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Different types of Worcester Bosch Greenstar boilers

Worcester Bosch is the leading boiler brand across the UK. And they offer a range of different boilers that are incredibly efficient and effective. One of the most popular ranges is the Greenstar boiler. So what are the different types of Greenstar boiler available? And which would be suitable for your property? Well, here at Mark Vernon heating and plumbing, we are Worcester Bosch boiler experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about the Worcester Bosch Greenstar range.

What is the Worcester Bosch Greenstar range?

The Worcester Bosch Greenstar range includes:

  • the Greenstar CDi classic
  • the Greenstar CDi compact
  • the Greenstar SI and I junior

Greenstar CDi Classic

This is an award-winning, high performance boiler, perfect for small to medium sized homes with one or two bathrooms. With a market leading output of up to 42kW, this boiler has set the benchmark for others.

Greenstar CDi Compact

The Greenstar CDi compact is part of Worcester Bosch’s next generation of wall mounted combi boilers. This boiler is suitable for small, medium or large buildings with one or two bathrooms. With a hot water output of up to 36kW, this boiler is perfect for properties which demand high outputs. The added benefit of this boiler is that it can fit inside a standard kitchen cupboard, thanks to the new ultra compact WB7 heat exchanger. This boiler achieves an A rated annual efficiency of 90.5%.

Greenstar Si and i Junior

The Greenstar Si and i Junior provide efficient heating and hot water performance. These are both condensing boilers that have also won awards. The Si and i Junior are suitable for small to medium sized properties with only one bathroom. Si combi boilers are able to be installed in various locations including kitchens, utility rooms, bathrooms, airing cupboards, lofts or garages.

For more information or advice about choosing your Worcester Bosch boiler, get in touch today.

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Choosing a new Worcester Bosch Boiler

Choosing a new Worcester Bosch boiler can be overwhelming, with the huge range of choice available. Not to mention the variety of unfamiliar terminology and the pressure of getting the right boiler for your home. However, here at Mark Vernon heating and plumbing, we are Worcester Bosch boiler experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to choosing your Worcester Bosch boiler.

What to consider when choosing a new Worcester Bosch Boiler

There are several things to consider when it comes to choosing a new Worcester Bosch Boiler. These include:

  • your budget
  • boiler type
  • boiler size
  • boiler installation location

Budget

When it comes to choosing your Worcester Bosch boiler, make sure you have a budget outlined. And dont forget that you may need extra to cover the installation and servicing of your new boiler. While some new boilers can set you back more than £4000, others may only cost around £1000. Shop around for the best deal, and only look for boilers in your price range.

Know your Worcester Bosch Boiler types

Worcester Bosch boilers are available in a range of options. From conventional boilers that need a hot water storage tank, to the compact combination boiler, you have a number of options. Do your research before you start shopping and make sure you know which type of boiler would best suite your needs. As a result, your boiler search will be easier and more focused.

Know your Worcester Bosch Boiler Sizes

Available in a variety of sizes, different size boilers service different size homes. As a result, it is important that you choose the right size boiler for your home. A boiler too large could be wasting gas, while a boiler too small won’t be able to heat your property. Why not contact the professionals for help or advice? We are always happy to help, here at Mark Vernon Heating and Plumbing.

Decide on the Boiler Position

The final step is to decide on the boiler position. A new boiler installed in the existing boiler space tends to be cheaper, as the pipework is already in place. However, this is not a suitable decision for all homes, and you will need to decide where your boiler is best to be placed.

For more information or advice about choosing your Worcester Bosch boiler, get in touch today.

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Worcester Bosch boiler controls

Choosing the right boiler for your home is essential. You need to choose a boiler that is the right size, the right type and is installed correctly in the right position. But to get the most out of any boiler, you also need to understand the boiler controls. These will determine a range of factors including the temperature of the hot water and heating, and the timing of the heating system. But what are the Worcester Bosch boiler controls? Well, here at Mark Vernon, we are Worcester Bosch boiler experts. And this is our guide to everything you should know about controls for your boiler.

What are the different Worcester Bosch boiler controls?

