Given we spend a reasonable chunk of our monthly income on heating our homes, it makes sense that we should do as much as we can to prevent that heat from escaping. We look at various ways to retain the heat in your home, ranging from large home improvement projects to simply changing your behaviours.
Turning the heating on after the summer doesn't always go to plan and you may find it doesn't come on as hoped. Don't worry though as there could be a simple explanation that could be easy to resolve yourself. Read our troubleshooting guide here before calling out an engineer!
New local lockdowns across Greater Manchester, Bradford, Calderdale and Kirklees may have left you unsure about who can come into your home now. Here are the rules that apply to tradespeople undertaking work in your home.
The new Green Homes Grant will make big energy efficiency projects like double glazing and insulation more affordable but did you know that there are many things you could be doing right now to conserve energy that are free or relatively low cost?
Strict covid-19 rules at the start of lockdown were restrictive but simple to understand. Now that restrictions are relaxing, there is an element of personal judgement around whether to go ahead with non-urgent jobs in the home. So, how can you be confident in moving forward with getting things fixed and even proactive home improvement projects while still in the grip of a pandemic?
Thus far we have focused on emergency repairs and boiler servicing but we're pleased to announce that we are now offering a full range of all our services - subject to our usual covid-19 working practices of course, including use of PPE and hand sanitiser, and social distancing. So, if a dripping tap or a temperamental toilet has been driving you mad, or you just want to do some proactive maintenance or home improvement such as a powerflush or having a new shower installed, you can now get that sorted!
Boiler services are recommended every year but, unlike an MOT, they're not compulsory. So, are they as important as the industry says and what, exactly, happens during a boiler service?
Boiler servicing is non-urgent but it is essential. Now that you CAN have boiler servicing done during lockdown, is it something that you SHOULD be doing? We take a look at the case for going ahead with it, if it is due.
If you live in rented accommodation, your landlord has a responsibility to keep you safe from carbon monoxide poisoning by servicing your appliances annually. However, if yours is due during lockdown, can and should this still be completed? Read our guide
Lockdown is proving to be a stressful time for many so the last thing you need at the moment is to experience a plumbing or heating emergency. If that happens, don't worry; we are here to help you. However, there are a number of small things you can do to minimise the chances of a breakdown and keep the plumber away!