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Domestic Boiler Replacement


Client: Domestic Client
Completion date: November 2022
HF divisions involved: Plumbing, Heating & AC

Brief project description: With energy prices having skyrocketed in the last year, more and more home owners are understandably looking for ways to cut costs.  But outside of the various methods that you can try to cut home energy costs, there is always the risk that your existing boiler will breakdown or develop a fault.  While our plumbing, heating and AC team are some of the best in the business at boiler repairs, it becomes a lot harder to repair a boiler when said boiler is so old that sourcing new parts is almost impossible.  And that is exactly what happened to one of our customers in Glasgow this month.  Their Potterton boiler had developed a fault and replacement parts were not available as the manufacturer had stopped making them a number of years ago.  The only solution was to install a new boiler for the customer.

Their existing boiler had a fitted water storage heater (hence the size) so our engineers recommended a new Worcester combi boiler that would be able to closely match the clients existing hot water demands.

As you can see from the photos, while the new system does not have a water storage tank, boiler technology has come along way since their existing Potterton boiler had been installed.  The new system helps to free up space in the customers downstairs cupboard which was previously taken up by the old boiler.

before and after of boiler installation

The installation was made complete with a Worcester Filter. Similar to other magnetic filters on the market but designed to work better with Worcester products, the new boiler and filter system will help to lower the monthly gas bills for the customer while ensuring that their homes radiators run smoothly and efficiently.

The new boiler operates using a Google Nest Thermostat which we also installed. The thermostat in a property plays a hugely important role in energy use. Your thermostat controls up to 60% of your energy bill!

The Nest Thermostat learns your home habits and gets to know the temperature you like when you’re at home while turning itself down when you’re away. It even learns how your home warms up or how draughty it is, so it only uses the energy it needs. Just another great example of modern technology that can help us lower our energy costs.

Project Challenges: As with all boiler installations, access was an issue. The boiler was located in a downstairs cupboard and due to its size, removing the unit was a challenge to ensure that we did not damage any of the customers property. Thankfully, the existing gas pipework in the home was up to modern standards so this was a relatively straightforward boiler install for our Plumbing, heating & AC team.

HF Plumbing, Heating & AC Services

From industrial heating to plumbing systems, air conditioning installation and servicing to domestic plumbing/heating issues, we specialise in all commercial, retail and domestic plumbing, heating and air conditioning services.

We invest heavily in the training and development of our team to ensure that all commercial and domestic plumbing, heating  and air conditioning services are carried out to the standards expected under the HF name.

With jobs ranging from £50 to £250,000 and beyond, we operate throughout the UK working in sectors ranging from:

  • Schools
  • Nursing Homes
  • Office Blocks
  • Banks
  • Bars & Restaurants
  • Factory’s
  • Warehouses
  • Shops
  • Domestic Homes
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