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news Posted on Wed, September 24, 2014 23:33:17

It is of great importance that you get your boiler serviced regularly by a qualified engineer in order to reduce the potential risk within your home. Faulty and poorly maintained heating systems may cause poisonous carbon monoxide to be produced with maybe even fatal consequences to the people in your household. At EMT Plumbing Our dedicated gas engineers are there to carry out these regular checks for you and thereafter give recommendations for any improvements necessary.

When you get a boiler service from us you will receive the following:your engineer will Ensure that the that the boiler is operating at the correct gas pressure and check the gas system / pipework for any leaks.To check you boiler components are fully functional and are operating to their best. This includes checks within the boiler on the following components:

  • Heat Exchangers
  • Burners
  • Combustion fan
  • Seals (gas and water)
  • Ignition systems, Flue components

    To make certain that there are no harmful emissions / leaks from your boiler The engineer will visually check all the pipe work, controls and radiators to check for any noticeable faults

heating controls

news Posted on Tue, September 23, 2014 17:59:11

Thermostats and controls

The right heating controls allow you to keep your home at a comfortable temperature without wasting fuel or heat unnecessarily – so you will reduce your carbon dioxide emissions and spend less on heating bills at the same time.

If you have an electric storage heating and hot water system, use the off-peak electricity to ‘charge up’ overnight and then release heat during the day.

If your home is heated by a system of water-filled pipes and radiators running from a boiler, you have a ‘wet’ central heating system, whether it is gas, LPG or oil-fired. Your full set of controls should ideally include a boiler thermostat, a timer or programmer, a room thermostat and thermostatic radiator valves

boiler efficiency

news Posted on Mon, September 22, 2014 14:34:47

Replacing your old inefficient boiler

Boilers account for around 55 per cent of the cost we spend in a year on energy bills, so an efficient boiler makes a big difference to your pocket!.

Replacing your old, inefficient and poorly controlled boiler, with an A-rated high-efficiency condensing boiler and full set of heating controls will significantly cut your home’s carbon dioxide emissions – and could save you as much as £305 a year.

How much could you save each year?

This will depend on how old and inefficient your existing boiler is but here are some examples of what you could save.

Upgrading your old boiler with a new A-rated condensing boiler with a programmer, room thermostat and thermostatic radiator controls (TRVs) could save you up to 30% on your gas bill!

Upgrading an old boiler with a programmer and room thermostat, with a new A-rated condensing boiler with a programmer, room thermostat and thermostatic radiator controls (TRVs) could save you a considerable amount over the space of a year with the boiler paying for itself in a very short space of time. Changing your boiler couldn’t be easier, Contact EMT Plumbing today on 017683 71221 and see how much you could save! with boiler manufacturers offering guarantees of up to 10 years and the better efficiency of the new condensing boilers there has never been a better time to change.These are estimated figures based on installing a new A-rated condensing boiler with a programmer, room thermostat and thermostatic radiator controls (TRVs) in a gas-heated home from an older boiler without controls. Savings will vary depending on the size and thermal performance of your home.

A little about Condensing boilers –

What is a condensing boiler?

The term ‘condensing boiler’ refers to the fact that the boilers produce condense from time to time.

Condensing boilers use heat from exhaust gases that would normally be released into the atmosphere through the flue. To use this latent heat, the water vapour from the exhaust gas is turned into liquid condensate.

In order to make the most of the latent heat within the condensate, condensing boilers use a larger heat exchanger, or sometimes a secondary heat exchanger.

Due to this process, a condensing boiler is able to extract more heat from the fuel it uses than a standard efficiency boiler. It also means that less heat is lost through the flue gases