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Combi Boiler Fitter Gas Safe JamieHi, my name is Jamie.

If you want a top quality boiler at an affordable price & fitted by an engineer you can trust, then you’re in the right place! Of course we all like a bit of proof, so check out what people are saying about me in my latest google reviews further down this page.

Why Should You Call Me Today?…

  • I Fit Domestic Boilers in Your Home & Also Commercial
  • I’ve Repaired & Installed Gas Combi Boilers for 15 yrs
  • Affordable Cost – Gas Boiler Supply & Fit from £1050
  • FINANCE on New Central Heating or Boiler Installs – From £18.46/month
  • Your Gas Heating Boiler comes with a 7 or 10 & even 16yr Warranty
  • I start on time and don’t leave until the job is finished properly
  • I’m a tidy worker and will keep your place as clean as I found it after my job is done.
  • You can always contact me before or after your Boiler Install and I’m happy to return to service your New Boiler when the time comes.
  • I want to talk to you about boilers, I enjoy it! 🙂 – So FEEL FREE to CALL and Ask Me Anything You Want


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Which Gas Boiler Should You Choose?

Choose Your New Gas Combi Boiler

A few of my customers have an old copper hot water cylinder & gas system boiler in their home and sometimes your system isn’t suited to remove the hot water cylinder and swap over to a combi boiler, so I do sometimes supply & fit new gas system boilers.

Normally you have either an old system that can be upgraded, or your old boiler is already a gas combination (combi) boiler that supplies hot water and central heating directly from 1 boiler.

I’m an approved installer for 5 manufacturers BUT most of my clients choose Worcester, Vaillant or Ideal gas combi boilers.

I’ve been repairing gas heating & boilers for many years so when I’m quoting to install one, I also think about maintenance and repair long term rather than just the installation. To be honest I seem to repair a lot of Worcester gas combi boiler’s these days.

The old Worcester’s from 20 years ago were excellent but I think the newer makes and models have gone down hill in recent years. Worcester are partly owned by British Gas so have a lot of money behind them for brand marketing, but I think other boilers have improved and over-taken Worcester in both quality & design. In particular the way the new Worcester compacts are designed is poor & they also cost several hundred pounds more for what is an average boiler.

Of course I’ll fit the exact boiler you tell me you want, but I often recommend Ideal boilers, simply because they are super reliable and good value for your money.

Many years ago Ideal made a model of gas combi boiler that gave them a poorer reputation and it takes a long time to shake off a bad rep. But in reality they began making a new boiler 6 yrs ago which is exceptional, plus they’ve tweaked it and upgraded it since it’s first production. I can put a 10 yr warranty on the Ideal Logic Plus boiler or a 16 yr warranty on the Ideal Vogue boiler which is pretty amazing. Zero risk of repair costs for 16 yrs! As far as I know you can’t get anywhere near a 16 yr warranty on any other boiler and this speaks volumes for the quality and reliability of the Ideal boilers.

Customer service in my experience from Worcester and Ideal is excellent so there’s nothing between them on that score, and they both manufacture only highly energy efficient boilers these days.

