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Having problems with your oil boiler? Whether it’s costing a fortune to run or it’s frequently breaking down, leaving you to feel the chill, replacing it with a new one may be your best solution. As oil boilers age, they become less efficient and can even become unsafe. Luckily, modern A-rated condensing boilers work like […]

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Free boiler scheme - what is it?The free boiler scheme was launched in January 2013 with an aim to reduce the UK’s energy consumption and provide grants to low-income households in order to help them improve the energy efficiency of their homes.The scheme is part of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) and the Electricity and Gas Order, […]

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There are two types of gas meter: dial and digital but before we talk about them, there’s a more fundamental question to answer:Where is my gas meter?It’s not a silly question - you’d be surprised how many people don’t know.If you own your home and there are similar properties nearby, ask a neighbour where their […]

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There are three kinds of meter: digital, electronic and dial meters. This is how to read them.Electricity digital meterHere's a typical digital meter display:Write down numbers from left to right, ignoring any numbers in red or in a red surround.If your tariff gives you lower-priced off-peak electricity like ECO20:20 or Economy 7 your meter may […]

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Although the age of your boiler is not the main factor in determining whether it’s time to replace it, it may be useful to be able to date the installation. Imagine you move into a property that has got an old boiler installed and you have no idea when it was installed.If it turns out […]

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If your boiler is making banging or popping noises, then it could be because of kettling. Ketting doesn’t just mean that your boiler makes an unpleasant noise, but also can prevent your home from being heated efficiently and limits the flow of hot water to your taps. Fixing the issue will not only stop your […]

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Based on the Energy Forum Report on energy consumptionin homes, heating and cooling consume the most energy. The report indicates that in today’s world, modern homes use approximately 35% more energy compared to three decades ago. Therefore, energy efficiency is becoming a common buzz nowadays, which is anticipated to be achieved through employing more technological innovations. […]

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Is an Air Source Heat Pump Right for You? Do you own a gas or electric heating systems, and have high energy bills? Are you concerned about the environmental impact of your current heating system? Have you considered switching to an air source heat pump? Here you will find information about the pros and cons […]

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If you're considering the installation of a heat pump, this post is for youHeat Pumps in the UK: What's Going On?The use of heat pumps (both air source and ground source) for hot water and heating household consumption is well-established in many countries in Central and Northern Europe, as well as in the United States […]

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With a freezing weather front arriving from Siberia this week - nicknamed, not for the first time, the Beast from the East - we go on the hunt for Britain’s sunniest, coldest, wettest and windiest places.SnowiestMillions awoke to the sight of falling snow this morning, but which corners of Britain get more than their fair […]

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