At Ecoheat Plumbing Ltd, we receive questions about boiler faults daily, and their impact on central or wet underfloor heating systems. We are a qualified and accredited heating and plumbing company, with a team consisting of domestic and commercial gas engineers and plumbers. Ecoheat is always happy to provide you with advice on boiler servicing and installation, boiler repairs, plumbing repairs and underfloor heating repairs. Located in Balham, we have many customers in Fulham, Wimbledon and South West London who make us their first choice for heating and plumbing services.
We want our website to be an online resource for customers who have queries. This page answers some of the most common questions we receive. If you don’t see an answer to your own query here, call our plumbers and registered Gas Safe heating engineers on 020 8673 9944 for help over the telephone.
We’re always here to help our customers with advice on domestic and commercial boiler servicing and more work from our commercial gas engineers, including:
Typically, a boiler pressure reading should be somewhere between 1 and 2 bar. If it falls below 1 bar, you will notice a significant drop in performance. The system will need to be re-pressurised which, as far as boiler repairs go, is a minor job but still one best left to professional plumbers and heating engineers.
If the gauge reads over 3 bar, you can reduce the pressure by bleeding a radiator. It is also possible to bleed wet underfloor heating systems.
Our heating and plumbing company checks pressures when visiting properties in Fulham to carry out annual boiler servicing. If we notice any pressure issues during the service, we can diagnose them and recommend any repairs your appliance might need. We offer boiler and underfloor heating repairs as well as plumbing repairs.
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Remember that a frozen condensate pipe will impact a wet underfloor heating system if it impacts the boiler.
If this method doesn’t work, we advise property owners to call our plumbers and commercial gas engineers for professional heating and plumbing services. We can perform repairs to protect the condensate pipe from freezing in the future.
The best form of maintenance for your appliance is annual boiler servicing.
A service checks the following:
A service also improves energy efficiency to make central heating, and underfloor heating systems, cheaper to run. Boiler servicing even helps us to identify any minor issues at your Fulham property before they worsen and lead to an expensive breakdown or underfloor heating repairs.
If your appliance does break down, you will need to use registered Gas Safe plumbers and heating engineers for boiler repairs.
Another effective and important service is powerflushing. This cleans central heating and underfloor heating systems of the deposits, sludge and limescale which lead to blockages and performance issues, like kettling. If you can hear your central or underfloor heating making strange noises, it could indicate that you need to powerflush the system.
Again, this is a service our plumbing company provides for all customers in South West London. We also provide powerflushing as part of our plumbing services; we can clear domestic and commercial plumbing to deliver greater performance and help prevent the need for plumbing repairs.
The best time to invest in a new boiler is when it is no longer economical to keep paying for boiler servicing, if the appliance needs continuous repair work, or when it becomes difficult to source parts for boiler repairs. A modern boiler could make your Fulham property more energy efficient, save you money and reduce your carbon footprint.
If you want to upgrade from central heating to underfloor heating, the best time to do this is when having a new boiler fitted. This way, our domestic and commercial gas engineers can recommend boilers and systems which work best for your home or business and run well in tandem with each other.