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Auckland Central Heating Specialists

17/04/2020

The basic concept of central heating is quite simple – you need to install a boiler or an easy-to-control furnace that’s fueled by gas. Install your boiler in a handy place like your kitchen or bathroom. This uses water that moves by an electrically powered pump and carries heat into radiators in all your other rooms inside your house. It’s simple, convenient, and efficient. Plus, even winter days become truly joyful and comfortable.

European Style Central Heating Solutions In Auckland

There are a plethora of choices for you to explore when it comes to central heating specialists in Auckland. Are you searching for European style central heating solutions in Auckland? Look no further than Euro Plumbing. We provide a vast array of solutions for you to choose from. Euro Plumbing offers excellent services for central heating – installation, maintenance, and repair.

Euro Plumbing provides only the best products and services this side of New Zealand. We install, maintain, and repair your heating systems, and we specialise in central heating systems. You can rest assured in our guarantee of professional services and high quality heating products.

Central Heating Controller

Central heating involves one central heating source. For instance, a heat pump or boiler supplies heat to the entire house. This includes domestic hot water supply. Central heating is designed to maintain an even temperature throughout the home or building.

This heating system is the ultimate one as the total cost to supply and install it is nearly the same as conventional systems. The only difference is the heat pump or gas powered central heating systems are cheaper and more reliable to run, not to mention the healthier alternative for the whole family.

Euro Plumbing Specialise in Hydronic Central Heating

Euro Plumbing specialise in hydronic central heating. This is different from heat pump technology or heat pump central heating. Why should you go with hydronic central heating? Read on and learn why hydronic heating is more desirable than heat pump heating.

Air Heat Pump vs. Hydronic

Central Heating usually refers to a system where a central heat source provides the required heat, which is then transferred by suitable medium to the areas where the heat is required. The most common mediums used for heat transfer are air and water.

Deciding which heat source it suitable will fully depend on your circumstances and requirements. Euro Plumbing can assist you with the decision on selecting the correct heat source for your applications.

Heat Sources can consist of the following:

Gas Heaters (condensing or non-condensing system boilers) come in variety of designs, for example flued, unflued starting at 18KW up to 150 KW. Combination boilers can also heat your traditional domestic water supply and can be to %150 efficient!

Heat pumps (hydronic designs) can be installed as either a localised heat source or whole home ducted system as required. Heat pump hot water systems are used for central heating and domestic hot water supply. Euro Plumbing specialise in HYDRONIC water heating heat pump systems.

Oil and or oil/Diesel mixes are popular in rural areas and can be used for centralised space and domestic hot water supply.

Why Choose Hydronic Heating?

In New Zealand, the following Central Heating systems can be designed and installed depending on requirement:

The first one is an open system, where the system is vented to open atmosphere, and supplied with make-up water from a feed and expansion tank.

The second one is a closed system, where the system is not open vented but deals with expansion by means of an air bladder expansion tank, and over pressure by means of a relief valve. Make-up water is supplied via an appropriate pressure reducing valve, and backflow protection is required if a permanent connection is made.

The third one is a gravity system relies on thermosiphonic forces to circulate the hot water in the system and the cooling water is returned to the heat source by gravity.

The fourth one is a forced system, where the hot water is circulated by a pump, then returned to the heat source.

2 Types of Central Heating Systems in New Zealand

Euro Plumbing specialise in two types of Central Heating systems commonly used in New Zealand.

Euro Plumbing install Underfloor Central Heating, Radiator Central Heating, and a combination of both systems, which can include combination boilers and heat pumps.

Euro Plumbing offer Radiator Central Heating System service or repair. We also offer Underfloor Heating System service or repair. If your system consists of both Radiator and Underfloor heating feel free to use any of the above booking methods and advise accordingly.

Euro Plumbing are able to help with the following brand boilers, we generally recommend a yearly service to ensure your appliance is operating at ideal efficiencies and safety saving you considerable repair costs in the long run.