My Google Reviews

Michael Leahy
Michael Leahy
19:23 21 Nov 22
Very happy with service from Jamie and Akeel. Professional and can-do attitude. Tidied up and took away old parts. Would recommend.
Aly Keogh
Aly Keogh
16:23 21 Nov 22
I contacted Jamie to replace my boiler after recommendations from my Sister and Nephew who had both had their boilers replaced by him. The cost was extremely competitive and the service was absolutely excellent. I live in a tiny, old house with 18" thick walls and my old boiler was absolutely ancient so I'm sure the job wasn't the most straightforward but Jamie has done a fantastic job. He's also a really nice chap and very trustworthy. I have absolutely no reservations in recommending him to you! Thanks Jamieread more
peggy renaudon
peggy renaudon
16:23 21 Oct 22
Amazing job done from start to finish! I got in touch about needing an old boiler removed and a new one fitted. Communication was amazing and Akeel was at the house having a look and providing me with options and a quote within a couple of days. Very knowledgeable and helpful when it came to where to put the new boiler and what type to go for. He gave us a really good price for the work compared to other quotes we had done. Akeel did an amazing job installing the new boiler. He removed the old boiler and even removed kitchen cupboards that were in the way of the installation. He also disposed of all the old boiler and debris from the work without any extra charges. I can’t recommend this company enough, really pleased with the work and I will definitely use them again. 5 starsread more
Allen Carruthers
Allen Carruthers
19:23 14 May 22
Excellent service from Aky, who installed a new boiler and wireless thermostat for me. Very professional and helpful, even installed a tee off for me so I could change the position of my washing machine. Thanks very much for your top quality service.
Natalie Wilson
Natalie Wilson
18:23 20 Apr 22
Akheel was great. He installed our new boiler and 2 new radiators and I am so happy with the work. Very professional and I would recommend to everyone who needs a new boiler or radiators fitting.
chris jones
chris jones
19:23 14 Mar 22
Great communication and set an installation date, arrived on time did the work in a clean and tidy manner. Good workmanship and for a good price. Would gladly recommend Jamie and would definitely use again.
M. Shabbir
M. Shabbir
18:55 20 Dec 21
Amazingly professional and honest person. Did install my boiler whilst I was away, however work was done on time, professionally and answered all my queries. No issues at all and competitive price quote. Registered Engineer. Highly recommended. Thanks Jamie.
Helen Phillips
Helen Phillips
18:55 14 Nov 21
I cannot recommend this fabulous company enough. After months of having different heating engineers who charge £40+ a pop just to have a look and getting nowhere, the lovely Akeel turned up. He was there about ten minutes. Didn’t replace anything just did what he had to and for the first time in months we got up this morning to find the pressure ok on the boiler. This is after months of different plumbers coming out saying we need a new boiler or they take a picture and say they’ll be back with a part but never turn up again. . Akeel didn’t even charge us. He said if this doesn’t work he’ll come back and replace the part. So laid back!! Honestly if you need a plumber/heating engineer then don’t hesitate to ring these more
Brenda F
Brenda F
19:23 21 Jan 21
Jamie, Tim and Akeel make an excellent team. When we needed a replacement boiler, we intended getting 3 quotes. However when Jamie came to look at the work required, we were so impressed by his honest, open, enthusiastic and knowledgeable approach, we decided to accept his very competitive quote immediately. His team were very clean, efficient and polite and fitted the boiler within the day. They worked very hard and explained exactly how the replacement boiler worked. Jamie oversaw the work and checked we were completed happy with it. The boiler that was fitted included an Ideal system filter and a 10 year warranty ( subject to a yearly service which Jamie quoted at a very reasonable price) We would definitely recommend Jamie and his team, and will be using them each year for our boiler service. Thank you to all of the more
Katie Pearson
Katie Pearson
13:23 21 Jan 21
Brilliant company, needed boiler replacement quickly, Jamie fit us in within a few days. Work was completed quickly and efficiently, issue with heating sorted by next day. Communication great, installation engineer friendly and great job done - would recommend and will defo use again
Dan Mars-Jones
Dan Mars-Jones
18:55 13 Jan 21
Jamie and the team were nothing short of fantastic. We bought our house in December and knew we needed to get the heating system redone. After being messed around by other companies we came across flame on boilers. They came to re-do our entire heating system in January. A fantastic job done at a very reasonable price, couldn't recommend them more. They were punctual, professional and even tidied up after themselves. Thanks Jamie from Sarah and Dan.
Gareth swaine
Gareth swaine
13:23 02 Jan 21
Not only was Jamie and his team professional, they provided excellent ideas, were on time, within budget, and extremely hard working. Jamie and his team wont let you down, they are responsive to your texts and calls, any issues that may arise will be tackled and solved quite quickly and efficently. I dont normally leave a review, but when you get a good team in that does a great job for a fair price, well, they deserve recommending. Going forward i have no doubt i will be using Jamie, Akeel and Tim for other jobs planned in my house, and will be passing on the good feedback to family and friends as they really do deserve it. Thanks lads .... see you again soon .... more
Sue Zaidi
Sue Zaidi
18:23 14 Dec 20
Jamie, Tim and Dave have just installed a new combi boiler system for me. I had an old back boiler which needed replacing, and they worked tirelessly for three days, as it was a big job. Nothing was too much trouble for them, and they were so friendly, polite, punctual and very efficient. I now have a brand new heating system, which I’m really pleased with. I would definitely recommend Jamie and his team!
Emily Rae-Austin
Emily Rae-Austin
14:23 14 Sep 20
