Unfortunately no matter what time of year it is a boiler can break down, which forces you to think about the cost of trying to repair a boiler compared to the installation of a new one.

This week, one of our customers had to make this exact choice and although the weather is mild right now, the prospect of being without any heating or hot water was concerning.

Even more so at the moment during the Covid-19 Crisis, when we all need a reliable boiler for access to hot water so we can quickly shower after we’ve been to the supermarket or get home after working in a front line or key worker role.  For this particular Lacey’s customer it made sense to have the peace of mind that came with a new boiler installation, rather than risking multiple boiler part changes and heating engineer visits. It was also unlikely to have been cost effective to have a repair carried out, given the age of this customer’s existing boiler.

The installation of choice was a Worcester 8000 Life 30kw system boiler with a Worcester Greenstar system filter and a Gledhill Unvented cylinder. The customer who lives in Unsworth, Bury, already had this type of system set up and opted to stay with the same brand but with modern products.

The benefits of this type of Worcester system is the supply of hot water from the unvented cylinder. For instance, if the central heating side of the system stopped working you would still have hot water and vice versa. Although with a brand new boiler installation it’s unlikely to suffer a breakdown any time soon!

This installation benefitted from a 12 year manufacturer’s guarantee with Worcester Bosch for parts and labour; that’s complete peace of mind until 2032! Since Lacey Plumbing & Heating is a Worcester Accredited Installer we’re part of a network of approved installers who can provide these exclusive guarantees.

We’re chuffed to bits to have another very happy Lacey’s customer who had a quality installation and complete peace of mind for their heating and hot water.

To comply with social distancing we now offer boiler surveys by video call and photographs. We’re also following all government guidelines, by physically distancing ourselves from customers and using the correct PPE. Our team is carrying out thorough hand washing, using sanitizing hand gel and are wearing face masks and gloves. On arrival to all emergency home visits, we call from outside and customers are asked to stay at a safe and suitable distance.

If you’ve suffered a boiler breakdown or are looking to replace your boiler before it breaks down then contact us to discuss how Lacey’s Most Wanted team can help you at this time.