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How-to choose a new boiler, by 1st Call Gas, Sheffield-based Gas, Plumbing & Central Heating professionals

Buying a New Boiler: What to Consider?

There are many factors and options to consider when choosing which boiler is best suited to your requirements and your home. The type of property and usage are the key factors, but you will also need to consider the site of the boiler and your budget. The last thing you want is a boiler that doesn’t suit your home.

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Which Size of Boiler Should I Choose?

Which Size of Boiler Should I Choose?

Fitting the right boiler for your home is extremely important, you need to find a boiler that is just right for your home. A boiler that is too small will not be able to heat your home adequately or produce enough hot water. A boiler that is too big will produce more heat than needed which will increase bills, waste energy and produce unnecessary emissions.

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Here's how to check that your radiators are working properly, and how to bleed your radiators if needed. Read our 'how-to' blog for more info

Guide to Bleeding Radiators

You may have had the central heating on low once or twice over the summer but most people tend not to have the heating at full pelt until winter time. It’s more than likely that if there is a fault in your heating system you won’t notice it when the weather is warm because you aren’t using it as much. Even if you don’t need the heating on, it’s advised to fire it up once a month to prevent a buildup of sludge or corrosion and to make sure everything is still in working order.
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If the pressure in your boiler keeps dropping, don’t put up with it, read our blog or contact 1st Call Gas and get the problem solved ASAP.

What to do if Your Boiler is Losing Pressure

If you hear banging noises in your central heating, the radiators on your top floor aren’t working, or your boiler keeps shutting down, you might have low water pressure in your boiler. It’s a common issue which can leave you without hot water. Low pressure is relatively easy to diagnose, as most boilers have a built-in pressure gauge. Your boilers manual should have a guide to which is low or high pressure on the gauge.
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What is a Power Flush?

By getting a power flush, you can remove debris like sludge and rust from your central heating. The water in your pipes, boiler and radiators deposit these materials over time. If these contaminants are left in your central heating system, they can affect its efficiency.

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