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What is Boiler Plus and What Does the New Legislation Mean?

Are you installing or replacing a gas combi boiler for your home? If so, you should be aware of the new legislation, Boiler Plus, which came into effect on the 6th April 2018. Not adhering to this legislation could land both installers and homeowners with a hefty fine, so it’s very important to learn the ins and outs of this new legislation – and also what you as a customer can do to comply. What is Boiler Plus? Boiler Plus is a new series of regulations – launched by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy – and effects any…

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5 Winter Boiler Tips

Christmas is approaching and the time for cranking the heating up a few notches is well and truly upon us. Homes up and down the country will be shutting the windows and doors, bringing out the draught excluders and turning the thermostat up to fight off the bitter winter cold. However, with the extra work that your boiler will be doing, it is important that you carry out some checks to ensure everything is running smoothly. Regular Heating Checks It is not recommended that you keep your heating completely switched off during colder times, as the system then needs to work…

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Are Broken Boilers Making Essex Families Unwell?

In September earlier this year, families in Essex raised concerns that their boilers were making their children unwell. Surveys by experts showed that the boilers were to be classed as ‘immediately dangerous’ and the systems were shut off, leaving families of Arnhem Road in Melbourne without hot water or central heating for a week. The reason for the closure of the boiler systems was the concern about nitrogen oxide, which is a byproduct of the combustion process that occurs within boilers. Homeowners complained that the boilers could be releasing these gases into their homes, which in turn could cause detrimental health…

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The Green Deal

All About the Green Deal Initiative Improvements to a building that help with energy saving can be a smart investment that also makes a property more comfortable to live or work in. Finding the money to pay for this type of work may not always be easy though. This is why property owners should consider the Green Deal initiative, which is a UK Government backed scheme aimed at assisting homeowners and businesses make energy saving improvements. Who is Eligible? The Green Deal scheme is open to any home or business premises in England, Wales, and Scotland fitted with an electricity meter….

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Top 10 Most Common Boiler Problems

As an appliance that is used so often and for long periods of time, it is unsurprising that boilers can occasionally develop faults. However, some faults are more common than others and this article will detail the top 10 issues that boiler owners suffer the most.  This will hopefully help you to identify and problems you may have with your boiler, or increase your awareness of these issues so you can spot them before they worsen. Boiler switching itself on and off This could be down to a lack of water pressure or a problem with the thermostat. Have the valves…

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