I called Jamie after being let down by another company regarding a leak in our boiler. Jamie came out to inspect the problem and told me what exactly the issue was. He concluded we would need a new boiler fitted and assured me he would fit the best quality boiler available. Jamie and his team got the job done quickly and professionally. The team were very clean always tidying up after themselves and Jamie even hoovered up any mess made! I highly recommend to get in contact with Jamie if you're experiencing anyheating or boiler problems as he is very knowledgeable and completes the job to the highest standard. New boilers can be terribly expensive however, using flame on boiler installation feels like money well spent! Thanks again Jamie 😊read more
Pete Yasities
Pete Yasities
18:52 18 Dec 19
Excellent service. Reliable, hard working and genuine. Jamie and his colleague Vince attended our home to fit a much needed new boiler. They stayed until they completed the job and our home was warm and cosy when they left. The standard of work was excellent and they respected our home and left it super tidy. Thank you very much. Would highly recommend.
Matt S
Matt S
18:55 13 Dec 19
Very happy with the level of service. Jamie was professional on the phone and organised our boiler installation within 48 hours of phoning with his colleague Akeel. Akeel was punctual, polite, professional, hard working and clean. The job looked far better done than it did with the old boiler, and he gave me a run down of how it works and what he’s installed before he left, as well as explaining the service requirements without pushing us to have himself service it. After the job he did, we will absolutely be having them service the boiler in the more
MysticalNomad .
MysticalNomad .
22:23 05 Dec 19
Jamie came out to give me an estimate and was very informative and genuine. It was a no-brainer to go with Flame On.My heating and hot water was a mess and everything was expertly taken care of. Even the unforeseen issues were overcome with a dedication and perseverance I've never seen before. It was very impressive work at a very reason price and no hidden extra costs.Very professional work, extremely polite and friendly. An all round outstanding service.Thank you for bringing warmth back into my life before Christmas!read more
E Popa
E Popa
20:08 27 Nov 19
Jamie replaced my old boiler with a new one recently and he did a great job on that. Unfortunately few weeks later the boiler started losing pressure on a daily basis. Jamie came out to ensure this wasn't due to any installation issues. We agreed that this didn't seem to be the case and he felt there might be a small leak in the system somewhere but there was no evidence of this in my flat....Until my neighbor below me told me they had a damp patch on their ceiling.... 🙁 Jamie came back promptly and had to dig up my concrete floor to locate the leak, which fortunately he was able to fix for me. It was a messy job for him but he was so patient and after few hours my flat was leak free and the boiler went back to its normal functioning. Jamie is so humble, polite and professional, I've been extremely impressed with his overall work. I couldn't have been more surprised when he didn't charge me anything for locating and fixing the leak!!! And his initial price for installing the boiler was very competitive! I highly recommend Jamie, and I couldn't have been happier with his work!read more
Claire Bannister
Claire Bannister
18:55 14 Nov 19
If your browsing because you want a new boiler and your reading this then please choose this company. Or repairs or service. I went off the reviews and the moment I met Jamie to get a quote I knew this company wasn't trying to bleed me out of money. They are honest and normal and won't beat around any Bush. Jamie is so polite. They did a amazing job and I couldn't be happier with the service the cost everything. Thanks so much guys highly recommend
Pam Hesketh
Pam Hesketh
14:57 23 Aug 19
Akeel has done a brilliant job, arrived on time and left no mess, he didn't try to push me into buying new radiators like other firms do and was the cheapest quote I'd had and what was quoted was what I paid I'm so happy with my new boiler
Lynsey M
Lynsey M
22:07 30 Jul 19
I am absolutely ecstatic with the boiler Jamie and Akeel fitted for me this week. They're both absolutely amazing and I only wish I'd discovered them a long time ago! Honest, professional, diligent (... & also extremely humble). Poor Jamie had been here all day (in poor working conditions) and despite it approaching rush hour I couldn't get him to make his way home, as he was committed to tidying up for me. As conveyed at the time - you're a miracle in the industry (especially after the many conversations I've had with other gas engineers recently - I had totally lost all hope). Again, a massive thank you to you both - oh and don't work too hard!read more
Michelle W
Michelle W
10:16 24 Jul 19
Jamie did an amazing job on fixing my new boiler. He explained everything in detail, although it didn't make much sense to me he felt that it was his job in telling me about the installation. After he and his colleagues had completed it they found a problem with the pipes, a problem that they had never come across before and he wasn't happy that the job wasn't perfect. After spending a while and working longer than expected to find the problem, we agreed that he would come back and fix it on another day. He came back as promised and fixed the problem. I would recommend the company to everybody. I am finally happy and settled with my new boiler. Thank you Jamieread more
Farrukh Majid
Farrukh Majid
18:13 15 Jul 19
Thanks to akeel from flame on boilers fitted me a brand new boiler. Turned up dead on time didn't waste any time just got stuck in to fitting the boiler. Very professional job done explained what he was doing. Done all the safety checks told me all about the controls and settings cleaned up after he was done the price quoted was the price I paid no hidden charges. Definitely recommend them will be using them again for any other heating issues Big thanks
Gone Yij
Gone Yij
08:17 23 Apr 19
Jamie quoted me for a boiler replacement on 2nd April, the information & advice he gave me together with the price meant he was given the job. He fitted an Idead boiler & added a new radiator for the price he quoted on 15th April. Very pleased with the works carried out, a neat & tidy job, professionally carried out. I would not hesitate to recommend Jamie. He has also been given the yearly service check for the boiler.
craig wright
craig wright
11:26 15 Apr 19
