How Often Should a Boiler be Replaced?

As professional boiler installers in Nottinghamshire, we get asked this question a lot. Boilers are the pride and joy of every home, especially during chilly Seasons. It’s imperative to make sure the boiler is in proper working condition to keep up with its demanding job. If you’ve had the boiler for some years, you must be wondering when you should have it replaced.

There are no set rules when it comes to how often the boiler needs to be replaced. The boiler can last for as long as 15 years or more if it’s a good quality boiler and have done an excellent job of keeping it in good shape.

The type of boiler and the service schedule are just some of the factors that will determine how long your boiler last. But, you should keep out an eye on the tell-tale signs of when your boiler needs to be replaced.

Does my boiler need replacing?

You don’t have to wait for your boiler to completely break down to replace. Before meeting its doom, there are signs the boiler will have indicating that its life is coming to an end. Identifying such signs will save you money in unnecessary repairs and the inconvenience of frequent cold showers.

Some of the signs that you need to replace your boiler include:

Your home is now the boiler engineer’s home

As your boiler grows older, it fails and breaks down more often. You will have constant visits from the boiler engineer as he tries to revive the boiler only for it to break down again after a few uses.

Compared to the cost of buying a new boiler, keeping on plugging holes in the old boiler is tempting and deceptively cheap.

But, if the boiler is more than 10 years old, you’re only postponing the inevitable and digging yourself deeper into financial misery. The repairs will only get more expensive not to mention you might be paying more for your energy bill.

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Your heating bills are through the roof

Gas bills will steadily creep up as the boiler grows older and loses efficiency. You will save more on your energy bill by cutting ties with the old system and investing in a new one.

An inefficient boiler will use more energy and waste more heat. Energy consumption will only increase over the years and the efficiency will drop as low as 50%.

To protect yourself from bleeding money, consider buying a new boiler for your home. You’ll be happy you made the decision down the line.

The boiler has become smelly

As the boiler grows old, you will notice an unusual smell coming from the boiler. It’s not only a bad sign but one that could turn catastrophic.

The smell is a result of gas leaking and should be reported immediately to avert the risk of an explosion.

There’s also the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Unfortunately, because the gas is odourless, you will only notice the effects. You can install a detector close to the boiler to monitor carbon monoxide. If the sensor goes off, you should evacuate your home immediately and call the emergency number.

Unusual noises in the boiler

As the boiler grudgingly comes to the end of its life, it’s going to be cranky with lots of knocking, popping and hissing sounds.

Different components of the boiler will have a hard time working and keeping up with the demand around the house. The task at hand will no longer be as easy as it once was.

You can call the engineer to give the system a check and make sure everything is working properly. However, if this happens often, and the repair bill keeps going up with more expensive parts requiring replacement, you should consider having the system replaced.

Yellow flame

The flame that was once blue is now yellow! It could be caused by an overdue service but, you should call in a Gas Safe engineer who will tell you how serious the problem is and how best to solve it. For old boilers, more often than not, replacing the boiler will be easier.

It’s hard to get replacement parts

Boiler technology advances very fast. New parts and components with better technology and performances are regularly released and added into the new boiler. The ripple effect is that older parts become harder to find as the older boilers become obsolete.

If you have to wait a few days or weeks for the engineer to source for a replacement part, it’s probably best to embrace technology and go for a new boiler with readily available parts.

The boiler is out of touch with smart technology

Today, boilers can do all kinds of things thanks to technology. You can go as far as firing up your boiler when you leave work, so you find your home nice and toasty when you walk through the door.

Most homeowners will not dispose of their boiler just because it doesn’t keep up with modern trends but, those trends also come with additional benefits like convenience, better energy efficiency and ultimately, more savings for you.

If you notice any of these signs, it’s about time you had that boiler replaced. When selecting the new boiler, make sure you consider all the relevant factors, including how future-ready the boiler you’re picking is. This will allow you to delay the next boiler replacement and make the most out of your new boiler acquisition.

Boiler is Losing pressure. What To Do?

As the leading Boiler Installation Company covering Nottingham, we are used to seeing a variety of issues with boilers. A substantial number of problems that your boiler faces are usually rooted in boiler pressure. Boiler pressure is such an essential part of boiler functions. If it goes too low, the boiler will cut out to prevent damage.