Euro Plumbing installs, repairs, and maintains these central heating system boilers:

Bosch system and condensing boilers

Vokera vision system and condensing boilers

Firebird diesel boilers

Fondital condensing boilers

Vaillant system and condensing boilers

Ferroli system and condensing boilers including commercial grade

All brands of multi fuel boilers

Baxi system and condensing boilers

Hydroflow Immergas condensing gas boilers

Keston gas condensing and system boilers

Floorad boilers, controls and manifold systems

Radtech central underfloor heating systems

Aquatherm gas central Heating boilers

Euro Plumbing offer yearly maintenance plans

Below we are servicing and adjusting gas pressure on an existing central heating boiler.  Boiler Service

 

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Why You Need To Protect Yourself By Hiring A Professional Plumber

17/04/2020

Sometimes, when we’re experiencing plumbing-related problems, we think, “I can do this myself!” or “I can ask my uncle to do it.” However, this line of thinking can cause a whole lot of plumbing problems, not to mention become a costly debacle.

Why You Need a Licensed Plumber

There are many obvious reasons why you need to hire a licensed plumber. Here are a few:

You need someone with skills and training certified by the government.

If you want things done right, you should hire a professional who has undergone formal training and has the necessary licenses to perform the services you require.

You need to ask your plumber for credentials and make sure that he has the necessary license to do what needs to be done. That way, if things go awry, you can always report them to the government and get recompense for your trouble.

2. Avoid the risks of hiring anyone off the street.

I know it can be quite easy to hire someone off the street to fix your plumbing issues. You think, “This person knows what he’s doing. I can trust him to get the job done.”

The problem with that way of thinking is you risk your family’s safety and health. You need to know that the expert you’re hiring is certified with the license to operate a plumbing business.

3. Protect yourself from insurance problems.

When you hire just anyone without any license or credentials, you risk forfeiting your insurance. This can be a big problem, especially if you have warranty coverage for your equipment, as well as home insurance.

When you hire someone who doesn’t have formal training and the license required, that’s tantamount to giving up your insurance or warranty coverage. That is quite a costly mistake.

What Happens When You Don’t Ask for Their License?

If you need proof that hiring an amateur plumber is not the wisest thing to do, check out this story of a man from Taupo, New Zealand, who was fined $1,200 in the Taupo District Court for doing plumbing work minus the authorization.

The Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers – a local plumbing industry watchdog that regulates sanitary plumbing, gasfitting, and drainlaying industries – filed the case against Stuart Mill. Aside from the fine, Mr. Mill also had to pay $130 in court costs.

Mr. Mill performed bathroom renovations at a house in Taupo where he changed the existing hot and cold pipes and added valves to a new sink mixer. He also removed the laundry tub and replaced the sink wastepipe. After the alterations, there was no more water pressure and hot water flowing from the hot water cylinder’s drain.

The executive chief of the Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers board, Martin Sawyers, said it’s vital for homeowners to understand the risks that hiring unauthorized tradespeople to do plumbing, gasfitting, and drainlaying work bring. They put their own health and safety on the line, not to mention their families. Plus, doing so could make their insurance policy null and void.

Mr. Mills told the homeowner who hired him that he was a licensed plumber. However, she did not ask to see his practicing license and was content with seeing his business card, which listed plumbing repairs as one of his services.

Mr. Sawyers said homeowners should ask to see a license card, which states the credentials of a trades person, as well as the type of work that they are authorized to do. This simple act of asking for a license helps protect you from risks and ensures your safety. Everyone is encouraged to do this.

Performing unauthorized restricted sanitary plumbing work entails a maximum fine of $10,000.

Protect Yourself and Your Family

It’s important for homeowners to protect themselves from health and safety hazards by hiring licensed professionals to do their plumbing work for them. You must make sure to check for their license before letting them inside your house. Otherwise, you’re exposing your family and yourself to a whole lot of problems, including your health. Not to mention invalidating your insurance, which means a lot of costly problems in the future.

Plumbing repairs, in particular, can be quite expensive, especially if not done properly. Hiring a professional, licensed plumber helps you avoid that extra cost by getting things done right the first time. Plus, these experts know what they’re doing and won’t take you for a ride. You need to call a plumbing company that you can trust.

To prevent getting conned, be sure to ask for your plumber’s license before you allow him to perform plumbing services in your home. This will protect you from the cost and hassle of dealing with an amateur’s mistakes. You need to avoid the risk of endangering your family’s health and safety. Get to know your plumber before he does the work. Otherwise, you will end up knee deep in extra costs and suffer from the effects of low quality plumbing services.