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Do you need a new boiler?
If so, we would like to offer you a free no-obligation survey/quote to install your new boiler.
TM Hughes and son Gas Services Ltd have been installing boilers in Southend and the surrounding areas for the past 30 years. We are an established, family-run plumbing and heating company.
If you live in Southend or the surrounding areas, a local, fully qualified gas safe registered engineer can visit your home anytime that’s ok with you to conduct the free survey.
Free Boiler Installation Survey/Quote
The engineer will
- Take a good look at your existing central heating system
- Discuss your heating and hot water requirements
- Answer any questions or concerns you may have
- Go through all the possible boiler options with you
- Write you a free no-obligation quote
Boiler Installation Services Include
- Boiler Replacement
- Boiler Upgrades
- Brand New Boiler Installations
- Brand New Central Heating System Installations
- Central Heating System Upgrades/Modifications
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Boiler replacements in Southend On Sea are more common than brand new installations. Central heating systems (radiators, pipes, cylinders, controls, etc.) last longer than boilers.
Many Southend residents have an old boiler with a perfectly good central heating system. We can remove your old boiler and fit a modern boiler to work with your existing central heating system.
We can fit a new boiler and upgrade certain parts of your heating system. Sometimes replacements require new parts on the central heating system. For example, you may need a new central heating pump and modern controls to work with your new boiler.
We can fit a brand new boiler and central heating system.
Whatever your boiler installation needs, we can give you what you want.
First Time Boiler Installations
If you have a new build property, you’ll require a brand new boiler central heating system installation.
There are no constraints with existing central heating systems. An expert engineer can design and build the best possible central heating system for your space.
You’ll enjoy optimal heating and maximal energy efficiency.
If you’ve had an extension built, you’ll require radiators or underfloor heating in your new rooms.
We can extend your current central heating system to accommodate your new extension or a fit new boiler (if required) up to the job of heating your existing space and your new space.
Installing The Right Boiler For Your Home
Every home is different and therefore has different central heating and boiler requirements.
The best boiler for your home will depend on
- The size of your home
- The number of people living in your home
- The number of bathrooms in your home
- Your hot water needs
- Your heating requirements
- Your current boiler
- Your current central heating system
- Available fuel
When looking at boilers, it’s easy to get confused. Boilers are an expensive purchase. You must get the right one through your home.
Getting the wrong type or size can result in inadequate hot water and heating or wasted energy (and wasted money)
For this reason, you should always have the survey and free quote done by a qualified boiler installer who can guide you on the best boiler for your home.
To help you understand better, we’ll go through the different types of boiler available.
The One Thing All Boilers Have In Common
Before we go into the differences between boilers, we’ll start with the one thing boilers all have in common.
All Boilers Are Condensing Boilers
All boilers fitted in domestic properties these days are condensing boilers, a requirement by UK law (non-condensing gas boilers are only allowed in exceptional circumstances)
Condensing boilers are the most efficient of boilers. They run at between 90 and 99% efficiency.
Old non-condensing boilers waste between 30-50% of fuel, meaning they’re only running at 50-70% efficiency.
A condensing boiler catches flue gases which are reused to preheat water as it flows into the boiler.
This process creates condensation (this is how the condensing boiler got its name). Condensation is expelled through a condensate pipe that runs outside.
The recycling process is the reason why condensing boilers are so efficient.
Installing a new condensing boiler will save you money on your energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint.
Combination, System And Regular Boilers
There are three types of boiler the combination. System and regular boiler. All three are condensing boilers, but they work differently and require different central heating components.
Combi boilers produce hot water for your taps and heating system with no need for external components such as water tanks and cylinders.
Combi boilers are the most popular of all boilers fitted, accounting for half of all installations around the UK.
Combi boilers are the first choice for homes with limited space. A Combi boiler central heating system only needs the boiler unit, radiators, valves and pipes. All of them hardly use any space, and the boiler can be placed within a standard kitchen unit.
Combi boilers heat water on demand. The heating element instantly turns cold water from the mains into hot water, which is then delivered to your hot tap, bath or shower.
Minimal parts allow the combi boiler to be fitted quickly and efficiently — usually the cheapest of all boiler installations.