Even though the problem sounds dire, the good news is low boiler pressure is easy to diagnose and, in most cases, it’s also easy to fix without the assistance of a Gas Safe engineer. In this guide, you get to learn about the most common boiler pressure problems and the possible fixes that you can try out before calling out an expert.

What is Boiler Pressure?

A boiler heats cold water that flows around a circuit of pipes and radiators around the house. For the process to be efficient, the pressure needs to be stable. In most modern boilers, there’s a filling loop which is used to maintain the pressure.

The loop connects to the cold water pipe and when the pressure drops, you can use it to increase pressure and restore the normal functioning of the boiler.

What causes boiler pressure to drop?

There are various culprits in low boiler pressure. But, there are two that stand out:

Leaks

If your central heating has a leak, the water lost through the leak causes the boiler pressure to drop. Unfortunately, leaks can go unnoticed for some time and the gradual drop in pressure masks them very well.

If you notice you have to top up the boiler pressure more often, it could be caused by a leak. Try looking for damp patches around pipes, radiators, and the boiler. But, don’t look for the leaks inside the boiler. That’s a job best left for the professionals.

If you find the leak, you should call a Gas Safe registered engineer who will fix the problem. In some cases, leaks are not only the result of a worn-out pipe. They can also be caused by failing valves or worn out seals.

Bleeding radiators

If you’ve heard to bleed your radiators recently, you might have lost some pressure. When you bleed the radiators, the air is released. It lowers the pressure inside the boiler system which might cause a broad range of problems.

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How can I check the pressure on my boiler?

If this strange problem is happening to you for the first time and you’re not sure where to start, it’s best to start by checking if the pressure of your boiler is right.

The process of checking the pressure will depend on the type of pressure gauge you have. If it’s a hydraulic gauge, you will see the low and high-pressure levels by red sections on the dial.

If you have a digital gauge, you see a flashing pressure reading. You will also be notified if the pressure reading is too high or too low.

Pressure readings below 1 bar are considered dangerously low. If the pressure falls below 0.5bar, most boilers won’t work.

The ideal pressure setting for your boiler is between 1.5 to 2 bars. If the pressure goes above 2.75 bar, you need to bleed the radiators down to 1.5bar.

Can I Fix low boiler pressure myself?

Most low boiler pressure systems are easy to manage and you can easily fix them without the help of an expert. However, this is only advisable if you know your way around the boiler. If it’s your first time, call in an expert who can walk you through the steps before attempting it yourself.

How to re-pressurise the boiler

The first step to repressurising the boiler is to check the user manual and make sure it’s safe to proceed.

You need to find the filling loop on your boiler. It differs depending on the age and design of the boiler. Some have an actual filling loop while other boilers use a filling key and a manifold nut. Once you locate the appropriate filling system, you can follow the steps below carefully.

  • Switch off the boiler and allow it cool down completely
  • Check the ends of the filling loop and make sure they are securely attached
  • Open both valves to allow water from the cold mains into the boiler. You can hear the water flowing into the system
  • As the water flows into the system, check the pressure gauge so you don’t overfill the system. It should go up to 1.5 bar.
  • After you attain the optimum pressure for the boiler, you can close both valves one after the other.
  • Double-check to make sure you have the right pressure then proceed to switch the boiler back on.
  • In some cases, you might need to press the reset button to clear the error
  • After the boiler fires up correctly, undo both ends of the filling loop. Take precaution to catch any water spillage and keep the filling loop safely. You will need it again.

Even though it sounds serious, you can easily re-pressurise your boiler at home. However, if you’re unsure of anything, it’s best to have an expert deal with the problem while you learn so you can do it yourself the next time.

If you notice a leak, have it fixed as soon as possible. That will protect the boiler from further damage and also curb the cost of having the leak fixed.

Boiler Does Not Respond to Thermostat. What Should I Do?

Modern boilers rely on a variety of components to function properly. One of those components is the thermostat. There should be two thermostats – one for the house and one for the boiler. All the three components should work harmoniously to make sure you get hot water and heat when you need it.

If there’s a breakdown in communication whether it’s from the boiler or the thermostat, the boiler will get confused and won’t know when to produce hot water and when to stop. If you find yourself in a similar situation, this quick read can help!

Types of Thermostats

Before you go foraging for the contact of your boiler installer, there are a few things you can try out that might save you the trouble of having to wait for an engineer. Before identifying the problem, you need to know what kind of thermostat your system is on. It will make it easier to narrow down the problems.

