Heating is important, after all nobody wants a cold home that doesn’t have access to hot water. Getting a boiler to help make this possible shouldn’t be hard. Sometimes the appliance a property has may be in need of repairs. Or, it might not be suitable for the needs of the occupiers. Well, Warm is here to help with what you need whether this is a new combi boiler or other heating work.
What exactly is a combi boiler?
A combi boiler, or combination boiler, is a central heating boiler and a high efficiency water heater compacted into a single unit. This appliance heats water direct from the mains supply when you turn a tap on.
Installation can be tricky seeing as it involves adding the system to the mains. However, there will be less pipework in the property meaning that it tends to be cheaper.
Takes up less space
With a combi, you do not need a cold water storage tank or a water storage cylinder. This allows for additional living space which is ideal for smaller properties.
Without this bulky storage, it can quite easily fit into most cupboards in places like a kitchen. So, if you have limited space, then this is a fantastic option.
Good for your pocket
Combi boilers are a very cost and energy efficient choice. This is thanks to the fact that it heats the water instantly instead of going into a cylinder for storage. Seeing as a combi delivers the hot water at mains pressure, you can get a strong shower without a separate pump which is something everyone loves.
A combi boiler could help you save on your energy bills. This is because it is economical and practical. They are also versatile seeing as they deal with your central heating on top of your hot water needs.
Rely on your heating
Combis are incredibly reliable and are manufactured using modern technology that has been proven. They’re very easy to use and are very convenient allowing for great heating.
You can get a combi boiler in oil, gas, or electricity. This choice will depend on your preference of fuel. When you add a radiator, your boiler doubles as central heating.
A combi, unlike a conventional boiler, provides on-demand domestic hot water and heating to radiators.
Speaking of central heating…
If you ever want to upgrade your central heating, such as if you currently have an old electric storage system, this can be a smart move. With a newer installation comes better efficiency and controls.
It can also be a smart move if you are getting a new boiler installed to make sure that your central heating can handle the appliance. It is also a good time to update things at the same time, plus you will know that everything is in good condition.
A boiler, when well maintained, can last up to 15 years. If yours is reaching this age or is no longer as efficient as it once was, it could be time to look into getting a new one. Newer models can offer great heating savings due to energy efficiency improvements. It could be that it has gotten to a point where you are spending more on repairs than you would by replacing your boiler. While you might be able to repair your appliance, this is not always the smartest choice moneywise. On top of all this, having a new boiler installed can add value to your home if you plan on selling and moving.
Annual servicing and maintenance will help give it the best chance of going for as long as possible. You will then get the most for your money. It is worth noting however that it is important to ensure a quality installation job. This reduces the risk of malfunctions and keeps you safe.
You can always have an engineer take a look to determine whether your system should be replaced. In addition, they will be able to tell you which model would be best for your specific needs based on your home and your budget.
Can you install a combi boiler yourself?
DIY jobs can offer a great sense of achievement and there are all sorts of tasks out there that you can try such as building your own shelf or clearing out the gutters. However, there are bigger jobs that you should always leave to an expert.
For instance, you should always leave installing a gas boiler to professionals that hold a Gas Safe certificate. This makes sure the work follows building and safety regulations and is legal.
Because of this, it is important that you reach out to a professional for this work. You don’t have to go any further for this though. At Warm, you will find all the support you need. We only work with the very best to provide quotes for all kind of work.
Even if you have a preference for specific brands, whatever fuel boiler you want installing, we can help you find an experienced installer to work with you. Our quotes are competitive, free, and come with no obligations so what are you waiting for?
How long will it take?
If you are wondering how long the work will take to install your new boiler, there are a number of factors to take into consideration with this. For starters you have to look at the boiler model you have at the moment. Other things include whether it needs moving to another part of the property and the fuel it uses. Generally though, you can expect the work to take from 6 hours to 4 days.
Finding the best people to help with a new combi boiler
At Warm, we don’t want people to struggle when they are searching for engineers to help them with the installation of a new combi boiler. Whatever appliance type or brand for that matter, or if you need another type of work such as servicing, we’ve got you covered.
Don’t delay and fill out our helpful quote form to get your hands on prices quickly. Or, you can give us a call using 0800 311 8990 and we would love to help you.