New Boiler Installations From £1500
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Tim Hughes and Son Gas Services Ltd have been installing boilers in and around Billericay for over 30 years.
Our company has a team of Gas Safe Registered Engineers, and Worcester Bosch accredited installers.
We offer a free no-obligation survey for the residents of Billericay
A survey carried out by gas safe registered engineers who often undertake boiler installations. We don’t use high-pressure salesmen that know little about boilers and domestic gas installations.
An engineer can visit your home at any time to discuss your heating and hot water requirements. Together we’ll determine the ideal boiler for your budget that’ll work well with your existing central heating system.
Our engineers are happy to answer any questions or concerns that you may have about a boiler installation offering solutions and alternatives where necessary.
We can easily replace your existing boiler, or for new builds and extensions, we can design & fit a brand new boiler and central heating system.
Our prices are amongst the best in Essex. New boiler installations start from £1,500. We can offer up to a ten-year guarantee on some boiler installations.
Engineers can make changes to the existing central heating system, and upgrade existing components if required.
What Boilers Do TM Hughes & Son Install?
We install most brands of boilers these include
- Saunier Duval
- Worcester Bosch
Every make of boiler has its advantages and disadvantages. All fall into different price categories.
During the survey, one of our engineers will describe the merits of each boiler and make recommendations on which make’s most suitable for your home and budget.
Does Tim Hughes & Son Fit all types of boiler?
Yes, we fit all types of a boiler, which include combi, system, and regular.
The type of boiler we’ll fit in your home will depend on your existing boiler, central heating system, and the size of your home.
There are three types of Boiler
- Regular (sometimes referred to as traditional boilers)
There are a lot of 3-4 bedroom homes in Billericay. System boilers are very common in these homes; they’re ideal for homes of this size.
System boilers utilise a hot water cylinder, so there’s enough hot water for two bathrooms and the kitchen at any given time.
Modern system boilers utilise a pressurised cylinder that eliminates the use of a feed tank in the loft.
Vented systems use a feed tank (water tank) and rely on gravity to deliver hot water, the water pressures are never as good as that of an unvented system.
If your system features an old-style vented cylinder, we can fit a new system boiler and upgrade your system to allow a pressurised cylinder, so you can enjoy superior water pressure.
Combi boilers are generally used for flats and small homes, although large combis can be used for large homes if required.
The Combi boiler produces hot water on demand. As soon as the taps turned the flow of water activates the heating element, which heats the water as it runs through, giving you instant hot water at your taps and shower.
Combi boilers have essential components inside the boiler. For example, you don’t need an external central heating pump (like other boilers) the pump’s built-in.
The simple design allows for easy fitting and maintenance. Combi boilers are fitted in around half of all Billericay homes
Larger homes with lots of bedrooms and bathrooms need lots of hot water on supply. This is achieved with a regular or traditional system utilising a hot water storage cylinder, central heating pump, feed tank, and expansion tank.
The big Billericay homes of 5 bedrooms plus are best served by a regular boiler system.
Some homes have older systems installed with a regular boiler. If your homes under five bedrooms, it may be beneficial to replace the regular boiler with a large combi boiler or a system boiler and pressurised cylinder (so you can remove the water tanks and free up some space).
Boiler Sizes Explained
Once the best type of boiler for your home’s been determined, we need to decide what’s the best size boiler for your heating and hot water requirements.
There are three boiler sizes the size you need will depend on the size of your home, the number of bathrooms, hot taps, radiators in your home, and your hot water usage.
Small 24 to 27 kW boilers are ideal for smaller homes with up to two bedrooms and a single bathroom. 24 to 27 kW’s serve up to 10 radiators
A 28 to 32 kW boiler is medium-sized and big enough for two Bathrooms and up to 15 radiators
The largest of all boilers is the 35 to 40 kW for big homes with multiple Bathrooms and lots of radiators. A 35 to 40 kW will heat up to 20 radiators and easily serve three bathrooms.
Boiler Fuel Types
Most of the boilers we fit in Billericay are gas boilers. Other fuel types include electricity oil and LPG, which are popular for those living away from the gas grid
Do I Need To Upgrade My Boiler?
If your boiler is over 10-years old, then you may want to consider an upgrade. Over 15 years old? An upgrade is definitely needed.
Old Boilers Are Inefficient
Once boilers get over ten years old, they lose their efficiency rapidly. Boilers that have been well maintained and looked after usually last longer and run more efficiently, those that are neglected and never serviced.
Old boilers can waste up to 45% on fuel consumption. Modern condensing boilers run at 92-99% efficiency offering the typical home a saving of £340 per year. That’s quite a big saving which can go towards the cost of the new installation.
Your boiler’s the hardest working appliance in your home accountable for around 60% of your total energy bill.
Old boilers are bad for your pocket and the environment. Installing a new boiler will save money and lower your carbon footprint, helping the planet.
Old Boilers Are Prone To Breakdown
Old boilers are susceptible to boiler failure, especially in winter, when your boiler is working hard to keep up with your home’s heating needs. With every passing year, the possibility of your boiler failing increases.
Winter is our busiest time for boiler breakdowns. Rectifying a boiler failure can be expensive. Parts can be hard to source, and for many old boilers, you can’t get the parts anymore.
A new boiler cancels out the possibility of a boiler breakdown. Look after your new boiler properly with an annual service, and it’ll be many years before you have to worry about the possibility of your boiler failing.
Brand New Boiler Installations And Replacements
Our engineers carry out brand new boiler installations and straightforward replacements.
New Boiler & Central Heating Installations
New build properties need a boiler installation, and central heating system fitted A survey of your new build property allows us to design the best possible heating system for your space.
Extensions on existing homes require radiators and hot taps. The existing boiler might not be up to the job and will have to be upgraded to a bigger size or maybe a different type of boilers required to cope with the increased space.
Sometimes homeowners with very old heating systems require the whole central heating system to be stripped out and replaced with a new boiler and central heating system. A full boiler/central heating installation allows you to enjoy all the benefits of modern heating technology.
Boilers generally last half the time of other central heating components such as pipes and radiators (which tend to last up to 30 years). As such, the most common boiler installation is a straightforward boiler replacement. Where we take out the old boiler and fit a new boiler in its place.
A replacement is the fastest, easiest, and cheapest option when it comes to upgrading your boiler. The boiler can work with your existing system, or we can update parts of your existing system during or after the install.
For example, you might want to upgrade to smart controls and the latest thermostatic radiator valves. There are many possibilities; we can upgrade any part of your existing system.
How Long Does A Boiler Installation Take?
Boiler installations can take as little as 4 hours. Installation time depends on several factors, the boiler you have, the boiler being installed, and the condition of your current central heating system.
Combi boilers are the quickest to install as there are the fewest parts. System boilers use other elements, like the pump and pressurised cylinder, so take longer. In most circumstances, we get the boiler installation done in a day. We’ll give you a more accurate time during the survey.
Additional Benefits Of A Boiler Installation
Once your new boiler’s installed, and the central heating system’s been set, your home will have a nicer, warmer cosy feel.
You’ll be pleasantly surprised when your heating bill arrives, and you see the money saved.
Another benefit of modern boilers is the space-saving ability modern boilers and components have got smaller over the years. If you want to free up some space, sometimes, it’s possible to transfer to a different type of boiler; this will free up lots of space for you. For example, small homes with a traditional system can change to a combi boiler. Eliminating a water tank and cylinder will create storage space.
Call Us Today For A Free No-Obligation Survey
If you would like to discuss a boiler installation or replacement or would like a free no-obligation survey and quote, please contact us using the contact form or the phone numbers below