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Brighton Boiler and Central Heating Services
At Boilers on Tap we are proud to be the number one plumbing choice of home-owners, letting agents, and business owners in Brighton, Sussex and neighbouring areas. Our credentials as the leading boiler and central heating and plumbing experts in Brighton and Sussex have been well established throughout the region thanks to the consistent quality of our work and our commitment to delivering impeccable customer service.
Your safety and the safety of your property are our top priority, so we take no chances with our boiler and central heating services. As a client, you can rest assured that you are dealing with fully certified gas installers every time one of our Brighton heating experts visits your home. All our engineers are registered with the National Gas Safe Register as required by law.
Price Match, Interest Free and Variable APR
Pluworcester boche recommended installers 2mbing On Tap aim to make boilers affordable for our customers. We offer a like for like price match scheme for outright purchases and a variety of finance options including cash, cheque, card (including credit cards), BACS, interest-free and variable APR. Terms and conditions apply.
For all your plumbing, boiler and central heating needs, Boilers on Tap are just a telephone call away and ready to call at your property in Brighton, Eastbourne, Worthing, and other parts of Sussex. Contact us today and we will be happy to provide you with a non-binding quote on the service you require.
Boiler Repairs in Brighton and Sussex
Is your boiler making loud noises? Did you just notice a water leak in your unit? Do you have low water pressure? Or has your boiler simply stopped working when you needed it the most?
Plumbing on Tap can efficiently deal with all types of boiler repairs, from replacing pressure valves to re-calibrating boiler’s themostats, including limescale removal, replacement of defective pumps, cleaning of pilot lights, leak detection, boiler failure, removal of sludge in radiators, replacement of boiler LCD displays and other boiler electronic components, thawing of condensation pipes, power flush services, anti-corrosive treatments, and many more. We are able to carry out boiler repairs in all areas of Sussex and Brighton and in all boiler types, including combo boilers, condensing boilers, regular boilers, and system boilers.
Our Brighton Plumbing and boiler experts are ready to respond to emergency call outs as and when you need them.
We aim to complete boiler repair services within one day, although usually boiler faults can be diagnosed and fixed in as little as one hour. If your situation requires more complex repairs, we will always provide you with an accurate time and cost estimate.
Plumbing on Tap carries out faultless boiler installations in Brighton and Sussex. If you feel it is time to replace you old boiler, we can help you decide between a wide range of reliable and energy-efficient boiler models.10 year
Our team is made up of expert installers of condensing boilers.
The use of condensing boilers has been a legal requirement for new or replacement boiler installations since 2007, as these are safer, kinder to the environment, cheaper in the long term, and take up less space. Combination boilers are the most common type of condensing boilers, and in fact, more than 50 per cent of all newly installed boilers in the UK fall within this category.
Plumbing on Tap recommends the installation of combo boilers at most property types given their advantages over regular boilers. Because of our extensive knowledge and experience, we can work around the most common drawbacks of combination boilers, mainly low water pressure and diminished water volume in properties where there is more than one bathroom. If your property fits these characteristics and you require a new boiler installation, Boilers on Tap can still be of assistance by fitting a high flow rate combination boiler.
For additional peace of mind, our Brighton plumbing and heating engineers carry out a thorough power flush following every new boiler installation. This ensures the smooth running of your new boiler unit.
Most manufacturers recommend that you service your boiler at least once a year. Boilers on Tap provides boiler maintenance services in Brighton and Sussex thanks to the work of our meticulous and Gas Safe-certified engineers.
Our boiler maintenance services include a thorough 18-point examination of your boiler thanks to which we can detect any issues that are likely to result in boiler breakdowns. Our team understands the importance of safety in your property, so we go beyond the actual boiler unit and check for potential problems in terms of ventilation, boiler positioning, and emission of carbon monoxide. Any issues identified will be brought to your attention in a jargon-free manner and will be promptly repaired.
