standard-title FAQ "A quick guide to some of our Freqeuntly Asked Questions"

FAQ

"A quick guide to some of our Freqeuntly Asked Questions"

What Grants are Available from Worcester?

We are not registered under any scheme to provide grants, however we can offer 10 months Interest free Finance via our provider Hitachi for your new central heating installation.


Which type of Condensing boiler is best for me?

Combination Boilers
This has all the benefits of an instantaneous gas water heater & conventional heating boiler, combined into one compact unit. The main difference is that it does not store any hot water as it heats it directly from the incoming mains so no need for a hot water cylinder.  This boiler can be installed almost anywhere in the property, kitchen, garage or loft due to new fluing options.  Other advantages are no stored water in the loft, therefore no risk of freezing pipes & the hot water is delivered at mains pressure therefore you can have a power shower without the need of a separate pump.

System Boilers
This is different to a combi, firstly it has stored water held in either a low pressure hot water cylinder or an unvented hot water cylinder & secondly major components like the pump are built in.  The system is pressurised, therefore no feed expansion tank required, resulting in the radiators heating up faster & with lower running cots it makes this a very economical package.  This type of system is installed when a greater volume of hot water is required & is more suitable for larger properties with two or more bathrooms.

Conventional Boilers

These boilers are not pressurised but just like the system boilers incorporate a hot water cylinder.  The cylinder is fed from a cold water storage tank & there is a separate feed expansion tank for the heating circuit, both tanks are usually located in the loft space.  This is another system that can be used when a greater volume of hot water is require & is more suitable to larger properties with two or more bathrooms.

Please see the following videos below for more information

Handy tips to try when your boiler stops working – by Bosch

Heating advice to save you money – by Martyn Bridges

How to vent a radiator – by Aquaheat

How to programme a DT20RF – by Aquaheat


Cost of typical installations

Costs can vary from between £2000 -£4000 inc VAT (oil boilers cost significantly more than gas boiler)


Power Flushing

Power flushing is now recommended by all manufacturers prior to the install of a new boiler to ensure a trouble free installation.  A high water flow rate combined with a flow reverser device dislodges & mobilises sludge & corrosion deposits which resist traditional system cleaning methods.  Chemicals are introduced via the machine & by isolating each radiator individually, we can ensure that not only each radiator but the whole system pipework is thoroughly cleaned. British Gas charge approx £500-600,  for this service however we charge  £300 for up to 6 radiators in a property then £450 up to – 12 radiators with a £50 charge per radiator thereafter… we can negotiate  a price with customers who have over 12 radiators at their homes.