condensate pipes

New poll shows tradespeople are still failing to protect condensate pipes from freezing

A new poll has shown that a large percentage of tradespeople are still failing to protect condensate pipes from freezing. Some 60% of 160 poll respondents said they never or only sometimes protect condensate pipes. Ever since the Beast from the East, when millions of boilers suffered malfunction and breakdown due to frozen condensate pipes, […]

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HHIC encouraging homeowners to insulate their pipes

As part of their Get Fit for Winter campaign, the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council, HHIC is reminding homeowners to check their condensate pipes to ensure that they are appropriately insulated to avoid freezing. Cold weather in previous years has resulted in a large increase in the number of calls to boiler manufacturers and heating installers, […]

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A new solution for frozen condensate pipes

Condensulate Xtreme – a fit-and-forget solution from insulation specialists GTi – has been created to protect the condensate pipes of condensing boilers from freezing during the winter months. Developed from space age ‘trickle-down’ technology material, Aerogel, Condensulate Xtreme – unlike other solutions – uses no moving parts, thermostats or electricity. Martin Clayton, GTi Business Development […]

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CondenseSure advice for heating professionals

Technical advice, aimed at professional heating installers, about Worcester’s CondenseSure device. CondenseSure helps prevent external condensate pipes from freezing, even in the harshest winter weather conditions experienced in the UK and Ireland. CondenseSure requires no electricity and is compatible with any gas condensing boiler on the market, either at the time of installation or as […]

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Big freeze

In recent years, frozen condensate pipes have caused an increasing number of problems for homeowners and installers alike. Mike Heads looks at the causes and the solutions to this industry-wide problem. Changes to the building regulations in 2005 effectively forced consumers to have condensing boilers installed in new-build properties and upgrade their existing heating system. […]

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