Combi Boiler Disadvantages
- The hot water pressure is only going to be as good as your mains pressure
- Water pressure may decline when the shower and a hot tap is used simultaneously
- There’s no hot water storage
- It cannot be used as an immersion heater
If you want your combi boiler to serve your shower, you’ll need good mains pressure. Otherwise, you’ll find the shower pressure too weak.
One of our engineers can check the mains pressure for you to ensure it’s good enough for a combi boiler; otherwise, a system boiler will be required.
The system boiler heats your central heating system and water. Hot water’s stored in a cylinder, so you have a good supply of hot water on tap at times you require (set by your controls)
System boilers use an unvented pressurised cylinder which doesn’t require feed and expansion tanks in the loft and offers superior water pressure when compared to your mains supply.
The cylinder can be used as an immersion heater also. If you suffer a boiler failure, switch the immersion on, and you have hot water still.
Combi boilers don’t offer this luxury. You’ll have to wait until the boilers fixed.
System boilers are more efficient and easier to fit than traditional regular boilers. Many of the external components required for a traditional central heating system are included within the system boiler.
System boilers are an excellent choice for medium to large family homes with more than one bathroom and the space available to house the pressurised cylinder.
System Boiler Disadvantages
- Cupboard space is required for the pressurised cylinder
- Waters not instant. If you use all the hot water, you’ll have to wait for the new water in the cylinder to reheat
- Cylinders suffer from heat loss (insulate with a jacket to minimise heat loss)
- More expensive to fit than combi boilers
Regular boilers are often found in older properties. They utilise an unvented hot water cylinder which requires a cold water cistern and expansion tank (usually located in the loft).
Regular boilers are also known as traditional or standard boilers. They heat water for the central heating system store hot water in a cylinder (as a system boiler does). The cylinder’s not pressurised and works with gravity.
Regular boilers are different to system boilers the cylinders fed by a cold water tank located in the loft and works with gravity.
Regular boilers require the most parts and space. If you live in a small to medium-sized home with a traditional boiler system, it might be best to upgrade to a modern combi or system boiler to save space and money.
After reading this, you may think that regular boilers are totally defunct. That’s not the case.
Regular boilers are excellent for supplying lots of hot water to multiple taps simultaneously, so they are ideal for larger properties with multiple bathrooms. Regular boilers are also easy to fit into old central heating systems.
Disadvantages Of Regular Boilers
- Regular boiler systems take up the most space.
- Regular boiler installations are the most complex and usually the most expensive.
- Waters not instant
- Cylinders suffer heat loss (again insulate with a jacket)
Boiler Sizes, Output & Flow Rate
Combination, System and Regular boilers are available in different sizes.
Boiler size determines the output and flow rate, the boilers capacity to supply the radiators and hot water around the home.
Boiler size is an important factor.
- Too small, it won’t be powerful to meet your heating/hot water demands enough
- Too large and you’ll waste energy and money
Boilers are available in three sizes
- 24-27 kW for small homes with up to 10 radiators
- 28-32 kW for medium homes with up to 15 radiators
- 35-42 kW for the largest of households with over 15 radiators
Who Makes Boilers?
Many different companies make boilers. Popular Boilers are Baxi, Vaillant, glow-worm, Potterton and Worcester Bosch ( we are Worcester Bosch accredited installers).
We install most makes of boiler in properties in Southend and the surrounding areas. These include
The Boiler Survey
An engineer can visit your home to survey at a convenient time (let us know, and we’ll book you in).
Our engineer will look at your existing system, ask you some questions and answer any questions you may have.
Once the essential details are established, you’ll be given a range of options regarding a new boiler installation. Then you’ll be written a free no-obligation quote.
All our engineers are gas safe, registered, friendly and professional. You’ll be dealing with someone who has undertaken many boiler installations in and around Southend over the years, not a pushy salesman.
We want you to hire us because you feel we’re the best gas engineers for the job and have quoted a fair price.
If you’d like to hire us to install your new boiler, we can confirm a date that works best for you.
We’ll then get everything ready. We’ll order the boiler and parts.
Next, we’ll create a plan of action on how to fit your new boiler in the most efficient way possible.
On the day, you’ll experience as little disruption as possible while the boiler is being fitted.
Once fitted, we’ll thoroughly test the boiler and adjust your central heating system to ensure everything is working as it should. You can then relax and enjoy your new boiler for years to come.
We operate in Southend On Sea, Leigh On Sea, West Cliff On Sea and the surrounding areas.
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