For Worcester Bosch boilers, there are a number of different controls to consider. These include:

  • The boiler programmer- This is usually found on the front of the boiler, and is a system that allows you to set your heating and sometimes hot water, to switch on and off, at different times and on different days of the week. This doesn’t allow the temperature of the heating to adjust to the temperature of the room, or to changes to your schedule.
  • A room thermostat– A room thermostat is used to monitor and measure the air temperature of the room. Then you can adjust the thermostat to set the heating to a comfortable level, depending on your own requirements. Then, if the room temperature falls lower than the set thermostat level, the thermostat will communicate with the boiler, activating the heating. Once the room temperature increases above this level, the heating will be then turned off.

From April 2018, all of the new boilers that are installed in England must have a both a thermostat and timer fitted to meet building control requirements.

For all your boiler advice or queries, contact us at Mark Vernon today.

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Winter maintenance for your Worcester Bosch boiler

With Christmas fast approaching, and the weather dramatically cooling, now is a good time to stay on top of your boiler maintenance schedule. Looking after your boiler during the winter months is critical for keeping your home warm and welcoming, as well as being supplied with hot water. But what does winter maintenance for your Worcester Bosch boiler involve? And how can you take care of your boiler this winter? Well, here at Mark Vernon, we are Worcester Bosch boiler experts. And this is our guide to everything you should know about winter boiler maintenance.

Winter maintenance for your Worcester Bosch boiler

To keep your boiler functioning effectively this winter, you should consider:

  • Checking your boiler pressure- The pressure gauge on the front of your boiler should be frequently checked to ensure that your boiler is operating effectively. The pressure gauge should have been set to 1 bar during the installation of the boiler. So a pressure gauge that shows a higher or lower setting can indicated that your boiler is losing pressure, or gaining pressure, could be a showing signs of an ongoing issue. That could result in a full boiler breakdown.
  • Insulating external pipes- The condensate pipe, and any other pipe that leads to the outside will need to be insulated to protect against freezing winter conditions. Frozen pipes can easily cause a full boiler breakdown, and this is completely preventable by simply using the right insulation.
  • Check the thermostats- a broken thermostat will not send the right signal to the boiler, which usually results in cold rooms. In winter, this becomes particularly noticeable, when your room fails to reach the desired temperate. To prevent this, make sure you check your thermostats are working, and have these fixed in time for the winter weather.

For all your boiler advice or queries, contact us at Mark Vernon today.

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Understanding different Worcester Bosch boiler noises

The boiler is one of the most relied on pieces of equipment in the home. From hot water to heating, we rely on the boiler for day to day life. And that’s why a boiler breakdown can be so difficult to deal with. The early signs of a boiler issue include boiler noises. But how can you determine between ordinary boiler noises, and potential problems? Well, here at Mark Vernon Heating and Plumbing, we are leading boiler experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to the different boiler noises to be aware of.

Understanding different Worcester Bosch boiler noises

Boilers make a variety of noises, and this is to be expected. From heating elements rapidly heating water, to old pipes and radiators, the central heating system can be quite noisy. So how can you tell whether these noises are problematic, or not? Well, there are several different types of noises, including:

  • Clunking noises- these are often called ‘kettling’ noises, and are caused by an accumulation of calcium carbonate (limescale) on the heat exchanger. This can block the flow of the water, resulting in more steam, which can lead to banging or clunking noises.
  • Whistling noises- if your boiler is making a whistling noise, this could also be as a result of kettling. This is because the trapped steam can begin to whistle. However, air can be trapped for reasons other than limescale build up, so its important to have this checked out. Releasing the trapped air is a simple repair task, and it can help rule out any potential problems at the same time. Whistling noises may also be caused by a loss of water pressure.
  • Gurgling noises- if your boiler is making gurgling noises, there could be a blockage, or a build up of sediment at the bottom of the boiler. You may also have a frozen condensate pipe, and this pipe will need to be thawed.

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

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Signs that your Worcester Bosch boiler pressure is high

The boiler is an essential part of daily life for any homeowner. From baths and showers, to washing dishes, and heating your home, the chances are, you rely on your boiler. So when a boiler breakdown occurs, or it no longer works as it should, this can be a problem. Some of the most common boiler problems relate to boiler pressure, and this can be either too high, or too low. High boiler pressure is likely to cause more damage than low pressure, so what does this damage involve? And what are the signs that your Worcester Bosch boiler pressure is high? Well, here at Mark Vernon Heating and Plumbing, we are leading Worcester Bosch boiler professionals. As a result, we have produced this guide to high boiler pressure.

