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The Best Combi Boilers for 2024

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The Best Combi Boilers for 2024

If you’re planning on getting a new combi boiler this year, it’s important that you get the right one for your home. After all, with gas prices still considerably higher than they used to be, you want to have the confidence of knowing that you’re not only not spending more on your new boiler than you need to, but that your boiler will be providing your heating and hot water as efficiently and economically as possible. With new boilers and updated models being regularly introduced, we thought that the start of the year would be a good time to take a…

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Common Boiler Breakdowns and How To Fix Them

With the weather getting colder as the end of another year approaches, we’re all going to be making greater demands on our boilers to keep us warm. And, of course, life being what it is, we all know that if a boiler’s going to develop a problem, it’s going to be at the least convenient possible time! This article will look at some of the more common boiler problems you’re likely to face and what you need to do should they happen to you. Low Water Pressure Perhaps the most common reason that a boiler stops working is because of low…

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Central Heating Maintenance: Keeping The Elderly Warm in Their Homes

We’ve learnt over the last few years to stop using the term ‘global warming’ when referring to the effects of industrialisation and the use of fossil fuels on the weather. Although average temperatures are indeed rising, what we are actually seeing is more extreme conditions of all kinds, meaning that we are now more accurately talking about ‘climate change’. What this means in practice is that we should not become complacent about the potential for cold winters and what effect they could have on the most vulnerable in our community. In the winter of 2021/2022, the UK saw 13,400 excess winter…

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What is the Gas Safe Register and Why Is It Important?

When discussing the matter of gas safety and why we always need to be mindful of it, we often refer to the importance of using Gas Safe registered engineers. If you’re not sure what the Gas Safe Register is, or why it is so important that you use Gas Safe registered engineers for any work involving gas in your home, this article will tell you all you need to know. What is the Gas Safe Register? In 2009, Gas Safe Register replaced the Council of Registered Gas Installers (CORGI), making it the only gas registration body in Great Britain and the…

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What can I do about rising gas prices?

Even with everything else going on in the world, it’s unlikely that you’ll have failed to notice that gas prices are going through the roof at the moment. It’s just one part of what’s being called a general ‘cost of living crisis’ that has seen the price of everything from petrol and food to transport and energy rise considerably faster than wages and benefits.  But it’s the cost of our domestic fuel bills that has probably caused most alarm, with a perfect storm of events conspiring to drive some people’s annual energy bills up by as much as £708 overnight, with…

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How Often Should a Gas Boiler Be Serviced?

For things in the home that it’s important to keep working well, your boiler comes pretty close to – if not at – the top of the list. When you have a new boiler installed, it’s a significant investment and one you want to look after properly. After all, if you don’t, you may find yourself having to replace it sooner than would normally be the case. You also run the risk of leaving yourself without heating or hot water if you have a breakdown – and those are the sort of things that happen when it’s least convenient, such as in the…

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The Boiler Checklist – 8 Best Boiler Brands to Buy 2022

When the time comes to get a new boiler installed at your home, you want to be as certain as you can that you’re getting the right one for you and your home. After all, it’s a significant investment, and you’ll be wanting to get the longest life possible out of it while also getting good value for your money. There’s a bewildering number of options available, and while you can always count on getting the best advice from the team at A & D Plumbing Services, it doesn’t hurt to have a good idea of some of the leading brands…

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Who to Call if Your Central Heating Stops Working in Ipswich this Winter

With the nights getting longer, darker and colder, it’s the time of year when our boilers start to get their annual workout, making sure that our homes keep us warm over winter. And no matter how carefully we manage them and make sure they get their annual service, there’s always the worry that they may break down at the wrong time. However, before we look at the question of who to call should the worst happen, let’s examine what we can do before the onset of winter to give our boilers the best chance of making it safely through until spring….

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How to thaw a frozen boiler condensate pipe

There are many things to read up on when becoming a homeowner but it’s only as and when we come across these hurdles, such as frozen boiler condensate pipes, when we begin to read up on these concerns. And that’s OK, that’s why A&D Plumbing have put together a simple and comprehensive guide that covers all you need to know about condensate pipes. For expert advice, read on!       What is a boiler condensate pipe? The condensate pipe is the vessel that transports wastewater away from the home and down into the drains. The water in the boiler is boiled…

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Why does my boiler pilot light go out?

Frustrated by your boiler’s pilot light that keeps turning off? The boiler is one of the most important elements of the home, providing us with warmth and hot water, and the moment it stops working is the moment we ask ourselves how could we ever live without it? This month A&D Plumbing Services are here to run through some of the reasons why your pilot light might be cutting out. The problems your boiler could be facing If your boiler pilot light has gone out chances are… There’s a blockage in your boiler’s flue. Why is this a problem? If the…

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