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Thermostatic Radiator Valve: Why you should fit them in your home.

A thermostatic radiator valve is a self-regulating valve which controls the heat to an individual radiator in a home. The benefit to a thermostatic radiator valve is that they can balance the heat in each room of your house. Without them, heat is dispersed throughout the house depending on what the temperature is in the room of your thermostat. Temperature …

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Water Meter: Should you fit one in your home?

Having a water meter fitted in your home is the fairest way to pay for your water usage – as you pay for exactly what you use. You’ll also be able to identify a leak much quicker, as your water bill will be unusually high (don’t worry, you’ll be refunded if there’s a leak!). They’re also important for our water …

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Boiler servicing: why it’s important

Having a properly functioning boiler is important for your wealth and your health. You need to make sure that it’s running efficiently as there may be smaller problems which could then lead to bigger, more expensive issues. Ensuring the boiler is running safely and not leaking Carbon Monoxide Leaking Carbon Monoxide happens when a gas appliance is faulty or incorrectly …

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Buying a new boiler: 5 things to look out for

Buying a new boiler can be expensive – so make sure you buy the right one. Here are 5 things to look out for when buying a new boiler. Sedbuk Rating (Seasonal Efficiency of Domestic Boilers). How efficient is your new boiler? In the UK, boilers are currently given a Sedbuck grade from grade A, being the most efficient, to …

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Radiator Sludge – What is it and why does it happen?

Radiator sludge is essentially rust which sits at the bottom of your radiator, restrciting hot water flow in your central heating system which makes your heating inefficient. This happens as bits of metal flake off your heating system, which then oxidize (becomes rust) and sit at the bottom of your radiator. What are the signs radiator sludge? If you’re finding …

Find a plumber – not a cowboy.

It can always be a bit nerve-racking when hiring a new plumber or any professional, into your home to carry out work. So make sure you do your research before hiring anyone, and this is how. First, visit Gas Safe and enter your postcode. We’ve entered the following postcode from Horsham. You’ll then see a list of Gas Safe qualified plumbers in …

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How to work out how much your leaking tap is costing you

Leaking taps can cost you more than you think, much more. They cost us as a nation 2.5 billion litres of water a year – that’s literally £2,925,000 down the drain. 35% of homes in the South East are reported to have leaking taps (HomeServe, 2012). You can work out roughly how much your leaking tap is costing you by …

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How to design a bathroom

Designing your new bathroom can sometimes be problematic and throw up a few questions, such as ‘where do I spend most of my budget?’ or ‘how can I make my bathroom stylish yet functional?’ Here is a short guide from the professionals at DW Heating & Plumbing on how to design your bathroom. When buying a bathroom suite, if on …

Fracking

What is fracking and how will it affect you?

Fracking is the controversial oil drilling technique used to extract trapped gas reserves from deep lying shale rock. There has been a mixed reaction to the proposed introduction of fracking in the UK with some claiming it has detrimental environmental effects. Fracking uses a high-pressure water, sand and chemical mix to create new pathways to release gas buried deep within …

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Do you qualify for a free boiler or boiler repair?

If you’re struggling to heat your home because of an inefficient boiler, then this could be the answer – a free condenser boiler which could reduce your heating bill by up to 50%. As part of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme, if you receive income-based benefits, live with someone who is dependent to you and you have an old …