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When should you book a boiler repair in South London?

boiler repair in South London

Book a boiler repair in South London as soon as you know your boiler is malfunctioning. The same goes whether the boiler is electric or gas-fired.

If your boiler stops working altogether, you’ll want to fix it straight away from a convenience point of view. But if it’s not running efficiently, you ought to get it repaired or serviced from the cost angle. An inefficient boiler will result in higher bills. But that’s not all.

The dangers of CO emissions

If you have a gas-fired boiler, it could be emitting CO gas. CO is the abbreviation for Carbon Monoxide. It is invisible, and it has no odour. In other words, it is impossible to detect without the proper equipment. If your appliance is not burning its fuel efficiently, it could be poisoning you. In a confined environment, this can be deadly.

Whereas you can appoint any plumber to carry out a boiler repair in South London, only a Gas Safe registered plumber can work of gas appliances or piping. Their special training teaches them the correct way to service or repair boilers, fires, and gas cookers ensuring they do not emit CO.

The landlord’s legal responsibilities

If you are a landlord who lets property, you are legally obliged to have gas appliances serviced every 12-months. You must also have the equipment certified. A copy of the certification must be given to your tenants. This is something that we here at CW Services Plumbing and Heating can do.

With winter now upon us, the last thing anyone wants is a boiler breakdown. The best way of avoiding having to organise a boiler repair in London is to have your boiler regularly maintained. You can take a yearly maintenance contract out with CW Services. It’s the easiest way of ensuring against a breakdown and of also preventing CO emissions.

If you have an emergency and need a boiler repair in South London carrying out straight away, we offer a 24/7/365 call-out service.

A gas or electric boiler repair in South London

The good thing about having an electric boiler is that they don’t require an annual service. There is no danger of CO emissions as there is no flame. Also, because there are no moving parts, there is little to wear out.

As far as costs are concerned, gas fired boilers are cheaper to run. They are however usually more expensive to install. There is also the cost of the annual servicing to be taken into consideration.

Whether your boiler is gas or electric, makes no difference to CW Services Plumbing and Heating. We can install, service and carry out a boiler repair to the highest standards at an affordable price.

So, if you need a boiler repair in South London, or you want to prevent one, don’t hesitate. Call CW Services and speak to Colin on 020 7733 6812, or 07949 095 184.

Ways to reduce your heating bill

Boiler check-ups in London

Being a homeowner comes with certain responsibilities. One of the most important is paying your utility bills. With the onset of winter with its attendant cold weather, you might want to look for ways to reduce your heating bill. It is after all, probably one of the biggest bills you will be faced with. Finding a good plumber who does boiler check-ups in London will be a big help.

Fitting loft insulation and double glazing

There are several ways you can go about reducing your heating bill. If you live in a house with a loft, getting insulation fitted is one of the most significant savings you can make.

Okay, first of all, you must pay for the insulation and the fitting; unless of course, you are a competent DIYer. Once fitted, it will last for many years. During that time, you’ll recover the cost and more in terms of lower heating bills.

In the same way that loft insulation can make significant reductions to the cost of heating your home, so too can having double glazing fitted.

Organising regular gas boiler check-ups in London

Another way of making savings is organising boiler checks in London or wherever else you might live. If your boiler runs on electricity, it doesn’t need an annual service. However, if it drives the central heating in your home, you should have your thermostats checked. It will also benefit you to have your water pipes checked too.

Over the years sludge and silt builds-up within water pipes and radiators. These can affect the system efficiency, so having them cleaned or Power Flushed is well worth doing. It’s a different story if you live in London and have gas-fired central heating. Gas-fired boilers contain moving parts. These wear over time and need replacing.

Organising annual gas-fired boiler check-ups in London will not only ensure your boiler works efficiently. It will also make sure that your boiler is working safely too. With ongoing wear and tear, your boiler will not burn its fuel properly. This applies to all gas fittings. It’s not something that you would notice, but this can lead to carbon monoxide being emitted.

Beware of CO poisoning

Carbon monoxide (CO gas) is colourless and odourless. This makes it undetectable to your senses. If you are in an enclosed space where these emissions are taking place, you could be killed. The gas lulls you off to sleep. If you remain asleep, you can suffer brain damage and eventually you would die.

