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Real Tips from Real Engineers: How to Keep Your Home Safe and Warm All Year Round

Hometree is serious about good service. From our UK-based call centre staff to our nationwide network of engineers, our dedicated team is committed to providing the best possible customer experience.

Home Maintenance in 2024: A Guide to Efficiency and Savings

As we make strides into the new year, maintaining a comfortable and efficient home is essential for both your peace of mind and your bank balance.

How to Bleed a Radiator Without a Key

The way to bleed a radiator depends on the type you have and the tools available to you. Radiator keys are easy to misplace, but given the right alternatives and know-how, you can still bleed a radiator without one.

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Which Is The Best Boiler for a Small House or 1 Bed Flat?

One of the worst things is when you turn on your radiator and notice that it won’t heat up. Even worse, this problem almost always seems to occur at the worst possible time. Luckily, most radiator problems are easy to fix, so if your central heating system isn’t providing your home with enough warmth – you can repair the issue.

Real Tips from Real Engineers: How to Keep Your Home Safe and Warm All Year Round

Top engineers and electricians offer valuable tips to ensure your home remains comfortable and safe throughout the year.

Owning an EV: my thoughts, one year on – by Nicola Battey

Today marks one year of having an EV, so I thought I’d share my thoughts on how I’ve found it so far…

Firstly, I’ve avoided having a car in London for as long as reasonably possible – but with two small humans to look after, it was simply too difficult to put off any longer. In all honesty, before I had an EV I didn’t particularly enjoy driving but I love having our EV – and here’s why.

How to Fix a Leaking Radiator Valve

Leaking radiator valves can quickly become a hazard if left. A sizable leak could eventually damage your flooring or furniture. This is why it’s important to investigate the issue, and fix it as soon as you can.

How to Bleed a Radiator Without a Key

The way to bleed a radiator depends on the type you have and the tools available to you. Radiator keys are easy to misplace, but given the right alternatives and know-how, you can still bleed a radiator without one. If you have a radiator key, head over to our guide on How to Bleed a Radiator.

What is heating cover?

If you’re looking to protect your boiler, controls and central heating, central heating cover may be just what you’re looking for. Unlike boiler cover, heating cover protects your boiler, controls, pipework, hot water cylinder, and any other components of your central heating system that is connected to your boiler.

Is your pilot light yellow or orange?

The pilot light on your boiler should be blue. If you cast your mind back to science lessons at school, you may remember that a blue flame on your Bunsen burner was considered the most energy-efficient.

5 ways to check your boiler before calling an engineer

What is Boiler Insurance?

There’s nothing worse than being left with no central heating or hot water due to a broken boiler. Boiler breakdowns can happen at any time – often at the worst of times, like in the middle of winter – and they usually do! Standard home insurance policies and manufacturer warranties tend to only provide limited protection.

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