We expect our central heating systems to work efficiently around the clock. However, during the wintertime here in the UK, boilers can become faulty due to the cold weather. So if you have a faulty boiler, who should you call to fix it? A plumber or a heating engineer? Knowing which one to call can make all the difference. Here at Plumr, we can point you in the right direction.
Difference Between a Plumber and a Heating Engineer
On the surface, plumbers and engineers appear quite similar but there are some key differences. A plumber works on water appliances such as taps, sinks, and toilets whereas a heating engineer operates with your heating systems such as your boiler, radiators, thermostat, or hot water cylinder. Plumbers can work with radiators and pipeworks but they can’t work on the boiler itself. Plumbers do not carry any Gas Safe qualifications, unlike heating engineers. Repairing or replacing a boiler requires skill and experience. If you require any assistance in relation to your heating system, you should always call a heating engineer. At Plumr, we are here to help you with any repairs or replacements, annual boiler services, and emergencies. Get in contact with one of our Gas Safe engineers to help you with your problem.
How Long Does it Take to Install a Boiler?
Having a boiler installed usually takes around 45 minutes to one hour by a Gas Safe registered engineer. This is because of the number of things that they have to check, for instance, checking the boiler sensors, combustion chamber, the safety devices, and so on.
Which Boilers Do We Install?
At Plumr, we have over 30 years of experience with boilers and are based in South London. We install Worcester Bosch boilers but also Vaillant boilers and many other popular brands. If you choose a Worcester Bosch boiler, we offer up to 12 years guarantee. Get in touch with us today and we can help you choose the right boiler for you.
Installing A New Boiler
Having a new boiler installation can save you money in the long run. It ensures that your boiler is running efficiently and keeps the house warm. Our South London engineers provide ongoing customer satisfaction through our work and will always leave your house clean and tidy after completing the job. Sometimes having a new boiler installed is necessary if your current boiler is 10 years or older, there are leaks, it always needs regular repair or the water temperature fluctuates. Installing a new boiler can be quick and easy, but can only be done by a heating engineer.
Having your boiler serviced regularly means that it will combust fuel safely and efficiently, which minimises the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. To prevent your boiler from breaking down, use regular boiler maintenance and get into the habit of checking your boiler pressure. A service will provide an opportunity for the engineer to identify any problems that can be fixed or if there are any emergency boiler issues. To ensure that your boiler stays in good working condition, take a look at one of our annual boiler servicing plans.
If your boiler needs repairing, it’s important to keep it safe and avoid touching any part of the boiler until one of our friendly heating engineers comes to fix it. Here at Plumr, we are experts at repairing boilers. Contact us on 02086168710 or via email at email@example.com for a free quote and special savings.