What is the Greenest way to heat your home? Part 1: Gas Boilers

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Energy Efficient and Renewable Heating

What is the Greenest way to heat your home? Part 1: Gas Boilers

These findings from Ethical Consumer have rated the variety of heating systems available to find out which is the most energy efficient and green product to heat your home.

Energy Efficient Gas Boilers

According to UK law, all new boiler installations must be high efficiency condensing boilers. High efficiency condensing boilers can reduce your heating bill by up to 40% and CO2 emissions by 30%.

Compared to older boilers which were able to convert about 60% of the energy used into heat, a new condensing boiler will convert over 90% of fuel into heat.

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Originally posted 2018-05-30 01:01:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Saniflo Macerating Toilet System Repairs

Saniflo Macerating Toilet System Repairs

A Saniflo Macerating Toilet System offers the perfect solution for toilet and bathroom installations which are unable to use conventional disposal methods to move waste into the sewage system.

Saniflo Macerating pumps move waste into a sealed area where it is broken into a fine slurry that is pumped away.

If you experience problems with your Saniflo unit, you will require assistance from a fully trained and experienced plumbing engineer who carries genuine Saniflo parts to provide a reliable repair service.

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Originally posted 2018-05-12 01:01:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Installing Ground Source Heat Pumps in your Home

Installing Ground Source Heat Pumps in your Home

Installing Renewable Heating in Lancashire

Ground source heat pumps provide a renewable source of heat which can be used to heat the water within your home or business. The system extracts natural heat sources from beneath the ground using pipes which circle your garden in a loop.

Ground source heat pumps can be used to provide hot water for underfloor heating, hot water, radiators and heating systems.
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Originally posted 2018-05-03 01:01:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Can I Save Money by Replacing the Boiler in my Home or Business?

 

Can I Save Money by Replacing the Boiler in my Home or Business?

When considering the amount of money you could save on your heating bills by installing a more energy efficient boiler, it is important to remember that about 55% of your total energy costs is spent on the work that your boiler undertakes.

By assessing your current boiler and comparing it to newer A-rated systems you will be able to quickly notice the difference that a new boiler installation can make to your household bills.

The level of energy efficiency of your boiler is rated on a scale of A – G. The most energy efficient boilers are rated A and the least energy efficient models are rated G.

Replacing your older boiler with an A-rated system can save the average home up to £305 per year on your heating bills. Installing a new boiler with a complete heating control system provides significant savings on your energy bills and also reduces the amount of carbon dioxide emitted from your home.
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Originally posted 2018-04-28 01:01:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Ten Signs That Your Central Heating Is in Danger of Failure

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What are the signs that your heating needs repair or maintenance?

Water heating systems can become less effective over time due to wear and tear. If you have not had your heating system serviced within the last year or more, there is a good chance that your heating can become faulty and you will want to seek the opinion of a professional.

Look out for any of the following signs that your water heater is in need of repair:

  • No Hot Water
  • Limited Hot Water
  • Pilot Does Not Light
  • Pilot Does Not Stay Lit
  • Water is Too Hot
  • Main Burner Will Not Remain Lit
  • Rusty or Black Coloured Water
  • Slow Recovery Time
  • Pressure Relief Valve Has Started Leaking
  • Leaking From Your Hot Water Tank

A plumbing and heating engineer will assess the age and condition of your boiler and heating system and will offer you the option of getting your boiler repaired or replaced completely.

When you begin to experience problems with your hot water you should contact a professional plumbing engineer as soon as possible or you may find that your heating is beyond repair and the only choice that you have available is a complete replacement.Ten Signs That Your Central Heating is in Danger of Failure

How old does my water heater have to be to need replacing?

For homes which have a boiler over ten years old, it is likely that you will need to invest in a new heating system. The advantages of replacing an old boiler with a new energy efficient model will mean that you will find that you will save money on your energy bills.

If your boiler is less than ten years old, you may be able to get a water heater expert to carry out repairs to get your heating back on track.

What are the common problems for water heaters?

