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Top reasons to service your Worcester Bosch Boiler in the summer

Recently, we produced an article exploring the advantages of servicing your Worcester Bosch boiler. But what we failed to mention were the advantages of implementing this over the summer months. So now that the weather has finally improved, here are our top reasons to service your Worcester Bosch Boiler in the summer.

Top reasons to service your Worcester Bosch Boiler in the summer

  1. Less active boiler- during the summer, it’s likely that you wont be using your boiler as frequently, with the central heating switched off altogether. But this can cause problems for your central heating system, when you turn it back on again in the autumn or winter. Or the lack of use could hide the potential issues that you might be facing in the months to come. Servicing your boiler in the summer can help to identify any potential problems, and can ensure that your boiler is still functioning effectively and efficiently.
  2. Flexible appointment times- because winter is such a busy period for heating and gas engineers, it can be difficult to get an appointment at a time to suit you. But in the summer, there is a lot less competition. So you can arrange for your boiler to be services at a time and date that best suits your schedule.,
  3. Problems or issues- if any problems or issues are identified when servicing your boiler, it will be much less inconvenient to have no heating during these warmer months, than it would in the autumn or the winter. This means that boiler servicing in the summer can not only help prevent future problems, but can help you resolve any issues over a longer period of time. This might also be financially beneficial too.

For more information or for professional Worcester Bosch boiler servicing, get in touch with the team today, here at Mark Vernon Heating and Plumbing.

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Why should you choose a Worcester Bosch high efficiency boiler?

When choosing any new boiler it can be overwhelming. From choosing between the different types of boiler (conventional, system and combination) to choosing the right boiler size and installation option, there are a lot of things to think about. Another important consideration is the efficiency rating of the boiler. From A+++ to G all boilers now have an efficiency rating. But why should you choose a Worcester Bosch high efficiency boiler? And what advantages can you expect? Well, here at Mark Vernon Heating and Plumbing, we are leading boiler experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to the advantages of a high efficiency Worcester Bosch boiler.

Why should you choose a Worcester Bosch high efficiency boiler?

So, why should you choose a new boiler with a high efficiency rating? Well, there are several reasons, including:

  • Saving money on heating bills- the more efficient your boiler is rated to be, the less fuel it needs to heat the water. This means that every time you use your heating or hot water, regardless of the type of boiler you have, you will be using less, and paying less for your fuel.
  • Reduce your carbon footprint- we as a society are now more energy conscious than ever before. This means that considering your carbon footprint can be an important factor when deciding on a new boiler. With a highly rated boiler, you will be using less fuel. This will decrease the size of your carbon footprint and help you do your bit for the environment.
  • Adaptability- with a more efficient boiler, you will often have more options for heating your water, and your home. Older boilers usually use a simple on/off method, but with a new and efficient boiler, you can change the settings to suit your home. This may mean you will need to use your boiler less often, and will again save money.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the experts today, here at Mark Vernon Heating and Plumbing.

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Worcester Bosch Combination Boiler Installation

Choosing a new boiler for your home is a great idea. Modern boilers are far more energy efficient than previous models, and this means that they use a lot less fuel. As a result, you could save money on your energy bills, and reduce your carbon footprint too. And with the advances in technology that have been made, combination boilers are now smaller, and lighter than ever before. Which means that they can be installed in a range of places around the home. Although, there are a number of things to consider. Here at Mark Vernon, we are Worcester Bosch boiler experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to Worcester Bosch combination boiler installation.

Worcester Bosch Combination Boiler Installation

Choosing a combination boiler means that your boiler wont have to be stuck in the attic or loft, and instead you can make sure it is in a practical and sensible location. These combination boilers also make much less noise than their predecessors, which means that they will not be distracting when placed in rooms that are frequently used. In fact, you could have your boiler positioned in:

  • The kitchen- some combination boilers are able to be boxed into a cupboard that fits with the rest of your kitchen space
  • The bedroom- many combination boilers are now installed in the bedroom. Without the noise, the boiler will not keep you up at night.

