READER'S BLOG: Upgrading boilers reduces gas bills

Published:  28 August, 2012

New HVP blogger Paul Dooley from Plannet Plumbing talks about his latest straightforward boiler installation, which will help reduce his customers' gas bills.

Here is how we did so this week for a new customer. How many big old boilers like this are still around? Quite a few I'd imagine.

This is an Ideal 'Concord' balanced flue model, which has been a reliable boiler but is now at the end of its life span, and compared with modern boilers it is very inefficient.

Before we removed this boiler we had one last run to give it. We disconnected the pump and attached our flushing machine to it and gave the system a power flush.

Just a few hours later, with the pipework completed, the new boiler is fired up and gets commissioned. John is checking the combustion settings in the bottom picture and printing off the readings to attach to the manual. The gas savings will be quite dramatic on this one.

Jobs like this aren't as bad or messy as many people imagine. They are very straightforward for us, and we work with the minimum fuss and disturbance. We are always happy to advise on all matters relating to high efficiency boilers and energy saving controls.