Boilers work hard to keep us safe and warm, but they need TLC from a Gas Safe engineer to keep them working correctly. For some reason, people tend to spread several boiler myths – causing some degree of confusion over what to believe. As an accredited boiler servicing company with over a decade of experience, we understand boilers and central heating systems better than most. Our Alfreton engineers can discuss your boiler in detail and perform the annual service needed to keep your warranty in place.
In this blog post, we aim to debunk some of the more prevailing myths that homeowners tend to believe. For boiler servicing, installation and repairs in Alfreton or the wider Derbyshire area, please contact The Heating Technician Ltd.
Myth: A Delay in Hot Water
It’s true that older combi boilers would often slow down the arrival of hot water because of poor sizing. Modern boilers, however, take around the same amount of time as hot water from a cylinder. In fact, many new boilers also feature a preheat facility that warms up water on a smaller scale – such as for washing your hands and brushing your teeth.
Myth: It Takes Ages to Fill a Bathtub
The size of the water tank and number of radiators once dictated the size of the boiler. In the last decade or so, output has become the most important deciding factor. A combi boiler with a higher output will naturally heat more water in a shorter space of time. Skilled in boiler servicing, repairs and installation work, our technicians can recommend the ideal unit to suit your Alfreton or Derbyshire home.
Myth: Combi Boilers Only Suit Small Properties
People often believe that a combi boiler can’t meet the demands of a more spacious home. Those who recently shopped around for a new property should think on this; how often have you seen a house with multiple bathrooms that also required multiple boilers? We expect the answer is zero.
To maximise efficiency, it’s worth looking at storage combi boiler boilers, which come with built-in hot water tanks. This means instant hot water, even in much larger homes.
Myth: I Don’t Need Annual Boiler Servicing
Just because your boiler in Alfreton or the nearby areas continues to operate doesn’t mean you can forget the importance of an annual service. Boiler servicing is vital for the sake of your warranty and remains a legal requirement for landlords. At The Heating Technician Ltd, we appreciate that you have things to do, but we can’t stress enough the importance of safe conditions through a yearly service.
Myth: A New Boiler Will Prove Expensive
Any new installation will require an upfront cost, but by choosing a Gas Safe engineer with a great reputation, you can minimise this amount while retaining a high standard of workmanship. New house buyers often know to check for A-rated boilers, so this will only add to the value of your Alfreton or Derbyshire home. You can protect this investment by calling us for boiler servicing on a yearly basis.