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
Originally posted 2018-05-08 01:01:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
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.
Originally posted 2018-05-25 01:01:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
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.
Originally posted 2018-05-13 01:01:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
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?
Originally posted 2015-10-20 16:33:45. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
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.
Originally posted 2015-10-14 13:44:10. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
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.
Originally posted 2018-05-23 01:01:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
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.
Originally posted 2015-09-23 12:47:05. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
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.
Originally posted 2018-05-29 01:01:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
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:
Loss of consciousness
Originally posted 2015-10-05 10:53:01. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Removing an Airlock from a Central Heating System
If you discover that you have an air lock within your central heating system there are a number of methods that you can try before contacting a professional plumber. If you are able to remove the air lock yourself you can save the cost of calling a plumber out to fix the problem.
How Can I tell if there is an Air Lock in my Central Heating?
An air lock occurs when air gets trapped inside your heating system resulting in no heating. The most common cause of an air lock is that your radiators were recently drained and refilled in the wrong sequence or that air has entered the system somehow.
Originally posted 2018-05-28 01:01:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter