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Glasgow Boiler Service
The Glasgow Boiler Service is a dedicated to maintaining the comfort and warmth of your home throughout Scotland. Our gas engineers are skilled and committed to providing you with necessary heating system installation, maintenance, and boiler repairs. Heating your home accounts for about 60 percent of what you spend in a year on energy bills, with the ever bitter Scottish winters making Glasgow households concerned about heating their homes effectively it makes sense to invest appropriately in efficient heating systems.
Central heating is the most common form of heating in Scotland. A sole boiler heats up water which pumped through pipes to radiators and taps throughout the house. Our Glasgow based gas safe engineers and fitters will guide you through any questions you may have about your current or new heating system.
Most boilers run on mains gas, though in areas in Scotland that are not connected to the main supply, the boiler can run on oil, bottled LPG, coal or wood. Mains gas is usually the cheapest, and it has the lowest carbon dioxide emissions, apart from wood. There are two main types of gas boiler:
Conventional or regular gas boilers provide hot water when programmed to and then stored in a hot water tank until needed. Your flow of water will never diminish when using multiple taps at the same time which is a great benefit for families in Glasgow. Regular boilers come with a cold water tank and a hot water cylinder and tend to suit larger properties with more than one bathroom. The Glasgow Boiler Service can fit an electrical immersion heater as a back up to your conventional boiler; this will act as a security backup in case your boiler has a fault. With a regular boiler, once the hot water has been used up you will need to wait for it to heat up once it’s run out.
Combination boilers are Scotland’s most popular type of boiler and provide hot water whenever needed and does not have a hot water tank. Combi boilers are space savers as there’s no tank taking up extra room in your home, with space being a paramount to homeowners in Glasgow today this can be an appealing choice, especially if you live in a flat. Combi boilers are often quicker to install in comparison to regular boilers, this is because they have fewer parts. When using a combi boiler, the water may take a few seconds to heat up, though this is entirely normal. The flow may be affected if using multiple taps at the same time, and the water pressure in your home will also affect the flow of water from your gas combination boiler.
Properties in Glasgow that don’t have a boiler usually use electric storage heaters. This type of heating system heat up overnight using cheaper off-peak electricity known as economy 7 or economy 10 and disperse the heat during the day. The specific day and night periods on an Economy 7 or 10 meter vary between different regions and at different times of the year. Usually, the night usage for an economy 7 meter is recorded between 11:30pm and 6:30am in the winter and 12:30am to 7:30am in the summer. Your supplier will be able to tell you the exact charging times specific to Glasgow electric heating.
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Electric boilers in Scotland are fairly new, though with further technological developments happening constantly improving their popularity. Heating your home using electricity does not always have to be expensive. At the Glasgow Boiler Service, we offer our customers a variety of products that can help you to manage your own electric heating system whilst using less energy, which will help reduce your monthly energy costs. If you are looking for an alternative to standard gas boiler services, we can provide great electric solutions.
Electric boilers are known for being compact, silent with a low running cost. There are two types of electric boilers on the market, at the Glasgow Boiler Service we provide both. Heat only electric boilers are cost effective and allow for individual management of heating and hot water. Combination electric boilers manage both heating and hot water from one system.
An electric boiler boasts the same arrangement as a gas boiler, including radiators, thermostatic radiator valves, and pipework, electric boilers will take the same amount of time to heat your property when compared to a gas boiler.
Oil boilers work in a similar way to their gas equivalents providing heating and hot water via taps and radiators in your home though are available in heat-only version too. When installing a Glasgow oil boiler, oil will have to be delivered to your home and stored in a tank.
When considering upgrading your oil central heating system or just replacing your gas or electric boiler, it helps to get expert advice from OFTEC certified experts who are equipped with the knowledge to guide you through your decision. New oil boilers are amongst the most efficient heating systems available in Scotland, new condensing oil boilers run at an efficiency of 92-93%. Recent advances in technology mean replacing your oil boiler with a new condensing version could result in a reduction in annual energy bills of up to 30%.
Oil boilers are intended to be reliable, efficient and long-lasting heating solutions. The Glasgow Boiler Service supply and install floor standing, wall mounted and outdoor boilers in both standard and combi models to suit any of your households oil boiler needs. Oil prices are currently extremely low, and not looking to rise particularly anytime soon. With these incentives like these now is this ideal time to contact us for an oil boiler quote. We supply wall hung oil boilers, ideal for smaller properties, outdoor condensing oil boilers, and utility oil boilers. All of these options come in both standard and combi systems.
LPG boilers, like oil, are often used in off-grid situations where gas is not available, there are over 4million home in Scotland and the UK without mains gas connection. LPG boilers they are extremely efficient and give a great return on every unit of energy, modern LPG boilers can expect an efficiency of 90% or more. LPG is delivered by road and stored in tanks which are rented from your supplier. LPG wet heating central heating systems heat water providing warmth in radiators and hot water via taps.