Because of the severe nature of CO poisoning, it is recommended to have all gas appliances checked yearly. These types of boiler check-ups in London must be carried out by Gas Safe certified engineers or plumbers. Here in South London, CW Services Plumbing and Heating are appropriately qualified. Be safe and arrange an annual boiler check-up and service with us today.

Landlords take heed

If you happen to be a landlord, any gas appliances in your properties must, by law, be serviced every year. You must also provide your tenants with a copy of the safety certificate. It is something that CW Services can do for you. As well as the private sector, we also work in the commercial sector too.

If you would like to appoint us to service your gas appliances, please call us on 020 7733 6812, or 07949 095 184. Don’t take any chances with your well-being. Contact us today. As well as keeping safe, you can minimise your heating bills by ensuring your gas boiler is working efficiently.

Using central heating after the summer

Central heating installation in South London

If you are looking for a plumber to carry out a central heating installation in South London, look no further. We are CW Services Plumbing and Heating. We’re based in Brixton and are the number one choice for new central heating installation in the area.

There can be little doubt that central heating is the best and most economic way of heating your property. This goes for both domestic or commercial premises. No other forms of heating are as efficient or as cost friendly.

Underfloor heating is probably the most popular alternative. However, it takes longer to heat up rooms (especially if they are large) and if it is a retrospective installation, it can be quite expensive.

Electricity versus gas

When you’re considering having a new central heating installation in South London, your first decision will be whether to have a gas fired or an electrically driven boiler.

There is more maintenance involved with a gas boiler than an electric one. But by the same token, they are more reliable as they do not suffer from power-cut problems.

All gas appliances need to have an annual safety check. The prime reason for this is that if they are not correctly serviced, they can after a while emit CO gas. CO is the abbreviation for carbon monoxide. This is a colourless and odourless gas. It cannot be detected ordinarily, and if you are in a combined space where emissions are taking place, it can be deadly.

Only book a Gas Safe registered plumber for your central heating installation in South London

There is one very important thing to remember when you have any work done that involves gas appliances or gas pipe-work. Only ever use Gas Safe registered plumbers for fitters. You’ll be pleased to know that we here at CW Services Plumbing and Heating are fully Gas Safe approved.

Having a regular safety check will cost a little money. But on the plus side, you will benefit from ensuring your boiler is running at peak efficiency. This means that in the long term your running costs will be lowe. You will also extend the working life of your appliance.

Electric boilers do not really require any maintenance. However, depending on the electricity supplier you use and the tariff you are on, electric powered central heating can be more expensive than gas to operate.

The flexibility of modern central heating

The great thing about any central heating installation in South London is the flexibility it will give you. All modern radiators are thermostatically controlled. It means you can set the temperature on a room by room basis. You can also turn the radiator off altogether in any one particular room without affecting the rest of the house.

Post-summer maintenance

During the summer you will probably not need to have your central heating on. But if you include what they call a “combi-boiler” in your central heating installation in South Londo this is no problem. You can just heat hot water for washing-up, having a bath or shower etc. without having to put the heating on.

When you do begin using your central heating again after summer, it will be a good idea to do a little routine maintenance. Just visit each radiator and bleed off any air that may be locked in the system. Once every two or three years, you might also like to think about having the system drained down and cleaned. We can Powerflush your system for maximum efficiency.

Whatever type of central heating installation in South London you decide to go for, CW Services will be able to carry out the work for you safely, and competitively. This also goes for any maintenance or repair work. To find out more, please call us today on 020 7733 6812or 07949 095 184.

Where to find London heating services

London heating services

Summer’s not the time that we tend to think about heating. However, if you do need London heating services for a boiler repair or to prepare yourself for the cold of winter, summertime is an excellent time to start.

Here at CW Services Plumbing and Heating, we have been providing London heating services to Londoners for many years. We’re based in SW2 so most of our work tends to be in South London. But if you happen to live anywhere here in the City and you need a top-class plumber, we can help.

All types of heating systems covered

Whether you have or are interested in gas or electric heating makes no difference. We are fully Gas Safe registered and have a lot of experience with both types of fuel systems. We also know about solid fuel systems including biomass and LPG.

