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  • In search of the right plumber!
    plumber noun- a person who fits and repairs the pipes, fittings, and other apparatus of water supply, sanitation, or heating systems. The generic title of plumber covers an enormous range of tasks. From fixing a dripping tap to installing a complete gas central heating system…and everything in between. So, who's who? Plumber – as the … Read more
  • Boiler Short Cycling
    Short cycling is when a boiler repeatedly cycles on and off. Whilst this is undesireable, it prevents the boiler from overheating when the heat cannot be dissipated quickly enough. It's inefficient and imposes unnecessary stress on the boiler and heating system. What causes Short Cycling? Modern boilers generate heat quickly and efficiently, but that heat … Read more
  • Megaflo – Yes or No?
    Upgrading to a Megaflo (or Unvented) hot water system can significantly boost the performance of showers, and infact, all outlets throughout your home. However, the overall performance is determined by your cold water supply. Typically, this is the incoming mains to your property, and varies significantly from one property to another. Is a Megaflo suitable … Read more
  • Sealed Heating Systems
    If you have an external expansion vessel. and it has a brass fitting similar to this, then be forever grateful to the installer! Expansion vessels are an integral part of any sealed heating system. They regulate the pressure within the system, and if it's not working correctly, you will have no end of problems. It … Read more
  • Stay Warm!
    With the heating season upon us, a few tips to help stay warm: *If your radiators have thermostatic valves (TRVs), make best use of them. Don't just have them ALL fully open! *If some rooms are not warming up, turn down the radiators in the warmest rooms. This helps balance and distribute the available heat. … Read more
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