A water underfloor heating system can sit beneath stone, tile, wooden or even carpeted surfaces. It offers a heating alternative to radiators in bathrooms, kitchens, an entire house – or simply a means to warm up a cold floor on an early morning in winter.
Water underfloor heating explained
With a water-based underfloor heating system, a series of pipes connected to your boiler circulate warm water throughout the floor to heat the space. Alternatively, you can connect the water underfloor pipes to a solar water heating system. Because the heat emitted from an underfloor system is more evenly distributed than a single radiator, the system can use water at a lower temperature. So it’s a more efficient way of heating your home.
Underfloor heating is generally associated with stone or tiled floors, but you can fit it in a carpeted room – you’ll just need to ensure that the carpet and underlay isn’t so dense that it stops the heat moving upwards (a tog of no more than 1.5 is a general rule of thumb).
How water underfloor heating works
Underfloor water heating works by connecting pipes laid under the floor to a manifold (essentially a central system to connect pipes together) and then to your heating system. It will also be fitted to a thermostat so that you can regulate the temperature.
The floor should be properly prepared and insulated to make the system work efficiently. There needs to be enough space to accommodate this and the piping, so we have to elevate the floor level.
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Solar panel electricity systems, also known as solar photovoltaic (PV), capture the sun’s energy using photovoltaic cells. These cells don’t need direct sunlight to work – they can still generate some electricity on a cloudy day. The cells convert the sunlight into electricity, which can be used to run household appliances and lighting.
The benefits of solar electricity
- Cut your electricity bills. Sunlight is free, so once you’ve paid for the initial installation, your electricity costs will be reduced.
- Get paid for the electricity you generate. The UK government’s Feed-in Tariffs pay you for the electricity you generate, even if you use it.
- Sell electricity back to the grid. If your system is producing more electricity than you need, you can sell the surplus back to the grid.
- Cut your carbon footprint. Solar electricity is green renewable energy and doesn’t release any harmful carbon dioxide or other pollutants. A typical home solar PV system could save over a tonne of carbon dioxide per year – that’s more than 30 tonnes over its lifetime.
Cost, savings and maintenance
England and Wales
A 4kWp system can generate around 3,800 kilowatt hours of electricity a year – roughly equivalent to a typical household’s electricity needs. It will save nearly two tonnes of carbon dioxide every year.
|System Size||Benefit Per Year||Carbon Dioxide Per Year|
|Registered up until 31st March 2014||4kWp||£785||1.8 tonnes|
|Registered on and from 1st April 2014||4kWp||£770||1.8 tonnes|
If your system is eligible for the Feed-in Tariff scheme it could generate savings and income of around £770 a year if you register before December 2015 (based on a 4kWp solar PV system eligible for a generation tariff of 13.52p/kWh). You will get paid for both the electricity you generate and use, and what you don’t use and export to the grid.
How do solar panels (PV) cells work?
PV cells are made from layers of semi-conducting material, usually silicon. When light shines on the cell it creates an electric field across the layers. The stronger the sunshine, the more electricity the solar panels can produce, but you’ll still be able to generate on a cloudy day.
The power of a PV cell is measured in kilowatts peak (kWp). That’s the rate at which it generates energy at peak performance in full direct sunlight during the summer. PV cells come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Most PV systems are made up of panels that fit on top of an existing roof, but you can also fit solar tiles so it can either be mounted on your roof or on the ground. Here at GE4L we install solar systems mainly in the south east of England which receives more sunlight than the rest of the country, offering the greatest returns.
For more info and free consultation on Solar Photovoltaic (PV),
call us on – 0793 997 7600.
By law, under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998, it’s your responsibility to get a gas safety certificate (CP12) every twelve months. You must get this from a Gas Safe Registered engineer for all pipe work, gas appliances and flues installed at your property.
GE4L specialise in providing a comprehensive service to landlords and often able to discount the service charge for landlords with multiple properties.
- CP12 gas safety certifications for all tenanted properties from £60
- Free annual reminders when safety checks expires.
- Discounted rates for landlords with multiple properties
What you’ll get with a gas safety certificate (CP12):
- Your gas appliances will be checked for gas tightness.
- If test points are available, standing and working pressure will be tested.
- Our Gas Safe engineer will check burner pressure and gas rate against the manufacturer’s data plate.
- Checks will be carried out for the provision of all necessary ventilation.
- Flue flow will be tested to make sure products of combustion are removed.
- All flame failure devices will be checked for satisfactory operation.
- Where appropriate checks will be made for physical stability, presence and effectiveness of stability brackets.
- Investigations for any evidence of unsafe operation will be made and reported.
