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!
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
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.
Every September the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) runs its awareness-raising Gas Safety Week to raise awareness of the dangers of failing to take care of gas appliances. The event is co-ordinated by the Gas Safe Register, the official list of gas engineers who are legally allowed to work on your gas appliances. Every September … Read moreWhy the annual Gas Safety Week is so important.
We have some tips for ways you can save energy As worries about the future of the planet become ever more serious many of us wonder what we can do to make our homes more energy efficient and environmentally friendly. But if you already have one of the newest generation combination boilers and a programmable … Read moreTips for greater energy efficiency in your home
Make sure you keep your boiler documents in a safe place. There are some situations where having actual hard-copy paper documents relating to your boiler is an essential safeguard. While you may want to be as environmentally-friendly as possible, it has to be recognised that online cloud-based storage systems can suffer from IT breakdowns and … Read moreHad a new boiler or cylinder installed? Keep you paperwork safe!