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How to Avoid Calling an Emergency Plumber

What are the most common emergency plumbing problems in the home?

Most plumbing emergencies are a result of letting small problems become large scale catastrophes due to them not getting attended to early on. There are some small plumbing jobs that can be undertaken by the homeowner such as unblocking a toilet with a plunger, but attempting to cure larger issues can escalate the problem if attempted by someone who is not fully trained.

How you can prevent plumbing problems from becoming an emergency

One of the most useful ways in which a home owner can prevent plumbing problems from becoming expensive jobs that require emergency call outs is by conducting a regular maintenance check throughout your home to spot any sign of leaks or plumbing damage.

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Originally posted 2015-10-28 17:11:19. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

The Ultimate Guide to Heating Problems and Heating Repairs

The Ultimate Guide to Heating Problems and Heating Repairs

The Ultimate Guide to Heating Problems and Heating Repairs

 

Part 1: Preventing Common Heating Problems

 

 

Part 2: Avoiding Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

 

 

Part 3: Do You Need to Replace Your Boiler?

 

 

Part 4: Reducing your Heating Bills

 

 

Part 5:Do you Require a Power Flushing?

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Originally posted 2015-10-20 16:33:45. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Top Plumbing Tips for Saving Energy and Money on Heating Bills

Top Plumbing Tips for Saving Energy and Money on Heating Bills

What are the best ways to save energy without any extra costs?

The following methods can be applied to any household to help reduce the amount of money that you spend on your central heating bills. Many of these ideas involve breaking old habits and learning to adapt to a more energy efficient lifestyle.

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Originally posted 2015-10-14 13:44:10. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Which are the Best and Worst Boiler Brands

Which is the Best Boiler Brand for My Central Heating?

Upgrading your old G-rated boiler for a more fuel efficient A-rated boiler can save you up to £235 per year in energy costs. The modern eco-friendly boilers are so energy efficient that all new boilers installed in the UK must be A-rated energy efficient boilers to help reduce the impact of CO2 emissions from the nations heating requirements.

Which type of boiler is right for my home?

The most common type of new boiler installation in the home is a condensing boiler. These energy efficient boilers use a significant amount of energy produced which would have gone to waste in older boiler types.

Condensing boilers are the preferred boiler type for any homes which are connected to the mains gas supply and use this as their main energy source. Some homes still rely on oil-powered boilers however and these properties will be limited to oil only boilers.

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Originally posted 2018-05-13 01:01:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Can an Energy Efficient Boiler Installation Reduce my Heating Bills?

Can an Energy Efficient Boiler Installation Reduce my Heating Bills?

Keeping your house warm throughout the winter months is an essential household cost which accounts for around 60% of your energy bills. By making an informed decision about the energy efficiency of your home can reduce the amount of money you pay on your heating bills.

One of the major considerations when trying to manage the energy efficiency of your home or place of work is the the of boiler you use to heat the building. Installing a more fuel efficient boiler will help you cut back on the amount of gas required to heat your home. Along with replacing your boiler, your energy efficiency can be improved by upgrading your heating appliances and reducing the amount of draft where heat can escape.
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Originally posted 2018-04-29 01:01:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

What is the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive

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Installing Renewable Heating in your Home

What is the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive

The UK government introduced the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (Domestic RHI) as an incentive to encourage homeowners to switch to installing renewable heating systems. The scheme is designed to promote the use of naturally replenishable energy and reduce the total carbon emissions produced by UK households.

The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive rewards properties which follow the guidelines set out for renewable heating installations by offering payments to homeowners for seven years on a quarterly basis for the amount of green energy that they produce.

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Originally posted 2018-05-29 01:01:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

How can power flushing improve my central heating system performance?

How can power flushing improve my central heating system performance?

Power flushing offers a solution to clearing out radiators, boilers and heating systems which are not performing well due to a silt or debris build up.

Power flushing forcibly clears the system using high velocity water at a low pressure. This allows for effective cleaning without causing damage to the system. Additional cleaning agents or chemicals can be added to improve the results.

What are the signs that my central heating requires a power flushing?

Your heating system probably requires a power flushing by a qualified plumbing engineer if you experience cold spots on your radiators, noise in your boiler or your heating is slow to heat up.
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Originally posted 2018-05-23 01:01:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

How does a Sanifo Macerating Toilet System Work

How does a Sanifo Macerating Toilet System Work

Installing a Saniflo macerating toilet system is usually required in bathroom installations where it is not cost effective or impossible to install the conventional plumbing fixtures to transport waste materials to a below-the-floor drainage system.

Saniflo products can be used for toilet, bathtub and sink basins located in domestic additional bathrooms or in the commercial environment such as in schools, offices, restaurants and retail stores.

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Originally posted 2018-05-15 01:01:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

What is the Greenest way to heat your home? Part 2: Biomass Boilers

Energy Efficient and Renewable Heating

What is the Greenest way to heat your home? Part 2: biomass boilers

If you are considering installing a biomass boiler for your home or business, Ethical Consumer has compiled a guide to the most environmentally friendly biomass companies in the UK.

How much can you save by installing a Biomass Boiler?

Replacing your existing heating system with a Biomass boiler is most cost effective if you are replacing electric or a solid fuel heating. The savings that you could see would be between £170 and £390 per year.

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Originally posted 2015-09-23 12:47:05. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Essential Tips for Avoiding Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

How can you spot the symptoms carbon monoxide poisoning?

Carbon monoxide (CO) is produced when your supply of Liquid Petroleum gas (LPG) fails to ignite properly. Carbon monoxide leakage occurs when gas appliances are badly fitted or not maintained.

Carbon monoxide causes serious long term damage to your health or even death if you are exposed. The safest way to prevent poisoning is by installing a carbon monoxide alarm.

Remember, carbon monoxide is odourless and can go undetected for a long period of time. Many of the effects of carbon monoxide poisoning resemble that of flu, food poisoning or viruses so they can be mistaken for other problems.

You must contact the Gas Emergency Helpline on 0800 111 999 if you notice any of the following symptoms:

  • Breathlessness
  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Collapse
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of consciousness

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Originally posted 2015-10-05 10:53:01. Republished by Blog Post Promoter