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FREE, no obligation, survey at a time to suit YOU in Maidstone.
Which means you get the very best advice on the type of installation that’s best for you at a time convenient for you in Maidstone.
Choose the brand of new boiler that suits you.
Whether you’ve got your heart set on a Worcester Bosch or you want a Baxi boiler installed in Maidstone, you’ll get up to 10 years manufacturers warranty*.
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 in Maidstone.
Quick survey turn-around from Go Heating Repair Maidstone.
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
There’s no pushy sales people at Go Heating Repair Maidstone. We’ll help you every step of the way as and when needed in Maidstone.
Grenville is the owner and operator of Go Heating Repair Maidstone. He’s had his own company installing boilers in Maidtsone for the last 15 years. The team are based throughout Kent, so all of our engineers are locally based. Plus every member of the team has been working in the gas installation industry for years, so we know boilers just as well as we know the Maidstone area. Once you speak to one of our install advisers, who’ll walk you through your option on the phone, its over to Grenville and his team. They’ll come out and survey your property for a new boiler. Once the survey has been completed and we’ve talked you through your options, Grenville’s engineering team take over when you are completely happy to commit to us. Grenville and the team have over 30 years combined of experience installing boilers, making Go Heating Repair Maidstone the perfect choice when you require someone dedicated AND local to install your new boiler in Maidstone..
Why is it that some people in Maidstone can get their boiler replaced for under £1,800 and for others it’s 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.
Take a new replacement boiler for a one-bed flat with only a few radiators, this will cost a lot less than for a four bedroom house with over 15 radiators. This is simply because the boiler itself will not need to generate as much heat and hot water for a smaller property and therefore a smaller kilo-watt boiler can be fitted, which is cheaper to buy. The bigger kilo-watt of boiler, the more expensive it is.
Some Go Heating Repair Maidstone 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, can be very unpleasant for you and your family. Some customers don’t want to risk another winter where their boiler might break down, so they have regular surveys to keep a check on their boiler. 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 fit 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 that you’ll usually hear a gas engineer use when, in their opinion, it will cost more to repair your existing boiler than replacing the boiler itself. It can also happen when the parts for your boiler are no longer manufactured. Any significant part that needs replacing on a boiler can sometimes be the sign of the boiler being on its way out.
You are getting a ‘boiler dry-cycle’: A boiler dry cycle is more of a problem that older boilers suffer from. A dry cycle is where the boiler fires up due to lost heat in the environment that the boiler sits in. The boiler will then fire up, regardless of the properties heat, unnecessarily. This can be a real energy waster, because you’re heating your home when you don’t need to be.
Your boiler has a continuous pilot light: This is a common feature on older boilers and a real waste of gas. For the time the pilot light is lit, it’s burning gas. This will cost you more.
Floor mounted boilers: 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 and we would recommend having it fitted.
Extensions and Renovations: If you’re making changes to your property, changing your boiler will also add to the value of your property.
Since changes 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 much more efficient.
TThere are a choice of four main boiler types that are fitted which depend 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 will get instant hot water. A great benefit is that 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 when 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 good 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 may require a system boiler.
Whilst a System Boiler requires a hot water storage cylinder, all the major heating and hot water components are situated within the boiler itself. This makes them 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. This is because a System boiler has already heated the water within the cylinder. 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. They will require 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)to be installed, completing the system.
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 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 in this way when space is lacking in the property, so rather than taking valuable floor or wall space elsewhere in the home, it is installed behind other features.
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 installation 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 as it struggles to heat the property. Likewise, too big a kilo-Watt boiler will run inefficiently 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 based on your property. When our Go Heating Repair Maidstone 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 brand might be the right choice. But if you are looking to invest in the value of your property and you are going to stay there a long time, you might want to consider a Worcester Bosch – rated the top boiler brand by Which?
Some 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 for them. However you should never feel pressurised into making a choice.
Which? magazine 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 Worcester Bosch as their number one brand, they are not the cheapest, but when do quality and cheap go together?.
Of course, at Go Heating Repair Maidstone, we can give you a range of boiler manufacture to choose from.
With Go Heating Repair Maidstone you get up to 10 years manufacturer’s warranty when we install you boiler in Maidstone. To keep your boiler manufacturer’s warranty*, you need to keep it serviced regularly otherwise the warranty will be invalid.
Whenever you’re 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, it’s 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 is certainly not something you want to find out on the day of the installation.
When replacing your boiler in Maidstone, you might want to have it located in a different location in your property from where it currently sits. However, a new location will need to adhere 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 lose 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 in your cup-board. 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 it’s 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 it is no longer meeting the regulations. 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 Maidstone’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 Maidstone, we’ll agree the final specification of the install and book a convenient date for you. Don’t worry if you need your boiler fitted in a hurry we can start installing within 48 hours of the survey, subject to your survey and availability of install appointments.
At Go Heating Repair Maidstone 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 Maidstone engineer at your property before the installation starts. Here you can 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 to make sure you meet any legal requirements and are covered by the manufacturers warranty the moment your new boiler fires into life.
Make sure you keep your boiler serviced to the recommended manufacturers schedule, to ensure your boiler keeps in warranty for up to 10 years. That way, if something does go wrong in the years to come which is covered by the warranty, you won’t lose out because it hasn’t been serviced to their requirements.
*Terms and Conditions of Manufacturers Warranty Apply. Each Manufacturer has their own terms and conditions, with some covering the parts but not the call out charge, others only covering certain parts and not the whole boiler.
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