Boiler Installation In Colchester
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- Up to 12-year guarantee on Boiler installations
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- Boilers installed within 48 hours
- Experienced Gas Safe Registered Engineers
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TM Hughes & Son install new Boilers in Colchester and the surrounding areas.
We are a team of experienced Gas Safe Registered engineers accredited by several of the UK’s leading Boiler manufacturers.
We offer guarantees of up to 12 years for new Boiler installations and free no-obligation quotes.
We Install All Types Of Boilers
Different homes require different Boilers depending on your central heating system, size of the home, number of radiators and the fuel available.
A free survey undertaken by one of our engineers will establish the correct type of Boiler and the optimal size for your home and heating and hot water requirements.
Combination Boilers are the most common type of Boilers we fit in Colchester, accounting for over 50% of installations.
Combination Boilers are the quickest type of Boiler to install as there is no accompanying hot water storage cylinder or feed tanks required.
The Boiler incorporates all essential working components within the unit. For example, as soon as a hot tap, shower or heating is switched on, water is heated instantly.
Combination Boilers are ideal for small to medium-sized properties, as they are simple and efficient with no extra space needed.
The only disadvantage with a ‘Combi’ Boiler is they run at the household mains water pressure and are not suitable for running two or more showers or hot taps at a time. Also, there is no backup hot water supply (unlike system and regular Boilers) in the event of a Boiler failure.
Combination Boilers are best for small to medium-sized homes. If your home falls under this category and has an old central heating system with a cylinder, upgrading to a Combination Boiler will save you space and provide better energy efficiency.
System Boilers are better for medium to larger homes with more than one bathroom.
System Boilers are connected to a sealed and pressurised central heating system which includes an unvented hot water storage cylinder.
The cylinder stores hot water, so you have an ample supply to serve more than one bathroom and hot tap at the same time.
A mindful setting of the central heating controls is required to ensure your cylinder is full of hot water when you need it.
The cylinder is fitted with a backup immersion heater which can be switched on to heat the water, so you have a backup supply if the Boiler malfunctions.
The only disadvantage with the system Boiler is they need space to house the hot water cylinder, which isn’t usually an issue in medium to large homes.
Regular Boilers are fitted to traditional style gravity-fed systems commonly found in the older homes of Colchester.
Traditional style central heating systems include water tanks to keep the system topped up and a non pressurised hot water cylinder.
We often replace Regular Boilers or convert the central heating system to accept a modern system or regular Boilers to create loft space and increase energy efficiency.
Regular Boilers are often replaced by Combination and System Boilers in small to medium-sized properties. However, they are still an excellent option for the largest properties with multiple bathrooms.
Regular Boiler systems work to ensure a consistent supply of hot water to multiple hot water points simultaneously.
An immersion heater is fitted to the cylinder to provide a backup hot water supply in the event of Boiler failure.
Which Boiler Is Best For You?
The best Boiler for your heating and hot water requirements depends on several factors.
Your Current Boiler
A straightforward Boiler replacement is often the prefered option as it’s the most cost-effective method of Boiler installation that doesn’t require much in the way of modifications to your central heating system.
For example, if you already have a combination Boiler installed, we remove it and fit a new combination Boiler in its place.
Your Current Heating & Hot Water Usage
You may find your current Boiler can’t cope with your heating and hot water usage. This scenario is prevalent for families or homes that have increased in size. It may be a better option to install a different type of Boiler to increase capacity.
For example, remove a Combination Boiler and install a new System Boiler and cylinder.
Or your current Boiler may be too much for your heating and hot water requirements, and a more compact, efficient Boiler will better serve you.
For example, remove an old Regular Boiler, water tanks and cylinder and put a new Combination Boiler in its place.
Bathrooms & Radiators
The number of bathrooms and radiators in your home is a good indication of the size of Boiler you need.
Boilers are sized in kilowattage (kW)
- 24 to 27 kW Small Boilers for homes with up to 10 radiators
- 28-34 kW Medium Boilers for homes with up to 15 radiators
- 35 to 42 kW Large Boilers for homes with 15+ radiators
The right size Boiler must be picked for your home, so money isn’t wasted on the Boiler purchase and in energy consumption. The Boiler also must be powerful enough to serve your radiators and bathrooms. If the Boiler’s too small, it won’t be able to cope with the demands put on it, leading to sub-par heating and hot water supply.
Most Boilers fitted in Colchester run on gas, a cheap and readily available fuel.
Some homes on the outskirts of Colchester are not connected to the gas grid. We can fit electric or an LPG Boiler in these instances.
Electric is a clean fuel with no risk of carbon monoxide. Electric Boilers do, however, cost more to run than gas Boilers.
LPG is an efficient fuel but must be delivered and stored outside your property, which adds to the overall running cost. Also, if you run out of LPG, you’ll be left without heating and hot water until delivery.
Makes Of Boiler
TM Hughes & Son have accredited Boiler installers for Worcester Bosch, Baxi, Glow-Worm, Potterton, Vaillant and Ideal. In addition, we install most makes of Boiler.
- Saunier Duval
- Worcester Bosch
The Best Energy Efficient Boilers
We only fit the most efficient Boilers. All the good UK Boiler manufacturers offer Boilers with excellent energy efficiency ratings of 90-99% (depending on the make and model).
All Boilers fitted are condensing Boilers which are very energy efficient. In addition, they capture escaping gasses which are reused to heat water.
Old Boilers have been shown to waste up to 45% of fuel burnt, equating to a considerable waste of money. A typical Boiler accounts for 55% of a household’s total energy spend.
Get A Free No-Obligation Boiler Survey & Quote
Contact Us today to book your free no-obligation survey and quote.
An experienced heating engineer (not a salesman) will visit your property conveniently to undertake the survey. Our engineers are friendly and professional with many years of experience fitting Boilers.
Our engineer will answer all your questions and establish the best type and size of Boiler for your home and your heating and hot water requirements.
The engineer will go away, get the best prices for your Boiler and materials and send you a written quote.
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