Entries by Bryn Lloyd

What is a heat exchanger?

The purpose of the heat exchanger in your boiler is to transfer the heat produced from gas into water. This hot water then moves through the pipework and into your radiators. To put it simply, a heat exchanger is the most important component in the boiler. In a lot of ways, a heat exchanger’s role […]

Radiator Cold At Bottom

Your radiator will be cold at the bottom because of a build-up of sludge and magnetic waste. This waste deposit can make things more difficult because it stops the radiators from working at their full capacity. If unattended, a radiator cold at bottom can cause problems like the following: You can potentially ruin your boiler or […]

Open Vent Boiler | Boilerhut

The Open vent boiler – also known as regular or conventional – is a very popular type of boiler in the UK. Parts include a cold water storage tank in the attic, and a hot water cylinder typically in the airing cupboard. There are slightly different variations of this setup available, but this is the […]

Boiler Kettling | What it means and what you can do

Boiler kettling is a mix of whistling, popping and bubbling sounds that come from your old boiler while it’s in operation. It’s an alarming sound for any homeowner to hear, and can easily disturb anyone trying to relax in their home. There are several reasons why a kettling sound is coming from your boiler. The […]

Diverter Valve | What they are and what they do

A Diverter Valve opens and closes to direct hot water to your taps or central heating, depending on your choice. This is the simple explanation, but you may very well have more questions to ask such as: What does a diverter valve look like? Common diverter valve problems? What should I do if I find […]

Viessmann Vitodens 111-W Review | Storage Combi Boiler

This Viessmann Vitodens 111-W Review gives you all the information you need about one of the best storage combi boilers on the market today. As far as storage combi boilers go, nothing comes close to this. Many manufacturers would suggest their own models are the best on the market. But the Viessmann Vitodens 111-W easily […]

Boiler Flue Regulations

Boiler Flue Regulations help ensure that installations are carried out safely. Carbon Monoxide and other toxic gases can escape without putting others in danger because of these regulations. A boiler flue can be horizontal or vertical. However, the position will need to be discussed and decided between you and your installer. Other regulations include your […]

Types of Boiler Explained: A Definitive Guide

‘Types of Boiler’ doesn’t refer to the sort of fuel you’re using like gas or oil, but the kind of boiler and heating system that’s been installed. This usually falls under one of the three main boiler types: combi boilers, regular boilers or system boilers. For any homeowner, choosing your next type of boiler can be […]

What Size Boiler Do I Need?

What size boiler do I need? is a question every new buyer needs to ask themselves. Many of us that aren’t industry savvy don’t realise that you’ll need a specific boiler size and type that’s determined by bedroom/bathroom count, boiler location and property size etc. Even though combi boilers are incredibly popular, in this blog […]