Most of our boiler maintenance services and gas fire inspections are completed in 1 to 1.5 hours.
Central heating services
Plumbing on Tap has a dedicated team of central heating experts in Brighton and Sussex that are qualified to design, install, and repair every element in your central heating system.
We specialize in installing and solving problems with boiler pumps and controls, central heating time switches, boiler upgrades, wired and wireless room thermostats, thermostatic valves, central heating cylinders, etc. Plumbing on Tap can also take care of the most common radiator malfunctions in both steam and hot water radiators, such as leaks, cold patches, airlocks, sludge build-up, and corroded pipes or units, to mention just a few of our central heating solutions. If your property is fitted with gas fires or warm air units that need servicing, our Gas Safe engineers will be happy to perform maintenance checks and/or new installations. It goes without mention that all our central heating services include friendly and impartial advice on how to make the most efficient use of your heating system.
For central heating repairs, installations, and routine checks in Brighton, Eastbourne, Worthing, and other parts of Sussex, call us today and find out how you can benefit from Plumbing On Tap’s ample expertise.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can divert excess solar power straight into your water tank and other household equipment with the use of a power diverter. This gives you a steady supply of hot water all year round. With a special controller, you can even divert the excess power to your underfloor heating, swimming pool pumps, electric cars and solar batteries, and air conditioning units.
- Hot water on demand when you need it
- Easy and efficient use of your solar power
- Extendable 5-year warranty
- Quick and easy installation
- No additional wiring or plumbing required
- With flexible dual inputs, you can connect to your on/off-peak tariff supplies and ensure your hot water comes at the lowest possible rates
- Boosts hot water temperature automatically to protect against legionella
- You can schedule your hot water boosting as required with the 24/7 timer
- Deliver excess energy in all weather conditions with the variable power control
It is important to have your boiler checked annually, this is to keep it in good working condition and prevent it from wearing out fast. it is also a condition of the warranty of most boilers. With this knowledge, it is also good to note that wintertime is not the best time to service your boiler because if there is an issue that requires fixing, you will be left cold while work is being done. Engineers are busier in the winter months so it is advisable to schedule maintenance during summer, another reason why summertime is best for your boiler servicing is because a well-maintained boiler will perform without any issues during the wintertime so you are assured warmth throughout the season.
Our engineers who are Gas Safe registered and qualified will perform an 18-point service check on your boiler, they will also check to make sure that your boiler is in a good working condition and not leaking carbon monoxide, which is a poisonous gas, they will also check that there is proper ventilation for other harmful gases. We will also verify the accuracy of your boiler settings as well checking the positioning and performing gas fire checks and servicing. We also provide cleaning services for your boiler, this is our power-washing services where water and cleaning products are injected to remove sediments and sludge that have accumulated in the pipes and radiator and doing this improves the performance and efficiency of your heating system.
A boiler that is not serviced at all, or irregularly, will develop serious problems in the long term, but regular maintenance and servicing will prevent breakdowns and extend the life of the boiler. A faulty boiler may be leaking carbon monoxide and this is poisonous and deadly. According to the Department of Health and Science, carbon monoxide poisoning sends 4,000 people to A&E each year. But, this is preventable by frequent servicing of your boiler. A fully-functional boiler will also save you money on repairs and energy bills and is also important to meet insurance policy requirements and most insurance companies require your boiler be safe to use. Annual servicing of your boiler is also in compliance with the law as landlords and businesses are legally required to have annual safety checks carried out.
Our boiler servicing and safety inspections are carried out to make sure your boiler is working efficiently. Our team of experienced and certified engineers will inspect your boiler and perform an 18-point service check, all of which is part of our services to resolve any problems related to your boiler and prevent more serious issues from arising. You will benefit from our 24/7 support services, our swift response in cases of emergency, high-quality workmanship, unbeatable rates, and free, no obligation quotes before any repairs.
