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Ours developed a problem, not a huge one but my cousin, gas safe, just said it's old get another. It was rather sad to let it go as it's a ferrolli which has a poor reputation but has done us proud for 14 years. So a look online showed loads of companies installing them. Fixed price, all with great reviews, so ip dip dip and picked one with a deal on the best boiler.imo. picked an install date. Everything went perfect. Boiler turned up at 7am bloke and his son 7.30 am. Job done by 3pm. Brilliant. I went with Boxt. But loads out there. Doing the same thing. Not surprising really at £1k for installation.
Ps my cousin refused to do the job. They are a nightmare to do, he said, and prefers just to do the testing of them. 30 mins work and £100. Can't blame him really
 

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Our 25-year old Gloworm boiler failed in November and we replaced it with the modern Vaillant equivalent. I don't know what the temperatures were 12 months ago compared to this year, so it's entirely anecdotal, but our gas bill for January 2023 was £260 and January 2024 was £130.
The unit price is about the same, so it does seem significant.
 

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The radiators are red hot and the hot water come through the tap quicker. We've just got to figure the super duper new thermostat out. Thats a bonus as we have never had a working thermostat. The house has never been so warm!!!!
 

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I had a Ferrolli before our current Vaillant boiler.
Honestly it was a bag of 💩
Got a good warranty with it,but we needed it.
I replaced it before it was out of warranty.
 

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Was it installed by a ferrolli engineer? We had loads of problems when it was originally installed can called ferrolli out three times. On the third occasion they sent one of their proper engineers, not a contractor , who said, as you'd expect, who installed this! Sorted it out and no problems for 14 years.
 

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Was it installed by a ferrolli engineer? We had loads of problems when it was originally installed can called ferrolli out three times. On the third occasion they sent one of their proper engineers, not a contractor , who said, as you'd expect, who installed this! Sorted it out and no problems for 14 years.
no it wasn’t,just a regular gas safe engineer.
 
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