close up of a gas boiler

April 5, 2022

Electric heating vs. gas heating: which is better?

Are you wondering whether to opt for electric or gas heating? Are you baffled by what the difference actually is? Don’t worry, because we’ve got you covered.  In this article, we’ll be exploring the key differences between the two options, including their pros and cons. This way, you can make a decision that’s right for you.  What is electric heating?…

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steamy shower head running water

February 11, 2022

5 Common Shower Problems (And How to Fix Them)

Showering is part of our daily routine, and so when our shower starts to malfunction, we’re really going to notice it. If you’re at the end of your tether with a faulty shower, just take a look at this guide to the most common shower problems and how to fix them.  Clogged drains Hair and soap scum are the enemies…

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dripping tap

December 9, 2021

My tap won’t stop dripping – what should I do?

A dripping tap is not only annoying, it can also gradually up your water bills if left unaddressed for a while. If you’re DIY-savvy, you may want to have a little look at the problem yourself to see if you can suss out what’s going on. If you’re not so confident and want to leave it to the professionals, then…

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Immersion Heaters

October 4, 2021

How often should I get my boiler serviced?

As we head into winter, the performance of our boiler is very important for our comfort and safety throughout the colder months. But how often should you get it looked at? Let’s find out. Why is boiler servicing important? You should never wait for your boiler to break down before having it serviced. Rather, regular servicing is essential for catching…

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August 24, 2021

The History of Central Heating

Food, shelter, warmth – these are the basics of human survival. As our civilisation has advanced, so have our approaches to getting the things we need.  No longer are we huddled around an open fire outside a cave. These days we enjoy homes and workplaces kitted out with central heating – but how did we get to this point? Let’s…

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Silver coloured plumbing pipes

March 16, 2021

What is Powerflushing?

Essentially, a powerflush is a process by which you can clean your boiler, removing any dirt, sludge or debris that has built up in the system over an extended period of time. Powerflushing is an essential part of any boiler maintenance regime because, if these materials are left unchecked, they could end up causing reduced efficiency, blockages, or even breakdowns….

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icicles hanging from a frozen pipe

January 31, 2021

How to Defrost a Frozen Pipe

Over the past few years, it’s become increasingly clear that the cold snap doesn’t hit us until January is in full swing, so it’s important to keep on the lookout for frozen pipes around this time. Of course, with everyone spending the majority of their time at home at the moment, frozen pipes are less likely, but you never know…

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November 19, 2020

Mistakes People Make When Setting Their Thermostats

Whether you’re a student making your first foray into the world of rented accommodation, or a seasoned adult who knows a little less than they would care to admit, there’s no judgement here. Thermostats aren’t always the most intuitive devices, so if you’re a little worried about fiddling with one, here’s a list of some of the common mistakes people…

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September 29, 2020

3 Ways You Can Save Water in Your Home

It’s said that 88% of viewers who watched Blue Planet II changed their throwaway plastic lifestyle and reconsidered their everyday habits. So if we were to tell you that David Attenborough was about to narrate a show on how you can save water and help the planet we know and love – whilst also saving yourself some cash – would…

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July 28, 2020

Signs and Causes of Low Water Pressure in Your House

Running water is such a constant in our lives that it’s easy to take it for granted. It’s not uncommon for problems to occur with our water supply which can leave us with no access to water for days. In fact, even when your water is working, experiencing issues with water pressure can be just as frustrating.  If this is…

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