In recent years, there’s been a notable shift in the perception of electric heating systems. In a world of burgeoning eco-responsibility, homes across the country are turning to electric heating to reduce their environmental impact and take advantage of the latest heating technology. Because of this, slowly but surely, the world is warming to the […]

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What Is Smart Home Technology? What if all the devices in your life could connect to the internet? Not just computers and smartphones, but everything: clocks, speakers, lights, door bells, cameras, windows, window blinds, hot water heaters, appliances, cooking utensils, you name it. And what if those devices could all communicate, send you information, and take your commands? […]

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It seems the world is finally waking up to the horror plastic is waging on the environment. Scroll through social media and you’ll likely see countless figures pledging to use less of it this year. Ealier this year microbeads were banned and shops such as Iceland, Wagamama and Pret  pledged to reduce their plastic usage. Now the EU has plans to end […]

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Got no power to your boiler, timer, or thermostat? No problem. If your boiler won’t turn on, we can help. This 5-minute guide will help to determine what the problem is, so you can get your boiler working again. Fed up with your boiler? Get a boiler replacement quote here. Causes Of No Power To A […]

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For those living with mobility problems, the use of a stairlift is essential to enable them to get around the home and to live independently. Buying a stairlift is a major personal investment, with equipment that is specially manufactured and installed by professionals, but by finding additional funds for a stairlift can make the purchase easier. Knowing […]

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What is a grant?A grant is money, or a voucher, that contributes towards the cost of you buying something. While it may not cover the full cost of the item, meaning you'll have to cough up the rest yourself, it's almost always free.Most grants tend to be for specific utility suppliers, which can mean even […]

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Boiler replacement grants in Wales form part of the Government funded energy efficiency scheme.Successful applicants will benefit from a free A-rated boiler or heating system and new heating controls if necessary installed by one of the major energy suppliers.This is distributed on a ‘first come first served’ basis until the target quota of installations is achieved in […]

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How do I check the pressure? Loss of water pressure can cause your central heating to stop working. Check the water pressure indicator on the front of your boiler, it should read between one and two bars of atmospheric pressure. Below one, indicates that your boiler pressure is too low. How do I top up […]

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A plume is a cloud of smoke, dust etc which rises up into the airplume of smoke/dust/gas/spray etc. There are times when a white coloured plume or discharge can be seen coming from the flue terminal on condensing boilers. Pluming is the effect seen from the flue on modern condensing boilers, it appears as a white "steam like" discharge from the […]

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If you regularly service your oil fired boiler it should remain efficient. This reduces fuel bills and saves money on costly call-out fees for unexpected breakdowns. OFTEC recommends that oil fired appliances and equipment are serviced at least once a year or as recommended by the manufacturer. There are many reasons why the efficiency of […]

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