Do you know how efficient your boiler is? It may feel like a bit of a boring subject, but when you consider that heating your home makes up approximately 60% of your total spend on energy bills, it’s definitely one worth thinking about. An energy efficient boiler can have a positive impact on both your bank balance and the environment, so even if you can’t afford a new one you should take the necessary steps to make sure your current one is running at peak performance. Here are some tips on how to find out how efficient your boiler is, and what you can do to improve it. Continue reading “How Efficient is my Boiler?”
Not all boilers are equally efficient. Aside from affecting performance, the energy efficiency of your boiler has a major impact on how much you’re paying for your energy bills from month to month. Considering that the average UK household can trace a significant part of their gas and electricity bills to heating, choosing an efficient boiler can save you around £100 to £300 every year. Conveniently, boilers in the UK are assigned an energy efficiency rating that you can check right away. Continue reading “Energy Efficiency Ratings for Boilers”
Boilers come in various forms and sizes, but there’s actually one type of boiler that’s found in most homes in the UK: combi (or combination) boilers. While conventional boilers used to be the norm decades ago, combi boilers have taken over because they’re the most space-efficient option and can address all the needs of a regular household.
Read on to learn about what a combi boiler is, how it works, and why it’s such a popular choice today. Continue reading “How do Combi Boilers work”
Central heating systems serve the same function of warming up a home or building, and many of them provide hot water through the tap. However, they can be diverse in terms of design, incorporating components such as boilers, vents, or even heat-storing bricks.
Each has its pros and cons, which are especially useful to know if you’re considering central heating installation and refurbishment. Here’s a guide that walks you through the three main types of central heating systems: Continue reading “Understanding Types of Central Heating Systems”
It’s frustrating when you turn on the heating on your combi boiler and your home takes forever to get warm. It’s a miserable experience when it doesn’t warm up at all, or when you expect to have a hot bath or shower and you’re greeted with chilly water instead.
If you’ve found yourself in such situations, you might need to bleed the radiators on your combi boiler system. Continue reading “How to Bleed your Radiators on a Combi Boiler System”
Modern boilers tend to be pretty reliable, but like any other piece of equipment, they are not immune from faults. It’s always a pain when your boiler stops working, of course, but before you call a qualified boiler engineer to come out and fix it, it’s a good idea to attempt at least some basic diagnosis of the problem.
The last thing you want to happen when the cold comes around is for your boiler to break down. Keep your home comfortably warm by scheduling regular boiler maintenance at least once a year with a qualified engineer.
Even if you are not an expert, you can have peace of mind knowing the technician you hire is doing their job right by referring to this handy boiler service checklist.
Most of us don’t consider our boilers – until they fail. If your boiler is 10 years old or over, then it’s time to think about a replacement. A combination boiler to give it its full name, is the most popular type of boiler in Britain and is installed in homes across the country.
Bristol is a diverse and vibrant city that thrives on its extraordinary culture, breathtaking sights, and wonderful neighbourhoods. It is also a city that is growing, with many housing developments in and around the city to cater for its growing population. If you are considering making the move to Bristol, then here are five new housing developments that you might want to consider. Continue reading “New Housing Developments in Bristol”