Worcester Bosch CondenseSure Installation London
In 2018, the UK was hit with a cold weather front that brought about the ‘Beast from the East’. This was a difficult time for many households, especially those that experienced boiler shutdowns due to sub-zero temperatures. Many people do not realise that most of these shutdowns could have been avoided. Being prepared is the best way to deal with sub-zero temperatures.
If you’ve ever experienced loss of heating or hot water during freezing temperatures, you know it’s not a pleasant experience. Often, the culprit is a frozen condensate pipe, which prevents your boiler from functioning. This may happen even if your heating and hot water worked perfectly before. The cause of this is a blockage in the condensate pipe due to ice build-up. To prevent this from happening, you should take steps, such as insulating the pipe, installing a trace heater or pipe, and ensuring the pipe has a fall or slope to help with proper drainage.
Following these measures, you can safeguard your boiler from a ‘freeze’ and continue to have constant heat and hot water. For more assistance, seek help from a professional or refer to the manufacturer’s handbook.
Regarding your condensate pipe, it’s important to ensure it’s the correct diameter. The ideal size is either 30mm or 32mm OD (outside diameter). One option to help protect the condensate pipe or any other pipes from frost and condensation is lagging them with flexible polyethene. If you have a Worcester Bosch boiler, the manufacturers recommend a component called a CondenseSure™ (WB trade name), which will prevent the freezing of the condensate pipe.