Without completing all of the above checks an appliance cannot be issued a gas safety certificate (CP12) and if there are any issues in your property we try to resolve it very same day.
To Book an engineer for Landlord Gas Safety certification (CP12)
or other Gas Inspection please call us on- – 0793 997 7600.
This is another way to increase the life and efficiency of your central heating system. It’s a simple unit that traps any dirt, debris and sludge that’s created before it can do any damage to your boiler and controls.
It’s easy to install and will keep your system running at maximum efficiency. Maintenance is simple; it just needs a clean when you have your annual boiler service.
- It’s quick and easy to install, it’s fitted to a pipe close to the boiler.
- It should last for the lifetime of your boiler.
Depending on the product you can have a Magnetic filter fitted in your house from £180.
Magnet on power flush machine before fitted to heating system
Magnet on power flush after fitted to machine and flushed two radiators
To Book an engineer for installation please call us on – 0793 997 7600.
Getting your boiler serviced is something that every home owner should ensure happens regularly. Boiler servicing reduces the risk of your system breaking down or developing a fault, thus saving you time, money and the inconvenience of being in a house with a broken boiler.
GE4L provides professional boiler servicing for all makes and models of boiler throughout London and the surrounding areas. With more than 10 years of experience and a team of highly trained and fully qualified engineers, you can rely on us to keep you boiler performing efficiently and safely all year round.
Servicing a boiler requires over 20 checks, some of them are:
- Boiler emission levels are safe & compliant
- The burners are working properly
- Controls will be inspected (and lubricated if necessary)
- Seals and joints integrity check
- Ignitions & flame supervision components inspection
Boiler Servicing from £50.00
To Book an engineer for Service please call us on – 0793 997 7600.
A build-up of corrosion in your system can create a sludge that really affects the efficiency of your boiler. This one-off deep clean makes sure your radiators heat up properly and there are no more cold spots.
This helps to increase the life of the whole system, keeps heating bills down and reduces the risk of breakdowns.
Problems resolved by Powerflush:
- Cold spots in radiators
- Radiator cold at the bottom
- Radiator cold at the top
- Blocked pipes and valves due to sludge or lime scale
- Banging noises from boiler
- Noisy pipes due to restrictions
- Boiler cutting out due to damaged or blocked pump
- fluctuating hot water temperature
With over a decades in the industry, we have the versatility to combat any central heating issue, not matter how large or small, and we have the ability to offer highly competitive rates on all of our quality services.
For more information about our power flushing services, or to request a free quote, get in touch with the team at GE4L today.
For more info on our Power flushing, talk to us on – 0793 997 7600.
When your boiler breaks down or there is a problem with your heating system call GE4L technical support service now. If possible, we’ll diagnose the problem over the phone and give you advice on how to fix the boiler yourself. If a home visit is required we’ll arrange an experienced Gas Safe engineer to come and get your system working again as quickly as possible.
Our call out charge for boiler breakdown and repair starts from £50 and reimbursed after the completion of the job. We don’t charge by the hour but fair price every job so that you know the full price before we begin.
Following are the common faults you might experience on your Boiler and heating system:
- Gas leak from boiler or pipework
- Boiler leaking water or making loud noises
- Boiler lockout or flashing red light
- Fault code on boiler display
- Flame not coming on
- Boiler keeps cutting off or not hot enough
- Pressure dropping on boiler
- Cold radiators
- Noisy pipes or radiators
- Hot water not hot enough
- Air in the system
- Radiator valves not working
- Heating pipe leaks or faulty pump
- Radiators falling off the wall
If you have any problems with your boiler or central heating system
the call us on – 0793 997 7600.
Remember: If you smell gas call 0800111999 and turn off your mains gas supply
- Our aim is to make sure that you don’t pay high energy bills. According to Energy saving trust 60% of a home’s energy bills are down to the boiler. An efficient new boiler could save you more than £300 a year or over 1,220kg of CO2.
- If your central heating system is old and outdated not only you paying high energy price but it is also vulnerable to breakdowns and faults. Our expert team of qualified engineers are on hand to carry out high quality central heating upgrades and we promise to beat any like for like quote from other gas companies to ensure you get the best possible value.
- All heating systems are carefully designed according to the building’s environment so that you are comfortable all year round.
Remote and wireless heating controls and new technologies:
We work with all new technologies in order for you to control your heating and hot water via any mobile device with a touch of a finger. Here are some of the wireless systems we install. Photos and videos of hive, tado, nest
All of the replacement central heating work we perform is Gas Safe accredited and in accordance with building regulations, and every new boiler we install comes with upto 10 year warranty for maximum peace of mind.
For more information, or to arrange your central heating upgrade, get in touch with GE4L today.