Considerations

Wherever you decide to install your combination boiler, there are some considerations to take into account. These include:

  • The load- A boiler can be heavy, especially with a tank of water. Even the smallest combination boiler will need to be installed on a strong brick wall.
  • Flue and pipework- The flue pipe is responsible for carrying waste gases away from the boiler and out of your home. There are some regulations that stipulate minimum distances, regarding how far your flue needs to be beyond the windows, buildings and air bricks.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the team today, here at Mark Vernon.

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Advantages of Worcester Bosch boiler servicing

Boiler servicing is something that home-owners should consider on an annual basis. For landlords,  it is your legal obligation to service any gas appliances with the frequency required by the manufacturer. Fro your boiler, this probably means an annual service. But why does your boiler need to be serviced? And what are the advantages of annual boiler servicing? Well, here at Mark Vernon, we are Southport’s leading Worcester Bosch boiler experts. And we provide repairs, installation and services across the region. As a result, we have produced this guide to the advantages of Worcester Bosch boiler servicing.

What is boiler servicing?

A full boiler servicing generally entails:

  • visually examining your boiler closely, including all of the inner parts and pieces
  • thoroughly testing all of the inner components and noting down the results of each test for the owners interest and proof of testing
  • checking the gas pressure and making sure there are no leaks throughout the system
  • making sure the flue isn’t blocked, cleaning the flue and checking the emissions
  • cleaning all the individual parts to get rid of any dust or debris that can block the system

By thoroughly checking your boiler over, a professional gas expert can identify any issues with your boiler, or any potential problems that might arise. On completion of the boiler servicing, the professionals will then rebuild and reconnect all the pieces of your boiler and make sure it is functioning as it should be.

Advantages of Worcester Bosch boiler servicing

So what are the advantages of this yearly process? Well, there are a number of advantages, including:

  • early identification or any problems or issues- especially wear and tear, which would not be noticed any other way. This early access means you can replace pieces and parts before they break, and prevent a full boiler breakdown
  • legal cover and evidence for insurance purposes should anything go wrong with your boiler, that would require a costly replacement
  • safety and peace of mind

For more information or advice, get in touch with the experts today, here at Mark Vernon.

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Taking care of your Worcester Bosch boiler

Any boiler needs to be well cared for, for it to remain productive, and efficient for a long period of time. This usually involves simple general maintenance tasks, but these few minutes of your routine could help to prevent a full boiler breakdown in the future. So what are these tasks? And how can they help? Well, here at Mark Vernon Plumbing and Heating, we are leading Worcester Bosch boiler experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to taking care of your Worcester Bosch boiler.

Taking care of your Worcester Bosch boiler

To look after your Worcester Bosch boiler, you should regularly:

  • Check the pressure gauge- this is a small gauge on the front of your boiler that will show the boilers pressure. During the installation of the boiler, the pressure gauge would have been set to 1 bar. This should be checked frequently to make sure your boiler is operating effectively. A boiler that is losing pressure, or gaining pressure, could be a showing signs of an ongoing issue.
  • Check for dust and dirt- dust and dirt can be a problem for any boiler. This is because any dust or dirt that gets inside the boiler can interfere with the internal components like filters, as well block pipes and lodge onto heating elements. Any foreign bodies that creep into the boilers system can reduce performance and output.
  • Listen to your boiler- If you boiler is making odd clunking noises, when it has already heated up, or it is whistling almost like a kettle, this could be a sign that your boiler has an issue with limescale build up. As a result, it will not be performing efficiently, and well need to see a professional.
  • Monitor the water level- The water level should be checked to make sure that the boiler is not losing water, as this could indicate a water leak.

For more information or advice about your Worcester Bosch boiler, get in touch with the experts today, here at Mark Vernon.