Great from start to finish, had a few issues with my very old boiler, so initially phoned Jamie to discuss, he didnt try and sell me a new boiler, he suggested using my boiler until it failed as it was so old, rather than a repair, after a few days it did fail, so I called Jamie to organise a replacement boiler, he came on the day that suited me as well. The work was superb, he was very polite, answered any questions that I had, nothing was too much trouble, when leaving Jamie left behind an empty box he had forgot to load in the van, he drove all the way back from Huddersfield to Oldham to pick it up. I cannot recommend Jamie and his colleague enough. My neighbour was that impressed he is having a new boiler fitted as well. Thanks more
20:12 06 Feb 19
How refreshing; a professional who takes pride in his work, communicates well, delivers on time and quoted far less than anybody else. I'm now toasty warm with my new boiler, happy days 🙂
Ranga R7
Ranga R7
17:25 30 Jan 19
I can honestly say Jamie and his colleague were 2 of the best gas engineers I had the pleasure doing business with. I had a full boiler replacement from system's to combi. He provided his honest opinion with no pressure and gave me the best quote.The completed job was top class and they cleaned up everything afterwards. Highly recommended.
Michael Wignall
Michael Wignall
12:49 25 Jan 19
New boiler installation - great service, good price, excellent communication, and very quick too. Highly recommended.
Martynas Poskus
Martynas Poskus
11:24 26 Nov 18
Excellent and highly professional service. Jamie came and installed new boiler in no time, providing clear information throughout the process. No mess was made. Everything was done to a highly professional standard. I would absolutely recommend.
11:47 22 Nov 18
Thanks a lot Jamie, You are your colleague were a breath of fresh air in helping me with my problem boiler. You turned up on time and assessed the situation and clearly explained what was wrong with my boiler. You also explained the all the alternatives in putting the situation right. We decided that the best answer was to replace the problem boiler and the price you gave was virtually half of other quotations I had received. Having agreed the price you then said you could do the replacement the next day and the new boiler would have a 10 year guarantee. And true to your word you and you colleague turned up as promised and did exactly that. The quality and neatness of your work was was excellent and everything is working beautifully. You also removed the old boiler and bits and pieces and left the site a lot cleaner and tidier then when you arrived. All in all a great job, and I would recommend you wholeheartedly. Brian Jacksonread more
P Harland
P Harland
17:42 14 Nov 18
Prompt, friendly and knowledgeable. Work completed on quote (detailed breakdown) without fuss to a high standard. Will definitely call for future work. Cheers James!
Dani Robert
Dani Robert
17:46 03 Jul 18
Excellent service, Jamie and his colleagues are the best if you need a trustworthy, quick and reliable company to do your gas/boiler work on a really great price. Wouldn't recommend him enough. I'm normally not giving any tips for handymen but when they finished and cleaned up everything I just felt they absolutely deserve it.
Chloe Mower
Chloe Mower
19:14 14 Sep 17
EXCELLENT tradesman! Really cannot recommend highly enough. Trustworthy, genuine chap who is brilliant value and thoroughly enjoys his work. Thank you Jamie for getting us ready for a cold winter!
Anisa Hussain
Anisa Hussain
19:55 06 Apr 17
A very professional and reliable company. They came did the job, cleaned up after themselves and didn't stand around drinking cups of tea. Flame On was much cheaper than the other quotes I got and the work was finished to a high standard. Brilliant service, I would definitely recommend these guys to family and friends
Sam Lam
Sam Lam
19:13 05 Apr 17
When Jamie first came to give us a quote of all the work we needed doing we trusted him straight away. He explained what would be not only be the cheapest but also the most practical/easiest solution to solve our problems. Let me explain more, we only bought our house less than 6 months ago and from first sight we thought it was our dream house until we experienced leaking and low pressure water in our bathroom so we couldn't really use the shower/bath properly and caused us so many issues. Jamie gave us options to suit our budget but all in all we wanted the best solution that'll last us even though it'll cost us more at first. I can't tell you how amazing Jamie and his team (sorry I didn't catch your name) was and so helpful and clean/tidy - even his dust sheets smelled like fresh washing. We needed to change our boiler over to a combi system and they worked so hard to get it done as early as they could.Not only are they trustworthy people and that's hard to find these days with so many rogue tradesmen out there. They're friendly and understanding of each clients needs and budget. No question went unanswered and as first time home owners there's a lot of things we don't know so nothing seemed like a silly question. Everything was explained clearly and easy to understand. Jamie gave us real honest advice and that's what's invaluable in his services. I honestly can't recommend them enough. I even started asking them what other jobs and things they can do for us! I will be shouting about Flame on Boilers from here on out.Thank you Jamie and your team for restoring my bathroom/boiler/heating and allowing me to have blissful stressfree showers and relaxing baths!read more
Tom Norton
Tom Norton
16:34 04 Jun 16
Jamie and his team were incredibly knowledgable when they came to look at my boiler. An initial service turned into more work due to faults with the boiler but they were very thorough in explaining what was wrong and what needs to be done to fix it. They also showed me the perished parts that had been replaced and told me which bits were causing the problems. It was reassuring and I felt that I wasn't being blagged into more work just to get money. They were very honest about the work needed. They were very honest about the prices too and even reduced the price when the parts came in under estimate. They also did a great job of sourcing a rare part by ringing lots of suppliers to ensure the job was done that day. They did the job quickly and with minimal disruption to the heating and water. Thanks for the work guys and fingers crossed I don't need to see you for anything else too soon 🙂read more
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Technician servicing the gas boiler for hot water and heatingWhen you contact a company for boiler installation in Manchester, one of the first things you will agree with them is what type of boiler you want. Most companies will carry a range of appliances so that you can find the perfect one to match your budget, lifestyle and type of property. However, you may also want to upgrade your system controls.

