Commercial Central Heating Services
Commercial properties, such as shops and offices, also rely on central heating to keep the premises at a habitable temperature in those colder winter months. EPH Plumbing and Heating are experienced in all aspects of commercial central heating systems, including annual maintenance contracts.
Contact our central heating engineer today for commercial heating installations.
Domestic Central Heating Services
EPH Plumbing and Heating are fully qualified heating engineers who specialises in providing a one-stop solution for all of your domestic central heating requirements. Whether you are looking to design and install a new system, or diagnose any faults with your existing heating systems, you can count on our team of experienced engineers to provide a reliable and efficient service
Contact our central heating engineer today for domestic heating installations.
Central heating installation
Depending on your requirements, we can either install parts or the entire central heating system. We work with reputable and trustworthy suppliers for all parts used, so you are guaranteed a quality installation.
Central heating repair
If you notice a problem with your central heating, don’t wait until it’s necessary to call EPH Plumbing and Heating. Catching a small fault early means that we can resolve it before it evolves into a serious matter, or a system breakdown.
Boiler Repairs & Servicing
All of our heating engineers are fully Gas Safe registered and certified to repair, install and service all types of boilers. For more information, please visit our Boiler Services page and how we can help you.
Why Choose Gas Safe Engineers?
The Gas Safe Register, also known as CORGI, is the UK's official list of gas businesses and engineers who have been registered in a legally recognised fashion to work safely on boilers, cookers, fires and other gas appliances. Using a business or individual on this register reduces the risks that can otherwise come about due to working with carbon monoxide and flammable components, which can be found in gas appliances.
Another significant benefit of using Gas Safe engineers is that your insurance can cover you if anything was to go wrong. Numerous businesses and people will utilise people not recognised by the register, which can put households at risk, even if not immediately noticeable. It is also essential to find that they are on the register and qualified for the specific job you need.
What to do when central heating stops working
There are some steps you can personally take before calling out a professional. Some of these include checking if you are amidst a power cut, so checking if other appliances work can give a greater sense of the situation within a property.
There may also have been problems with the connection to a trip switch, so checking a fuse box can sometimes be all it takes to fix the problem without calling anyone out. If you are a user of a prepaid service, then being low on credit can cause interruptions. Make sure you have enough credit to maintain the central heating.
Certain aspects of a central heating service may not work without enough boiler pressure. Some properties may need differing pressures from others, but between 1 and 1.5 bars is generally apt for home usage. Some central heating may not come on without the thermostat being high enough; this can vary from property to property.
There may also be timer settings interfering with proper usage. These can be easily changed, which means that checking a timer is a good go-to if there are problems with central heating. Checking the boiler for its water pressure and central heating can sometimes show that water pressure isn't high enough. This can be remedied from the boiler by using central heating after turning the water pressure to the maximum.
If you have an open vented system, you can check if the float ball valve has gotten stuck, but only if it is safe for you to access it. Frozen pipes can happen in cold weather, and thawing can be done by using hot (but not boiling) water.
Other methods include warm compresses or hot water bottles to the frozen area. If the boiler you use has a pilot light, checking it should be one of the first go-to's to avoid issues.
If this issue is recurring, then a Gas Safe professional should check it. Resetting a boiler is also something that an individual can conduct and may help with issues that come about from general usage.
What is involved in installing central heating?
A 'full central heating system' often refers to some combination of boilers, radiators, heating pipes and pipework and heating controls. This will have some diversity based upon the size of the property itself and the type of heating system.
For a context free example, it is expected that if two heating engineers are working on the job, the result can take 2-5 days; this can change whether the home is still inhabited while the work is ongoing and with the location itself.
Generally, the installation order will be radiators, pipework to boilers, and controls to the system. Then, the new boiler involving shutting off the water and gas supply. Finally, the system is to be filled with water, and the boiler is turned on, making final checks on whether everything works.
Can you install central heating yourself?
Yes, you could. It is both a cost-intensive as well as labour intensive undertaking. Pipework and radiators are more reasonable to be self-installed than some other aspects, and for some individuals, electrical systems, controls and aspects may be possible.
It is of note that an accredited contractor will be necessary to connect to the gas supply and inspect the installation itself. However, it is a complex endeavour, thus why so many professionals specialise in it.
It is also essential to have a good idea of pricing to avoid surprises during later stages of installation. There is also potential to get to a later stage and not finish all aspects (whether due to budget or time constraints), which can cause huge problems for individuals within a property.
If you choose to go for professional installation, it is still important not to be hasty and to make sure you are getting good quality service at a reasonable price.
How much does it cost to put central heating in?
The cost will depend on what is already installed, as that will determine what is still needed. A central heating system can be made of two components: a heat source and heat outlets. Some types of boilers may also need a hot water cylinder or cold water tank.
To summarise, a boiler, radiators and controls will be necessary, and potentially a hot water cylinder or cold water tank. The price will also be further influenced by how many radiators are necessary as well as the size. Ideas can be ascertained online as to how many may be needed, and heating engineers can tell you.
The cost will also depend on the system and specifications, including boiler, radiators, controls, pipework, and labour cost.
A rough guide of central heating for a three-bed property from no central heating is between £3235-£4200. It is important to make sure all components allow for adequate heating, which a heating engineer can aid.
Are you looking for a central heating engineer in Southampton and Hampshire? Contact our expert today on 07852 583 351.