Smart Meters Explained

Step into the future of energy management with smart meters! Back in 2016, the leading UK energy suppliers embarked on a mission to revolutionise the way we consume energy by rolling out smart meters across the country. These ingenious devices were designed to empower households with accurate real-time data, enabling them to take charge of […]

How much does it Cost to have a Smart Meter Installed?

Nothing at all. The supply and fitting of a smart meter in the UK is currently free. This is to incentivise everyone to get one, so by 20125 all homes in the UK have smart meters.

Can I install a smart meter myself?

Although it is possible to install a smart meter yourself if you are qualified, it makes more sense to have an engineer come and do it seeing as it's completely free.

Is my Data Safe with a Smart Meter?

Yes, it is. All data is encrypted and sent via a Wide Area Network that is not part of the internet. It is then handled by a data collection company before being submitted to the relevent energy suppliers.


Hive Vs Nest : Which is Better?

Eco-friendly homes are available for everyone, and one of the key components of this is the smart thermostat. These clever little devices are able to control your hot water and central heating in a much more efficient way than conventional thermostats. There are a number of different smart thermostats out there, all with their own […]

Do you need to be a British Gas customer to get a Hive Smart Thermostat?

No, you don’t. Although if you switch to British Gas then you can take advantage of their promotion which means that they will supply and fit your Hive system for just £99.

Can I set Individual Room Temperatures with a Smart Thermostat?

Yes, you can. In fact this is one of the key features of a smart thermostat. The Hive smart thermostat will allow you to have up to 3 different zones, whereas the Nest will allow you to have up to 20 thermostats.

Can I override the Nest Learning Algorithm?

The Nest smart thermostat is designed to be automatic. It isn’t completely automated though, so you can override it at any time. For example if you wish to boost the heat or hot water functions.


Three Main Boiler Types in the UK

Before the invention of the modern boiler, people relied on wood and coal fires in order to  supply them with hot water and heat their homes. This was a lot of work. It meant lighting, tending to and cleaning a fire in every room that you wanted to be comfortable in. Today this would be […]

What's so good about a combi boiler?

Not only is a combi boiler more energy efficient than a conventional or system boiler, but it also has less external components. This means that the central heating and hot water systems take up less space, and it looks a lot neater overall.

Is a combi boiler useful for larger households?

A combi boiler is a very efficient way of getting hot water. However, it is unable to cope with high demand. Therefore if you live in a large household where hot water would often be needed in several places at once, it's best to have either a conventional or system boiler in place.

Are conventional boilers uneconomical?

It's true that conventional boilers aren't as energy-efficient as combi boilers. However, they are not necessarily uneconomical. The main energyh loss with a conventional boiler system comes from the fact that heated water is stored in a tank, which will therefore gradually lose heat over the course of time.


What’s the Ideal Temperature for my Home?

On the whole, the temperature at which people are most comfortable is subjective. You probably know that one person who has such a hot house that you have to make sure you dress for summer whenever you visit. On the other hand, you probably also know someone else who keeps their home so cold that […]

What's the average UK temperature indoors?

Throughout the year, the average UK home temperature is 20°C. During the colder months it is 18°C.

Do Women Prefer a Higher Temperature than Men?

According to studies, women are more comfortable on average when temperatures are 2.5°C higher then the most comfortable temperature for men.

Do I need to keep my home warmer for the elderly?

It is recommended to increase the average temperature of your home to a minimum of 22°C if you have elderly people in your household.

Guide Prices & Costs

Can I Get a Free Boiler?

Thanks to a government initiative, certain people in the UK might be eligible for a free boiler. It almost sounds too good to be true – boilers are notoriously expensive, and it is rare to be given something for free nowadays. In fact, the average cost of a new boiler is around £1800, which means […]


Combi or System Boiler – Which Is Better?

The issue of heating costs is particularly relevant for homeowners right now. You may be researching the idea of saving money by opting for a combi boiler – in fact, one of the most common questions that homeowners have is, “Is a Combi Boiler better than a System Boiler?”. In this article, we will go […]


What is a Combi Boiler?

A combi boiler, sometimes known as a ‘combination boiler’, is the most popular type of boiler in the UK. From small apartments to larger detached homes, you are likely to find a combi boiler somewhere. But what exactly is a combi boiler – and would this type of boiler be suited to your home? Read […]

Guide Prices & Costs

How much does a new boiler cost?

Want to know how much it’ll cost you to replace your old boiler with a new one? There are several websites around that offer new boiler installation services now – in the past you had to go through each website individually, answering several questions, to obtain a boiler price. Frankly, everyone expects a new boiler […]

Why is British Gas boiler installation so expensive?

Although it may seem that British Gas boiler prices are higher than competitors, surprisingly we've found this is not always the case. And remember, we compare thousands of boiler prices every day.

Taking a look at the average prices that British Gas charge around the UK, versus their competitors, most surprisingly of all is that they are sometimes the cheapest company in some areas. For example we found that in Scotland in general, British Gas are cheaper than BoilerCentral and Heatable hands-down!

What makes a boiler installation more expensive in London?

London's higher cost of living and greater demand for services can contribute to slightly higher boiler installation prices compared to other parts of the UK. However, we work with a network of installers across the country, including London, to help you find the most affordable options available.

Is Heatable always the cheapest option?

While Heatable is an up-and-coming boiler installation company known for competitive prices, they may not always be the absolute cheapest. The cost can vary based on your location and other factors. We recommend comparing quotes from multiple installers, including Heatable, to find the best deal for your new boiler.


Three Reasons to Upgrade your Boiler Today

Your central heating is an important aspect for both you and your home. When it comes to keeping your home warm and your water hot, an efficient boiler is a vital factor. Although buying a new boiler isn’t something that you do very often, there are many ways that you could benefit from a newer […]

How much does it cost to replace a boiler?

Not as much as you think. Typically it will cost under £2,000 to replace the boiler for the average-sized home. And that usually includes a 10-year warranty.

Should I replace my old boiler?

If your boiler is old, then it's probably far less efficient than a brand new one. Replacing it will save you money in the long run due to the reduced energy bills you'll receive.

Is it worth getting boiler cover?

If you've just had a new boiler installed, then getting cover for it is a very smart idea. That way you will have complete peace of mind that should anything go wrong with the boiler, it won't break the bank.