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Project Type

Oil Boiler Replacement

Work Duration

6 Days

Location

Kerry, Powys

I was asked to visit this property in Kerry by Newtown in order to give a quote on replacing an Esse boiler which was beginning to become faulty. The owner of the property had seen our free site visit and competitive quote offer on Facebook; and after speaking with a friend for who I completed an oil boiler installation, wanted to find out more.

We arranged a good time and date in order for me to complete a site visit over the phone, and I explained all of the Covid restrictions relating to the plumbing and heating industry and the necessary precautions I would take.

I arrived at the site and abided by all Covid-19 restrictions. At the time, these included wearing an appropriate mask, minimising the contact I had with surfaces and maintaining a 2-meter distance from any of the properties occupants. The inspection of the existing Esse boiler found that it’s efficiency levels were fairly low due to its age and that the minor faults it was experiencing were a sign of things to come.

Once I had completed the site visit, I discussed the different options with the owner of the property owner from a safe distance. After explaining each option, complete with initial cost and ongoing savings assessments it was agreed that the best course of action was to replace the existing boiler system.

The client asked about the possibility of installing a smaller boiler in order to create more space within the property as the existing boiler was extremely bulky. After checking the properties eligibility, I suggested the alternative of moving the new boiler to the exterior of the building and use a wireless thermostat inside the house in order to control it. The space saved within the property by relocating the new oil boiler allowed for the installation of a new bigger cooker in the kitchen of the property.

After we agreed on the plan, I began by emptying and flushing the existing oil heating system with a chemical cleaner and added a chemical protector to the clean heating oil for future protection. I then removed the old oil boiler and altered the pipework in order to reroute the system to outside and laid new high-quality pipes leading to the new oil boilers location.

In order to move the oil boiler externally, we prepared the exterior of the property by clearing the area and installing a concrete slab for the system to be placed upon. We decided the best oil heating system to install was a brand new Firebird system boiler combined with a Honeywell wireless programable thermostat with app control.

The new oil boiler has the ever-reliable Elco burner, complete with a magnetic filter to keep the system clean and working at optimal efficiency. It also has a complete 10-year warranty which covers any system malfunctions and offers an immediate replacement.

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