Electrochemical Thermostats

These are fitted on older and more basic models. They have a very simple mechanical principle that works on the basis of a strip of two different metals joined together. At times, the strips are in the shape of a coil.

The coils or strips expand and contract as the temperature fluctuates activating the contacts on either end of the thermostat. The mechanism is connected to a mercury switch which is responsible for opening and closing the point of contact.

Electronic Thermostats

These are more advanced varieties fitted in modern boilers. They are programmable, versatile and flexible. They have wireless options that you can connect to the boiler through a Wi-Fi connection and control the boiler remotely.

You can set the adjustments of the electronic thermostat to your preferred settings which is why they are often preferred. With the additional hardware and software, these types of thermostats are more sophisticated and also cost more.

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Room temperature and setting don’t match

One of the most common faults with a thermostat is having the room temperature and settings not matching. This can cause the boiler to delay when starting up or fail to start running when it should.

It’s slightly hard to tell if your thermostat is failing but, there’s a neat trick you can use. Tape a small thermometer next to the thermostat. To get the most accurate reading, place a paper towel behind the thermometer.

Wait for about 15 minutes then check the reading of the thermometer and that of the thermostat. If the readings differ by more than a degree, there’s a fair chance the thermostat is not correct. You might have to recalibrate the thermostat or replace it.

Check settings on the thermostat

If you have recently changed the thermostat, it could just be a matter of the settings not being right. There are a few things you can check that could be causing the boiler not to respond to the thermostat.

Start by checking if the thermostat is set to heat and is calling for heat. You can tell this by the ‘Heat On’, flame icon or a shimmering sun icon displayed on the panel. The thermostat should call for heat as soon as the temperature falls below the heat setpoint.

Once you’re certain the thermostat is doing its job right, check to see if the boiler is switched on and the circuit breakers are on. Lastly, check to make sure that the wires are matched correctly and connected securely to the thermostat.

If the reason for changing the thermostat was the boiler not responding, it could be the boiler at fault. Call in an engineer to have the system diagnosed.

Other factors to consider

If you’re still having problems and the boiler still refuses to respond to the thermostat here are a few other factors you can look into when diagnosing the thermostat:

  • Check to see if the inside of the thermostat is clean
  • Make sure the thermostat box is level. If the box is not level, it can affect the accuracy of the internal components
  • Make sure the box is not placed under direct sunlight or in front of drafty windows. Poor positioning can affect the readings and accuracy of the thermostat.
  • Check if the anticipator is properly set. For mechanical thermostats, check for a little metal tab usually mounted on the round dial inside the thermostat. You can try pushing the tab gently to either direction to see if that solves the problem. If you’re not sure if it’s set correctly, you can compare with the owner’s manual.

Some thermostat problems are easy to deal with, however, if you’re not sure of what the problem could be, it’s best to have a professional boiler installer or engineer come and assess the system and recommend the best solution.

How Much to Move a Boiler?

The need to move a boiler might arise when you’re moving to a new location. You might be interested in knowing the cost of moving the boiler versus buying a new boiler and having it installed at the new location.

Unfortunately, there’s no base price on the cost of moving the boiler to a new location. It can cost you as little as £150 and over £500 depending on a variety of factors. These factors include:

The Location

Your current location is the first factor that will determine how much you pay to have your boiler moved. Base prices change depending on your location. Different engineers will charge differently depending on your location. In some cases, it might even be cheaper to have an engineer from the location you intend to have the boiler delivered come pick up the boiler.

The Distance

Distance affects the logistics of moving the boiler. The longer the distance the higher the price. Longer distances require more time and more sophisticated materials to be used. That will always translate to a higher price.

If you’re just moving the boiler a few feet, the cost will dramatically decrease. Sometimes, all you want is to move the boiler:

  • Upstairs
  • Downstairs
  • Into a garage
  • Another room
  • Into the loft

Installation Work Required

Some installation work is needed at the new boiler location. If you’re moving the boiler to a new house with all the pipework already in place, it’s going to be much cheaper for you.

But, if additional pipework, flues, extensions, and boiler fittings are needed, then you have no choice but to factor in the cost of the additional work in the total cost of moving the boiler.

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Why move a boiler?

