Vaillant Ecofit Pure 825 Combi Conversion
This boiler installation would be considered a straight swap because we weren’t relocating the system, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it was a straightforward project. As always, there are differences between the set up of an existing boiler and the requirements of a modern boiler with different engineering.
This installation involved removing the old boiler/cylinder combination and replacing it with a Vaillant Ecofit Pure 825 Combi boiler. This brought with it some key considerations:
There was an existing vertical roof flue, however…
The customer was understandably keen to avoid the need for scaffolding, plus…
There was no drainage in that area of the property, and…
The pipework needed changing.
Why did they choose Grand Union Plumbing & Heating?
We have a team of very experienced gas safe registered heating engineers and that always gives prospective customers reassuring peace of mind. However, when they speak to us, they also quickly realise they’re dealing with a company that has the knowledge needed to keep installation costs as low as possible, whilst still ensuring the best quality work is carried out.
What was our new boiler replacement process for this project?
One of the first things we needed to do, once we’d all agreed that a Vaillant Combi was the right choice, was find an adaptor for the flue. The vertical roof flue on the existing boiler was fine, and none of us wanted to have to involve roofing contractors to make a replacement, thus a suitable adaptor was required. We, of course, tracked one down pretty quickly, saving the customer a lot of money in the process.
However, there was also no drainage above the stairs, so we needed to fit a condensate pipe. And the pipework from the existing system needed to be converted to accommodate the new combi boiler setup.
In addition to this work, we also fitted a new system filter, added inhibitor back into the system, and bled the radiators. We then installed a new wireless thermostat programmer. And finished off by commissioning the system and registering the new boiler with the manufacturer.
The benefits of our solution
Our experienced gas safe registered heating engineers appreciate that installation costs need to be kept as low as possible. So ensuring that the existing roof flue could be retained through the use of an adaptor meant that the costs of scaffolding and roof contractors were removed.
They were also able to fit a new condensate pipe without significant disruption. And convert the pipework to accommodate the new system without much ado. Plus they ensured that the new system would continue to operate efficiently for a long time by adding inhibitor back in; which would also help to keep fuel bills low in the future too.
In a nutshell:
We installed a fabulous new combi boiler making use of as much of the existing system as we could e.g. the vertical flue.
We chose a boiler with a 10 year warranty.
We modernized their whole system, from pipework to thermostat.
It’s our policy at Grand Union Plumbing & Heating to do a full handover whenever we install a new system. We therefore:
Explained the 10 year warranty clearly.
Explained the differences between the old system and the new one and took the customer through how it works.
Demonstrated how the new thermostat programmer works.
As part of our standard practice, we also took the old boiler and all packaging away to be disposed of in an environmentally acceptable way.
Did we go the extra mile?
Yes… because that’s what we do. We investigated very thoroughly the best way to make use of the existing vertical roof flue, and thus saved our customer a lot of money. Something that made everyone’s day!
Does your boiler need replacing?
If you’re looking to replace your existing traditional boiler with a new combi system, please don’t hesitate to give us a ring on 01908 034194. We love working out how to enable customers to benefit from the efficiencies of modern boiler systems… and keep installation costs manageable too.
What Our Customers Say
I’ve used Grand Union 3 times and every time the service is excellent and the price very reasonable. Engineers are very good at letting you know what they are doing and there are no hidden charges. They even managed to do a job at short notice. They work tidily and even followed up with a message to check my heating was still ok the following day. Highly recommend
Excellent service from Mitch!
Responsive, courteous and informative.
Work swiftly done too, with clear explanations throughout.
Thanks again, Mitch.
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It’s not very often that you find a quality tradesperson who is reliable, honest, and competitive on his pricing. Mitch has done a number of jobs in our house, including installing a new boiler, water tank and radiators. All to a brilliant standard. I will happily recommend Mitch and Grand Union Plumbing!
I have called Mitch out twice since moving into our new house a month ago. Both times he has managed to fit in an appointment fairly quickly to resolve our issues. He has been professional and friendly, offering advice on other issues that I have seen. I would definitely recommend his services.
We have used Grand Union Plumbing several times as we had a really tricky fault. We found Mitch to be really excellent. Very happy to recommend, 10/10
Called Mitch out on very short notice, extremely reliable and great rates, would highly recommend Grand Union Plumbing and Heating. Also provided advice with other queries aside from the job at hand- with no reluctance. Great service, thank you for your hard work and honesty Mitch.
Definitely recommend these guys. Had a job done by them and they wasted no time to get it done and made sure I was completely happy before any payments. Nowadays companies just want to rush and take your money. Big thumps up
Have used Grand Union twice now. They are very quick to respond to enquiries, reasonably priced, tidy workers and very friendly. I can’t fault them. Definitely my go to guys now for any plumbing needs.
I found Grand Union Plumbing through the Gas Safe Register. I had a boiler service and gas safety certificate. Mitchell was very professional and the prices were very reasonable. I would definitely recommend and use again.
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