Here at A1 we provide a comprehensive heating and boiler service. We make sure that your heating system is in full working order, energy efficient and safe. Our plumbing and heating experts will always send you a handy reminder when your boiler is due a service. If you are a landlord, then it is the law to have your boiler serviced once every 12 months.
Global warming is having a damaging effect on our climate. This is why it has become one of today’s biggest challenges all over the world. We are proud to be ambassadors of energy saving solutions. It is our main priority to help our delicate environment as much as we can by offering advice on how you can improve the energy performance of your property. There are many ways you can improve on this. For instance, you can install a condensing boiler that is nearly 96% energy efficient. This reduces your carbon footprint, as well as your energy bills!
You can make your central heating system more efficient and economical by simply maintaining and using it correctly. Power flushing, chemical cleansing and an annual boiler service are effective ways to keep fuel costs low. We can install, service and maintain all models of gas boilers. These include Vaillant, Worcester-Bosch, Baxi, Potterton and Glow-Worm.
A combination or ‘combi’ boiler is both a high efficiency water heater and a central heating boiler in a single compact unit. Combi boilers heat water directly from the mains when you turn on a tap, so you won’t need a hot water storage cylinder or a cold water storage tank in the roof space.
They are also very cost-effective and energy-efficient as water is heated instantly rather than being heated and then stored in a cylinder. An added benefit is that hot water is delivered at mains pressure, which means that you could get a powerful shower without the need for a separate pump.
- Compact sizes make combi boilers perfect for smaller properties
- Ideal where there is little or no loft space
- No need for a hot water cylinder allows increased living space
- No cold water storage tank frees up a loft for conversion
- No risk of loft pipework freezing
- Less pipework in the home makes installation typically cheaper
Regular boilers (sometimes known as traditional, conventional or heat only boilers) are ideally suited to homes that already have a traditional heating and hot water system which is linked to a separate hot water cylinder. These boilers also need a cold water storage tank in the loft to feed the hot water cylinder as well as a tank that maintains the water level of the central heating system.
A regular boiler may be the best option for replacing an existing boiler if the property has an older radiator system, as it might not be able to cope with the higher water pressure that is delivered by system or combi boilers.
- Perfect for homes where a lot of hot water is used at the same time
- Ideal where there are two or more bathrooms
- A good option in areas where water pressure is low
- Compatible with solar water heating systems for a lower carbon footprint and lower energy costs
System boilers require a cylinder for storing hot water, however the major heating and hot water system components are built into the boiler itself, making it quicker and easier to install. In addition, there is no need for a tank in the loft, so it can be an option in a home with little or no loft space or where the space is earmarked for a conversion.
These boilers are also compatible with solar water heating systems, which deliver environmental benefits as well as lower energy bills.
- Ideal for homes with more than one bathroom
- Constant supply of hot water to any number of taps at the same time
- No need for a loft tank, freeing up space and eliminating worries about leaks or frost damage
- Economical to run
- Built-in components makes installation quicker and neater
With a fully qualified and experienced boiler engineer, we can assist with all boiler and other heating installations, and do it efficiently and at a time convenient to you.