Reputable manufacturers build their boilers to last. Ecoheat Plumbing Ltd specialises in domestic and commercial boiler repairs, and in boiler servicing. When a boiler comes to the end of its serviceable and repairable life, or if we can no longer source parts, our plumbers and heating engineers can perform a new installation instead. For domestic clients in Battersea, in particular, we can combine the fitting of new boilers with underfloor heating installations.
This page contains key information about choosing a new boiler and having one installed.
Ecoheat Plumbing Ltd has covered the Battersea area since 2010. Located in Balham, we have plumbers with City & Guilds qualifications and heating engineers with Gas Safe registration. Together, we have 30+ years of experience in domestic and commercial boiler repairs, in boiler servicing, and in boiler and underfloor heating installations.
There are three boiler types to choose from, regular, system and combi. A regular boiler uses gravity to feed itself from separate hot and cold water tanks. We only recommend regular boilers for properties in the Battersea area that already have these tanks fitted, and only for those with multiple bathrooms used at the same time. This type of boiler installation is more expensive, and better suited, for local properties with three or more bathrooms.
A combi boiler is the best choice for small properties because it doesn’t need separate tanks and heats water direct from the mains supply. This makes it the cheapest installation, and the most popular, but it can struggle when heating multiple bathrooms. Battersea customers with larger homes, and businesses like guest houses and hotels, may want to go with a system boiler instead. These boilers still use separate water tanks, but they also have heating elements within the unit.
Our plumbers and heating engineers can handle installations on all three types of boiler. Don’t forget that we can also handle domestic and commercial boiler repairs, boiler servicing, and installation and repair work on underfloor heating systems.
Once you have decided on a boiler type, you need to choose a specific make and model. There are a few factors to consider here. Do you want to integrate solar panels into your system for harnessing solar energy, for example? Not all boilers are compatible with renewable energies. You should also consider how efficient a boiler is, the amount of pressure it can offer, and whether it has sufficient capacity to heat a home or business property in Battersea.
You might also want to consider the profile of the model, and how easy it will be for plumbers to redirect pipework, if needed, or for a heating engineer to perform annual boiler servicing on the appliance in the future.
Also, think about other installations, such as radiators and underfloor heating, and whether or not the model you have in mind might require you to upgrade other systems.
If you use an approved boiler installation company, like Ecoheat Plumbing Ltd, you have access to appliances from major manufacturers. We guarantee all boiler installations for a minimum of 12 months but on models we have approval for, we can usually offer you an extended warranty. This is good news for our Battersea customers because it negates the cost of domestic or commercial boiler repairs in the future.
Just keep in mind you could invalidate a standard or extended warranty if you don’t book in for boiler servicing on an annual basis. Our plumbers and heating engineers can fit boilers from Baxi, Potterton, Worcester Bosch, Vaillant, Vokera and more. Our underfloor heating installations also have a minimum 12-month warranty.
With a good warranty, and as long as you book in for servicing at intervals specified by the manufacturer, you’ll have cover for most domestic or commercial boiler repairs. Modern boilers suffer far fewer problems than their predecessors, but a warranty still gives you a certain peace of mind that is hard to put a price on.
Even if you know the type, make, model and warranty that you want to invest in, it pays to get a second opinion from Ecoheat Plumbing Ltd, Battersea’s experienced plumbers and heating engineers. We’re always happy to assist you, and to help you find the perfect boiler or underfloor heating system for your home or business. With three decades of combined experience, we can offer you the very best independent advice.