Guides Category: Heating

How to Reduce Your Energy Bills Dramatically

Your boiler provides you and your family with year-round warmth and comfort. It’s always ticking away in the background, making it very easy to take it for granted. Perhaps you’ve never even thought about upgrading yours, but a new boiler can bring you so much more than enhanced reliability.

Here are some of the top benefits you’ll enjoy should you decide to upgrade an outdated boiler.  

Enhanced Efficiency 

While this one may be obvious, the monetary rewards you’ll reap from a more efficient boiler are nothing short of fantastic.

According to Simply Switch, 55-60% of your household energy bills are likely going toward fuelling your boiler every year – a percentage that could be significantly reduced with an upgrade. While a new boiler may seem like an unnecessary expense, it’s worth remembering that it’s an investment that will save more money than it costs. 

Precise Heating Control 

Too hot? Too cold? Never just right? It’s no coincidence. Achieving the perfect temperature will be near impossible for an old and exhausted boiler. Upgrading your boiler will ensure every room in your home maintains an ideal temperature, all the while saving you money. What’s not to love?  

Quieter Function 

Have you ever been woken up in the middle of the night by the sound of your boiler whistling, scratching or trickling? As boilers age, they struggle to do their job without making a racket – a particularly troublesome trait if your boiler is near your bedroom.

Upgrade to a newer model and you’ll enjoy a considerably quieter home. New boilers tend to be smaller too, so you’ll also save on space!  

If you’re interested in upgrading your boiler, give us a call on 0203 621 4400 or email us at We’ll be more than happy to assist you with your purchase and installation.  

Help for Landlords – Making Property Management Less Stressful

Here at The London Plumbing Co, we understand that managing a property portfolio can be stressful, especially when it comes to breakdowns. We offer a number of services to help landlords manage their properties, making emergencies less stressful for all parties involved.  

We Liaise With Your Tenants and Take Care of Call-Outs

Boiler breakdowns, leaks and plumbing issues never happen at a convenient time. Such situations can prove extremely stressful for both landlords and tenants.

We understand this and can act as a point of contact for your tenants, conducting any emergency call-outs ourselves to streamline the repair process. All the while, we’ll keep in touch with you to explain the issue, what we need to do to resolve it and to ok any costs before going ahead.    

Our services include boiler issues and installation, gas safety checks, cylinder repairs, leaks, plumbing issues and more. Anything involving gas or water is within our scope, so you can rest assured that you’re getting an all-in-one service solution. 

Increased Marketability of Your Property

The state of a bathroom can often mean make or break for prospective tenants. We offer full bathroom and wetroom renovations to modernise your property, increasing the probability of quick rentals and keeping vacant periods to a minimum.

A bathroom renovation on average adds 4-5% to the value of your home. So should you decide to sell, you’re almost guaranteed to make your money back.

If you’re a landlord and are interested in working with us, simply email us at or call us on 0203 621 4400. We’re always on hand to help! 

Try Before You Buy… Your Property

Buying a new property can be just as stressful as it is exciting. With so much to think about, it can be easy to overlook some of the most important aspects to consider pre-purchase.

Plumbing and heating surveys will identify any existing or potential issues with the home that a building inspection might miss.  

When you opt for a survey, an experienced plumber will pop round to inspect all aspects of the property’s plumbing. Drains, hot water feeds and heating systems are all checked over for current or potential problems. 

The Benefits of Pre-Purchase Plumbing and Heating Surveys 

Save Yourself Some Money 

Any problems identified with the property before purchase can be paid by the owner’s home insurance. This will protect you from hefty plumbing fees or unwanted surprises when you move in.  

Should any major issues with plumbing or heating be identified, the property’s saleability will be greatly impacted. By conducting a simple pre-purchase survey, you may be able to negotiate a considerable chunk off of the property’s asking price.  

A More Attractive Mortgage Deal  

Lenders are less likely to offer you a good mortgage deal if they think the property is overvalued. A pre-purchase plumbing and heating survey will ensure a more accurate price evaluation.   

What’s more, there’s less risk involved with the purchase when you know the working order of the property’s components. This makes you more attractive to lenders and should therefore guarantee a better mortgage deal.

Get in touch with us! You can call us on 0203 621 4400 or email us at

When should I service my boiler?

Your boiler is the heart of your home – it provides you and your household with hot water and welcoming warmth all year round. Servicing your boiler is one of the most important duties to undertake as a homeowner to avoid bigger problems and costs in the future.

It’s recommended that you service your boiler annually and here are the biggest reasons why.  

Keep Your Home Warm 

We’ve all experienced a boiler breakdown in our lives. Having no access to hot water or heat can prove extremely stressful, frustrating and even painful, especially in the midst of winter. Having your boiler serviced annually will prevent unforeseen catastrophe, and will ensure your boiler stays in working order all year long.  

Avoid Hefty Breakdown Bills 

Boilers don’t come cheap – they can be and are expensive pieces of equipment. That’s why you should do everything in your power to prevent needing a replacement. A Gas Safe engineer can fix minor issues during a boiler service, meaning they don’t develop into bigger, more costly problems in the months to come.  

Broken Boilers Put You and Your Family’s Life at Risk 

It’s no joke! A faulty boiler can cause deadly gas leaks, resulting in carbon monoxide poisoning or explosions if left untreated. A quick service will ensure your boiler’s gas rates are correct and its emissions are safe. This quite literally saves lives. 

Keep your Warranty Intact  

If you’re a landlord, you’re responsible for servicing every boiler in your property portfolio. Should you fail to do so, you could face having your warranty voided causing unnecessary costs and stress. We register all installations ourselves and send you a reminder to book in your next annual service when it becomes due.

An annual service is well worth doing. It’ll save you needless hassle, money and potentially lives. So you can keep your home cosy and warm, and with peace of mind that your boiler is being kept in good working order.