Improving your controls will have a number of benefits. Firstly, it will be much easier to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home. It can also help you to make savings on your heating bill, since the system will only run when it is really needed. Here are some of the controls you might consider including.

A Timer Control System

Most new systems come with a separate control which operates on a timer basis. This is very useful because you can set the heating to be off during the day, while there is nobody home, and to turn on an hour before occupants are due home. The majority of timers allow you to set the controls for three separate times during the day, and some will allow you to vary the times according to the day of the week.

The timer controls will also contain a thermostat, so that the heating will switch off when the room reaches a comfortable temperature. These are commonly fitted in a hallway, where they are the least obtrusive. However, it is better to have the controls installed in your main living area. This is because hallways tend to be cooler than your living space, and your heating system may therefore turn on when it is not really needed.

Cylinder Thermostats

This type of thermostat can be fitted to hot water tanks to save you energy. Older tanks tend to fire up at a set time each day, regardless of whether hot water is needed. This can be inefficient, because it takes a great deal of energy to fire up the system and heat the water.

A cylinder thermostat will be programmed to approximately sixty degrees Celsius, and can sense if the water is already heated to the required temperature. Consequently, the tank will not come on if the hot water has not already been used that day.

Thermostatic Valves

Thermostatic valves are fitted to the radiator itself and allow the homeowner to determine the best temperature on a room-by-room basis. If a room has multiple radiators, each valve should be set to the same value.

The values range from one to six, with a three representing a temperature of around eighteen to twenty degrees. If the room is already at this temperature or higher, the valve will sense this and the radiator will start to cool. You can adjust the value to be higher or lower if the room feels too hot or too cold.

A new boiler can be a worthwhile addition to a home. If you are looking for boiler installation in Manchester, a company representative can talk you through the options which will save you money on your energy bills.

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Blue flames of a gas burner inside of a boilerIf you just typed in “gas central heating in Manchester” on Google or some other search engine, then you’re probably wondering who you can call to work on your gas appliances.

Well, we have some news for you: You don’t just let anyone work on your them, you have to have someone qualified to do it. In the United Kingdom, only gas engineers are qualified to do the job.

The gas central heating in Manchester is pretty much like the other heating systems being used in developed countries that wait through the four seasons of winter, spring, summer and autumn. To keep homes warm during the cold months, boilers are turned on and set to a certain temperature using a thermostat. The boilers are powered by a central gas heating system. This central gas heating system is a wet system, which means that the boilers heat the water and the water then heats the radiators to provide heat.

A gas-based system comes with its own set of risks, and so it’s always a good idea to have a gas engineer to check your home for any gas leaks.

The average annual cost of gas in the United Kingdom is 609 pounds for 13,500 kilowatts per hour. How much you actually get in your gas bill actually depends on several factors, including the insulation in your home (better insulation means lower gas bills), how efficient your heating system is, and where you live in the country.

In general, however, you can save on energy costs simply by using an energy-efficient boiler. There are boilers out there that are 90% fuel efficient, or are able to use 90% of the energy going through it. This fuel-efficient boiler is called a condensing boiler, which uses hot flue gases that are often wasted in standard boilers. It’s easy enough to replace your existing boiler, just consult with a boiler company on how you can make the transition.

The good thing about a gas boiler system is that you don’t store any fuel at home. However, it does have its cons. If you’re not in the gas network, setting up a gas central heating system can be very, very expensive. Also, the United Kingdom is no longer self-sufficient in gas, and there’s no telling when the price of gas will increase. Also, if you’re conscious about your carbon footprint, you can’t be using a gas-powered boiler.

But for all intents and purposes, a gas-based system is always a good choice. Gas boilers run efficiently and are durable. Read some reviews on gas boilers to know what the best brands are.

Plumber At Work. Servicing Gas BoilerIn most homes in the United Kingdom (UK), you will typically find a heating system that employs a central boiler heating unit and a separate device for water heating.

This is an overly complex system that can be quite wasteful of energy. Recently a new type of combined boiler system has been introduced called the combi system. This type of unit both heats your home and delivers hot water on demand. It has become very popular and is now the most often requested type of boiler installation in the UK. In this article, we will discuss common questions and concerns regarding Manchester boiler installation of a combi unit.

Why Are Combi Units So Popular?

When you invest in a combi unit boiler installation for your home, you can expect to enjoy significant savings on your utility bills. By combining the water heater and boiler functions, this unit eliminates the need for storing heated water. This adds up to several benefits including:

* Improved & Consistent Water Pressure

* Reduced Water Heating Costs

* Reduced Need for Piping

* Reduced Installation Costs

* No Hot Water Cylinders

* Efficient Use of Space

Rather than wasting money keeping water hot on a continuous and ongoing basis (even when you are not at home), the unit heats water as it is needed. As the water heats, heated air goes through a redistribution process through the air circulation units. This makes the most efficient use of the heating elements for both water heating and home heating.

How Does The Combi Boiler Work?

The unit contains two compact heating circuits. One circuit heats water on demand within under a minute. The water comes directly from the main water supply and runs through the heating unit. There is no need for water pumps, and there is no reduction of water pressure. Because the water is heated as it enters the unit, there is no fluctuation in temperature levels (as may be the case with stored hot water which may vary in temperature depending upon how long it has been stored).

Many people worry that the water may be too hot; however, you can control the water temperature at point of use. This is important because setting the water temperature at the right range is the key to getting the most efficient and satisfactory use of your combi-system.

Combined Home & Water Heating Is A Win-Win Proposition

In recent days, Manchester boiler installation of combi units has increased dramatically. The reasons for this are quite clear. This type of water heating is the wave of the future in that it saves energy, water and money. With a combi unit, you save money from start to finish. Purchase of the unit is quite affordable and installation costs are minimal.

