Common Smart Meter Problems and How to Fix Them

Smart meters are all the rage currently – it seems like everyone that can get on the queue is getting one. And for a good reason –  when the smart meter is installed and set up correctly you can monitor your gas and electricity usage and make conscious decisions on how to use it economically.…

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Popular Boiler Fault Codes and What They Mean

The Boiler is the king of your home, whether you realise it or not. When it comes to appliances, it’s the boiler that is the most sophisticated and complicated machine, working hard for years on end to ensure your household remains warm and healthy.  Whether you’re only using a boiler for your heating, or it…

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How to Keep Your Property Secure When Unoccupied

The winter season, with its short days and long nights is an ideal season for burglaries. True, we might not be leaving on a holiday this winter, but lockdown has also meant many second-home properties have had to go longer without supervision. If you have an unoccupied rental or holiday home property you’ve not had the…

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How to Keep Your Drains from Clogging

Staying at home has been the norm this year. As our life has been exclusively concentrated between the walls of the house, our habits have changed as well.  From more exercising at home and queues for the shower to more home cooking – we have been using our space to the maximum. But did you…

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How to Prepare Your House For a Snowy Day

There’s nothing more magical than waking up to the bright light of a snowy day! It certainly reminds us of childhood and simpler times full of joy! But as an adult, running a household, snow can mean tonnes of problems, from frozen condensate pipes to the central heating not working.  If you’re wondering how to…

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What To Do When the Boiler’s Not Working

There is nothing like waking up on a chilly Saturday morning, the winter sun is peeking through the windows and the alarm is off. You get out of bed, and then you realise – it’s cold!  You crank up the thermostat, run to the shower, and … there is no hot water. And then it…

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What is the most economical way to use central heating?

With the temperatures dropping down rapidly, and our snuggly coats finally out of the dark closet, it’s time to admit it – the winter is almost here. You might have turned the central heating on already, or trying to brave it until the latest possible moment but one thing is certain, we all dread seeing…

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Who qualifies for a boiler grant?

The cosy jumpers, waterproof wellies and raincoats are out and what your thermostat says is true – it’s officially time to welcome boiler season. Let’s admit it, if you haven’t turned the heating on yet, you either love cold feet and hands, or you live in the North.  Some of us however, will inevitably experience…

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Central Heating Powerflush: All Your Questions Answered

Now that the autumn is here and boiler switch on time is just around the corner, making sure that your boiler and central system are clean and functioning properly is crucial. Of course, if you haven’t had your boiler service yet, there is no time to delay it. But sometimes a boiler service might find…

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How to Prepare Your Home for the Autumn in 7 Easy Steps

Crunchy leaves, warm colours and cosy jumpers – autumn is the perfect season to dream and relax with a hot cuppa. But while the temperatures are still nice, there is something else you can also do – take some time to prepare your home for the colder weather. Preparing your home for the autumn will…

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