A diverter valve is a moving part that opens and closes to regulate the flow of heat. Since it is a moving part, it is bound to develop a fault at some point. Most diverter faults have to do with the valve sticking. Some of the indicators of a faulty diverter valve include lukewarm water from the taps and showers and having to leave the heating on. It is not advisable to try to fix this by yourself, instead hire the services of a qualified engineer who will run a fault check to see that all the controls are working properly as they should and to make sure that the problem is actually a faulty diverter valve. In some cases, the engineer might have to replace the entire diverter unit. In other cases, it might only be the diaphragm that needs to be replaced.
A qualified electrician will help you connect a power diverter to your electric hot water tank. It detects when there is excess power from your solar PV system and automatically diverts this power into your electric hot water tank. You will, therefore, needa solar PV installation before obtaining a power diverter. However, we can help you install a solar PV system if you don’t have one already in place.
A power flush can be installed quickly and at your convenience. After getting one, you’ll notice that your heating system is quieter, more efficient and heats up quickly. This is because there is unhindered circulation in the system, as the radiators provide consistent heat from bottom to top. Furthermore, the increased efficiency of your boilers can help save you up to 25% on your energy bills. This is more so, because running a routine power flush helps to detect any minor faults in your system and takes care of them before they develop into a larger problem over time.
You might already be aware that a power flush for your central heating system provides many benefits, including up to 25% reduction in your energy bills. You could also notice the following benefits after a power flush:
- Increased heating time: the problem of your central heating system lagging in the time it takes to heat up can be solved by a power flush. The delay in heating time is caused by the buildup of iron oxide deposits; clearing these deposits will allow water to flow around the system easily and therefore increase the heating time.
- Get rid of boiler noises: having deposits lodged in your boiler over time can lead to noisiness. However, a power flush will make your system quieter and more efficient.
- Increased efficiency of your central heating system: a power flush allows your heating system to be more efficient and prevents chances of breakdown.
A power diverter system is the most reliable and efficient energy storage system you can buy. Installing a power diverter does not in any way reduce your feed-in tariffs payments. Rather, it saves you money daily and fortifies your savings, because every unit of electricity diverted into your hot water tank is a saving in energy costs.
It stores energy from your solar panels and saves you the cost of buying expensive solar batteries. It converts your hot water tank into an efficient solar storage system for your excess solar energy, providing you with free hot water all year round. It also works on cloudy days, ensuring that you get the most value out of your solar PV system. It requires no additional wiring or plumbing and can be installed in as little as twenty minutes after which you can start storing energy in a very efficient and cheap way.
When you notice any of the symptoms below, it means there could be corrosion or sludge in your system and a power flush would subsequently be required:
- There are cold areas at the bottom of your radiators
- Cloudy tap water (indicating the presence of limescale)
- When you bleed a radiator, no water escapes
- Hot pipes when the radiators are cold
- Excessive noise from the heating system, pump or boiler
- Heating becomes slow
- Boiler regularly requires restarting
- Discolored water from the radiators when bled
- Small leaks in the radiators
A qualified engineer can help you decide if and when you need a power flush, as well as alert you to any potential risks in your system. The materials used on your heat exchanger have much to contribute, with regards the likelihood of debris and sludge formation in the system.
It’s not uncommon for rust and other debris to deposit and form sludge in the boiler, radiators, and pipe work, as your central heating system ages over time. A power flush is a cleansing process which aims to remove these deposits. These contaminants seriously affect the efficiency of a heating system if left unchecked by causing blockages and corrosion, ultimately leading to a potential breakdown.
High strength cleansing chemicals – including a sludge breaker, corrosion inhibitor, and descaler – are rapidly circulated throughout the system during a power flush to clear away debris, limescale and sludge. This process is ideal in maintaining your central heating system and helps to boost the amount of heat that’s permitted from your radiators.
Boilers tend to last for a long time, with the best typically having a lifespan of roughly 20 years. If your boiler has lasted this long, it’s more than likely time for a replacement. Even though a regularly serviced boiler can last a longer time, age will ultimately affect its efficiency.