Before calling our a heating engineer you should check the circuit breaker. The circuit breaker is a safety feature on water heaters which will trip whenever it experiences a thermostat break, a short circuit or an overload. You may save the cost and trouble of calling out a plumber by simply switching your circuit breaker back on

For water heaters over ten years old, it is advisable not to attempt to repair it and get a replacement boiler. Water heaters often develop leaks over time which will be the cause of the malfunction. Any signs of leakage or damage to the tank will mean that you need a new water heater installed by a professional installation engineer.

If your pilot light is not working it may be caused by a damaged gas valve. Defective gas valves will prevent any gas from reaching the burner.

A clogged vent or flue may be the cause of your boiler not producing enough hot water. It may also be caused by a faulty thermostat. A bad thermostat may also cause your water to be too hot.

Do you smell gas?

Warning: If you are attempting to investigate problems with your gas boiler you should get advice from a Gas Safe engineer before attempting any repair work. Natural gas is an explosive substance. If you smell gas, you should call the National Gas Emergency Service 24 hours a day on 0800 111 999.

Only a Gas Safe registered engineer is permitted to carry out any repairs, servicing or replacements of gas appliances in domestic or commercial premises.

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Originally posted 2018-05-21 01:01:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Essential Tips to Improve Bathroom Accessibility for elderly people

How to Remodel your Bathroom to increase Accessibility for elderly people

Accidents and injuries which occur within the bathroom are statistically more common amongst elderly people. It is important to consider accessibility options if you are expecting frequent visits from an older person or if you are inviting an older relative to move into your home.

The type of bathroom accessibility options that you will need to install will depend on the mobility level of the person that will be using the bathroom. Some of these improvements will require the help of an experienced trades person while a confident DIY enthusiast could undertake some of the other implementations.

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Originally posted 2018-05-14 01:01:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Renewable Heating: Biomass Central Heating Systems

Biomass Central Heating Systems

Biomass heating systems use the energy stored in wood chips, pellets or logs to produce hot water for heating or to heat a single room. Wood fuelled biomass boilers can save your household money on its energy bills compared to electric heating.

By replacing a traditional gas or electric boiler by a renewable heating system fuelled by biomass, you could save £70 per year compared to older gas boilers and as much as £880 annually compared to an electric heating system.

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Originally posted 2018-05-11 01:01:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Do you Need to Call an Emergency Plumber for a Kitchen Sink Blockage?

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How can an emergency plumber assist me with problems in the kitchen?

Finding that your kitchen sink has become blocked up is a common problem which requires the assistance of an emergency plumber. Kitchen sinks often get clogged up with leftover food and waste products from meal preparation.

A blocked sink can cause the water in a sink to fill but not escape. This is especially a problem if your kitchen is being used for a dinner party or important function where guests are going to produce a large amount of washing up and it will not look very appetising to leave unwashed crockery piled up for the evening.

Calling an emergency plumber saves you the time and inconvenience of attending to a blocked sink with fast results. Calling an experienced and fully trained plumber will help you get the problem solved so that you can enjoy the rest of your evening in peace, not wrestling with your plumbing.

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Originally posted 2018-05-19 01:01:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Which Type of Underfloor Heating is Best For My Home?

Which Type of Underfloor Heating is Best For My Home?

Underfloor heating systems commonly offer heat from beneath tiled and stone flooring. These systems can also work beneath a carpeted floor as long as the underlay and carpet density does not prevent the heat from rising through it.

Underfloor heating is more efficient than a single radiator as it requires a lower temperature to be effective since it is distributed throughout the room.

Should I choose electric or water underfloor heating?

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Originally posted 2018-05-09 01:01:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

What are the advantages of having a combi boiler installed in your home?

What are the advantages of having a combi boiler installed in your home?

Combi boilers offer a space saving advantage over other heating systems as it combines the central heating and hot water heating within a single unit. Since the combi boiler is providing a complete water heating system for your home, there is no need for a separate water cylinder, freeing up much needed household space.
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Originally posted 2018-04-26 01:01:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter