environment the boiler sits in, but not the whole property. The boiler will then fire unnecessarily to recover these losses as the boiler thinks the property is cold, even though the building requires no heat. This can be a real energy waster, because you’re heating your home when you don’t need to be.
If your boiler has a continuous pilot light: This is a common feature on older boilers and a real waste of gas. All the time the pilot light is lit, its burning gas, costing you more.
Floor mounted boilers are old School: If your boiler is mounted on the floor, its likely to be very old and inefficient. A wall mounted replacement boiler will be more efficient.
Extensions and Renovations: If you making changes to your property, changing your boiler change also add to the value of your property.
Since the change in the 2005 Building Regulations, all newly fitted boilers, whether they be replacement boilers or for new build properties must be condensing, high efficiency boilers. A condensing boiler recycles the heat from exhaust gasses that would normally be released into the atmosphere, making the boiler that much more efficient.
There are a choice of four main boiler types that are fitted, dependent on your property:
As you can probably guess, a combination boiler provides both heating and hot water on demand, making it a very energy efficient boiler as it’s a single unit. Hence the name combination. As a new combi boiler will heat the hot water instantly when you turn the hot water tap on, you won’t need a hot-water or cold-water storage tank, which can be a real space saver as well as a more efficient way of heating your home. It also means there’s less chance of any pipes freezing in the loft if you’ve got a cold water storage tank.
The added benefit of a new combination boiler is that the hot water is delivered at mains pressure, so you should get a nice powerful shower without the need for a separate pump/pressure shower if you have god mains water pressure.
The downside of a new combination boiler is the they are really only suitable for smaller properties. Larger houses and properties with more than one bathroom, a system boiler will be required.
Whilst a System Boiler requires a hot water storage cylinder, all the major heating and hot water components are situated within the boiler itself, meaning they are quicker and easier to install.
A system boiler will provide a constant supply of hot water, meaning you don’t have a slight delay in hot water coming through like you do with a Combination boiler as the System boiler has already heated the water. Although a system boiler does need a hot water storage cylinder, it doesn’t have to be positioned in the loft and can be easily installed in a airing cupboard, making it an ideal cupboard to dry clothes.
These boilers are also compatible with solar water heating systems, which can save you money on your heating bills by heating your water with the power of the sun.
Heat only boilers do exactly what they say; They heat your central heating and hot water when installed as part of a heating system together with a hot water storage cylinder, cold water storage tank, plus a feed and expansion tank (which is usually stored in the loft above the boiler to provide a good head of water).
If your boiler is very old, the existing radiators and pipework might not cope with the pressure a new combination or system boiler would generate. Therefore, you are much better off replacing the boiler like for like with a Heat Only Boiler, unless you are having the whole system replaced, including pipework and radiators.
A Back Boiler is a boiler supplying hot water or heating that is built-in behind a fireplace or is an integral part of a gas fire. They are often fitted to a property when space is at a premium as the boiler is fitted into the existing fire-place, rather than taking valuable floor or wall space elsewhere in the home.
Since the Building Regulations change in 2005 came into effect for energy efficient condensing boilers, your choice of replacement Back Boiler is limited by what’s on offer from the manufacturers. At Go Heating Repair we usually recommend that you replace a Back boiler with a modern, energy efficient combi boiler.
Making sure you have the right kilo-watt boiler fitted is important as it will effect the cost of the install and might cause you problems later on; a smaller Kilo-Watt boiler will be cheaper to install, but might cost you more in the long run in parts as it struggles to heat the property. Likewise, too big a Kilo-Watt boiler will run ineffeicnetly and cost you more money on your energy bills. If you want to have a look yourself, The Institute of Domestic Engineers has a good online calculator that can workout what size boiler you need. When our Go Heating Repair Birkenhead surveyor visits, they’ll take you through what sized boiler you need as they’ll be using a similar formula to calculate the size of the boiler you’ll need. When you are comparing quotes between different installers, check what kilo-watt each is recommending, and if they are totally different, ask why?