The moment you realise your boiler is no longer economically convenient – meaning you’ll spend more and more on repairs, within shorter periods – you should definitely consider replacing it. Although boiler replacement involves a sizeable financial commitment, a new one will save you approximately £300 every year; this is on top of the efficiency and peace of mind you’ll also enjoy.
So, are you interested in replacing your boiler? Call us today for expert assistance.
There are several factors that can contribute to your boiler losing pressure; one is that you don’t have enough water pressure in the boiler. Therefore, you should first check to see if this is the case. However, if water pressure isn’t the problem with your boiler, then you’re likely suffering from one (or a combination) of the following problems:
- Faulty release valve: If there’s an issue with your boiler’s pressure release valve or overflow, you will likely experience a consistent drop in pressure.
- Leaks: There may be a leak somewhere in the system that’s causing your boiler to lose water, which will subsequently lead to a drop in pressure.
- Boiler age: if your boiler is between 20 to 25 years old, there’s a good chance that wear and tear (due to prolonged usage) has affected the vessel or other components.
Whatever the problem, our expert engineers can detect and fix it.
Unfortunately, because of the type of work involved, we are not able to offer a free diagnosis on boiler faults; however, we are honest and transparent in how we charge for boiler faults. Plumbing on Tap can deploy a qualified Gas Safe registered engineer to test and diagnose the boiler fault at your residence for £85. This fee also includes any repairs that fall within the first hour. Further time or part replacement will be quoted to you separately and you’ll always have a say in how repairs should proceed.
Your boiler is a very important aspect of your home. It is a crucial piece of equipment that keeps you and your family warm during the cold weather, as well as heating your hot water and home in general. It can therefore be quite frustrating to discover that your boiler is no longer functioning as it should.
On discovering you have a broken boiler, you might typically try and see if you can fix it yourself. This is not advised though, as fixing a broken boiler isn’t a DIY project, no matter the level of your handyman skills. If you find you have a problem with your boiler, don’t attempt to fix it yourself; instead, grab your phone and call Plumbing on Tap; we are fully trained Gas Safe Registered engineers, equipped to investigate and fix faulty boilers.
The first and foremost reason that every home-owner could benefit from is a reduction in heating costs. In fact, an eco-friendly condensing model, such as those sold by Worcester Bosch, can save you up to three hundred pounds per year on your heating costs. So it is easy to see how the initial costs of replacing your old boiler by a Brighton Plumber will be offset by savings in just a few years’ time. Additionally the UK government offers a number of grants available to households with lower incomes to replace their boilers with energy efficient models.
The second benefit should go without saying, and that is safety. Older boilers are more prone to incident, such as fire, than newer models. Finding a Gas Safe certified engineer, like those employed with Plumbing On Tap, to handle the replacement and installation of your new boiler is paramount for you and your family’s safety.
Condensing boilers are the most eco-friendly and energy saving boilers available to homeowners today. While older boilers have an efficiency rate of approximately sixty percent, modern condensing boilers can boast over and above ninety percent efficiency. This means less fuel is being used at greater efficiency, and heat that would normally escaped through the flue is caught within the much larger condensing chamber, contributing to an overall smaller heat waste.
If you are not sure what type of boiler you currently have or what model would be right for you, you can give us a call on 01273 723600 to speak with one of our Brighton plumbing and heating experts about your home’s heating needs. We can also offer a free, no obligation quote on a
new boiler installation as done by one of our Gas Safe certified engineers.
Chances are, if you’re enquiring about the cost of a new boiler, you older model boiler has finally given up the ghost. This of course means shopping around for a new model, finding a trustworthy, Gas-Safe certified Brighton plumberto install it, and all the while you see nothing but pound signs flashing in front of your eyes. Fortunately, Plumbing On Tap can help while saving you money.
FREE, no obligation quote from one of our Brighton plumbing engineers.