It’s a good question. The reason for moving the boiler differs from one person to the next. But, there are a few that are usually recurrent. Boilers are not always installed in the most convenient places. To create more space or better use of the house, homeowners can decide to move the boiler. This can help improve comfort and the appeal of the house.

You can also relocate the boiler to get better hot water response. Placing the boiler in a different area could give less pressure on it when delivering hot water.

Things to consider before moving the boiler

After all considerations, if you decide you still want to move the boiler, there are few things to keep in mind to make the move successful and flawless. Whether you’re moving the boiler to a different room in the same house or to a new home entirely, here are some factors to keep in mind:

  • For homes with tiled or concrete floors, the pipework has to be run through the wall or the ceiling.
  • The new position of the boiler must meet the minimum flue requirements. The boiler can’t be placed too close to the doors or windows
  • If you have a carpet or floorboards in your home, you should be ready to have them disturbed. They might be lifted or re-laid to facilitate installation of the boiler
  • The boiler should be installed near a drain because it needs a waste pipe
  • If the boiler will be installed in the attic, you need to consider having a scaffolding. Additionally, the attic must meet minimum requirements which include proper lighting, a walkway and easy access to a ladder

Before choosing any particular service to move the boiler, it’s a good idea to check around and see if you can get different estimates. This helps you get the best price possible for the move and you could save yourself some money without compromising the quality of service.

If you are looking for a new boiler but don’t know where to start, get in touch with us here at Boiler Installation Nottingham today.

Combi Boiler Fires Up Then Cuts Out…What Should I Do?

A failing boiler is easily one of the most frustrating experiences you have to put up within your home. It’s even more frustrating when you have to take a cold bath in the morning because the engineer has not arrived yet.

One of the most common combi boilers failures is when the boiler starts out fine but cuts out immediately after. It’s a confusing problem because the boiler will show different fault codes which can be difficult to interpret.

Wondering what to do if your combi boiler is having the same issue? This blog could help you with some great tips and possibly even save you some money.

Find out what the problem is

Your first challenge is identifying what the problem is. Some problems are easy to diagnose and others not so much. It’s best to start with the easiest and work your way up to the harder one. Some of the problems that could be causing your boiler to start then fail to include:

Low Water Pressure

This happens more often than you would expect. To protect the boiler from damage, the system will shut off if the pressure is too low.

For the boiler to function, the water pressure needs to be about 1.5bar. If it falls below 0.5bar, the boiler will not fire. Low water pressure can be caused by a leak in the system or bleeding your radiators too much. To check for boiler pressure, all you have to do is check the pressure gauge.

If the boiler pressure is low and you don’t have a leak, the fix is quite simple. Just find the filling loop and top up the water which tops up the water pressure. You can then restart the boiler and it will work just fine.

Frozen Condensate Pipes

Most combi boilers have most of the pipework inside the house. But, if you have a unique set up and you have a source pipe that’s outdoors or goes through the loft, you might want to check if it’s frozen.

This is more so the source of the problem if the boiler is not only shutting down but has some gurgling noises. The fix, in this case, is simple. Just boiler some water and pour on the pipe to thaw it out. Once the flow is restored, the boiler should work perfectly.

Water Feed Issues

Water feed issues can arise from frozen main pipes or blockages. No matter what the cause is, not having enough water flowing into the boiler for heating will cause the boiler to cut off after starting.

Try and find out what could be causing the problem with water feeds. If the pipes are frozen, you can thaw them, but, if it’s a blocked pipe its best left for a qualified engineer to handle it.

Air in the System

If for some reason air has found its way into your central heating system, it could cause your combi boiler to cut off when it starts.

It can be difficult to diagnose if trapped air is the problem. A trick that often works is to check for cold spots on the radiators as soon as the heating is turned on.

Once you’re certain that is what is causing the boiler to cut out, you can iron out the problem by bleeding the radiators. This is a simple task that you can safely do by yourself. You just need to carefully follow the instructions laid out in the user manual.

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Fuel Feed Issues

This sounds more like the water feed issue. However, if the water is flowing fine, it could be that the boiler is running out of fuel which is causing it to shut down.

Fuel feed issues are serious and best handled by a professional. If you suspect your boiler is not having enough fuel to function, call your installer or a Gas Safe registered engineer to help you find the fault and fix it.

