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Saving money on your energy bills with a new boiler

There are many reasons why you might need a new boiler, such as breakdown and wear and tear, but aside from the obvious reasons for boiler replacement, it could be that your old boiler is also costing you money when it comes to your energy bills. Heating accounts for around 60% of your energy bills, according to the Energy Saving Trust, so having a more efficient new boiler could add up to significant savings over the long term. Modern, energy efficient boilers Modern boilers have many bene...

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5 Reasons why you might need a new boiler

There’s nothing worse than a broken boiler especially as Winter approaches, December is said to be the month it’s most likely to break down and no one wants a cold Christmas and New Year! Here are five typical signs that you’re about to have problems with your boiler and you need a new boiler. See below to discover more: 1. Freezing pipes When the colder days arrive condensation gathered in your pipes can freeze, causing blockages. This blockage can cause your gas boiler to shut down, leavi...

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Legionella Risk Assessment For Landlords

If you are an employer, or someone in control of premises, including landlords, you must understand the health risks associated with legionella. This section can help you to control any risks. Duties under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA) extend to risks from legionella bacteria, which may arise from work activities. The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (MHSWR) provide a broad framework for controlling health and safety at work. More specifically, the C...

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Boiler Buying Guide

A new boiler is likely to be one of the most expensive household purchases you’ll make – so it’s important to choose the best new boiler for your home, at the right price. New boiler checklist First, you need to decide which type of new boiler to go for. Here’s what you should consider: Fuel type Most UK households have a gas heating system equipped with a gas boiler. But if you’re one of the the estimated 4.3m households not connected to the UK’s gas network, there are alternatives. These i...

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Do you know where your stopcock is?

Do you know what to do in the event of a burst water pipe or leak in the home? As a householder, it is important to know where your stopcock, or stop tap, is located, how easy it is to get to and whether it actually works. Every second counts when it comes to plumbing emergencies such as a burst pipe or water leak and being able to turn the mains water supply off quickly will limit the amount of water damage your home is likely to suffer. Often householders don’t know where their stopcock i...