As a happy side effect, this type of unit also takes up much less space in your home. In fact, the unit is so small it can be hung up on the wall of your former water heater closet leaving lots of extra space for you to use for your benefit.

All in all, this type of home and water heating system is the perfect solution for modern apartment and home dwellers alike. To find out how you can benefit from replacing your outmoded boiler and water heating system with a sleek, new combi unit, call on your professional boiler installers in Manchester UK.

Concept Of Home HeatingManchester, a city in the United Kingdom, has mild summers and cool winters, which makes it very necessary for homes to be heated to ensure living in comfort. Central heating makes for a convenient and economical way of doing this.

In central heating, the heat is generated at a convenient and central place in the home and then distributed to the spaces that are needed to be heated. The other alternative is local heating, where a fireplace or heater heats only one room. In any Manchester central heating system gas, coal or oil will be burnt in a furnace and the heat so produced used to boil water, or heat air. The furnace will be located in the basement or any other space that can be spared for the purpose.

Where commercial buildings use this same form of central heating, furnaces will have a room that is dedicated for the purpose. You can also use electricity to create the necessary heat, but this can lead to higher costs, though the advantage is that the heating process is not messy and requires lesser maintenance. Some homes may also use solar panels to pre heat water, as this can lead to a substantial savings in fuel costs.

The heat that is generated in the furnace of a central heating system is then distributed throughout the spaces that need heating. Some of these systems use ducts and fans that blow the heated air to the various rooms. In other systems, heated water is led through pipe networks that end up in radiators in each space to be heated, form where heat exchange to the air takes place by conduction, radiation and convection. In most of the systems that have radiators, individual controls allow regulation of the heat, as per requirements. In systems that use air, registers or dampers allow the flow of heated air to be controlled, as required.

Heat from any Manchester central heating system can take some time to heat up a home, and costs can be controlled, if sufficient time is allowed to allow all the rooms in a home to heat up, instead of turning the controls to high. Manchester summers are mild and systems can be switched off, or turned on only during the night. Maintenance is a very important aspect for central heating systems and it makes sense for such work to be carried out just before the start of winter. It can help if boilers and furnaces are inspected by certified professionals, so that the system continues to work safely. Valves and pressure gauges must be checked and pipes checked for leakage and corrosion.

Have your home inspected by reputed installers before you consider fitting a central heating system. They will be able to tell you the size of the unit needed, and may even suggest small modifications in the home that can help you to conserve heat and thus reduce fuel bills in the long term. An annual maintenance contract with the supplier and installer can also ensure trouble free operation for years to come.

independent heating system in boiler-houseManchester is a city in which you need to pay attention to having a proper system in home for boiling water for use in kitchens, baths and possibly central heating. This is because its geographical location ensures cold winters and mild summers.

If you are moving into this city and need such an appliance installed, your quest for a new boiler in Manchester requires that you gather some background knowledge about boilers that can help you to buy the right one that is the most suitable for your Manchester home. Most new boilers offered nowadays, are of the condensing type, which are of very high efficiency. They will be slightly expensive to start with, but can reduce heating bills by as much as 40 percent, and this can in the long run prove economical. They also reduce carbon emission by thirty percent and are environmentally friendly. Even among condensing boilers, there can be different types, and an inspection of your home by a boiler engineer will point you in the correct direction and get you the boiler that is suited to your home.

You also need to have a proper budget for a new boiler, though many Manchester agencies that deal in boilers and their installation can offer you financing options. The location of the boilers is another determining factor for the type and capacity of boiler that you will buy. Some boilers emit steam and this can affect its location, as it should not prove to be a nuisance. Be sure of the demand that will be there on the boiler, as this can help to determine the right capacity. More outlets, more bathrooms, means higher requirement of hot water, as they can be used simultaneously. Some traditional boilers require expansion tanks, and you need to have the space in your home for them.

One way of reducing your future heating bills through your new boiler in Manchester, can be by an additional installation of a solar heating system that can preheat the water, at no cost. Capital costs for solar systems can be high, but grants and loans are easily available as the authorities do encourage such installations.

Before you decide to place an order for the new boiler, make sure that the agency you go to can guarantee their work and have professionals who are qualified and certified. The agency must be well established, have a dependable after sales service and offer maintenance and service contracts. Get a written quotation, completely listing all the parts they will supply, make and capacity of the model offered and its rated efficiency.

A boiler that has a certified energy rating is one that will have a high efficiency in the use of the fuel used, as much as 90 percent. A boiler that allows for future upgrades, is one that will always having you use the latest in technology. A new boiler makes for a substantial expenditure and it can always help if you arrange for finance in advance, even if it is necessary to take a loan.

Home gas-fired boiler. The installation of gas equipment. HeatinIf you need a new boiler fitted, there are some points you should consider before contacting boiler installers in Manchester. This will help you to find the right engineer for the job, as some may specialize in a particular type of system.

A good boiler installation company will be able to provide you with impartial advice on which type of boiler is best for you. However, you should already have decided which type of fuel you want the appliance to run on before looking at boiler installers in Manchester.