The cost of a new boiler varies greatly depending on your property and the type of boiler you wish to purchase. A free, no obligation quote from Plumbing On Tap would provide valuable information on the make and model of your old boiler and what newer model would work best for your home and property. In as little as twenty minutes our Brighton, Sussex plumbing experts can provide a comprehensive quote for a new boiler based on a number of different checkpoints carried out in the survey.
Accredited Worcester Bosch installers.
While our certified engineers can install any make and model boiler you choose, Plumbing On Tap has been accredited as Worcester Bosch Recommended Installers and, as such, we are able to offer a stunning SEVEN year warranty on all new Worcester Bosh boilers. If you’re looking for something extra Plumbing On Tap can offer TEN years guarantee with Worcester Bosch gas boiler installations when coupled with a system solution package. Worcester Bosch are the leading brand in condensing and eco-friendly boilers. These machines are so efficient that replacing your ten-year old or more boiler with a new model condensing boiler from Worcester Bosch could save you over two-hundred pounds a year on your energy bills.
Affordability and Interest-Free Credit for TWELVE Months.
We at Plumbing On Tap appreciate that it’s never a good time, financially speaking, when the boiler goes out, which tends to coincide with the increased energy bills during the colder months as well as the expensive holidays. Our most common boiler installation price is between £1,700 -£1,900 + VAT, with a budget boiler model from just £1,300 + VAT (T&Cs apply). We can recommend various boiler models that work within your budget, and we even offer a price match guarantee if you happen to see it cheaper elsewhere.
Not only that, but we offer ZERO interest credit for twelve months (with a minimum deposit of 25%) and we are currently the ONLY plumbing and heating company in Brighton and Hove to offer that kind of flexibility.
Gas Safe Certified
Safety is our top priority whenever our engineers are carrying out work with gas appliances, which is why Plumbing on Tap based in Brighton fully supports the Gas Safe system. Gas Safe is a national register of plumbing and heating engineers that are certified to work on gas lines and appliances. Every Gas Safe certified engineer will have a Gas Safe ID card on them at all times, and we always recommend you ask to see the card. Ill-fitting gas appliance installations carried out by cowboy engineers is a huge potential hazard for you and your family, including fire and carbon monoxide poisoning. Never leave it up to chance, always ask to see the ID.
Plumbing On Tap: Brighton and Hove’s Leading Plumbing Experts.
Plumbing On Tap has been sending out our trained, Gas-Safe certified engineers into homes across Brighton and Hove for over a decade. Customer satisfaction is our top priority, which is why we invite any prospective clients to check out over two-hundred Plumbing On Tap customer testimonials on Checkatrade.com. We are also available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week for all emergency plumbing needs, ensuring your boiler outage doesn’t leave you in the cold.
For both your own safety as well as your boiler’s efficiency, you should have your boiler serviced annually by a trained, Gas Safe certified plumbing and heating engineer. Over time, residual build up and worn parts can decrease your boiler’s efficiency, which will be reflected in your heating bills. Even though today’s boilers are more efficient that their predecessors, they can still require regular servicing to continue running in like-new condition. Plumbing on Tap are not only recommended installers of the eco-friendly and energy efficient Worcester Boche boiler models, but we also back our new Worcester Bosch installations with a SEVEN year guarantee.
But more importantly, annual servicing is a safety issue. Even though gas leaks in boilers are a rare occurrence they can still happen and can prove to be fatal to you and your loved ones. A gas leak can cause fire, explosions, and even silent death by means of carbon monoxide poisoning. Always check that the plumbing and heating engineer you’ve hired is Gas Safe certified by checking the Gas Safe register and asking to see the technician’s Gas Safe ID card.
Plumbing on Tap only employs Gas Safe certified Brighton plumbing and heating engineers and we have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to illegal gas fitters. Our clients can rest easy knowing that regular boiler servicing from our Gas Safe engineers keeps their family safe.
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