Faulty Thermostat

If these simple fixes don’t yield any results, it’s time to consider other serious problems that could be plaguing the boiler. One such problem is a faulty thermostat.

You’re more likely to have this problem if the thermostat is old. If the thermostat is the problem, the only solution is to replace it and the boiler should resume normal functions once the thermostat is replaced.

Faulty Pump

A faulty pump will cause the boiler to switch off. The pump is an essential component in the central heating system. It helps to move water around the central heating system. If it fails, the hot water just stays in the boiler and this causes the boiler to cut out.

There’s no alternative remedy to a faulty pump other than replacing the pump. Because you have to take some components of the combi boiler apart, it’s best to have a professional do the replacement to prevent additional damage.

These are some of the leading problems that could be causing your combi boiler to cut shortly after starting up. If the problem is persistent, have an engineer to a check-up to see what other problems your boiler could be facing.

Remember, it’s easy to avoid such problems happen to your boiler by having it serviced regularly and checked often. If the problems are noticed early, you can save money on repairs and the inconvenience of a cold shower in the morning.

If you are looking for a Boiler Installer, we can help! Get in touch with our friendly team today.

How to Repressurise A Boiler Without the Filling Loop

If you own a boiler, low pressure is one of the problems you might have to deal with occasionally. Luckily, you don’t need an expert to help you repressurise the boiler. All you need is your user manual and some will to find the filling loop on your boiler.

If the boiler has a filling loop, things get incredibly easy for you. If not, you have to find a way to add water into the boiler to increase the pressure. There are several ways you can go about this, depending on the type of boiler and repressurisation mechanism in place.

Repressurising using a filling key

Some boilers come with a filling key or filling taps instead of a filling loop. The mechanism of the boiler depends on the age and design of the boiler. But, the operation of the two features is largely the same.

Turn off the power to the heating system

You don’t want to run any risks while filling the boiler. Turn off the power and wait for a few hours until the system completely cools down. If you don’t turn off the system and give it ample time to cool, you could easily hurt yourself.

Find the concealed tray

There’s a concealed tray usually under the boiler. In newer models, the tray might be made out of plastic while in older boilers it could be made out of metal. Gently pull out the tray. You will find a filling key attached to the tray.

Remove the filling key

Remove the filling key from the tray by releasing it from the holding mechanism. Once you have the key in your hands, observe its shape and try to locate a manifold keyhole with a shape that matches that of the key. In most cases, the keyhole is located next to the manifold nut. Gently slide the key into the hold and make sure it fits snugly into the manifold.

Use the key to unlock

You will notice the keyhole has a locked padlock symbol and an unlock symbol. Turn the key towards the unlocked symbol position. Ideally, you will have to turn the key through a 45-degree angle. Once in this position, the key should feel completely secure in the manifold.

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Rotate the manifold nut

With the key in the unlocked position, turn the nut (usually located next to the manifold keyhole) slowly and gently to counter-clockwise. One the nut moves about 180 degrees you should hear the water start moving into the boiler system and the pressure will begin rise.

In some systems, instead of the key and nut system, they have two taps which might be located at different locations in the house. One near the boiler and the other might be under the kitchen sinks.

Other systems like a variety of Potterton boilers only have one tap which is usually not near the boiler so you have to try and locate it around the house. Regardless of the system in place, rest assured they all achieve the same result. Be cautious not to exceed the recommended boiler pressure which is usually 1.5bars. If you exceed the pressure, you can turn the release knob on the nearest radiator to release the extra pressure.

Once the gauge hits the right pressure, turn the nut back to its original position followed by the key. Return the key to the holding spot on the tray and replace the tray back under the boiler. Your low-pressure issue should now be solved.

If the problem is recurring, consider having a Gas Safe registered engineer check the system for leaks which can cause the pressure to drop. If there is a leak, it needs to be repaired as fast as possible to prevent further damage to the system.

As the leading Boiler Installation Company in Nottingham, we can help you with any queries you might have about repressurising your boiler, or any other questions you may have.

How Long Does a Boiler Last?

At Boiler Installation Nottingham we are the leading boiler installation company and we know that boilers are built to last. With proper care and regular servicing, the boiler should last anywhere between 10-15 years. If you’ve recently invested in a new boiler, it means it’s going to be a long while before you need to think about getting another boiler.

