At Eric Collier and Son, our expert heating engineers can carry out all your central heating Cardiff needs including installation, maintenance, and repairs. They are fully trained and qualified so you can rest assured that you will be provided with a high-quality central heating service. We put customer service at the forefront of our business ethos so we will always be honest with all the work we are doing throughout the service so there will be no surprises in the bill. Our friendly experts are happy to answer any of your questions so call our Cardiff office today on 029 20 508711.
Central Heating Installation
If you have a commercial or domestic property which does not currently have a central heating system then you can count on Eric Collier and Son to install the best central heating Cardiff system for your needs. Central heating is worth the money as it can reduce your energy bills and create a more comfortable living environment. A good central heating system can keep you warm during the cold weather by efficiently heating your home. Eric Collier & Son can provide you with a cost and power effective heating solution for your property. When it comes to choosing the way to heat your home and property, we can supply you with a variety of options to suit your requirements. Our heating engineers are trained to install and repair many types of central heating and boiler systems including Combi Boilers, Conventional Boilers, and System Boilers.
Choosing a central heating system
If you want a central heating system installed then you should probably carry out some research regarding which type of central heating is right for you. Here we have summarised all the main and most popular systems.
Water Circulated Systems – With this being a popular choice of heating system for business properties, water circulated systems are reliable and generally cheap to run. They work by using hot water that is generated in your property’s boiler to travel through the building’s network of pipes to heat wall panels that heat the rooms.
Steam Boilers – Similar to water circulated systems, hot water is created within a boiler and the water or steam is fed through to the radiators around the property. Radiators are often misconceived as being a large appliance, however, there are now more modern and suitably sized radiators which still work as effectively to heat your property.
Heat Pumps- Heat pumps heating systems are popular due to the fact that they are able to work in reverse to cool your property. They work be extracting air from outside of the building and feeding it into the property. In colder countries (such as the UK), it may be necessary to have a heater attached to the extractor units so that the cold, winter air isn’t just fed back into your property.
Forced Air Furnace – Air pulled from the rooms in your property to then use a furnace to heat and expel back into the rooms of your property. This heating system means that ducts will need to be installed in your property to allow the hot air to travel smoothly through your property. A blower can then be installed to allow you to control the intensity of the air being blown out and to evenly distribute the air throughout the room.
When Does My Central Heating Need Replacing?
If you already have a central heating system in you Cardiff property, you might be considering when it needs replacing.
Boiler replacement – Technology is continually evolving to create more efficient boilers which could reduce your energy bills. Also, as boilers and heating systems age, they become less efficient which means you are likely spending more on your energy bills than needed. Therefore, it’s important to ensure your boiler is working as efficiently as possible and to know the right time to replace it. Boilers should last up to 15 years. If yours is approaching that age, then think about saving for a new one. If you want to keep your boiler in tip-top condition for longer, annual services are the way to go. When it comes to radiators, you can either replace them at the same time as your boiler or you could wait a few years to spread out the expense of updating your central heating system.
Central Heating Pipework replacement – There are also some signs which indicate your central heating pipework needs updating. For example, if your boiler has run into any problems with kettling then you may need the pipework replaced. Another sign is if your pipework is really hot at the boiler, but that same heat just isn’t getting through to the radiators. Leaking or corroded pipework which has suffered pinhole leaks is another sure sign you’re better to replace your pipework. You may also have an old one-pipe system, or Truwell or metal/stainless steel (not copper). In which case, these pipes, in particular, are prone to corrosion. However, if everything gets hot and works normally, the chances are that you pipework is fine and does not need replacing. Our qualified and honest central heating engineers can survey your system and give you expert advice.
Radiator Replacement – If your old radiators are quite small, they will need to be hotter to heat the room to your preferred temperature, which means the boiler is working harder. Larger radiators are more efficient as they can run at a lower temperature and still heat the room sufficiently.
Reasons to choose Eric Collier and Son
At Eric Collier & Son we have plenty of experience in installing, maintaining and repairing all types of central heating systems. For more than 40 years we have been working on central heating systems throughout Cardiff, Swansea and the rest of South Wales. Quality and value are our watchwords, something our customers appreciate. We work on commercial properties as well as domestic, so if you’re looking for qualified experts to install central heating in your business, school or hospital we’d love to hear from you. Call us today on 029 20 508711.
Jack McGivern works for Eric Collier and Son as a marketing specialist.