What is high boiler pressure?

So, first of all, what is high boiler pressure? Well, this is where the pressure in the boiler rises above 1.5, which is the perfect setting, and reaches 2.5 or even 3. This can happen when the boiler is overfilled, the pressure release devices in the boiler are failing, or the filling loop is letting in too much water. So what are the signs that you need to lower the boiler pressure?

Signs that your Worcester Bosch boiler pressure is high

Signs that your boiler pressure is high include:

  • A water leak- if you can see water leaking or dripping from the pressure relief valve, usually located on outside wall where the unit has been installed, there’s a good chance your boiler pressure is too high.  This can cause a range of problems including water ingress and corrosion to your boiler’s pipework.
  • A system failure- if your boiler pressure is too high, there is a good chance that your boiler will not turn on, or will fail to heat your home, or provide hot water. This is usually caused by a damaged valve, or an internal leak due to high pressure.

For professional advice and solutions, get in touch with the team today, here at Mark Vernon Heating and Plumbing.

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Advantages of a Worcester Bosch compact boiler

When choosing a new boiler, it can be a little overwhelming. Between system boilers, conventional boilers, and compact boilers, there is a lot to choose from. And that’s before you consider the power of the boiler, and how many bathrooms or radiators you need to supply. But one option that is becoming increasingly popular is the Worcester Bosch compact boiler. This is a type of combination boiler, providing hot water and heating from the same device, without any need for additional storage. So what are the advantages of a Worcester Bosch compact boiler? And why should you choose one? Well, here at Mark Vernon Heating and Plumbing, we are leading boiler experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to why you should choose a Worcester Bosch compact boiler.

Advantages of a Worcester Bosch compact boiler

So, what are the benefits of a Worcester Bosch compact boiler? Well, there are several, including:

  • Range of installation choices- a compact boiler is built to be just that, compact. So it can fit in the airing cupboard, kitchen cupboard or even under the stairs, without any hassle. Other types of boiler, particularly system and conventional boilers, will need more room, especially when you consider the tanks and cylinders.
  • High efficiency- All of the Worcester Bosch compact boiler range are rated A for energy efficiency. This means that they use less energy to heat your home, so you can pay less for bills, and also reduce your carbon footprint. That’s a win/win situation.
  • Instant hot water- with a compact boiler, hot water is instantly available at all times, whenever you want it. However, you should bear in mind that hot water can only be supplied to one tap at a time, as the water is pulled from the mains, heated instantly, and then directed to the right place. For a property with multiple bathrooms, a system or conventional boiler can be a better option.

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

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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 are the UK’s leading boiler brand

When it comes to boilers, there is one brand name that stands out above the others: Worcester Bosch. While Valiant used to rule the boiler tables, for the past 12 years, Worcester Bosch have sold more boilers than any other company, and even been voted “Best Buy” for Which? magazine for the past 8 years. But why are Worcester Bosch so popular? And are people just paying for a brand name? Well, here at Mark Vernon Heating and Plumbing, we are leading  Worcester Bosch experts. And this is our to guide to why Worcester Bosch are the UK’s leading boiler brand.

Worcester Bosch are the UK’s leading boiler brand

So, why are Worcester Bosch number one? Well there are a number of reasons, including:

  • Worcester Bosch boilers are built to last- on average, these boilers will last for 10 – 15 years without needing any additional attention, apart from the annual service.
  • Worcester Bosch boilers have a great guarantee- all Worcester Bosch boilers come with a ten year no quibble guarantee. So you can be sure that your boiler is a good investment, and will be under guarantee for the majority of its natural lifespan.
  • Worcester Bosch boiler parts are made in the UK- even though Worcester Bosch has actually moved to Germany, they still have a UK manufacturing plant, so parts are readily available right here in the UK! this means you wont be left waiting for weeks without the right part to fix or repair any problem or issue.
  • Worcester Bosch offer a range of boilers- you can get a Worcester Bosch boiler that is suitable for any home, and any property. This flexibility with selection means that whatever you are looking for, you know where to find it with Worcester Bosch,

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

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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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