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We are gas safe registered plumbers with offices in Harlow. We have built upon good values and a reputation to carry out work to very high standards whilst giving excellent value for money.

If you are looking for for a reliable plumbing company we would love to help. Our offices in Harlow, within Essex, allow us to offer a full range of plumbing and central heating services in areas such as Harlow, Epping, Bishops Stortford, Hoddesdon, Cheshunt, Waltham Cross, Basildon, Billaricay, Southend, Wickford, Brentwood and Chelmsford easily.

Registered Plumbers in Essex

We provide reliable and trustworthy plumbing and heating services throughout Essex. Contact us for a professional service that won't let you down.

We have a wealth of experience within the plumbing and heating industry with previous employment with British Gas, East Thames Housing, and Barratt Homes.

Our heating engineers are Gas Safe Registered (formerly Corgi), and are trained to carry out any central heating repairs quickly and efficiently, including central heating boiler repairs, radiator replacements, hot water cylinder upgrades and burst pipes.

Reliable Plumbers

Our goal is to provide the very best knowledge, advice, service to ensure that you completely satisfied with all plumbing and central heating work completed.

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If you would like to find out more about us we can be found online at www.trustatrader.com, where you can read the reviews of previous customers who have scored us on all aspects of our work.

Boiler Installation Essex

We specailise in central heating upgrades, from central heating boiler replacements to full upgrades with new radiators, thermostatic radiator valves, central heating controls such as pumps thermostats and valves, and high efficiency central heating boilers.

Central Heating Services and Boiler Breakdowns

If your central heating or boiler fails, we will get an experienced heating engineer to you as quickly as possible. Once on site we will diagnose the fault, give you a clear and comprehensive price for repairs and carry out any work quickly and efficiently. If a part, such as a central heating pump or a fan for a central heating boiler, needs to be ordered we will aim to have the part ordered, delivered and fitted within 24 hours.

Gas Safety Checks and Boiler Servicing

The industry watchdog, Gas Safe, recommend that all gas appliances are checked annually to ensure that they are safe to us and working efficiently. We are fully trained to carry out safety checks and servicing on all gas appliances such as gas fires, central heating boilers (including back boilers), water heaters, and gas cookers. Yearly servicing will help to keep your central heating and boiler running efficiently.

Choosing the Right Central Heating

We aim to give you honest and impartial advice when discussing your central heating requirements. We will recommend the central heating system that best suits your needs whether it be a combination boiler of a system boiler with hot and cold water storage. We are happy to fit a range of central heating boilers to suit all budgets, including Vaillant, Worcester Bosch, and Baxi Potterton.

Free Central Heating Surveys

Our surveys are completely free of charge and will give you the opportunity to discuss your central heating requirements with an experienced member of staff. We guarantee to give you professional advice and will cover every aspect of the work needed, such as boiler location, radiator sizing, installation of gas and central heating pipe.

Quotations

We will provide you with a written quotation that gives a full description of the work to be carried out, the materials to be used, and the cost for carrying out the work. There will be no hidden charges you only pay the sum of money agreed.

 

Is Your Boiler Ready For Winter?

Is your boiler and central heating system ready and able to see you through another winter?  Although the colder weather is not upon us yet, it won't be long before you are tempted to start switching on your radiators here and there.  Before you know it, winter will be upon us and you will be expecting your radiators and boiler to provide you with a lovely warm home in the coming months.

We all rely on our heating system, but what if it doesn't work when you switch it on?  Why not have your boiler and radiators checked over before the colder months set in? 

Give yourself peace of mind with a full boiler service and get ready for winter now!

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5 Energy and Money Saving Tips

1. Try turning your heating down by 1°C - you won't notice this heat wise, but it will help reduce the heat you are using and your bill.

2. Keep the heating on constantly during the winter, and only turn it on and off using the timer control, rather than the thermostat.

3. Replace old boilers - those more than 15 years old.  This will ensure you have a more efficient and reliable boiler and could lower heating bills too.

4. Cover up your letterbox to save heat escaping and use draft excluders around the bottom of doors, particularly the front door where a lot of heat can escape.

5. Try not to cover your radiators with towels, clothes, or large pieces of furniture (such as a sofa), as this absorbs the heat and you end up having to turn the heating up!

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Money saving tips/breakdown preventionMoney saving tips - Alliance Plumbing and Heating

8 Things you never knew About Sludge!

Sludge is the main cause of central heating and boiler breakdowns as it clogs up the working/moving parts such as circulation pumps, diverter valves, flow switches, and heat exchangers.

Sludge will reduce circulation and heat transfer making your central heating system inefficient by reducing the bore of the pipework, and building up in the radiators, and radiator valves.

Sludge is a form of rust and will over time rot metal components such as heat exchangers in boilers and radiators on your central heating system.

Your boiler will be working longer to heat a dirty central heating system as the sludge will absorb the heat and this will increase the time it will take to transfer the heat from the radiators to the room.

A dirty central heating system can be cleaned by power flushing the system with industry approved chemicals.

A clean central heating system is an efficient central heating system; we recommend the following to ensure that heating remains efficient and cost effective.

If your central heating is drained for maintenance, make sure an inhibitor is added to prevent sludge build up in your radiators.

Both combination boilers and system boilers can be protected from sludge build up by fitting a Magnaclean on the central heating return pipe.  The Magnaclean is designed to capture metal particles that build up in a central heating system before it reaches the boiler.

Other money saving tips

Limescale reducers fitted to the incoming mains to a combination boiler will reduce limescale build up and prolong the life of the plate heat exchangers.

If you have a combination boiler, turn your heating on for a couple of minutes if there is a long spell of hot weather, this will ensure that the diverter valve moves across and prevents it getting stuck in the hot water position.

The most cost effective way to run your central heating system is to keep the heating on continuous and use the room thermostat to turn the heating down whilst the house is empty.

Thermostatic radiator valves (TRV’s) fitted to all radiators allow you to reduce the heating in the rooms that are not being used, saving energy and reducing costs.

Lagging central heating pipework in areas that are naturally cold, such as garages and lofts will reduce heat loss and save money.