Boilers use steam or hot water running through pipes that radiate along walls, floors, or ceilings to heat your home. This can keep help you retain heat better as surfaces stay warm longer than air.
What type of Boiler do I need?
The type of boiler you need will depend on the size of your house, plus your hot water requirements.
The hot water supply from my combination boiler fluctuates. Is this correct?
Depending on heat output, combination boilers can only supply a one tap at a time. Turning on additional taps will reduce the flow of hot water. If the water is not hot enough you may have to reduce the flow (by turning the tap down) to increase the temperature. This may be necessary especially in winter when the water supply to the boiler is colder.
How often should I get my Boiler serviced?
Your boiler should be serviced annually (this is a legal safety requirement if you live in a rented property). The best time to do this is during the summer months when installers are not so busy. Any Gas Safe registered installer should be able to carry a service for you.
How much does a replacement boiler cost?
You can ask your local plumbers' merchants for prices. You will need to add the cost of installation. For an estimate of the total cost you should contact a Gas Safe registered installer.