For most people this will be a very simple choice, as the majority of households use a gas central heating system, but nearly five million homes are not connected to the gas mains and do not have this option. If your property is not connected to the gas network, you have three main alternatives. This might be a boiler which uses liquid petroleum gas (LPG), an oil boiler or, if your primary source of heating is a wood burner, you can also have a stove fitted with a back boiler.

Types Of Boiler

The majority of homes with older heating systems have a heat only boiler, which is designed exclusively to provide warmth for the home. However, most people who are having a new boiler installed now opt for a combi-boiler.

A combi-boiler will both heat your radiators and your hot water. It can be more energy efficient and more convenient, since it heats hot water on demand. Many homeowners also prefer it because it allows you to remove the hot water tank, which frees up the space for other purposes.

This type of system is not right for all households, however. You can only use the heated water for one task at a time, so if somebody turns on a kitchen tap while the shower is running, the shower will run cold. This means that larger households with more simultaneous activities going on may struggle with a combi-boiler. Your installation professional will be able to give you more advice about whether a combination model or heat-only appliance is best for you.

Brands And Efficiency Ratings

All boilers will come with information about their energy efficiency. A higher rating means that your carbon footprint will be smaller, which is considered better for the environment. But there are cost saving benefits too.

The more efficient your boiler is, the lower your bills will be. Therefore, it can be worth checking out consumer tests to see which brands have the best ratings. If you have a preference on brands, make sure that your chosen installer is certified to fit your preffered boiler and that they are able to supply any necessary parts.

If you are planning to purchase a new boiler, always check a company’s credentials to see if they have the right certification to carry out the work. Although installation is not cheap, modern appliances are very efficient and can cut your fuel expenditure. Your installation professional can give you advice on the most energy efficient models.

Saving Money From Heating HomeAlthough the majority of households in the UK have a central heating system which is connected to the gas mains, there are still some older properties which rely on liquid petroleum.

If this is the case for your property, you have probably considered searching for a company which deals with central heating installation in Manchester at some point. You might also be living in a home which does have a gas based system, but it is in need of replacement. Since there are other options available, such as renewable sources, you might be wondering if it is worth opting for an alternative. Central heating installation in Manchester is not cheap. Depending on the size of the property, the cost can range into thousands of pounds. Therefore, you need to be certain that a gas system is best for your needs. Here are some of the pros and cons to consider.

The Advantages Of Gas Central Heating

The main advantage of gas central heating is that it is convenient. Because the house is connected to the mains supply, there is no need for the homeowner to store fuel on their property. You also have the peace of mind that if anything goes wrong, it will be straightforward to rectify. Not only do all gas suppliers have engineers who can respond quickly to their customer’s problems, local plumbers can also carry out central heating repairs if they hold the right certification.

Modern central heating systems are also extremely efficient, particularly if you have a condensing boiler. This means that you are maximizing the use you get out of every energy unit which is expended.

The Disadvantages Of A Gas Central Heating System

The main disadvantage of having this type of system installed is that it will involve several days of disruption. It can also be quite expensive, with labour alone costing around £100 per day. The cost and disruption is multiplied if your home does not have easy access to the mains supply.

You will also need to factor long term running costs into your budget. Although many homeowners choose not to have their boiler serviced on an annual basis, it is highly recommended that you do. This is because boilers which are well maintained will have much better longevity, which is important for getting your money’s worth. You will also have the peace of mind that your boiler is safe and does not have any underlying faults, although it is recommended that you still purchase a carbon monoxide detector even if your boiler is serviced regularly.

The cost of gas may also be something to consider. Since the UK no longer has its own source or fuel, it is reliant on foreign imports. This means that prices are more likely to fluctuate. However, it is still cheaper than many alternative types of fuel.

A gas central heating system may be costly to install, but in the long term the expenditure is worth it. This type of heating system is very convenient to run and maintain.

Sky Thermostat 55 Degrees Heat V2Are you planning on installing a new central heating system for your home?

Where do you start when it comes to central heating in Manchester? Do you need a gas or oil powered system? What’s the best type?

Is it electric, warm air systems or underfloor heating ones? Yes, there are thousands of questions to answer when it comes to choosing the best central heating system but here is what you need to know to make your decision easier. Do you currently have an old boiler that’s not as good as it used to be? Does your old boiler break down frequently especially when you need to use it? Perhaps constantly repairing it is costing you too much or maybe using an older version is much more expensive than buying a modern one. So, here you’re faced with a conundrum of whether to replace the old boiler with a completely new type or the same brand.

To settle your nerves, you should understand that there are good reasons for replacing your old boiler with a more modern equivalent. Most probably it’s the cheaper option of going about it especially because there might be very minimal alteration to the existing pipes. Even better, you can save on money, time or renovations in your house. On the other hand, there are a few reasons why buying a completely new boiler is also a good idea.

For instance, if the old boiler was installed to sustain a few people yet your family has grown over the years, you definitely need a new boiler. Also, if the parts for the old boiler or its modern equivalent are hard to find, choosing a new and popular model will save you a headache when it comes to repair. Now, you’re faced with a completely new problem and that’s choosing a completely new boiler. Of course, with the help of a heating engineer, this might not be such a minefield as you had imagined.

