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5 Summer Boiler Tips

8 June 2021

summer garden

Autumn may seem very distant, but this is the time when we see most boiler breakdowns. However, this is avoidable by simply doing a few things over the summer to ensure the switch on later in the year is problem-free. Here are 5 things you can do at this time of year to look after your boiler.

Still got the heating on? You ‘should’ have turned it off in March!

14 April 2021

save money on heating

A recent survey has revealed that the best date for turning the heating off this year was 14th March but with the cold snap we've been having, can you bear to turn it off just yet? Here are some ways to stay warm if you turn the heating off or how to adjust it to reduce heating costs now spring is here.

“UK unlikely to meet climate target by 2050” – what can we do?

22 March 2021

Climate change

With a new report from the Environmental Audit Committee warning that the UK is unlikely to meet its net-zero emission target by 2050, and households accounting for 20% of carbon emissions, should we just wait for new technology or take positive action to reduce energy consumption? Here are 5 low or no cost strategies for reducing consumption, retaining heat, and heat source efficiency.

Ways to stay warm when the weather is freezing

15 January 2021

stay warm

With all of us staying at home much more due to covid restrictions, it's important to know how to stay warm inside and how we can supplement our central heating with free measures to reduce energy consumption and save money.

How to stop your pipes freezing

14 December 2020

frozen pipe

As the temperature is only going to get colder as we move towards winter, your pipes are vulnerable to freezing which could cause blockages, floods, and boiler breakdowns. Luckily, it's simple to protect them against the cold and you can even claim free equipment to do it. Read how here.

5 Steps to protect your plumbing and heating before winter

21 October 2020

Frozen outdoor tap

Winter will soon be here and freezing temperatures can be a challenge for your plumbing and heating. Don't worry though as there are 5 simple jobs you can do to get your home winter-ready and help protect yourself against winter plumbing problems.

How to prevent heat escaping from your home

29 September 2020

Thermal heat scan

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.

Heating not coming on? Could be something simple

22 September 2020

cold radiator

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!

Can you get a plumber in during local lockdowns?

6 August 2020

Boiler repair

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.

Energy efficiency measures that don’t come with big price tags

20 July 2020

energy efficiency

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?

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