Solar Thermal Panels vs Heat Pumps: Which to Choose for Your Home?

Understanding the differences between solar thermal panels and heat pumps can help you choose the best renewable heating system for your home. There are many advantages to both, but one may be the better choice for your home than the other. This article will help you decide whether solar thermal or heat pumps work best […]

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Bathub and bathroom sink

At the end of a very exhausting day, it feels good to know that you have a home where you can rest and relax. One of the best things you can do to escape the rigours of life or collect your thoughts in peace is to take a relaxing shower or bath. With this in […]

How does central heating work?


If we want to understand what modern central heating actually does, the clue is in the name. Years ago heating homes was accomplished by warming rooms by means of wood or coal fires. In 1855, the radiator was invented, and just 30 years later the thermostat was patented for use. Central heating systems enable us […]

Everything you need to know about Smart Thermostats


Smart thermostats are growing increasingly popular as a part of the internet of things – a series of interconnected devices designed to make everyday life that bit easier. But what do you need to know about smart thermostats, and should you get one? What is a Smart Thermostat? A smart thermostat is like any other […]

FAQs about your boiler


How often should I replace my boiler? On average, boilers should be replaced every fifteen years, with some older models able to keep working for longer than this, if necessary. This is not an unexpected statement; older early boilers were made to last lifetimes and can go for longer than more modern appliances which are […]

Why you should carry out a Gas Safety Check before purchasing your new home.


Buying a new home is an exciting and yet terrifying time. There is so much to do before the moving date with setting up utilities, organising a removal company and packing all of your belongings into boxes. One thing that can be overlooked is getting a Gas Safety Check on the property. When moving into […]

Top Tips for Landlords


As a landlord you have a number of responsibilities towards your tenants in regard to heating, hot water and boiler maintenance. Not only is it a legal requirement but also a moral responsibility as a faulty boiler can leak carbon monoxide, which is invisible and odourless and can be fatal. A well-maintained boiler should remain […]

Getting your boiler winter ready


In the warmth and sunshine (torrential rain and hurricanes) of a British summer, the winter seems a long way away. However, it is best to ensure your boiler is in tip-top condition during these months of minimal use, rather than waiting for it to break down in the middle of a snowstorm. Before calling in […]