As for the type of boilers, you’re limited to either combination or conventional systems. Basically, the distinction comes in with how these two boiler types deliver hot water. Therefore, when buying any of these boilers you need to weigh in your usage of hot water now and in the future, especially if there is a chance of your family growing or kids going to college. The conventional type can deliver hot water to a few taps simultaneously. Therefore, large families are better served by conventional boilers.

Combination boilers are quite different from the conventional ones because there is no need for a hot water storage cylinder. The hot water is heated instantly when the tap is turned on. It takes a little longer to get a full bath of hot water and also opening 2 taps at once might diminish the hot water capacity to one of the outlets. Therefore, next time you’re out shopping for a new boiler consult a heating engineer for the best advice on central heating in Manchester.

Technician servicing the gas boiler for hot water and heatingIf you have looked into boiler replacement in Manchester, you may have concerns about the cost of fitting a new appliance. However, if your boiler requires replacing it is imperative that you do not put off having a new one installed. Not only will a new model be much safer, it will also save you money in the long run because it will be more energy efficient.

But how do you know if your existing boiler needs to be replaced, or if it just requires a service? Here are the signs that you should be investing in a new model.

Your Existing Boiler Is Very Old

An old boiler does not always require replacement, as long as you remember to get it serviced annually. However, if you still have a model with an open flue then it is almost certainly worth paying for a new boiler. This is because this type of system tends to only run at around 65 percent efficiency, even if well maintained. Therefore, it is likely that you are paying much more than you need to on your heating bills.

You should also replace an old boiler if an engineer tells you that it is difficult to source spare parts. Once parts become difficult to find, or even obsolete, your repair bills will rise rapidly. There is also an increased risk that you will be left without heating for several days if an engineer cannot immediately obtain the right part, or you may find that the boiler is condemned without notice.

Your Boiler Often Breaks Down

If the pressure valve is constantly low on your boiler, or if it frequently develops niggling faults, you should think about looking into companies who deal with boiler replacement in Manchester. A series of minor issues is usually a warning flag that a more serious problem is just around the corner, and since faults usually occur when the boiler is in frequent use, this is likely to happen just when you need it most.

In the worst case scenario, a faulty boiler can be lethal. If you notice an unusual smell emitting from the appliance then it could be a warning sign that it isn’t burning properly. This can cause a dangerous carbon monoxide leak. You should always install a carbon monoxide detector near your boiler, as the gas itself is odourless.

Your House Does Not Heat Properly

If your radiators seem lukewarm or your hot water tap is dispensing tepid water, it is likely that your appliance is faulty. Another warning sign is if your radiators keep turning on and off all day. An inefficient boiler costs more money to run, as firing the appliance up burns the most energy.

The cost of installing a new boiler is more than worth it when you take the benefits into account. An efficient appliance can save you significant money on your gas bill, and you will almost certainly notice the difference in how easy it is to heat your home.

Repairman Repairing Electric BoilerHome owners often ask when the perfect time is to replace their heating system. Because boilers are among the most important investments at home, home owners should make sure that they are working effectively. Therefore, it is crucial to know when to replace them before they cost more repairs or become unsafe for the family.

When To Hire Boiler Replacement Specialists?

1. Evaluate the condition your own heating system.

One of the signs indicating the need for a boiler replacement is when the amount of energy it loses is higher than the amount of energy it utilizes. If this happens, the room where the boiler is installed will be warmer than the other parts of the house. This may need replacement as it can increase the energy bills that you are paying.

2. Check how old your boiler is.

Boilers are generally made to last up to 15 years. If your own heating system is properly maintained, then you don’t need to worry about calling for boiler replacement specialists in Manchester. Instead, just focus on improving the energy-efficiency of your house by looking at your other appliances and making sure that they are functioning optimally. But if you are not maintaining the boiler regularly and it is older than the average life expectancy, you should start looking for professionals offering boiler replacement services in your place.

3. Inspect the metal inside the boiler.

This method is the most reliable way of assessing the condition of a heating system. It should be done at least once a year. Usually, boilers have handholes that can be removed easily so that the owner can inspect the inside. Before inspection, you will need to shut the boiler down and drain it first to open it up.

4. Check your energy bills.

You may be surprised to find that your bills are rising every month. You may consider the heating system as the cause of the increasing energy bills. As they age, boilers lose their efficiency especially if you do not properly maintain them. As a result, they may run longer and use more energy to be able to provide the amount of heat you need.

5. Check for signs of poisonous carbon monoxide.

A yellow flame is the main indicator that carbon monoxide is created by your system. Other possible signs include the following:

a. Excessive moisture on walls, windows and other surfaces of the room
b. Gas or water leakage
c. Rust formation on the vent pipes
You should monitor your own boiler and take note of the signs given. If these signs are taken for granted, the boiler may produce carbon monoxide that can cause different illnesses to you and your family.

When it comes to the installation of new heating systems at home, boiler replacement specialists in Manchester are the right people for the job. The tips given above will help you determine when it’s time to call a professional for assistance. If you are looking for a boiler installer, consider shopping around and speaking to as many specialists as possible so you can get the best deal.