Everything You Need to Know About the Condensate Pipe

During the colder months of the year, you want to be certain that your central heating system is working effectively. Unfortunately, the arrival of sub-zero temperatures can cause complications and take your boiler out of action.

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The culprit in this case is often the condensate pipe, which is a crucial part of your heating set-up yet one which can be compromised in a cold snap. But what is it and what do you need to know to handle any issues that arise?

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Eco Benefits and Pipe Positioning

A little over a decade ago, new regulations were introduced to ensure that a more efficient and sustainable type of boiler design was used in all new-builds across the UK. Condensing boilers are now the norm and require the use of a condensate pipe to expel the waste that is generated as they operate.

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