boiler installation Sheffield

Why a combi boiler might not be for you

‘Enhanced Energy Solutions’ have installed many boilers in Sheffield. Boiler installation requires many considerations. Although the combination (combi) boiler has become the most popular choice of boiler in the UK, it might not actually be right for you.

What is a combi boiler?

A combi boiler are now the most common type in the UK. They can be either electric or gas and they work by drawing water from the mains supply and then heating it, when it is needed.

As they do not need a tank in the loft, they do not require a lot of space.  They can provide heat and hot water on demand and storage combi boilers allow for a small store of water. They cannot, however, effectively supply multiple taps simultaneously.

Is a combi-boiler right for me?

Who is it right for?

If you are a small family, or have a small house, with one bathroom, then installing a combi boiler could be right for you. They can meet low demands of heat and water, when required. They can also easily fit into small spaces, such as in a cupboard, meaning there will be more space available- the loft will be not be needed!

Who is it not right for?

If you are a large family, or have a large house, with multiple bathrooms combi boilers may not be right for you. They can only effectively supply one tap at a time, so they will not be able to meet high demands of hot water. If there are many people needing hot water, to get ready for school or work for example, they will be better suited to an alternative boiler.

If not a combi boiler, then what?

If you decide a combi boiler is not suitable, you might want to consider getting a conventional or system boiler. Both these boilers can supply multiple taps. Conventional boilers need more space compared with other boiler types; they need both a cylinder and a tank, and the pump is housed outside the boiler.  However, they can then deal with a greater demand for hot water.

 

System boilers are similar to conventional but they only require a cylinder. Consequently, the loft is left available- no feed tank is needed to be stored there. System boilers also house several of the components, which a conventional boiler does not, meaning boiler installation is easier.

 

If you would like more information on the different boiler types, click here.

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If you are looking for a new boiler to be installed in the Sheffield area, please get in contact.

 

Rotherham boiler repair

Do You Know What To Do When You Have A Gas Leak?

It is not always easy to detect a gas leak in your home, which means that it’s not always easy to see the effects that they can cause until it is too late. Tackling gas issues quickly is important to keeping you and your family safe.

We handle boiler repairs in the Rotherham area, we’ve seen many different situations. Here’s what you need to know if you find a gas leak…

Why gas leaks are dangerous?

When people think gas, many times it is their boiler that first comes to mind but that isn’t the only appliance that you need to keep in mind when it comes to gas safety. Many cookers make use of gas, particularly older ones so it is important that these are maintained well.

Other than the obvious reason that gas is highly flammable, one of the biggest reasons that gas can be dangerous is that it can affect you in ways that aren’t obvious straight away or even noticeable to your senses. This means that there might be an issue that is affecting you and you have no way of even knowing before it’s too late. 

How to tackle gas leaks?

The most important thing to understand about gas safety is that there are some things that you can do and some things that you should never do. It is important to be clear here: only people who are ‘Gas Safe’ registered are allowed to install or maintain gas appliances in the UK by law. This means that handling gas  yourself is not something that you should never do under any circumstances. Many homeowners don’t know how to identify a gas leak or the reason that it has occurred.

The best way to make sure you are safe is  to stay on top of organising regular servicing and keep your boiler and gas appliances properly maintained by only hiring a Gas Safe heating engineer.

The dangerous of carbon monoxide

Carbon monoxide or CO is a huge danger that all homeowners need to know about. It’s known as the ‘silent killer’ and is the cause of over 200 people having to go to hospital due to poisoning every year according to the NHS. Carbon monoxide poisoning sadly claims the lives of 50 people a year and what makes it so dangerous is that is odourless, colourless and tasteless, meaning that you cannot rely on your 5 senses to keep you and your family out of harm’s way.

Carbon monoxide usually occurs through gas leaks from pipes, boilers or from poorly maintained appliances. That’s why it is important to have a carbon monoxide detector in your home. This way, you’ll know if there is a problem even if the leak isn’t obvious straight away.

Need a boiler repair in the Rotherham area?

We understand how important it is to keep your home safe, that’s why we go the extra mile to help homeowners understand how to make that happen. If you have any questions, get in touch us on 0800 061 4102 or leave us a message here on our website.