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How to thaw a frozen boiler condensate pipe

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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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Worcester Bosch Boilers: Fault & Error Codes

There is no ‘right’ time for your boiler to break down. Nor is the event ever stress-free. The first step to fixing a problem is by identifying what could be wrong with the boiler. Sometimes you can make this assessment yourself, but a professional eye will give you an official diagnosis. In this article, we’ll be covering the top 10 boiler problems, and highlighting the telltale signs of each malfunction alongside our infographics for Worcester Bosch Boilers: Fault & Error Codes. Kettling Everyone recognises the familiar whistle of a kettle, but what if that noise is coming from your boiler? The…

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Buying the Best Boiler in 2019

Kickstart your new year with a heating system that will last a lifetime. It can be a struggle to decide which boiler is best for your home – and your budget. That’s why we’ve put together this handy boiler buying guide to explore the best options and systems available to you. How to Buy the Best Boiler in 2019 Best types of boiler Choosing a boiler will consist of two big decisions: which boiler type is best, and which boiler brand is best. An array of boiler types exist, and the right one for your home will depend on how large…

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8 Ways To Get Your Boiler Ready for Winter

While the UK has basked in an uncharacteristic heatwave, our boilers have also taken a break. But with cold weather just around the corner, now is the prime time to ensure your boiler is fully functional and ready for the grip of winter – after all, it is working harder during these months. So, what boiler checks should you perform before the cold kicks in? How do I check my boiler before winter? Do a Test Turn-On: Seems simple, but just quickly testing your heating prior to the colder weather is the ideal time to assess whether your boiler is in…

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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 helps 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. This applies…

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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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