Many regular gas boilers can be easily changed to LPG, the experts at the Glasgow Boiler Service can discuss all your LPG needs at a dedicated consultation. As LPG is in high demand in other countries, it has kept the price in Scotland high, with no vision if this changing in coming years. We supply LPG boilers by Vokera, Intergas, Alpha and much more.
Electric Storage Heaters
If you have storage heaters, you will probably have a hot water cylinder heated by one or two immersion heaters. Electric storage systems are most common in flats and households that aren’t connected to the mains gas supply. The installation of electric storage heaters tends to be easier than that of gas-fired heating systems and they also enjoy little to no maintenance costs.
Basic storage heaters have two simple controls, input which controls how much heat is stored and output which controls the temperature of the room.
A higher output setting will release the heat into the room faster and should be used only when at home for maximum benefit.Automatic storage heaters have an inbuilt sensor which monitors the temperature during the night time charging period. Once the household has found the settings that keep them comfortably warm the system will charge to match this, without you having to program it.Fan assisted storage heaters blow warm air from the bottom of the system into the room, some have a boost setting which will allow the room to heat faster when needed.Combination storage heaters have a separate convector that can run separately on the day rate. The convector has its own heating controls and is ideal to use in winter when your home needs a top up of heat. Using this constantly will result in higher bills, however.
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A broken boiler can be time-consuming and a huge financial drain. Here at the Glasgow Boiler Service, we know that regular boiler maintenance and servicing is crucial to ensure the efficiency, safety and manufacturer’s warranty of your boiler.
Facing another Scottish winter can be a daunting time if your boiler isn’t in optimum working condition, a service by our specialist Glasgow-based gas safe engineers.
We offer yearly service plans to spread the cost. All our services include a full safety check on the boiler and any gas fires or cookers, as well as a Landlords Gas Safety Certificate if required. Our boilers come with up to 10 years manufacturer’s warranty, yearly servicing is required to maintain this peace of mind.
At the Glasgow Boiler Service, we are passionate and committed to providing the very best in customer care for the ultimate in satisfaction for your property. Our professional boiler installers in Glasgow travel nationwide to ensure that all our fitted boilers and central heating systems are working to their optimum ability. In Scotland, the cold weather can lead to damaged pipes, leaks, and mold. Other typical problems we often see at the Glasgow Boiler Service include:
- Losing Pressure.
- Thermostat Problems.
- Radiators Not Working.
- Odd noises.
- Hot Water Not Working.
If you notice other problems with your gas boiler or central heating system, don’t worry, all our Glasgow heating engineers have years’ experience and are fully qualified to help diagnose and repair in all eventualities. Our skilled tradesmen will carefully examine your boiler and discuss with you the best course of action to get your Glasgow boiler or central heating repair fixed.
The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a Government-backed scheme designed to help low-income families to reduce their fuel bills. Funding is available in Scotland to those on certain income-related benefits towards replacing an old inefficient boiler with a brand new condensing one.
Your boiler must be working at less than 86% efficiency for you to qualify for a replacement. This is far more likely with boilers which are older and to qualify for boiler grants in Scotland yours must be 8 years old or more. Boiler grants are 100% free and there is nothing to pay back. Some households will receive a full grant, meaning the full boiler will be free though some will be asked to pay a contribution towards their new boiler, though this won’t be as much as the price of a new boilers, and the savings expected to be made from a newly installed boiler can reach up to £300 a year.
Once you apply for a grant, a qualified assessor will visit your home to approve your grant, once this is complete a Glasgow gas safe registered boiler installer like us at the Glasgow Boiler Service can be contacted to supply and install your new boiler and reduce your energy bills!
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There are several little ways to save energy and reduce your fuel bills our qualified heating and gas engineers can discuss these techniques with you to not only increase your bank balance but improve the warmth of your home too!
Replacing an old boiler with a new high efficiency A rated Condensing Boiler can save up to 30% on your heating bills. Call the Glasgow Boiler Service today for a quote or to arrange for a gas engineer to visit your home for a discussion.
Installing smart heating controls to your existing central heating system can make a massive difference to you heating costs. The controls are quickly and easily installed by one of our fully qualified gas safe engineers, and allow you to control your heating remotely through an app on your smartphone or tablet. Households can save up to £90 per year on energy bills by applying this modern technology
Insulating your home effectively will act as a barrier to heat loss keeping the heat in and the cold out. In many homes, this can reduce your energy bills by up to 40%. Proper insulation also reduced the risk of mold and damp.
Glasgow Boiler Service Reviews
"Warm at last” Been in my house for 9 months, couldnt properly heat the place without the bills being crazy. My mate told me to get the house insulated. Used this company and couldnt be happier. Had the loft and underfloor done.. felt the difference stright away! The staff i dealt with were very helpful and the tradesmen were surprisingly tidy.(bonus) defo recommend to a mate…
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“Professional and knowledgeable” Highly knowledgeable and helpful, guided me through the options at length. I was guided to a Renewable solution that pays for itself through RHI / FIT and my bills are down £165 a month. Thanks!…