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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.

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Top 5 Smart Thermostats

Households in the UK are becoming increasingly ‘smarter’ with the use of gadgets like smart thermostats. Most homes now are no stranger to gadgets allow you to control daily tasks such as switching on lights via your smartphone or voice. Thanks to devices such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home, voice control is now pretty […]

How much does a Smart Thermostat cost?

The price of a smart thermostat will depend on which one you buy. Typically they cost between £100 to £200, but they can be found for less when manufacturers offer promotions.

Can I install a smart thermostat myself?

This will largely depend on your skill level. A very competent DIYer who has experience with electrics should be able to install a smart thermostat themselves. However the best advice is to leave it to the professionals if you're in any doubt at all.

What does a Smart Thermostat do?

A smart thermostat controls the central heating and hot water like your existing thermostat. The difference is that a smart thermostat is connected to your home WiFi network. So you can control your heating and water settings from anywhere in the world.

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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.