Is hydrogen powered home heating a viable alternative to gas?

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?

Ever wondered how a Combi boiler is made?

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 TRVs?

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?

Understand correct boiler pressure and how to fix it if it is too low.

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.

Are you ready for winter?

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?

Boiler breakdowns and the elderly

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