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selecting the best boiler

Central Heating

Best boilers for central heating

While there are several boilers on the market, finding the best boiler for your home can be difficult. Nowadays, there are three main types of domestic boilers; combi boilers, system boilers and conventional boilers. However, as new government regulations require at least 92% efficiency, most new boiler installations are combi-boilers. In this blog, we look...

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boiler check

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Home boiler care & maintenance: 5 top tips

Many of us don’t give our boilers a second thought until there’s a problem. When that happens, it’s quickly apparent just how important it is to the home. None of us want to end up in that situation, which is why it’s essential to try and maintain your boiler system to prevent damage. In this...

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boiler control panel

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Common Boiler Faults

For most people, boiler issues are expensive. The minute there’s an issue, most of us instinctively reach for our wallets. However, some common boiler faults can be easily fixed without the need of an expert. In this blog, we explain some of the most common faults and detail how you can go about fixing them...

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Qualified gas engineer

Central HeatingGas Work

How to tell if your gas engineer is working legally

Did you know that gas engineers are the only tradespeople where it is compulsory for them to be part of a registration body in order to carry out work legally? If not, you’re not alone… Research carried out by Gas Safe Register found that more than half (52%) of those surveyed admit that they have...

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Qualified boiler engineer checking boiler

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Look after your boiler and it will look after you

Our boilers are an important part of our home but sometimes we don’t give them the attention they deserve. Here are some tips on how you can try to prevent the dreaded boiler breakdown. Condensate Pipes This is the small white or grey plastic pipe that sticks out of your property behind the boiler. This...

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Boiler serviced annually

Central Heating

6 reasons to get your boiler serviced annually

Boilers are an essential part of every household. Providing hot water and heating, whenever you need it. There are many reasons as to why you should get your boiler serviced regularly. The energy that you use from your boiler represents over half of your energy bills and so it is essential for you to make...

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Boiler replacement

Central Heating

How do you know when the right time is to get a new boiler?

Did you know, your boiler is one of the most intensively used household appliances? But unless your heating suddenly stops working or your water doesn’t warm up, faults can go unnoticed. We have become so accustomed to being warm that when our boilers breakdown it feels like a complete disaster, its known fact that boilers...

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heatworks boiler installation

Central Heating

Boiler guide by Heatworks

Take a look at Heatworks handy advice guide to help answer all of your boiler questions. Types of Boilers There’s a range of different heating requirements, these depend on your requirements and preferences, so if you need a new boiler in your home, take a look at Heatworks’ guide on the different types available to...

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Winter Weather: How to prepare your home for winter and avoid common pitfalls

Despite a temperate climate, the UK still sees its fair share of harsh weather during the winter months – and this means it’s vital to prepare your home well ahead of the upcoming cold snap to avoid any unwanted issues that can arise when the bad weather arrives. From frozen pipes and cold draughts to...

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