It really does depend on the type of boiler you are having installed and how long you are planning to stay in the property. If you are only going to be in the property for a year or so, a cheaper option might be the right choice, like the Vokera boiler range. Whilst it’s not as famous a brand as Zanussi, it is great value for money. If you are looking for a brand name boiler, at Go Heating Repair Birkenhead, we’d recommend you have a Zanussi fitted, which comes with up to 10 years manufacturer’s backed warranty for added peace of mind.
Most boiler installers will have their favourite brand; the one they like to fit the most because of the price they buy it at or the ease of installing some new boiler brands over others.
Which? produce a great boiler guide that is nationally recognized as being one of the best for advising on which boiler brand to choose. Whilst they recommend Bosch as their number one brand as they are reliable and efficient, so over a longer period of time, might be more cost effective.
At Go Heating Repair Birkenhead, we fit a Zanussi boiler as they are reliable and have a 10 year parts and labour warranty.
We include up to 10 years manufacturers warranty with our Intergas boilers, together with up to 10 years servicing. To keep your manufacturers boiler parts warranty, you need to keep it serviced regularly otherwise the warranty won’t be valid. That’s why we include the servicing, with our Zanussi boilers, so you don’t have to worry about keeping your boiler under warranty.
Whenever you planning to have a replacement boiler, always have a survey completed prior to the engineer giving you a price. Without seeing the property and the existing boiler, its very hard to come up with an accurate price and there is a strong likelihood that the quote won’t include everything you need for a successful boiler installation. When you’re having the survey completed, we’d always recommend you check and ask the following things with the surveyor:
Always get the gas pressure to the existing boiler measured to make sure its not low. If the gas pressure is low, you might need to get the gas board out to help increase the pressure or locate the problem. This could delay things and certainly not something you want to find out on the day of the installation.
When replacing your boiler, you can might want to have it located somewhere in the house other than its current location, although any new location must adhered to current building regulations.
If a very old boiler is being replaced for a new boiler, you’ll find the newer boiler might generate more pressure in the system. This is often where a new boiler can fail – driving more pressure through the old pipes and radiators can cause problems in the piping, leading the new boiler to loose pressure and break down. Always check with the surveyor on what they recommend and ask their opinion as to what is the best solution.
One thing to look out for when replacing your old boiler for a new boiler or if you dispense with the water tank when having a combi boiler fitted, is that it will give off less heat. This is particularly important to consider if your use your airing cupboard to dry clothes in that area – you may want to consider having a radiator installed in the cupboard just to be sure.
Building regulations and legislation have changed meaning that if your boiler was installed sometime ago, its likely not to meet current standards. For example, if your boiler is mounted in the centre of the house with the flue going up the chimney, this no longer meets the regulations, and as such the boiler will need a new position on an external facing wall.
Any new replacement gas boiler can only be fitted and installed by a Gas Safe engineer. All Go Heating Repair Birkenhead’s engineers are Gas Safe registered and our Gas Safe Registration number is 573627. You can check if someone is Gas Safe registered by asking for their Gas Safe registration number, and then visiting the Gas Safe website and to check their registration number if current.
Once you’ve decided to go-ahead with having your boiler installed by Go Heating Repair Birkenhead, we’ll agree the final specification of the install and book a convenient date for you for the boiler installation to be carried out. If you need your boiler fitted in a hurry because you’ve got no heating or how water – don’t worry. We can start fitting the boiler within 48hrs of the survey being completed in most cases.
At Go Heating Repair Birkenhead we’ll fit your new boiler with minimum disruption to your home, taking care to cover carpets and other surfaces with dust sheets, and tidying up afterwards.
It’s always good to make sure the area where the boiler is being fitted is clear and that you meet our Go Heating Repair Birkenhead engineer at your property before the installation starts just to go through the finer points of the installation and fitting.
If it’s a straight swap, it shouldn’t take longer than a day. Once the boiler is installed, we won’t leave site until you are happy and we’ve fully explained how the new boiler and its controls work.
The moment we leave you property isn’t that last you’ll hear or see from us. Once the boiler is installed, we register it with Gas Safe and the manufacturer ensuring your manufacturer backed warranty is active the moment your new boiler fires into life.
*Terms and Conditions of Manufacturers Warranty Apply.
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