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Worcester Bosch boilers and condensing technology

One of the best things about a new boiler is the level of efficiency. While you might think this is only relevant to the environment, and reducing carbon dioxide emissions, but it actually benefits you too. A more efficient boiler is one that uses less fuel, to achieve the same or improved outcomes. Being able to do more with less is a great quality for any product, especially your boiler. And this is achieved with condensing technology. Here at Mark Vernon Heating and Plumbing, we are leading Worcester Bosch boiler experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to Worcester Bosch boilers and condensing technology.

Worcester Bosch boilers and condensing technology

Condensing technology allows Worcester Bosch boilers to perform much more efficiently.This is down to the increased size of the heat exchanger. This is the element that turns the fuel into heat to power your hot water and central heating system. The larger the size of the heat exchanger, the more heat can be produced from the same amount of fuel. This means that your boiler uses less fuel, to provide more heat.

This heat exchanger can also be used to recycle heat from waste gases that will be produced in the process. This means that Worcester Bosch Condensing Boilers are actually 90% efficient, turning 90% of fuel into heat. This is a much better conversion percentage than could be managed without the condensing technology.

Which type of boiler?

Condensing technology is found in all new Worcestor Bosch boilers, regardless of the type of boiler. So combination, system and conventional boilers will all use this efficient technology to heat your home thoroughly and effectively.

For more information or advice about Worcester Bosch boilers and condensing technology, get in touch with the experts today, here at Mark Vernon Heating and Plumbing.

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Why should you choose a Worcester Bosch combination boiler this New Year?

With 2019 fast approaching, many homeowners are checking over their to do lists, and deciding on the important changes they need to make in the New Year. For many, a new boiler will be top priority. Especially as the temperatures are set to plummet. But from all the available boilers, why opt for a Worcester Bosch combination boiler? Well, here at Mark Vernon Heating and Plumbing, we are leading boiler experts and we specialise in Worcester Bosch boilers. So, why should you choose a Worcester Bosch combination boiler this New Year?

Why should you choose a Worcester Bosch combination boiler this New Year?

Choosing a new boiler can be challenging. From the technical jargon and lingo, to the practical decisions like where to install the boiler, or should you swap like for like, there is a lot to think about. But a combination boiler can often be a great choice. Especially for homes with only one bathroom, and a cloakroom or ensuite bathroom too. The advantages of a combination boiler include:

  • Unlimited hot water- because a combination boiler heats water directly from the mains, there is an unlimited amount of hot water that can be supplied. So unlike other types of boiler, you wont have to wait for the hot water tank to refill.
  • smaller size- combination boilers don’t use storage tanks or cylinders, so they take up a lot less space. They can also be fitted inside kitchen cupboards, or in other small spaces that are easy to get to.
  • less pipework- with no tanks, a combination boiler needs less pipework, and this means that installation is quicker and easier, with less mess.
  • good water pressure- because the water is directed straight from the mains, a combination boiler can provide a good amount of water pressure.

If you are looking for a new boiler installation, or need more advice, why not contact the experts at Mark Vernon Heating and Plumbing?

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Worcester Bosch system boilers

Here at Mark Vernon Heating and Plumbing, we are Southport’s leading heating, gas and boiler experts. And we specialize in Worcester Bosch boilers and boiler systems, providing boiler maintenance, servicing, repairs and installations for homeowners and landlords across the North West region. And we don’t just work with Worcester Bosch combination boilers either. We also work with the system boilers, and regular boilers too. But what is a Worcester Bosch system boiler? And why should you choose one? Well, this is our guide to Worcester Bosch system boilers.

Worcester Bosch system boilers

Worcester Bosch system boilers are a kind of halfway house between combination boilers, and regular boilers. They use a hot water storage cylinder, but all of the major heating and hot water components are built into the boiler itself. This means that a system boiler is far easier, and quicker to install than a more complicated regular boiler. And there is no need for a large tank in the loft. However, it’s not quite as easy, or small as a combination boiler. So why would you choose one?