However, the longevity of your boiler extends beyond what is indicated on the warranty card. For your boiler to last that long, you need to take steps to give the boiler the best chance to make sure it can last as long as you want it to. With regular use and prompt servicing, you can get the boiler to go as far as 20 years.

Here are some of the things you can do to prolong the life of your boiler.

How to lengthen the life of the boiler

Annual servicing

When you buy a boiler, it’s recommended to have it serviced every year. Having the boiler professionally serviced every year guarantees the best possible chance that your boiler works trouble-free for a long time.

During service, the engineer checks the system for faults or leaks and will easily catch small problems before they become expensive to fix. A good professional service will not only lengthen the life of your boiler, but it’s one of the requirements to keep the boiler warranty active.

Go for qualified professionals

Whether you’re servicing or repairing the boiler, always make sure you go for registered engineers who are well trained and highly recommended. If you’re using an oil-fired boiler, only go for OFTEC registered engineers. If it’s a gas boiler, go for a Gas Safe registered boiler.

Using unqualified engineers could result in damage to your heating system and other disastrous consequences. To avoid unnecessary expenses, always make sure the boiler is handled by a trained expert who is registered with the relevant bodies.

Fix repairs in the shortest time possible

Boilers are like every other machine. They will fail once in a while. Having the problem fixed quickly will save you money and minimise damage to the boiler.

As soon as you notice or hear something unusual, have it investigated and resolved quickly. Don’t put anything off longer than necessary. A small problem like a leak can lead to expensive repairs if not addressed immediately.

Powerflush

Over the years, there will be deposits of sludge and rust inside the system. If the sludge is not removed, it can cause blockages, which in turn affect the efficiency of the system and strain parts like the pumps, the boiler, and even the pipework.

If the sludge and blockages are left for too long, they can cause the different components, including the boiler, to fail prematurely. A professional engineer will help you get rid of the build-up and clear the blockages by conducting a power flush or a chemical flush.

This helps to restore the efficiency of the system and restores circulation. You don’t need to have a power flush done too often. Just once every few years.

Don’t overwork the boiler

If the water pressure is set too high, it can cause increased wear and tear on the boiler. Also, using the boiler for prolonged periods will shorten the life expectancy of the boiler. However, If the boiler is of the right size and output, it should be able to meet your hot water demands easily.

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Should You Replace an Old Boiler If It’s still working?

It’s possible to have your boiler in good working condition long after the recommended period has elapsed. The decision to replace the boiler, however, is not solely dependent on if the boiler has become problematic or still working. There are other factors you have to consider that might push you to replace or keep the boiler.

Cheaper energy bills

As your boiler grows older, it becomes less efficient and your energy bills can go up. The boiler needs to work a little harder for longer and takes up more energy. By going for a modern boiler with higher efficiency, you can save money on your energy bills.

Latest technology

Boiler technology is always improving making boilers better and more efficient. Modern boilers are compact with attractive finishes that keep up with modern trends. Older boilers might not look or perform as well.

Currently, you can even buy thermostats that are connected to the internet allowing you to control your boiler wherever you are in the world. There’s a lot that boilers can do today that they couldn’t have done a few years back. Getting your hands on this new technology calls for a replacement of the old boiler.

Changes to your home

You might also consider replacing your boiler because of the changes to your home. Maybe you’ve added a few bedrooms and bathrooms or a few children and your demand for hot water is not the same.

To get the right size of boiler for your home, you should consider a replacement that will take the changes into consideration and keep your home comfortable with ample supply of hot water without overworking the boiler.

Discontinued parts

With old boilers, finding replacement parts can be an uphill task. Most of the parts might have been discontinued since the boiler is no longer in production which makes repairs expensive and tedious. Going for a new, modern boiler with ready parts will ease the cost of repairs and the time taken to get the parts.

Boilers can last for over a decade. But, the longevity of your boiler depends on how well you take care of the boiler and make sure it’s in pristine condition. If you’re not careful, your boiler might break down and fail prematurely and your warranty might not cover the repairs.

If your boiler is well past its best before date, choosing whether or not to replace it requires careful consideration, especially if it still works properly. However, there are more benefits to replacing the boiler than keeping the old one in action.

5 Best Places to Visit in Nottingham

As the leading New Boiler Nottingham company, we love our town! Built on the north bank of River Trent, Nottingham is well-known as a trading hub and a manufacturing centre. Over the years, it has slowly built a reputation as a cultural destination with various attractions that bring millions of visitors from across the world.

