A question we get time and time again from customers is what’s the difference between a plumber and a heating engineer in Mirfield? It’s not as complex as you may have originally thought, but it’s always good to know who you need to call if something goes wrong at home!
What do plumbers do?
Plumbers are primarily responsible for installing and maintaining various types of piping systems and fixtures. Plumbers tend to work on wet and dry pipes. From dishwashers and drains to toilets and sinks, if you’ve got a leak, it’s a plumber you’ll need to call.
Although some plumbers are also capable and qualified to work on heating appliances, it is important to check before hiring one to fix your boiler!
So what do heating engineers do?
For a heating engineer the clue is in the name! Basically heating engineers work solely on the heating appliances, primarily boilers and hot water sources. They carry out a wide range of jobs from maintaining and installing heating to fixing appliances when they break down.
Heating plumbers tend to work on a wide range of properties including residential, commercial and industrial, ensuring that they are heated safely and efficiently. If a heating engineer is in need of water pipes altering or mending, they may contact a plumber to complete the job properly.
Who do I contact for a boiler repair?
If you are having trouble with your boiler then it is important to hire a heating engineer. If you are in the Mirfield area it is important to search for ‘Heating engineer in Mirfield’ to ensure that you are getting a fully trained engineer and local to the area.
Whilst some plumbers may be able to fix an issue with your boiler, you may need to check that they are qualified to do so.
As a Wakefield plumbing engineer we are constantly being asked about everything about boilers, from the installation to the best type. We don’t mind, as that’s what we specialise in, but we want to make it easy for you. After all, Boilers can be pretty complex, so no wonder that there’s so many question.
With that in mind, we’ve compiled our most frequently asked questions and thought we would share some of our expert advice on boilers.
What is a combi boiler?
A combi boiler provides a property with both central heating and hot water, meaning that there is no need for a separate water tank or hot water storage cylinders. As a Wakefield plumbing engineer we are seeing more and more property owners deciding to install a combi boiler instead of traditional heating and hot water system.
Do combi boilers have any benefits?
One key benefit of a combi boiler is the fact that they provide both central heating and hot water. This combination of powering both the heating and hot water can often mean that many homeowners find a reduction in their energy bills as they are often more economically friendly. Plus, they are very reliable, especially if serviced annually to keep them in top working condition. A service really is recommended and also keeps your warranty valid.
Who can service my boiler?
As a Wakefield plumbing engineer myself, the rest of my team or another gas safe registered engineer are all qualified to complete a service on your boiler. Having your boiler serviced every year will give you peace of mind that your appliance is operating safely and efficiently. Plus, it also reduces the risk of any potential boiler breakdown.
An annual service is by a gas safe registered engineer is very important to validate your boiler warranty, as many companies and boiler manufacturers will dismiss warranties without an annual service.
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Is a new boiler expensive?
Investing in a new boiler isn’t necessarily cheap, but it is definitely an investment in your home. Often boiler and central heating systems often go hand in hand, to create the most effective and energy efficient system, saving you both time and money in the long run. At Bright Gas we have a boiler finance scheme in which you can pay towards your boiler in monthly instalments and not have to face one big up front fee.
If you’re not sure which boiler is right for your home, we are happy to carry out a free survey and provide you with plenty of advice on the best boiler for your home.
Do the radiators need to be replaced when getting a new boiler?
No, as long as your boilers are in a good working condition and providing heat, your radiators do not need to be replaced. If you are getting a member of our team to provide a quote for a new boiler, get them to double check your radiators whilst they are there too. If you do think they are underperforming they may just need a little TLC.
As a team of Wakefield plumbing engineers we are here to solve any of your boiler queries. If you’ve got a question that we haven’t yet covered then just give us a call!
It is important to have a central heating system that you can rely on. One aspect that you do not always consider when getting your central heating system installed or modified is that it is incredibly important to ensure you are getting the work completed by a Gas Safe registered engineer.
Before hiring anyone to work on your boiler and central heating systems, you need to check that they are Gas Safe. Before commencing work, you can search on the internet for terms such as ‘gas safe central heating Horbury’ or ‘central heating Horbury’ to find a heating engineer or plumber that you trust. Nowadays with the internet so accessibly you can freely check that the plumber or heating engineer working on your property is fully qualified to complete the job in hand.
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The Gas Safe register covers all of the UK, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and Guernsey. Designed to ensure that all installers and maintenance engineers dealing with gas appliances are qualified to do so. Previously known as CORGI. These activities include:
• Maintaining, servicing, adjusting, disconnecting, altering or renewing the fitting or purging it of air or gas
• Changing the position of a fitting that is not readily movable
• Removing a fitting
A Gas Safe registered heating plumber or engineer must only ever carry out these activities. Any plumber that carries out this work without first obtaining a Gas Safe certificate will be breaking the law and could potentially endanger you and those living in your household.
Here at Bright Gas we specialise in domestic boiler installations and maintenance. All of our team of heating engineers are Gas Safe registered and therefore competent in carrying out work on boilers and central heating systems safely. From boiler installations to boiler maintenance and servicing, we provide a wide range of services that allow our customers to benefit from efficient and effective heating systems in their home. So when you are searching for ‘central heating Horbury’ and our name pops up, you’ll know we are Gas safe engineers!