Last week, we visited an old property in Kingsley, near Frodsham in Cheshire. The customer contacted us, reporting a minor leak from the boiler. But as the boiler was around 50 years old they wanted a replacement boiler fitting.
Although the leaking issue could have been solved by changing the heat exchanger (the part of the boiler that generates the hot water required to heat radiators), the parts were no longer available due to the age of the boiler. Also because of the age of the appliance, it was consuming a lot of oil and was running very inefficiently, undoubtedly costing the customer a lot more than necessary to heat their home.
We fitted a new Worcester Danesmoor oil boiler, which is a leading model within the heating industry at the moment. This new boiler will perform more efficiently and consistently than it's 1960's predecessor:
Another red flag we found in the Cheshire property was the pipework for the boiler was very unsafe, running over electrical cables and meter. If the pipes were to have leaked in this area (which judging from the age of the old imperial pipework that was quite high risk) then it would have caused a very dangerous situation for the customer.
Water + electric = Big no, no.
As part of the installation of the boiler, we also refitted this pipework for the customer, leaving a much safer site than we originally visited:
If you have an old oil boiler that you'd like guidance on, or if you are looking to replace for new, efficient model, then give us a call today to discuss on 0800 679 1673 - or contact us here