We are your local gas qualified certified heating engineers. We offer specialist installations for new smart thermostat systems such as Hive or Nest in Stevenage, Hitchin, Ware, Hertford, Letchworth, & Knebworth.

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Heating Engineers

At Vantage Plumbing and Heating, we’re certified heating engineers. So, if you’re looking for someone to install a new smart heating devices such as Hive or Nest, or you just want a reliable heating engineer, please get in touch with us today.

Vantage: Keeping you warm all winter

We appreciate that there is nothing worse than a sudden breakdown of your heating system. Even worse, they nearly always choose to go wrong when the weather is at its coldest. We hear many horror stories of clients who have been left in the cold after they have paid a tidy monthly subscription to their energy company. The whole point of paying this cover is to ensure they receive swift repair service should the worst happen. All too often we receive a call from such people who cannot wait the quoted eight or more days for an engineer to call. This is a bitter pill to swallow when you have paid for a service and still have to call a private heating engineer in to get the job done swiftly.

Smart Thermostat Installers

As mentioned above, the smart heating devices are very popular nowadays. People no longer want to heat their homes on a regular timer setting. These can waste energy and money if you have to work overtime, or decide to go out straight from work. These fantastic little devices can be operated from your smartphone and so you can control what rooms get heat, when and how much. Many people simply turn their heating on the minute they get in from work, but this leaves a considerable time lapse between a cold house and a warm one. So, ask us about smart thermostats and you’ll no longer have to guess when you are likely to be home from work.

What are Hive and Nest?

The switch to eco-friendly heating systems for your home has seen the recent introduction of smart thermostats. These clever little devices reduce energy wastage and make heating your home more convenient. Since 2011, the Nest thermostat, which incorporates Google technology, was without doubt, the most impressive and sought-after controller. However, the 2nd-generation Hive Active Heating manufactured by British Gas is proving to be a very good alternative.

Why Install Hive or Nest?

Smart thermostats give you the ability to heat your home from anywhere. Because they can be controlled over your broadband connection, you can alter the settings or turn your boiler on and off directly from your smartphone and that means before you’ve even left the office. Both Hive and Nest give you far more control over your heating preferences. You can heat individual rooms at different temperatures so you only heat the areas you are using. This helps reduce your energy bills considerably.

The thermostats also adapt to changes in temperature in relation to weather conditions outside. This avoids your house overheating on warm days or the pipes freezing over when the temperature drops suddenly in the winter months. Having the ability to see of how much energy you are using on your smartphone, enables you to take control of your energy bills with ease. This is after all, what smart thermostats are designed to do in the first place.

There is very little to choose between Nest and Hive when it comes to performance. Both of these intelligent thermostats seem to be neck and neck in the race to dominate the market. However, there are relevant differences between the two that could impact your choice, but we are happy to offer our un biased and professional opinion should you wish.

Heating your home does more than keep you warm

Keeping your home at a pretty even temperature will not only make your home more comfortable to live in, it will help prevent damp and mould and stop freezing and burst pipes. A cold house is often a damp house and furniture can suffer too. Dampness encourages bacteria and certain bugs such as fungus flies. These little black flies usually attack indoor plants because of the damp compost and they can be tricky to eradicate. Damp furniture can give them another home too.

Even wooden furniture can be affected. Lacquer can crack and wood can warp if too much humidity is present. Even your beloved guitar can be ruined if subjected to excessive damp. So, no matter what sort of heating you have, Vantage will be able to help you keep warm this winter.

Our services

We're Capable Of Projects Big Or Small

We’re very proud of our capability to adapt to any challenge that you present to us and any task that you’d like us to tackle. So, no matter what plumbing problems you’re facing – Make Vantage Plumbing and Heating your first port of call!

General plumbing

We’re professional, affordable and adaptable plumbers based in Hertfordshire. Whether you have a problem with a leaky tap or you need a full bathroom installation – Vantage Plumbing and Heating will treat you with the same level of courtesy & professionalism. Get in touch for a quote today!

24/7 Emergency Call Outs

At Vantage Plumbing and Heating, we understand that often breakdowns, leaks and emergencies can happen at unexpected times. This is why we offer a 24-hour emergency response service. So you can rest assured that we’ll be available when you need us most. Give us a call right away!

Boiler Servicing & Installations

Our qualified gas boiler installers have the expertise to design a system to your requirements to heat your entire home, both efficiently and safely. We’re gas qualified and City & Guilds qualified, along with tonnes of experience. So you can have the peace of mind that we’ll get the job done correctly for you and your home!

Completed projects

Have a look at our projects

We work on lots of varying projects in different towns and cities around Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire. We work on everything from completely new bathroom installations, to power flushing central heating systems and repairing leaky pipes and responding to emergency callouts.

Our Reviews

See what our customers have to say about us

Justin Hutchinson-Chatburn (JCHC)
Justin Hutchinson-Chatburn (JCHC)
We had an emergency - our expansion tank was leaking. I sought out Kai from his 5 star reviews and he didn’t disappoint. He came out the same day and saved our home! Great professional, and a great guy many thanks Kai!
Stephanie Mullings
Stephanie Mullings
Tidy work and done in a timely manner. Would definitely recommend Kai and this company. 👊🏽
Danielle Hicks
Danielle Hicks
Would highly recommend! Very professional and overall pleased with the whole experience from start to finish. Thank you Kai, will definitely be contacting again!
Jamie Geffner
Jamie Geffner
Incredibly competent and professional. Top service, very friendly and helpful! Thank you
Hannah Mackie
Hannah Mackie
Kai was great! We needed someone quite quickly as we were let down by another plumber, he did a great job and seems a lovely guy. Highly recommend. Thank you!
mikey gammons
mikey gammons
I can’t recommend them enough top people and services
Lauren Millward
Lauren Millward
Thanks Kai for fitting our tap. Will defo use again.
I’d happily recommend Kai from Vantage Plumbing & Heating. Our hot water pressure in our house has always been terrible, but Kai installed a booster pump for us and now it’s great. Good communication and also after care!
Greg Knapp
Greg Knapp
Kai is very efficient, responsive and transparent on costs. Fixed our boiler within an hour of calling on the weekend before Christmas. Probably the best service we've had from a tradesman. Takes card payment. Would high recommend Vantage Plumbing

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At Vantage Plumbing & Heating we come highly recommended for our reliability, expertise, knowledge across all plumbing, heating and drainage issues, as well as our affordability within the Hertfordshire area. Whether you are looking for a new boiler installation or you’re in need of an emergency call out for a leak – give us a call, we’re happy to help!

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