Your kitchen is very often the room you spend the most time in, so naturally you want to make sure it is comfortable and welcoming year round. Although cooking can help generate some extra heat, in order to keep your kitchen consistently warm during the winter months, especially in the chilly UK, you’ll most likely need to supplement that with central heating. Read More
Buying a new radiator can be a little more complex than it might seem, especially if you are looking for something a little more stylish than the standard radiators often installed in homes across the UK. We hope the advice below helps in your decision making, but if in doubt do ask a plumber to help determine whether your preferred choice is right for the room in questions.
This has to be your first consideration and there are two areas you need to think about. Read More
If you are planning to leave your house empty for a longish period of time, there are some things you can do to reduce the likelihood of any issues with your boiler and heating.
Firstly, if you are going away for a substantial period it is worth getting your boiler checked and serviced a month or so before you leave. This will ensure that any potential issues are picked up and that there is enough time to deal with them before you go. Ideally your boiler should be serviced annually in any case, so just adjust the timing based on when you will be away. Read More
Are some of your radiators too hot and others too cold? If so, you may need to rebalance them in order to increase the water flow to those that are cooler.
Balancing your radiators involves adjusting the radiator valves so that all of the radiators heat up at the same speed. Radiators that are too cool need more hot water flowing through them while those that are too hot need the flow restricted. Read More
Christmas is a time when we let ourselves break free from the restraints we usually put on ourselves, spending more, eating more and drinking more than the rest of the year and enjoying every minute of it. Unfortunately though the guilt of all the excess waste generated during the festive season can take the shine off our celebrations, so here’s our guide to help you reduce your waste this Christmas. Read More
It’s hard to believe that we are already well into the month of October, but the temperatures outside are now starting to remind us that winter is fast approaching. In the UK most of us are lucky enough to have central heating to get us through the colder months, but we need to take care of it in order to make sure it doesn’t let us down just when we need it most. Read More
There are a few good reasons to save water in your garden, which include saving money if you’re on a water meter as well as being better for the environment. It is especially important to save water in the summer months as when water is in peak demand suppliers can be forced to use groundwater and water from streams, which can result in environmental damage as well as causing a rise in the cost of water. Here are some of our top tips for saving water in the garden this summer.
Whether you’re thinking about your household water bills or about the wider environment, reducing water consumption in your home is a smart, sensible and altruistic goal to have. With the cost of living arguably as high as it’s ever been and the weather increasingly unpredictable, the following are six simple ways to save more water over the summer. Read More
At the most basic level, the job of a radiator is to replace the heat which is lost from a property and to keep that property warm regardless of the exterior temperature. Radiators are, therefore, a necessity which any premises that needs to be lived in or used all year round cannot do without.
Radiators were, as a result, long treated as such.That meant that they were viewed as a kind of necessary evil that had to feature in a property and which needed to be worked around where interior design was concerned. More recently, however, there has been something of a sea change of opinion that sees the face of radiators changing, perhaps forever. Read More
When the winter hits and the cold begins to bite, we’re surely all grateful that we live in an age when central heating is the norm. Centred around and driven by a boiler, central heating systems are arguably the most important and beneficial parts of any home.
What’s surprising, therefore, is just how little most of us actually know about the boilers that do form the heart of those systems. Could you, for instance, explain what type of boiler your home has and how it works? Never fear if the answer is no, as below you will find a comprehensive guide to the three main types of boiler available, explaining how they work and what the main pros and cons are of each. Read More