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Should I turn off my boiler in summer?

As the temperatures rise during the summer months, many homeowners wonder if it’s worth turning off their boilers. As the cost of living crisis bites harder, it seems like an easy win – but is it? The short answer is that it depends on your individual circumstances and the type of boiler you have. First, […]

Are boilers expensive to run in hot weather?

No, the costs are pretty much the same in terms of power usage. Of course in colder weather you'll use the boiler and heating more, so that's why your bills are higher.

How much money can I save by using my boiler year-round?

You are probably already using your boiler throughout the year, if you are using it to heat hot water for example. And most homeowners will be doing just that, so the costs of running a boiler year-round are cheaper in the summer months.

Do I need boiler cover if I only use my boiler in the winter?

As above, if you use your boiler to heat water then you are using it throughout the year. Or more specifically, not just in winter, so therefore you may need boiler cover to cover you and give you peace-of-mind in the summer months too.


New Boiler: How To Compare Prices

Comparing new boiler quotes in the UK is important for several reasons: Cost savings: Boilers can be a significant investment, so comparing quotes from different providers can help you find the best deal for your budget. By comparing quotes, you can ensure that you are getting a fair price for the work that needs to […]


Four Warning Signs You Need a New Boiler

When your boiler is on the blink, you’d think that it would be obvious. But it isn’t always that easy to tell when it’s time to trade it in, and get a new boiler (or try to fix it). And to make matters worse, boiler problems can often be costly and frustrating; after all, nobody […]

I think my boiler is making a screeching noise. What do I do?

It could be what's called 'kettling'. This is when a build-up of sludge isn't cleared, and the hissing or whirring noise is the water trying to pass through the pipes, around all the sludge and gunk.

How do I check my boiler's energy rating?

If you aren't sure what energy classification your boiler has, then dig out the manual or Google the model number. It is a legal requirement to display the energy efficient rating when you purchase a boiler now.


Why is my boiler leaking water? 5 reasons (and how to fix)

If your boiler is leaking water then it likely needs the urgent attention of a heating engineer. Even if you’re one of those people who likes to fix things yourself, tinkering around with a boiler in an attempt to save money is likely going to be a false economy. If you’ve happened upon this article […]

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What do I do if my boiler starts losing pressure?

Most modern boilers have a pressure gauge, so it’s easy to spot if your boiler is losing pressure. That said, it isn’t always easy to find out why it is happening. There can be many reasons for a boiler losing pressure; here we look at the main culprits. A lot of heating systems today are […]

Do I need to re-pressurise my boiler?

First, check to see if you've still got the boiler's instruction manual. You need to find the 'safety' section - usually at the start of the manual - and ascertain if it's safe to re-pressurise the boiler.

What if I still experience pressure loss?

If after following all of the above, you still have boiler or water pressure issues, then there is likely a fault with another of the boiler's inner components. To fix that, you will need a heating engineer or plumber. If you don't have the problem rectified, it could end up costing you a lot more in the long run.


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 […]

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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 […]

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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.


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 […]