A landlords inspection had deemed the existing boiler a risk. It was our job to determine what would be the best solution from a landlord, and tenant perspective. Was there anything we could do to fix the existing boiler? And is it cost-effective for us to do so? Or would a combi boiler swap be best?
Making the difficult but right decision.
There are a few key issues when we visit old boilers that will lead to a combi boiler swap. First, anything gas safety-related where we cannot source parts to repair. Second, anything flue or chimney safety-related, including the combustion cover, heat exchanger, fan, seals, and flue. Third, and most common with old boilers, are faulty parts beyond economical repair.
We were aware of a non-operation label attached to the old boiler. Plus, we found major leaks to this Ravenheat boiler. To rectify all the issues and keep the existing boiler, we would need to source several parts. However, some of them are obsolete. As a result, a quick decision from the landlord gave the green light for a combi boiler swap.
Further issues with a combi boiler swap.
We discovered further problems with the heating system. The system water was in poor condition. Installing a new Vaillant Pure 825 Boiler on a system with poor water quality will lead to early failure of parts, a less efficient system, and invalidate any warranty. It is essential in these circumstances to powerflush the system. We discovered four faulty radiators during the cleansing process. After replacing the radiators, we installed a magnetic filter because we want to protect the new boiler and radiators.
Swift decisions in these circumstances ensured the lack of heating and hot water inconvenienced the tenant for a short space of time. In fact, the installation and commisioning went smoothly and the new boiler was working in no time at all!
If you have any issues with an old combi and live in the Leeds area, please get in touch!