Benefits of Worcester Bosch system boilers

There are many benefits of Worcester Bosch system boilers, for specific households, with a particular set of requirements. The benefits include:

  • Constant hot water for multiple taps at the same time- in a home with multiple bathrooms, this can be extremely beneficial. There will be no need to queue for a shower in the morning!
  • No loft tank- this means that your boiler doesn’t take up as much space, and there is less pipework necessary. You also won’t need to worry about frost or leaks.
  • efficient and economical to run- so you could cut down on your monthly bills

For more information, or for a Worcester Bosch system boiler installation, get in touch with the experts today, here at Mark Vernon Heating and Plumbing.

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Worcester Bosch Conventional Boilers

While many homes are opting for new combination (combi) boilers, there are still other boiler systems that can be equally, if not more effective. It all depends on your individual requirements. This includes the conventional boiler. So in which circumstances would you install a conventional boiler. And why? Well, here at Mark Vernon, we are leading Worcester Bosch boiler experts. From maintenance and servicing, to installation and repairs. we are the Worcester Bosch team you can count on. As a result, we have produced this guide to Worcester Bosch conventional boilers.

Worcester Bosch Conventional Boilers

Worcester Bosch Conventional Boilers

A conventional boiler is a boiler that makes use of a hot water and central heating system, fed from a hot water cylinder, and  a cold water storage tank. This means that you will need room in your property for two tanks, and the boiler itself. And this can also involve a lot of pipework. But if you already have this system in place, a like for like replacement could be the perfect choice. This is because, there are a number of benefits to a conventional system, and these could fit your circumstances.

Advantages of Worcester Bosch conventional boilers

The advantages of Worcester Bosch conventional boilers include:

  • hot water can be delivered to a wide number of taps, all at the same time. This means that if you have multiple bathrooms, like Homes with Multiple Occupancy, you won’t have to take turns in the bathroom. So your shower won’t get cold when someone washes the pots downstairs. However, when the hot water cylinder runs out, you will have to wait for more hot water to heat up.
  • really good water pressure can be provided, even in areas where the natural water pressure is low. This is because the tank will generally be stored in the attic, which will feed your taps with a strong water pressure.
  • conventional boilers can be compatible with solar water heating, and this can really help the environment

For more information about Worcester Bosch Conventional Boilers, get in touch with the professionals today, here at Mark Vernon.

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Worcester Bosch Boilers and hard water

When it comes to your boiler, good maintenance is the key to a long lifespan. This means being aware of any changes in your boiler behaviour, or in your central heating system. As leading Worcester Bosch boiler experts, we regularly tackle boilers that are suffering from the effects of hard water. Here at Mark Vernon, we have produced this guide to Worcestor Bosch Boilers and hard water.

What is hard water?

Hard water is simply water that also contains dissolved magnesium and calcium ions. These dissolve into the water from different rock types, which is why different parts of the country have different levels of hard and soft water. In the North West, the water is often moderately hard. But what does this means for your boiler?

Boilers and hard water

Because of the additional ions, hard water can be damaging to not only your boiler, but your central heating system as a whole. This is because, when the water is heated, the ions are left behind, bonding to become calcium carbonate. More commonly known as limescale. This limescale can be damaging to your boiler, your pipes, and your radiators.

Boilers

Inside your boiler, limescale can cling to the heating element, and prevent your boiler from heating the water efficiently. As a result, your boiler will need to use more fuel, and more energy, to heat your home. This will cause a rise in your bills, and can out additional strain on your boiler.

Pipes

Hard water also effects your pipes. Pipes that have a calcium carbonate build up cannot conduct the heat properly, and also have restricted access for the gas and water to flow through. As a result, your home will not be heated as quickly as it used to be, and again, your boiler will need to work harder to power your home.

Radiators

Finally, hard water also builds up in your radiators. This means that cold spots will develop inside your radiator, and your home will not feel as warm as usual.

If you notice any cold spots, or hear any whistling or rattling noises from your boiler or pipes, contact a professional team, like us here at Mark Vernon.