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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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No Hot Water? Try this First

Ah! No hot water? Don’t panic. Frankly there’s nothing quite like that feeling of turning on the shower and standing underneath it only to find that the water is freezing cold. It’s even worse if the weather is cold outside. If you’ve gone to turn your hot tap on and no hot water has come […]

How do I reset my Boiler?

Virtually all boilers have a reset button, and it’s just a case of locating it and then pushing it. If you cannot easily find the reset button, then it may be underneath a panel. In which case it’s best to call an engineer.

What pressure does the water need to be for my Central Heating?

For the majority of central heating systems in the UK, the water pressure needs to be between 1 and 1.5 bar in order for the system to function effectively.

How can I avoid costly central heating repair bills?

Apart from servicing your boiler every year, there’s little you can do to prevent your central heating system from breaking down. You can however take out boiler cover, which will minimise the cost to you should the worst happen to your boiler.

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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.

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Spring Cleaning your Boiler

Spring is the time of year that represents new life. Trees that have lost their leaves during the winter months start to get them back. Flowers begin to blossom and there are plenty of baby rabbits to be seen in the fields of the countryside. Spring officially starts in March. It is generally known as […]