When it comes to any type of appliance, ensuring it is maintained properly is a savvy thing to do as it prolongs the work life of the device. Combi boiler maintenance is always cheaper than replacing the appliance, especially a boiler that costs at least £2,500 to replace. With modern combi boilers there is not that much to do maintenance-wise from the homeowner’s perspective. Read more
Maybe not quite yet taking over but we’re definitely on a brink. So far most attempts at creating a coherent and helpful housekeeping robot have been pretty weak. At the same time research never stops and here and there an odd high-quality robot pops up. Most recent developments in the exciting field of creating bathroom robots come from the Country of Rising Sun – Japan. Read more
When it comes to using smart thermostat data to regulate the boilers and other heating/cooling systems, most of us are barely scratching the surface. During the recent surge of boiler installations that come with a Nest thermostat or other smart thermostat models, we’ve noticed that most consumers will pick the most convenient mode that requires the least effort from them.
Although the new generation of thermostats are supposed to be smart, you won’t get the maximum benefit out of them unless you learn how to use smart thermostat data to help you save even more money. Read more
Your boiler making loud noises is usually a sign of some kind of fault within the central heating system.
It is important to investigate these noises, as ignoring boiler problems can be expensive and dangerous. Read more
One of the largest purchases you’ll make is when replacing your boiler. Boilers are expensive pieces of equipment, so making sure you get it right first time is vital.
There is a lot to take in to account when buying a boiler. To ensure that you get the best deal, follow our short guide to getting the right boiler quote on the right boiler for you. Read more
We always try to stress the importance of ensuring that any tradesman that performs any type of work on your boiler is registered Gas Safe.
Unfortunately, not everybody is getting the memo.
Thankfully there are things you can do to avoid the horrors of an unsafe boiler installation. Read more
With winter nearly here and the temperatures dropping, a lot of people will be firing up their central heating for the first time since the spring.
The colder months can be very hard on your boiler, with a variety of problems that can leave you out in the cold if not addressed.
Luckily, there are some boiler maintenance tips you can follow to prevent your boiler packing up this winter. Read more
Although solar, hydro and wind power play a growing role in the UK’s energy landscape, not everything can be powered this way with current technology.
In particular, gas boilers seem resistant to these renewable technologies. The way this has typically been dealt with has been in improving the efficiency of gas boilers, a trend that continues as Claire Perry – UK Energy & Clean Growth Minister – announces a rise in the minimum efficiency standard for boilers to 92%. Read more
These days it seems that there is an app for everything, so it should come as no surprise that there are apps on the market that can help you with boiler fault finding.
In fact, Ideal boilers currently come with such an app, designed to work specifically with their boilers using the same data that the company itself receives about its appliances. Read more
With the data in from the UK’s first energy-positive classroom, a team led by Swansea University have built the nation’s first energy-positive office.
The building utilises solar energy to produce more power than it consumes. Read more
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