The most common things we get asked to help with here at CW Services are hot water boilers. We both install new and carry out maintenance and repairs. We also offer a 24/7/365 emergency call-out service.

Underfloor London heating services

An increasing number of people are now having underfloor heating installed. It comes in two types – wet systems and dry systems. Wet uses water as its heating agent while dry used electric wiring which in inlaid into sheets or tiles.

Installing underfloor heating is something that is best done when properties are being built. It can however also be introduced retrospectively, and this is something that we can help you with too.

Electric underfloor or dry heating is the easiest to install retrospectively as the heating elements are already inlaid into the mats. They take up less space beneath the floorboards whereas wet systems incorporate small diameter pipes which need more room.

If you are looking for London heating services to install underfloor heating, we here at CW Services would be pleased to come to your home, carry out a quick, free survey, and advise you how best to proceed.

The importance of a regular maintenance/service regime

Heating systems need to be properly maintained and regularly serviced in order to get the best out of them. This will extend the working life of your boiler and system. Also, if you have a gas boiler, an annual safety and maintenance check will ensure your system is operating correctly and not emitting CO fumes.

Another advantage of having a regular maintenance/service regime in place is that your heating bills will be lower. An efficient boiler costs less to run.

Whoever you get to supply you with London heating services, you will want to make sure that they are reliable. This not only means that they will turn up when they say they will, but also that the work they carry out is of top quality. Our customer service and satisfaction is something that CW Services Plumbing and Heating are proud of.

Remember, whatever London heating services you need, CW Services come highly recommended. Call us today on 020 7733 6812 or 07949 095 184.

In need of London boiler maintenance?

London boiler maintenance

Are you’re looking for a good London boiler maintenance company to come and service your boiler? If you are, you’re in luck. You’ve come to precisely the right place.

We are CW Services Plumbing and Heating, and one of our specialities is hot water boiler servicing in the South London Area. We also provide a first-class boiler repair service as well as a fast and efficient emergency call-out service.

Being without hot water when you need it can be extremely inconvenient. It means that you can’t do the simple things like washing or shaving without boiling a kettle-full of water. If your hot water boiler also feeds your central heating system (if you have one) it also means cold radiators. As for taking an early morning shower, dousing yourself in cold water will certainly shock you wide awake.

The benefits of regular London boiler maintenance

Having your boiler regularly maintained or serviced will benefit you in several ways. Firstly, if you have a gas-fired boiler, a regular annual servicing will keep you and anyone sharing the space with safe and healthy. Any gas appliances (including boilers) that do not burn efficiently, can give off carbon monoxide (CO fumes). These are potentially lethal.

One thing to bear in mind if you do need gas appliances servicing is to only employ plumbers or engineers who are Gas Safe approved. Just like us here at CW Services Plumbing and Heating.

Your responsibilities as a landlord

If you’re a landlord letting a property out, having all gas appliances checked on a yearly basis is a legal requirement. If you get us to do your London boiler maintenance, we’ll issue you with a gas appliance test safety certificate.

Another advantage is that regularly maintaining your gas boiler will prolong its life. If our tests reveal any worn components, we’ll replace them to ensure your boiler runs to maximum efficiency.

Last but not least, the fact that we will ensure your boiler will be finely tuned means that your gas bills will be lower.

Competitive rates

Having a regular London boiler maintenance agreement needn’t be expensive; especially if you choose CW Services Plumbing and Heating. We work at competitive rates and provide a quality job. Most of our work comes via personal recommendation. Our Gas Safe registration is one measure of our quality. Another is the fact that we are also CIPHE (Chartered Institute of Plumbing Heating Engineering) approved.

There are many different types of boilers. Some are gas-fired, some are powered by electricity. These include comb boilers, system boilers and regular boilers. If you’d like to know more about the various types visit the Worcester-Bosch website. It has some useful information.

The important thing to remember as far as London boiler maintenance is concerned is that CW Services, have experience with all of the types.

To find out more about regular London boiler maintenance or to request we visit your premises please call us today on 020 7733 6812 or 07949 095 184.