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Most properties will have a boiler installed as part of its heating system. Though the precise brand and model will differ, there are three main types, each with their merits and demerits and are suitable for different types of property and heating requirements.

System Boilers

Though they are more costly to install, system boilers are ideal for larger homes which may require hot water from more one outlet at once. As much of the system is built into the boiler itself, there is no need for a separate tank, saving you both the space and cost of installing one. Having that said, you will still need a hot water cylinder, which should be well-insulated to prevent heat loss.


Conventional Boilers

Also known as traditional boilers, this was one of the most popular type of boiler installed residential dwellings which is being slowly replaced by combi or system boilers. However, if you live in an area with low mains water pressure, or if you have two or more bathrooms, a conventional boiler might still be the best option. It’s also suitable for older homes which have both cold and hot-water header tanks in the loft space.

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Also known as traditional boilers, this was one of the most popular type of boiler installed residential dwellings which is being slowly replaced by combi or system boilers. However, if you live in an area with low mains water pressure, or if you have two or more bathrooms, a conventional boiler might still be the best option. It’s also suitable for older homes which have both cold and hot-water header tanks in the loft space.

Combi Boilers

Combi is short for Combination, and is so named as it combines both water-heating and central heating into a single compact unit which doesn’t require external water storage tanks, making them ideal for the smaller properties. They are highly cost- and energy-efficient as the water is heated on a as-required basis, which means there is minimal heat loss from ready-heated water in storage tanks.

Here at 24hr Plumber Hampshire, we have Gas Safe registered and accredited installers and engineers with many years of experience in the Southampton area, capable of working on various boiler brands. Our team of heating engineers are fully trained to service any model or type of boiler you may have. We are entirely Gas Safe Registered for your peace of mind, so you can rest assured that your installation, servicing and repair Southampton boiler and plumbing are all in good hands. For more information about Southampton boiler repair, installation and servicing, please call us today or follow the links below:

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Gas Safe Registered Engineers

Gas Safe Registered Engineers

All of our engineers at Emergency Plumber Hampshire Ltd are Gas Safe registered. 

For anyone carrying out work on boilers, whether that be installations, servicing or repairs, they must carry a Gas Safe registered ID to prove their accreditation to undertake work on gas boiler systems. 

The Gas Safe register ensures that anyone carrying out work on gas boiler systems has received sufficient gas safety training and has demonstrated adequate competence when installing or repairing gas boilers. 

Whenever anyone is working on a gas boiler repair, installation or service on your property, always check that they can provide their Gas Safe ID to rest easy that your boiler is in safe hands. 

Q: Is it worth getting a boiler serviced?

A:  Getting your boiler serviced annually is a priority you should not ignore. There are many reasons that you should look to get your boiler serviced annually. The first of these is the costs. 

While a standard boiler service will set you back less than £100, boiler repairs and replacements can run from hundreds to many thousands of pounds respectively. Therefore it's always best to regularly get your boiler serviced to avoid any unexpected costs.

Additionally, annually servicing your boiler can help you keep your boiler in tip-top shape. Ensuring your boiler is in working order can help keep your home and water warm the whole year-round. 

Ensuring this comes especially in handy when winter rolls around, where demand for boiler services are high. 

So you can avoid waiting in a freezing home for an engineer to come and carry out boiler repairs, ensure that you have your boiler regularly serviced so that any faults can be found and dealt with before anything can go wrong.

Q: What is boiler servicing?

A:  Boiler servicing is where a Gas Safe registered engineer will come to your property and assess your boiler's condition to see if there are any faults or damages to your boiler that need addressing. 

The first step for a boiler service is a visual inspection. The engineer will ensure that your boiler still meets current regulations as well as if there is any corrosion or leaks. 

After removing the boiler cover, the engineer will check to see if the components are working correctly and clean the boiler's inside. 

Then the engineer will check to see that the boiler's flue is free of blockages and that it fitted safely. 

Finally, the engineer will check that your boiler is operating at the correct gas pressure and fire the boiler to check for any faults while it is working. 

Q: Is a noisy boiler dangerous?

A:  Noisy boilers are generally not a significant danger to you. However, if you should notice any whistling, gurgling or banging noises coming from your boiler, then you should arrange for a Gas Safe engineer to come and take a look at it. 

A build-up of material inside your boiler is generally the cause for your boiler to be making strange noises. 

Therefore, arranging for an engineer to service your boiler can give you a better idea of your boiler's health and help avoid any surprising or expensive breakdowns. 

Q: How do you know when your boiler needs replacing?

A:  There are several warning signs that you may need to purchase a new boiler. 

Firstly, if you have had your boiler for more than 15 years, it is time for an upgrade. Additionally, if your boiler is leaking, smells strange, or you have noticed that the flame has turned from blue to yellow, then you should think about installing a new boiler. 

If you experience your radiators taking longer to warm up, replacement parts for your boiler being harder to find or your energy bills creeping up, these can also provide you with signs that your boiler needs replacing.     


Boiler Engineer Near Me

If you are looking for a Gas Safe registered boiler engineer for Southampton and Hampshire, contact our specialist today. Our boiler engineer works throughout the following locations:

  • Southampton
  • Eastleigh
  • Fareham
  • Lymington
  • Portsmouth
  • Winchester
  • Havant
  • Chichester
  • Sailsbury
  • Bournemouth
  • Andover
  • Basingstoke
  • Christchurch
  • Gosport
  • Hythe
  • Hamble-le-Rice
  • Romsey
  • Downton
  • Whiteparish
  • Totton

Contact us today on 07852 583 351 for Gas Safe heating services.