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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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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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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How to save money when remodelling your bathroom

How to save money when remodelling your bathroom

Clogged sink, Home Buyer, How to save money, Plumbing, Plumbing and Heating
How to save money when remodelling your bathroom Set a lower budget           First things first you should have a set budget a little lower than what you are able to spend, this way you can set the limit in your mind but be able to splash out a little more if things do tend to get a little more pricey. If you set your mind on the actual budget limit chances are you will most likely go over this amount. Do not opt for the cheapest items/materials Although it may seem as though the cheapest of the pack is the best option in order to save money, this normally comes back to bite you in the bum. Cheaper materials do not last very long and…
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How to prevent and detect leaks in your household

How to prevent and detect leaks in your household

Boiler, Heating, Home Buyer, How to save money, Plumbing, Plumbing and Heating
How to prevent and detect leaks in your household Gas leaks           Over 250 people a year are admitted to hospital with Carbon Monoxide related poisoning and over 40 deaths are recorded each year. Carbon Monoxide can not only cause poisoning but also fires and in some cases even explosions. Gas leaks are a matter that every household should take very seriously. As Carbon Monoxide is colourless and also odourless it can be extremely hard to detect signs of a leak. It is upmost important that every household invests in a Carbon Monoxide alarm which will alert as soon as the presence is detected. Below are a few signs that you must be sure to look out for. Signs of a gas leak A damaged connection…
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Important signs that indicate it’s time to call the plumber

Important signs that indicate it’s time to call the plumber

Boiler, Clogged sink, Heating, Home Buyer, Plumbing, Plumbing and Heating, Solar system
Although there are certain household plumbing issues that can be solved by ourselves, there are many that just need to be solved with the work of a plumber. We have listed the top signs that indicate it is time to call the professional in. No hot water             Hot water not coming on in a household can be down to a number of faults, such as the thermostat no longer working, a leak in one of the pipes connecting to the boiler, sludge in the system, or most commonly a major fault with your boiler itself. When faced with this problem it is always best to call a professional in as it can be caused by a much more serious problem than just a broken…
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How to prevent your sink from getting clogged

How to prevent your sink from getting clogged

Boiler, Clogged sink, Heating, Home Buyer, How to save money, Plumbing, Plumbing and Heating
It's very easy to forget to do small household maintenance chores like keeping your drains and pipes clean, but they are important. Knowing how to protect your home from small plumbing issues such as clogged sinks, backups, and overflowing toilets is the most pleasant way to handle the situation. If you do wind up with blockages and problems, having the skills to fix them will likely save you a ton of cash. Below we have listed the best options to keep your household blockages at bay. Keep the right equipment in your cupboards Be sure to always keep a plunger and a small snaking device, sink unblocking liquids such as Mr Muscle drain cleaner, Duck 3 in 1 lime scale cleaner, in order to prevent blockages. If you are unsure…
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The benefits of central heating

The benefits of central heating

Heating, Home Buyer, Plumbing and Heating
Have you ever wondered about what a pleasure it would be to wake up in the morning and have a house full of warmth, not having to wait ages for your electric heaters to produce heat and find just getting warm as you have to leave out into the cold morning? Have a look below to see how Central Heating can help you and your family in more than one way. Save money Modern central heating systems when used effectively can guarantee reduced bills all year around. Upgrading an existing central heating system could knock up to 30% off your annual gas bill. Modern A-rated condensing boilers with heating controls are much more efficient than older boilers.  While there may be exceptions, such as in areas with no gas main…
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