Gas boiler repairs in Bromley, half in southeast London and half in West Kent, bring all types of boilers to the fore. You see brand new condensing combi boilers in flats, and a floorstanding open flue Potterton boiler welcomes you at the next address; I repair them all. If you need a central heating engineer who can do all gas boiler repairs in Bromley and southeast London,
There are still a lot of old style conventional boilers in Bromley. Some have a big square flue coming out of the wall, and the Ideal Mexico is still
quite common. Others have an open flue; the back boiler, the Potterton Kingfisher are probably the most common examples of this type.
Many of them still work with a pilot light and a thermocouple. This is a bit of a "love it or hate it" issue for boiler engineers. The advocates of this system admire the simplicity and boast how reliable this type of boiler is.
As always, there are downsides. Especially the open flue models are extremely uneconomical. When you allow for losses due to draught for the compulsory ventilation to the "normal" heatlosses, you can easily end up with literally more heat wasted than what goes into the radiators.
Although lack of maintenance won't stop them from working, it is likely to raise the level of Carbon monoxide that is produced. When the flue does not work as intended, this will spill into the house with possible dire consequences.
I have done many gas boiler repairs in Bromley and surrounding areas, and in my experience, there are only two things that stop me from making it all work again. Obsolete parts and excessive rust. If you can't get those bits that need replacing any more, you just can't do the job.
The other reason happens mostly with boilers that have a cast iron heat exchanger. We all know that steel can rust, and sometimes it becomes too much. If it has gone so far that there are holes rotted through to the outside, then no gas boiler should be repaired.
It is not all old gas boilers in Bromley and south east London that I repaired, there are also plenty of condensing boilers. Most of
those are from after 2005. These High Efficiency boilers ( just another word for the same thing ) tend to react much faster than open flue boilers and use much less gas to
keep the house warm. But they, too, have a disadvantage. Their high performance makes them much more sensitive to deviations from the norm. When the settings go off, in
stead of plodding on like the old fashioned lumps, they become problematic or fail altogether.
They need to be installed exactly as per manufacturer's instruction, and the setting need to be absolutely spot on. What is true for gas boiler repairs for the rest of the country, is just as valid in Bromley and the rest of southeast london to work on the kind of condensing boiler that is installed today, a boiler engineer will invariably need a Combustion Analyser, more commonly referred to as: Flue Gas Analyser or FGA.
To do it completely by the book, you will often also need a digital differential thermometer ( this type will show the difference in temperature between the flow
and return for example ) and a digital manometer.
This kind of equipment is considered so crucial and/or complicated, that heating engineers need to do a separate training and examination to use flue gas analysers. Once the test is passes successfully, it is added to the list of qualifications on the Gas Safe Register (Corgi as we knew it is no more). Corgi stopped being of any importance in the gasindustry in 2009. The name still exists, but their main activity is now to make money just like every other company out there.
When condensing boilers are not installed or set up as meant, various things can happen. The most obvious: they can stop working completely.
There can also be "hidden" problems as a result of faulty work. A sharp decrease of efficiency that can lead to a significant increase of the gasbill. Extreme levels of Carbon Monoxide, which often go hand in hand with carbon deposits inside. Difficulties starting up are also a known result in some models, and can lead to frequent "lock outs". This is a safety mechanism to stop extinguishing and relighting continuously. Gas air mixtures going outside of the tolerance can also lead to excessive noise; Vaillant is one of the makes that are know for this phenomenon. If you need a gas boiler repair in Bromley or southeast London and you want it done quickly and expertly, call:
One thing to remember, is that even when the owner was told it could not be repaired and the boiler was condemned, I was still able to do numerous gas boiler
repairs all over South London and Bromley.
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