Many of the common questions we are asked and common problems we find as plumbing and heating engineers. When you have a problem with your boiler or plumbing it can on some occasions be remedied by the home or business owner saving you money on costly plumbers visits and callouts. At JMCD Plumbing and Heating Engineers Halifax we pride ourselves on offering a friendly, professional and reliable plumbing service.
JMCD Plumbers Halifax cover all aspects of gas and central heating including boiler repairs, boiler servicing, boiler power flushing and new central heating installations.
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When did you last have your boiler serviced?
This is something that a lot of us put off year after year and we really shouldn’t!
Think of it the same as your car, you don’t put off servicing that year after year, do you?
Keeping our boilers healthy and happy is essential, if we want to extend the lifespan of our central heating and hot water boilers.
It’s also essential to have your boiler serviced and for you to keep an up to date record to maintain the manufacturer’s warranty.
The benefits of a boiler service
The Gas Safe Register replaced the CORGI register in April 2009. Anyone carrying out gas work must have a Gas Safe Register ID card. Without this card they are breaking the law and could be putting you and your family at risk.
Ask to see your Gas engineers Gas Safe Registration ID card to make sure that they are safe and legal.
Gas appliances should be regularly serviced and checked to ensure complete safety.
JMCD Plumbing and Heating Engineers are Gas Safe registered. We work to the highest industry safety regulations whilst undertaking all aspects of plumbing and heating. Our Gas Safe registration number is 584029.
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Which boiler manufacturer do WE recommend?
We can supply and install any type of boilers. We will assess your individual needs and advise on a suitable boiler. There are several very good central heating boiler manufacturers in the market. We usually recommend A-rated Potterton boilers for their efficiency and size but we have also found Main and Valliant boilers to be equally good in terms of performance and reliability, but it is important to remember that boiler manufacturers introduce new boiler models and technology changes on a regular basis.
simple things that you can do to look after your boiler
Keep a careful eye on the pressure gauge, keeping the pressure somewhere between 1 and 1.5 bar is ideal.Keep it topped up at all times, get into the habit of checking it weekly.
Keep an eye on the pilot light, make sure that the pilot colour is a nice blue! Anything less then call out the professionals.
Make sure all your pipes are lagged, as soon as the temperature drops, pipes can freeze. Ready-made lagging tubes can be bought for pennies from most d-i-y stores.
Make sure that all your radiators are working properly, without any air locks, get into the habit of checking on a regular basis.
Remember to set the timer on your boiler to suit your lifestyle, having plenty of heat and hot water in the morning and evening when you are around is the way to go.
If you haven’t had it done for some time, then it’s maybe time to consider having a power flush, this will help to extend the life of your heating system.
Install a ‘carbon monoxide‘ alarm to warn you of any leaks, you can’t see or smell carbon monoxide and it can be lethal.
Condensing boilers are the most energy-efficient boilers on the market today. They use less fuel and have lower running costs than other boilers. They achieve this high level of efficiency by extracting heat contained in the combustion gases, which would otherwise be lost to the atmosphere. Old, conventional boilers have an efficiency rate up to 60%, which means that they convert 60% or less of their fuel into heat, while the efficiency of new condensing boilers can be above 90% (A-rated). This means huge energy savings and significant cuts on your CO2 emissions and gas bills. There are 2 types of high-efficiency condensing boiler, a system boiler which heats your hot water through a hot water cylinder and a
Combination (combi) boiler gives you instant hot water without the need for a cylinder.
What is a condensing boiler?
What is a combination boiler?
The high efficiency condensing combi or combination boiler combines both a conventional boiler for radiators and an independent water heater in one compact unit, eliminating the need for a hot water cylinder and cold water storage cistern. With a combi boiler hot water is always available instantly and for as long as you need it.
Additional benefits of having a combi boiler include significant saving on your gas bills and the fact that your hot water comes from the mains pressure so you can enjoy showering without needing a noisy pump.