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Archive of: 2020

  • What carers need to know about gas safety

    What carers need to know about gas safety
    Many people find themselves at some point being a carer for an elderly or sick family member, or a partner. If you’re visiting them regularly to care for them, what should you be checking out for to make sure that their gas boiler and appliances are safe?

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  • What’s a power flush – and do I need one?

    What’s a power flush – and do I need one?
    Over time, your heating system can get clogged with magnetic sludge and other material. If left untreated, it can end up making the system less efficient, meaning higher heating bills, or it can even result in a broken-down boiler.

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  • Five signs your gas boiler might be dangerous

    Five signs your gas boiler might be dangerous
    Generally, when your boiler goes wrong it’s inconvenient and troublesome but not dangerous. But there are certain signs that will tell you that you have a much more immediate and urgent problem and it’s worth knowing what those are.

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  • Off-grid? Should you go for a heating oil, or an LPG, boiler?

    Off-grid? Should you go for a heating oil, or an LPG, boiler?
    ​The cheapest fuel for most purposes is natural gas delivered via the grid. But many people in rural areas – about 1.1 million people in total, including many of our customers – live in villages that are ‘off grid’. Typically, in these areas people use heating oil. But there is another option, which is LPG.

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  • Keep your family safe from Legionnaire’s Disease

    Keep your family safe from Legionnaire’s Disease
    ​We’re all worrying about Covid-19 right now, but it’s worth just checking that your heating and hot water system isn’t giving a potential entry point to another nasty invader, Legionnaire’s Disease.

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  • In Coronavirus lockdown! Everything you can do to avoid having to call in a heating engineer

    In Coronavirus lockdown! Everything you can do to avoid having to call in a heating engineer
    We are living through challenging times indeed! Because of the Covid-19 virus, we are all having to learn an entirely new way of living where we stay home and avoid as much contact as possible. But what if your boiler breaks down? You probably want to see if there are things you can do to avoid having to call out a heating engineer. Here’s a checklist of things you can try before calling for professional help.

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  • How can rust affect my boiler?

    How can rust affect my boiler?
    Rust happens when the metal of your boiler corrodes – it’s the basic reaction that happens with metal and water in the presence of oxygen.

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  • Where in the room should I put my radiators?

    Where in the room should I put my radiators?
    ​If you move into an older house, there’s a good chance you’ll find in many rooms that the radiators are positioned under the windows. Does that mean that’s the best place for them? The answer is ‘maybe’, but possibly not.

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  • What’s the difference between a heating engineer and a plumber?

    What’s the difference between a heating engineer and a plumber?
    What’s the difference between a heating engineer and a plumber - and which one should you be looking for if you have a problem?

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