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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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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Which boiler should you choose for your house?

Which boiler should you choose for your house?

Boiler, Heating, Plumbing, Plumbing and Heating
There is one thing we know, here at ASAP Plumbers, choosing the right boiler for your house is like wearing the perfect suit or a great pair of heels. It has to fit right. So let us make it easy for you with some very useful advice on selecting a boiler for your house. The combination boiler The combination boiler is one of the most popular choice because it is the only type of boiler to provide instant hot water directly from the mains. Therefore you don't need to wait for hours for hot water. Plus it is economical and so small that they can fit in a cupboard. However, because of the absence of hot water storage tank, the hot water runs cold if someone else use the hot water at the same…
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Plumbing Checklist for Homebuyers

Plumbing Checklist for Homebuyers

Home Buyer, Plumbing, Plumbing and Heating
Congrats! You are ready to buy your new house, your home. Now don't move too fast. When visiting property, you need to ensure the house was well looked after it so it can be a lovely home for you for years and years to come. Here at ASAP Plumbers, we recommend regular plumbing maintenance. Why? By regularly maintaining your home’s plumbing system you can prevent big problems that will require more time and money to repair. When moving into a new house, you are unaware of what the previous owners may have done or not.  We know, image speaks a thousand words. We love this very useful infography. Here are some very useful information to avoid unexpected plumbing problems before purchasing a new home.    Click on the images to enlarge Infography by Angie's List…
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