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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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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When does my radiator need bleeding? Radiators need bleeding when pockets of air get trapped inside. The air causes the radiator to circulate hot water less effectively and so less heat is emitted, meaning it will take longer to heat your home. Until you bleed your radiator to get rid of the air, you’re likely […]

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