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Stop Your Condense Pipe Freezing
How to avoid your condense pipe freezing
If you can stop your condense pipe freezing when we have sub-zero temperatures then you will avoid boiler break downs. Boilers breaking down during freeze spells usually happen because of condense pipe freezing. A condense pipe is the small pipe that sits on the outside wall behind the boiler. This article gives more detail about why this happens and what you can do to stop your condense pipe freezing.
How to Avoid Boiler Breakdowns During the Freeze
A regular boiler vents out of the exhaust pipe about 25% of the heat in the form of steam and CO2
A condensing boiler turns the hot exhaust gases into water via a heat exchanger. This reclaims 20% of the heat energy.
This water is taken out of the property through a plastic condensate pipe which can be prone to freezing when temperatures are below freezing.
The boiler senses the blockage and shuts down.
If you’re having problems with your boilers’ condensate pipe freezing up in winter, install a thermal warming kit, (called a heat track condense pipe kit), which eliminates the problem of condense pipes freezing. A small trace cable is installed throughout the condense pipe run, inside a length of insulated pipe. The trace cable heats up to prevent the freezing problem.
Call a gas-safe registered boiler engineer like us and we can install the BoilerTrace Condensate kit for you and you’ll never suffer from a boiler breaking down because of a frozen condensate pipe.
At Advanced Heating & Plumbing, we know how frustrating it is when your boiler hasn’t worked for days, in cold weather, due to the condense pipe freezing up. It’s a problem no-one needs.
So, we’ve found a rather clever solution – the Heat Track Condense Pipe Kit. It stops your condense pipe from freezing.
If you have experienced any of these symptoms then we’re sure you’ll find this product super-helpful:
- your boiler stops working in freezing cold weather
- You have had to call out a boiler engineer to get you boiler working in cold weather
- Your condensing boiler or condense pipe keep freezing up
Solution to stop your condense pipe freezing
With the Heat Track Protection Kit, you stop your condense pipe freezing up this winter!
Advanced Heating & Plumbing Services will:
- Assess your boilers potential freezing condense problem
- Provide a bespoke anti-freezing heated pipe installation
You never need to have your condense pipe freeze again, with this thermostatically energy-efficient solution to condense pipe freezing.
Why do boilers freeze?
- A regular boiler vents out of the exhaust pipe about 25% of the heat in the form of steam and CO2
- A condensing boiler turns the hot exhaust gases into water in a heat exchanger. This reclaims 20% of the heat energy
- This water is taken out of the property through a plastic condensate pipe which can be prone to freezing when temperatures are below freezing.
- The boiler senses the blockage and shuts down.
If you’re having problems with your boilers’ condensate pipe freezing up in winter, we can install this bespoke thermal warming kit that eliminates the problem. We install a small trace cable throughout the condense pipe run, inside a length of insulated pipe and the trace cable heats up to prevent the freezing problem.
The BoilerTrace Condensate Trace Heater can be installed to any length of pipework, complete with:
- Inline Thermostat and RCD
- Junction Box, warning labels and instructions
Additional information about the BoilerTrace Condensate installation:
- The heater is connected to a permanent live supply on your boiler via a fused spur or wall socket
- The thermostat is the most accurate of its kind, being able to switch at 3 degrees, so it is only on when required (and therefore reduces your energy bill)
- The cable is 10W/meter meaning that your running costs are extremely low
- The annual costs are negligible – in contrast to calling out an emergency engineer in the middle of the night!
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