Brome Gas Heating and Plumbing Services

Heating Upgrades

Why upgrade your heating and hot water system?

There are lots of ways to improve efficiency and add to your heating system. You might be getting a new boiler or just want to make the most of your heating right now. No matter the reason, there are lots of products to stop you wasting energy and money and to help you keep your home warm.

Replacement Radiators

Why not upgrade your old radiators for a new more energy efficient type, or you may just want something that looks more modern. Whatever the reason we’ve lots of options for you to choose from.

Hive

Hive lets you control your heating and hot water from your smartphone, tablet or laptop. It works with your existing heating system and there’s no need to change your energy supplier. If you have a separate hot water tank you can control your hot water too.
 

Programmable Timers and Thermostats

We can install programmable timers and room thermostat to bring your heating system up to date. We use quality controls from Honeywell and Drayton which we would recommend due to their reliability and ease of use.

thermostat

Thermostatic radiator Valves (TRV)

We can fit TRVs to your existing radiators, helping you to control the temperature to suit each room. TRVs are designed to heat homes more efficiently and can reduce household energy bills by up to £10 a month. That’s £30 a quarter or £120 a year! Whichever way you look at it, the benefits of radiator valves all add up.

Magnetic Filters

Magnetic filters are easy to install and will help maximise the life of any boiler or heat pump that it is installed with. Over time, dirty system water will damage a boiler and its components, causing failures and can significantly reduce overall heating efficiency. If your system is excessively dirty, we would always recommend a Powerflush.

powerflush

Upgrade to a Unvented Cylinder.

What is an Unvented Hot Water Cylinder?
 
An unvented hot water cylinder is a pressurised system which is fed directly from the cold mains water feed and therefore can deliver hot water at mains pressure, which is great for improving the performance of your shower and bath.
 
An unvented cylinder doesn’t require a cold water storage tank, which is ideal if you are pushed for space as well as offering more flexibility when siting the cylinder.
 
The water can either be heated directly via an immersion heater or indirectly via the central heating system, solar thermal technology or other renewal energy such as heat pumps and biomass. If you are considering using multiple fuel sources, you may wish to consider a thermal store.
 
The unvented hot water cylinder will require an expansion vessel to be fitted to allow the expansion of water in the system as it heats up. The Unvented cylinder also comes with other safety mechanisms, such as pressure relief valves and twin thermostats. 
 
To ensure safety and to comply with building regulations, it is essential that an unvented hot water cylinder is installed by a G3 qualified installer and serviced annually.

Gallery

Frequently Asked Questions

Your well-being and that of other household members at your property is our priority while carrying out any work and/or appliance inspections. So that you and our employees stay safe, where appropriate, our engineers will use PPE that meets Government and Health and Safety Executive guidelines. A risk assessment that is specific to your situation will be carried out prior to entering your property, which will determine the appropriate PPE to be worn, for example, gloves, face coverings.

You should always check with your manufacturer, but usually your first boiler service must be conducted 12 months after installation in order to meet the terms of your warranty. It should then be serviced every 12 months on an ongoing basis after this. Brome gas are committed to keeping you safe and for peace of mind, you will be placed on our digital automatic reminder every year so you will never miss out on that all important annual service on your boiler and other gas appliances with in the property.

A boiler service should take at least 30 minutes but the time will vary depending on the brand and model,open flued boilers in particular such as back boilers and warm air units can take longer due to more vigorous safety check that involves stringent checks on flueing and ventilation.

Landlords have a duty of care to their tenants’ to make their properties gas safe by obtaining a Gas safety certificate (CP12) every 12 months, at Brome Gas we can produce your certificate quickly and efficiently to you and your tenant via your smart phone,PC,iPad or tablet direct to your email address.

Typically, you’d expect the lifespan of a boiler to be in the region of 10-15 years. This can be less for unreliable brands, and those with incredibly short warranties. This lifespan applies to all fuel types such as oil, lpg and gas, as well as all types including combi, system and regular boilers.

When looking to install a new boiler, it can be tough to get past the jargon and find the type of boiler best suited to your home. If you’re living in a smaller home then a Combi boiler will be perfectly suited to your heating and hot water demands but recent regulations state that it has to be condensing too. So, how can a boiler be both a Combi and condensing unit?

Well, just because a boiler is condensing doesn’t mean that it stops being a Combi boiler, Combi ,regular and system boilers from new are now known as condensing boilers.

As boilers work to heat your home, waste gases are produced which are then emitted out into the atmosphere. These waste gases carry heat which is then lost, so your home isn’t benefiting from some of the heat being generated by your boiler. To combat this and get your boiler performing more efficiently,condensing boilers are fitted with 2 internal heat exchangers to ensure that less heat is lost. Thanks to this, the boiler doesn’t have to work as hard and uses less energy.

Compared to a non-condensing unit, condensing boilers use less fuel and power while producing fewer CO2 emissions.

If your boiler has already cost you quite a bit of money in repairs, it might be time to think about replacing. This might sound obvious, but if you’re forking out £200 – £350 or even more on repairs each time, it’s probably going to end up costing you more than its worth.

This isn’t always the case, though. Sometimes you might be lucky, and pay around £70 for a new part that will help the boiler last another three or four years. It does happen. So if you’ve had a couple of these less expensive repairs, and we think your boiler might just be fine for a while longer, you can take that chance.