When household heating powered by fossil fuels contributes around a third of the UK’s total carbon emissions clearly we need to find a more environmentally friendly alternative to gas, oil or coal. When household heating powered by fossil fuels contributes around a third of the UK’s total carbon emissions clearly we need to find a … Read moreIs hydrogen powered home heating a viable alternative to gas?
How to unfreeze your boiler’s condense pipe. It is coming up to the time when we are most likely to get temperatures below freezing at nights and there is nothing worse than waking up in the morning to find your boiler has stopped working and you have no heating and no hot water. If your … Read moreCondense Pipe Frozen? Don’t Panic!
Ever wondered how your Combi boiler is actually manufactured? There are many highly technical components in the average combination boiler, including these: Primary heat exchanger Air intake system Water pressure sensor Gas valve Secondary heat exchanger Bypass valve Hot water impeller sensor Flue connection ring Thermal module/gas burner Expansion tank Gas ignition electrode Fan Air … Read moreEver wondered how a Combi boiler is made?
What are Thermostatic Radiator Valves (TRVs) and do you need them? Image source: Vaillant TRVs are Thermostatic Radiator Valves and are used to control air temperature in a room by automatically adjusting the amount of hot water flowing into the radiator(s) to which they are fitted. They are a cost effective way of controlling … Read moreWhat are TRVs?
It is Christmas Eve and everything is set for a memorable family Christmas. Then the boiler packs up… A reminder for those of you who haven’t yet got round to getting your boiler serviced. Your boiler is going to be working harder than ever as the weather gets colder, and more so when you have … Read moreBeware the Christmas Heating Grinch!
Water pressure and the flow of water from your taps One of the regular concerns of prospective combi boiler customers is the flow of water from appliances. The flow and pressure of water into your home from the mains is something you cannot alter, but many people with combi boilers do not understand how this … Read moreWater Pressure & Combi Boilers
Checking your boiler’s pressure and re-pressurising it is something that you can do for yourself. We always advise that you turn on your heating before the autumn to check that it is working properly. This will save you from the problems that often arise in the winter, when the boiler breaks down and Gas Safe … Read moreUnderstand correct boiler pressure and how to fix it if it is too low.
It’s the middle of winter and the heating has gone wrong. It is something we dread, but winter is the most likely time for a boiler breakdown. Some people are super-organised and well-prepared for whatever is coming up – including the weather! The rest of us have lengthy “to-do” lists on which we do the … Read moreAre you ready for winter?
Keep an eye on elderly neighbours and learn to spot the warning signs of hypothermia Image source: Gas Safety Week 2019 It is harder to get an engineer out to fix a boiler breakdown in the winter, because this is the peak time for such incidents. When there is no heating in the house, warmth … Read moreBoiler breakdowns and the elderly
MagnaCleanse®: A new way to clean your heating system. We described in an earlier blog the process of having a power-flush carried out on your heating system to keep it free from the debris and sludge that can cut down on its efficiency. However, a power-flush using chemicals can take several hours to complete and … Read moreCleaning your heating system.