The most significant are the two theatres and art galleries strategically placed across the city. While in Nottingham, it’s obvious you will not run out of things to see and places to visit whether you’re alone or the entire family is tagging along.

  1. Nottingham Castle

The majestic 17th-century ducal mansion provides stunning views of the city from its 130 feet high location. It was built in 1067 by Norman the Conqueror and then rebuilt by other kings who followed.

The Castle is a historical monument that offers insight into the medieval to modern British and European art collections. There’s a lot of culture and art for you to enjoy while here and it’s the perfect place to take a break away from the bustling city life of Nottingham.

  1. Rushcliffe Country Park

When you have your family tagging along, or you just want some quiet and serene time to yourself, the Rushcliffe Country Park is the place. The greenery and proximity to nature are just one side of the story. The other side is filled with beautiful scenery and spectacular views.

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If you’d like to take a walk, they have over eight kilometers of footpath for you. You will meet other fitness lovers like cyclists and joggers and even dog walkers.

The vast spaces and the play area for children are all a welcome sight for people bringing their families. The park is open even on Sundays, so there’s no reason why you should miss it.

  1. Nottingham Playhouse

The Nottingham Playhouse brings the theatre action to you. This world-class theatre is host to dance, drama, comedy, and music.

It was first opened in 1948 and since then, it has been one of the leading theatres in the UK. It is extremely popular with tourists and the modern décor and one of a kind sky mirror provide you with something to amaze you other than the shows.

Whether you’re looking for entertainment or just dropping by to see the Nottingham Playhouse, your time visiting here is not lost.

  1. Adrenalin Jungle

Want to try something new and daring? Drop by the Adrenalin Jungle. They have plenty of scary but fun stuff you and your family can try out. It’s the perfect place to bond with a little push from adrenalin pumping activities.

Some of the activities available here include quad biking, an assault course, archery, treasure hunts, and jungle Olympics. The challenges are available for both adults and kids making this a great place for you and your family to burn some time.

  1. Nottingham Robin Hood Town Tour

You’ve probably heard that Nottingham has strong ties to the Robin Hood story. Your visit to Nottingham is never complete until you walk the trail and relive the story of the bandit that had a soft spot for the poor.

The tour offers an insight into the legendary hero on a journey of discovery. Here, you get facts and go to places where the hooded figure went. Your tour will include a visit to the ancient caves, and the famous Lace Market.

Nottingham offers a little bit of everything. Whether you’re looking for a meal, some action or a place to call home, Nottingham has something to offer. If you just happen to be passing by with some time to spare, drop by these five places around the City and you’ll not be disappointed.

5 Best Places to Live in Nottingham

As the leading New Boiler Nottingham company, we love our town! Nottingham is quite famous as a trade’s city. It’s built its name on the sweat and blood of hardworking men and women to become what it is today. If you’re a student, young professional or family man looking for a new place to call home, Nottingham has a vast variety of neatly tucked neighbourhoods that you will love.

With its world-class transportation system and easy access, getting around whether in your car or using public means is not going to be a problem and the welcoming residents will make you feel at home in no time.

  1. Hockley and Lace Market

This locality is highly preferred by young professionals, mainly because of the easy access to amenities. It is one of the finest places to live in the city and doubles up as a critical historic area of Nottingham. Home to the once renowned Lace Industry, the locality is not filled with picturesque streets sprinkled with bars, vintage boutiques, and restaurants and very creative businesses.

The grand red brick warehouses are quite a catch to the eye, but families might find it a little challenging to live here because most of the properties are apartments. But, if you don’t mind sacrificing some space for convenience, this would be the perfect new home for you.

  1. Beeston

Beeston is popular among families. It is well connected to the city centre by tram and bus networks and it has a life of its own.

The busy high street is filled with shops and great spots where you and your family can grab a meal. The thriving café scene provides the perfect place to strike business deals and when you want to let loose, there are quiz nights, sports clubs and festivals that give you the perfect escape from the bustles of business.

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There’s a mixture of properties here so it’s easier to find what you’re looking for but, closer to the high street, you will primarily find terraced homes.

  1. Lenton

Lenton is quite popular among the students. It’s also growing to be a prime spot for young professionals as well. If you want proximity to the city and love living in apartments, this could be the best option for you.

