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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How To Choose The Right Water Heater For You

How To Choose The Right Water Heater For You

Heating, Home Buyer, How to save money, Plumbing, Plumbing and Heating
Choosing the right water heater for your home can be a daunting process. It is essential to select one that is able to provide enough hot water while not causing you to have high energy or water bills. What criteria should I look out for when choosing a water heater? The top five things to look out for are: The energy sources The availability of energy in your location The size of your water heater The energy efficiency The overall cost of installation and energy use. You need to consider what is heating your water, and the cost of this heating source. Sources can include electricity, fuel oil, geothermal energy, natural gas, propane, and solar. When considering a water heater, it is wise to remember that not all energy sources…
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Four Answers To A Clogged Drain

Four Answers To A Clogged Drain

Clogged sink, Heating, Home Buyer, Plumbing, Plumbing and Heating
One of the worst issues to have in your home is a blocked drain. When a blocked drain happens, the water and waste can overflow, and the result is usually unpleasant and foul smelling. Fortunately, when you know the causes of a blocked pipe, you can quickly find the right way to rectify the situation. If your pipe seems to be clogged or water is moving much slower than usual, then it might be as a result of these fours answers for a clogged drain. Soap building up Soap is washed down your drain every day, in your showers, washing machines, and sinks. Over time soap accumulates on the pipe walls which restrict the flow. As it continues, the pipes get more and more restricted reducing their diameter thus decreasing…
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Five Signs Your Toilet Needs Replacing

Five Signs Your Toilet Needs Replacing

Heating, Home Buyer, Plumbing, Plumbing and Heating
The toilets in your house are an essential feature, and it might difficult when things go wrong to determine if it needs replacing or simply sprucing up. It might be easy to think that when things stop working it might be the case that something just needs adjusting or parts exchanging. However, there are actually a few instances in which your toilet does need to be replaced. Excluding cosmetic issues, here are the top five signs that you need to replace your toilet. You are repairing it over and over There are many components to your toilet, most of which you can obtain easy replacements for. However, if you find yourself replacing these items regularly, then it might be time to save the money, and buy a whole new toilet.…
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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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5 Signs You Have A Plumbing Leak

5 Signs You Have A Plumbing Leak

Heating, How to save money, Plumbing, Plumbing and Heating
A plumbing leak can be one of the hardest issues to spot. It could occur anywhere in the home and start so slowly it may be too subtle to find until it is too late and extensive damage has been done. With some leaks, you may be fortunate and be able to spot them early, particularly if they are in an accessible place, but for the pipes that are well-hidden, a leak can continue wasting water and damage your home. To help protect your house and your water bills from a leak in the home, look out for these five signs that may indicate that you have a plumbing leak. Increased mould or mildew Mould and mildew occur when there is damp. In the bathroom, it is expected for mildew…
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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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Feeling cosy and warm this winter!

Feeling cosy and warm this winter!

Boiler, Heating, Home Buyer, How to save money, Plumbing, Plumbing and Heating
Feeling cosy and warm this winter! Winter is finally on our doorsteps. Yes, blog readers, the long dreary cold months are ahead of us, but don’t fear, at ASAP Plumbers we have some top tips to reduce those high-energy bills that are uniquely associated with many of us hitting the temperature switch up to its maximum, to feel cosy and warm in the winter. See our Top 10 Tips to keep your home feeling cosy and warm. You never know, it may even save you some money too. 1. Keep those windows covered. The AA reported that at least 40% of heat escapes through our windows and through the bottom of our doors. The most sensible thing to do is to cover up our windows with lined heavy curtains to…
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