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Our close relationship with Worcester Bosch, Ideal Boilers and Vaillant has led us to become experts in all things heating. From boiler replacements to first time central heating installations—our experienced team is ready to work closely with you.
System boilers are an energy-efficient way to provide hot water because they come pre-packaged with all of the necessities needed for installation. These boilers do not need a separate water tank; instead, there is a pump and expansion vessel installed in them which eliminates the use of both a header tank and outdoor cold water piping. This type of boiler suits properties that have more than one bathroom or no attic space as well as homes looking to convert their attic into usable living space.
A combi or combination boiler is both a high-efficiency water heater and a central heating system in one. So, when you turn on your faucet and hot water runs out, it is because the combi boiler heats up the tap water right away. Combis also eliminate the need for a cistern (or cold-water storage tank) in an attic, which makes them extremely effective at keeping energy usage down.
Heat boilers only consists of a cylinder and a hot water storage tank. Regular boilers provide large quantities of hot water to many rooms simultaneously, making them ideal for large households or families. Regular boilers work best when paired with traditional heating and hot water systems that are connected to separate hot water cylinders. A cold-water storage tank in the attic supplies the cylinder while another one maintains the level of hot water in central heating system tanks.
If you have a regular boiler installed that needs replacement, it’s best to replace it with another one – just like what was there before. This will be cost effective, reliable, and sustainable long term. You can also use heat boilers in conjunction with solar energy sources if desired too!
Join the revolution. Be one of the first households to install a hydrogen-ready boiler in your home.
It is well known that there has been talk about 'hydrogen-ready' boilers, which convert natural gas to run solely on hydrogen; but we have a solution that does not require costly changes to your property - an ideal solution for you and an even more ideal option for the environment.
With our wide range of boilers from Ideal available, we could supply a domestic boiler running off 20% hydrogen - optimal for your budget and optimum for reducing emissions too!
Blending up to 20% hydrogen into the grid with existing natural gas, could save as much as 6-million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions every year!
Hydrogen is a clean fuel when it burns. Carbon dioxide doesn't release into the environment when hydrogen is used which means this fuel has the potential to supply households with heating and hot water, without needing much disruption at all. With 20% of household gas being replaced by hydrogen-based fuel - there won't need to be any changes made to household appliances or pipes because they will both work as normal.
To find boilers that are economical, look for their EPC-rating. A well rated boiler should run very efficiently, whereas a poorly rated model may be more costly when it comes to your monthly bills. All boilers installed by SwitchedOn Yorkshire are ‘A’ rated - meaning we’ll only supply the most efficient system in your home, to ensure your energy bills become more manageable and don’t increase.
We also supply boilers with 10-year manufacturers warranty, so you have that bit more guarantee.
A condensing boiler is a high efficiency boiler which runs at a lower temperature than older, traditional style boilers. It recovers energy through, what is termed, ‘Latent Heat’. When the burned fuel products cool they turn into a liquid and create condensation.
A Combi boiler provides both heating and hot water instantly.
A system boiler is designed to work with a cylinder to provide hot water as it does not have the hot water heat exchanger. It contains an expansion vessel and pump allowing the boiler to be installed in a sealed system.
A Heat only boiler is the simplest type of boiler. It can be used on either an open vented system, which has a tank in the loft, or in a sealed system with the addition of an external pump and expansion vessel. Hot water is provided by using a cylinder.
The general lifespan of a boiler is between 10 to 15 years.
While this is an average, your boiler may last longer if you take good care of it.
You should decide to replace your boiler when repairs become too expensive and start mounting up – or even if your boiler is beyond repair! You’ll then begin to save money in the long run.
If you have a boiler fault, it’s most likely a common problem with a simple fix. However it can be difficult to understand whether your boiler can be repaired or not when a more serious issue occurs.
We’ll be able to assess whether your boiler is safe to continue using after a fix, or whether it can be repaired at all.
Find out more information here from our blog: Is now the right time for a new boiler?
Getting your boiler serviced when there doesn’t appear to be any issue may seem unnecessary, but servicing your boiler once a year will help to prolong its lifespan.
An annual service helps to avoid unforeseen problems with your boiler, and keep it running efficiently. You’ll also continue to keep hold of your 10-year manufacturers warranty.
If you’d like to find out more about annual boiler servicing, we have competitive, affordable rates available.
If you need to find out how old your boiler is you can check within the installation manual; your installer will have completed the Benchmark Certificate.
If this is not available, the age of your boiler can be estimated by the type of boiler it is – give us a call to help figure this out.
If you’re feeling the cold in your home, it could be because you have air trapped in your radiator system. You can check your radiators by carefully touching them while they are on, to see if they are cold in places, particularly near the top, which will mean that they need bleeding.
Here’s what you should do:
After switching the heating off and waiting for the system to cool, make sure you have a radiator vent key and towel at the ready.
Use the radiator vent key by turning it anti-clockwise to open the valve, and make sure the towel is behind the radiator just in case it sprays hot water on you or onto the wall.
Once you’ve finished, turn the key clockwise to close the valve.
The next step is to check the pressure gauge on your system and make sure it is between 1-1.5 bar. If it’s not within this range, fill the boiler up with the filling loop, which is usually located under the boiler (if you have a heat or system boiler, it may be near your cylinder). If you struggle with this – give us a call!
If you have too much pressure in your system, you can reduce the pressure by opening the pressure valve slightly. This is important because it prevents the pressure relief valve blowing open due to an excess amount of built-up pressure.
If you’re buying a new boiler, or just trying to decide if you need one, how efficient it is will be a big part of your decision.
Remember – the more efficient your boiler, the less likely you’re to pay a high amount towards your heating bills.
To find boilers that are economical, look for their EPC-rating. A well rated boiler should run very efficiently, whereas a poorly rated model may be more costly when it comes to your monthly bills.
You should find that all modern boilers are more economical when compared to older models. All boilers we supply are ‘A’ rated!
Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHP) are fast becoming the best, most energy efficient way to heat your home and hot water.
By installing solar panels, you can generate your own renewable electricity and reduce your energy bill at the same time.
Battery Storage is the perfect partner for Solar PV. Collect, store and use your electricity around your home whenever you like
Electric Vehicles are fast becoming the must-have form of transport. If you have an EV, or are looking to buy one, you’ll need an EV Charger.