It’s located about 20 minutes’ walk or a 10-minute bus drive from the city centre. It’s a great place when you’re looking for that vibrant lifestyle but with lots of quietness to it.

Most of the properties you will find here are terraced or semi-detached homes. You will also have to keep in mind that a sizeable part of the population are students.

  1. Stapleford

Stapleford is best known for support local businesses. If you’re looking to retire or set up your own shop, with the dedication to the community, Stapleford won’t let you down. It’s a great place for a start-up and an excellent place to live in.

In addition to the serenity, you will enjoy exotic cuisines from the various restaurants and plenty of leisure facilities all dedicated to serving you while you’re here.

  1. Mapperley Park

Mapperley is a large area of Nottingham with several distinct neighbourhoods. Mapperley Park is best for established families who are not looking to skimp on the quality of living. The locality has all the amenities you need with transport and is a great place for both young professionals and families that want to live in a community hub.

Mapperley Park has easy access to the countryside if you like getting out of the city over the weekend, not to mention the famous Sherwood Forest is just nearby if you’re in the mood for some sight-seeing.

Looking for a great place to start your life in Nottingham? You have five places to choose from. The bustling life and diversity of the city will surely live you feeling like you have lived here for ages.

5 Best Places to Eat In Nottingham

As the leading New Boiler Nottingham company, we love our town! Nottingham is famous for a lot of things. Its ties to Robin Hood, lace-making and tobacco are some of the few that jump into mind. Being a great city known for its world-class transport system, it’s usually underestimated as a hub for food lovers.

The truth is, Nottingham has some great places you can grab a bite. You have to know your way around the city to find all the sweet spots. But, if you happen to be visiting and don’t know where the great food is, here are five places that offer a meal you will live to remember in Nottingham.

  1. Sat Bains

For food lovers with a sophisticated palette and prefer nothing but fine dining, Sat Bains is the place for you. Known for its once in a lifetime seven-course meal experience is perfect for people that love to stuff themselves with the best cuisines.

Sat Bains more than makes up for what Nottingham lacks as a food lovers paradise. What makes this one of the best places to eat in Nottingham is not only the food but also the location and ambiance of the location. It has a kitchen, sommelier and lounge kind of feel. Its proximity to the A52 is a great plus for accessibility.

While here, you can devour the Anjou Pigeon and veal croquette which are some of the customer favourites.

  1. Jam Café

Jam Café is ideal if you have your mates with you and you’re looking for a joint with a diverse menu that will offer everyone something they will like. Their menu is so diverse you can drop by at just about any time and find the appropriate meal.

Whether you’re after a Bloody Mary during brunch, looking for a fine vegan experience or a beer in the evening, Jam Café has it all. They even have a DJ in the evening to spice things up and bring the energy.

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By day, they are a European style café-bar and at night, they have a live venue. It’s perfect when you’re on a budget and want an unpredictable place to eat offering unlimited variety.

  1. Junkyard

The Junkyard is perfect when you want to take down some delicious greasy foods and its bottle shop vibe is what makes it one the best places to eat in Nottingham.

Junkyard is frequent by tattoo and beard lovers and has a buzz to it. It’s the nirvana for people that love junk food and beer. Their stand out dishes are the fish burger, pan-fried fish with capers and parsley mayo and the ace is the mac and cheese balls.

  1. Studio23 Café and Kitchen

In the mood for something new? This Asian restaurant is a great place to take your palate through the paces. They do exciting things with dishes and add a unique twist that you’re going to love. Their Kimchi Carbonara takes a spicy and cream approach or the juicy Hong Kong French toast.

If you want to indulge in their whacky and new menu, you must be willing to part with a little more. But given the experience, it’s all worth it.

  1. The Pudding Pantry

Sweet tooths out there, Pudding Pantry has your back! This one of a kind joint has made a name by making the fluffy pancake stacks that are world famous from America. That’s not all! Their menu also includes the Mississippi Mud pie, milkshakes and boozy shakes.

Simply put, it is every sweet tooth’s paradise. You will also be happy to know that their menu is perfect when you’re on a budget.

These are all great places to drop by when you are in Nottingham. The beauty of being here is you can find a restaurant that offers cuisine from almost all corners of the world. You just need to know your way around and where all the best restaurants are hidden.