Most Efficient Way To Run A Central Heating System

Most Efficient Way To Run A Central Heating System

Boiler, Heating, Plumbing and Heating, Uncategorized
Most Efficient Way To Run A Central Heating System Sometimes, especially in the depths of winter, it can seem that all of your money is being taken up by your energy bills. A central heating system can make sure your home stays warm and comfortable, but it can be expensive. If you want to save money on your energy bills by running an efficient central heating system, then follow our top tips for the most efficient way to run a central heating system. Top tips for the most efficient way to run a central heating system Loft insulation A lot of the energy in the home escapes through the loft as heat rises. You can help to keep your home warmer by trapping the heat by using loft insulation. The…
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Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Regulations

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Regulations

Boiler, Plumbing and Heating, Uncategorized
Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Regulations Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms can save lives. With this in mind, it is understandable that alarms should be a staple for every home. For landlord and tenants, it is essential to understand what you need to do to comply with The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Regulations 2015. After all, you are four times more likely to die if there is no working smoke alarm in your home. What are the requirements for private landlords? From the 1st October 2015, private sector landlords have required regulations to follow. Landlords must have at least one smoke alarm installed in every storey of the accommodation. Furthermore, landlords must also have a carbon monoxide alarm in rooms that are used for living accommodation where there is…
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Which Is The Best Combi Boiler 2018?

Which Is The Best Combi Boiler 2018?

Boiler, How to save money, Uncategorized
Which Is The Best Combi Boiler 2018? In the UK a combi boiler is a popular choice. A combi boiler works to provide heat for your home through your radiators while also providing hot water on demand. With it being such a popular choice, we have whittled down the best combi boilers 2018. Before deciding on the best boiler, you need to make sure that a combi boiler is right for you. Is a combi boiler right for you? It is important to stress that a combi boiler is not suitable for every home. For example, the on-demand hot water in a combi boiler often only works for one task at a time. In larger households where people need hot water at the same time, a combi boiler may not…
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The Benefits of Powerflushing

The Benefits of Powerflushing

Boiler, Heating, Home Buyer, How to save money, Plumbing, Plumbing and Heating
Has your central heating system been causing you concern? Whether its radiators that fail to heat up, a shower that is never hot enough or a clunky and worrying noise coming from the heating system, there could be an easy solution that doesn’t require a new boiler or whole central heating system. Unbeknownst to many of us, there is a sludge of black oxide that builds up in central heating systems. This sludge forms from a build-up caused by the chemical reaction in the system. Air, water, limescale and metal combined results in of black oxide; a thick, unappealing sludge. When the sludge of black oxide builds up, it creates blockages in the pipes which, depending on where the blockages form, can mean that parts of the central heating cannot…
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How To Save Money On Your Heating Bills This Autumn And Winter

How To Save Money On Your Heating Bills This Autumn And Winter

Boiler, Heating, Home Buyer, How to save money, Plumbing, Plumbing and Heating
While we may try and resist turning the heating on for as long as possible in the autumn to try and combat the rising heating bills as much as possible, there comes a time when it becomes inevitable. Cold weather sets in, and we want nothing more than to return to a warm and cosy home. One of the first things to do when looking to save money is by comparing energy suppliers and seeing if you can switch providers to make savings on your bills. If you’re already on the best deal, there are still further improvements you can make to your home to slash your heating costs this autumn and winter. Five ways to save money on your heating bills Just a few simple changes can significantly reduce…
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Finding Boiler Finance That’s Right For Me

Finding Boiler Finance That’s Right For Me

Boiler, Heating, Home Buyer, How to save money, Plumbing, Plumbing and Heating
A new boiler can be a great, if not essential addition to your home. A new boiler can help to improve your home heating as well as save you valuable money on your heating bills. In fact, your boiler is accountable for around 60% of your total household energy bills, so installing a new boiler may actually be cost-effective, saving you money in the long run. Fitting a new energy-efficient boiler may provide a return on investment in the long term, but a boiler can be an expensive initial outlay. To purchase a boiler and have it installed can cost around £3000, which can be too costly to shell out in one go. Fortunately, many schemes offer a boiler finance service, where you can pay back the cost of your…
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How To Check Your Boiler Is Working Before Winter Hits

How To Check Your Boiler Is Working Before Winter Hits

Boiler, Heating, Home Buyer, How to save money, Plumbing, Plumbing and Heating
There is nothing more frustrating than a boiler breakdown, especially if it's during the cold winter months. Many of us will turn the heating system off in the summer, which means the boiler has little work to do. When the cold months hit, the boiler is expected to work quickly and at capacity which can be too much for the boiler to take and could lead to a breakdown. First things first, after summer you need to check that the boiler is still working. If you think it isn’t working, check the following before calling out an engineer. Has the switch tripped? You may need to check your fuse box. Does it need reprogramming? Settings may have been lost over the summer through a power cut, for example. How’s the…
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Boilers on Finance: What You Need To Know

Boilers on Finance: What You Need To Know

Boiler, How to save money, Plumbing and Heating
Boilers on Finance: Boilers are an integral part of every home these days. Being able to heat where you live and have water on demand is something that everyone, not only wants but needs. Their importance is highlighted significantly during the cold winter months where they are necessary for keeping occupants warm even though it is bitterly cold outside. Cost Of Boilers While boilers are essential in the home, they do come at quite a cost. Typically, you are looking at paying out a few thousand pounds for the boiler along with somebody qualified to install it. You can’t really afford to scrimp on purchasing an efficient boiler that suits your needs as it can be an investment in the long-term, helping to reduce your average fuel bills going forwards.…
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Signs That I Need A Power-Flush

Signs That I Need A Power-Flush

Boiler, Home Buyer, How to save money, Plumbing and Heating
Did you know that taking care of your central heating system can save you time and money in the long run? Over time sludge and debris can build in our heating system causing pipes and radiators to corrode. Consequently, radiators and pipes can become blocked which can then slow down the process of heat reaching significant parts of the heating system. In most cases when sludge and debris occurs, our heating system does not function properly and can cause significant damage to the pipes, valves, pumps, and even heat exchanges. In fact, in some cases a whole new boiler is needed, which can cost the home-owner thousands of pounds, leaving a great big whole in their bank balance.  However, there is a simple remedy that could save you from this,…
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What does your boiler say about you?

What does your boiler say about you?

Boiler, Home Buyer, How to save money, Plumbing and Heating
What does your boiler say about you? Hello blog readers, I want to first educate you with a couple of different types of boilers that we have installed here at ASAP Plumbers, combined with a little bit of FUN using a psychological perspective of what each of these boilers may say about your personality. SO HERE GOES!  The Worcester Bosch Group have a range of boilers to choose from. However, doing a complete data analysis of all the boilers we have installed over the past year, I can reveal that there are two popular designs from this range that customers have been very satisfied with. The first is the combi boiler. The Greenstar i is the most popular of this brand.  The Worcester Bosch Group’s impression of this brand suggest…
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