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What is the Greenest way to heat your home? Part 4: Ground Source Heat Pumps

Energy Efficient and Renewable Heating

What is the Greenest way to heat your home? Part 4: ground source heat pumps

Ethical Consumer has been the leading organisation in the UK offering assessments of the environmental and green credentials of companies. Following research into ground source heat pumps, Ethical Consumer has produced a guide to the most efficient models including their companies overall impact on the environment.

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Originally posted 2015-10-07 14:02:14. 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

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

Choosing a New Radiator Installation

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Choosing a New Radiator Installation

Many modern home designs include a consideration of how the radiator will fit into the over all decor and chosen style of a room. Although you can choose from a wide variety of radiator colours and styles, one of the most important factors that you should engage in when replacing your radiators or considering the best type of radiator for your home or business, is the way in which it performs.

Sometimes, it is easy to forget that the purpose of a radiator is to heat your home in the most cost effective and reliable way.
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Originally posted 2018-05-22 01:01:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Should I Ensure that I get an Annual Gas Boiler Servicing?

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Central Heating Maintenance

Should I Ensure that I get an Annual Gas Boiler Servicing?

Following a boiler installation or old boiler servicing, you should get it serviced again within 12 months to ensure that it is working correctly. This is a required service that homeowners must complete and many customers wish to understand why they should pay the extra cost.

Most gas boiler manufacturers advise that your boiler undertakes an annual boiler servicing to ensure that it remains operating efficiently. If you fail to carry out a boiler servicing by a Gas Safe registered engineer, you may find that your manufacturer guarantee becomes void.

Getting your boiler serviced on an annual basis requires additional money spent each year but the results of not having your boiler checked and serviced could become even more costly and result in loosing your guarantee, having to pay for costly repairs or a boiler replacement.

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Originally posted 2018-05-26 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

Understanding your Heating and Hot Water Systems

Understanding your Heating and Hot Water Systems

If you would like to save money on your central heating and hot water bills, one of the most helpful ways to create a more efficient system is to understand your current heating system and find out if there is a better option available for your household.

Saving money on your heating bills

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Originally posted 2018-05-08 01:01:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Why should I invest in a power flushing of my heating system?

Understanding Power Flushing

Why should I invest in a power flushing of my heating system?

A central heating system which has been treated by a power flushing engineer can save up to 15% on energy costs than a system which has not been treated. For an average heating bill of £800, you could save £120 each year.

Power flushing your central heating system will offer your home an improved circulation of heat produced, a quicker hot water warming time, improvement in efficiency and a warmer home for less energy costs.

Having a power flushing service in your home will also reduce noise from your boiler and radiators whilst reducing emissions which are harmful to the environment.

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Originally posted 2018-05-25 01:01:00. 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

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