How to get the Most from your Gas Central Heating Systems


Like most people in Edinburgh  , you may well have been feeling the pinch in the last year or two. Keeping an eye on the family budget has become a fact of life for millions, so it’s imperative that you get the most from your money when it comes to gas central heating systems. Thankfully, Edinburgh Central Heating Services can help. An annual boiler service is imperative, because it can save you a significant sum in the long run. A plumber in Edinburgh   can carry out central heating servicing and deal with any minor issues before they become major problems. If boiler systems are running inefficiently, they are costing you money every day.

A quick call to a local registered plumber in Edinburgh   is all it takes, and in no time a qualified heating engineer can come to your home and advise on your best course of action. Prevention is better than cure, of course, so an annual central heating service will ensure you always get the best from your system.
And if, during the check, they find a fault, a boiler repair may be recommended. In that case, a heating engineer can carry out the job. Replacement boilers aren’t cheap, of course, so if it can be fixed before it breaks down altogether, you will have saved yourself a significant amount.
An annual central heating service doesn’t take long, and it won’t cost the Earth. In Edinburgh  , plumbing companies can be found all over the city, and can deal with all your plumbing and heating needs, including boiler breakdown, burst pipes, leaking pipes and even a full central heating installation. Give one of them a call today for peace of mind.

Do You Need A New Gas Boiler?

If your boiler is around ten years old, it could be time to replace it. Older boilers are less efficient, use more fuel and produce less heat than newer, condensing boilers. Despite the initial cost, by buying a new boiler, you could be saving yourself a significant amount on your heating bills. According to  an old boiler costs the average household around £634 a year compared to a new energy-efficient boiler which costs a household only £401. There are also plenty of grants and special offers available if you feel you can’t afford the full cost of a new boiler so it’s worth checking out if you qualify. All boilers fitted in the UK have to be classed as energy efficient. This means they provide the maximum amount of power on minimum fuel. By purchasing an energy-efficient boiler, you’re not only saving money, but you’re also helping to save the environment, too.

A combination (or combi) boiler is a popular choice for many households, as they can provide the hot water for your whole house without needing a separate tank. However, if you have a large house and often need to run more than one shower or bath at the same time, a system boiler is a better option. These come with storage cylinders that can hold a large amount of water at any one time. The system boilers have largely replaced the old open vent or heating only boilers as they take up far less space.

Boiler insurance is a good idea, even with the purchase of a new boiler. Central heating repairs can be expensive and, without insurance, you could be left with no hot water or heating until your boiler can be fixed.
The best thing you can do is speak to a trusted, Gas Safe registered London plumber to find out the best type of boiler for your property.
If you do find yourself needing a new boiler then call us on 0131 5102418 for a competitive quote

Churchill Boilers in Edinburgh 

Over the last couple of years, we seem to be coming across an ever-increasing amount of Churchill boiler systems in Edinburgh  . These electric boilers were manufactured by Church Hill Systems Limited which was based in Leicester. I say ‘was’ as the company sadly no longer exists. Church Hill Systems Ltd specialised in the design and production of electrical wet central heating systems and hot water storage boilers that were designed to run using cheap off-peak electricity. In the majority of Church Hill boilers in Edinburgh   we come across, the most common is the Church Hill 500 electric combination boiler.  We have also found that many of our customers are spending untold amounts of money on trying to get these electric boilers permanently repaired, only to find out the boiler has broken down again a few weeks later. As I have previously said the manufacturer no longer exists, so it stands to reason that spare parts for Church Hill boilers in Edinburgh   are non-existent, so in most cases any repair carried out will be just a temporary fix and no more than that. In some instances, Bates Heating & Plumbing Ltd can repair your Church Hill electric boilers in Edinburgh  , but in the majority of cases it is more economical to renew the boiler altogether. As you can see from the photograph this Church Hill electric boiler is being kept together with tape, which is obviously unacceptable from a safety point of view. If you have a Churchill electric combination boiler in Edinburgh   that requires a repair or replacing, then call us on 0131 5102418.


Edinburgh Central Heating Services offer free estimates and range of skills. A 24-hour emergency plumbing service is also offered. For more information visit or telephone 0131 5102418