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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.

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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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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.

What is central heating cover?

What is central heating cover, you ask? Unlike boiler cover, central heating cover includes your boiler, controls, and pipework. It also protects your hot water cylinder and anything else that is connected to your boiler.

What is an immersion heater?

Today homeowners have several different options when it comes to generating hot water for their property. Some opt for a combi boiler, others go for renewables and a small number of people choose an immersion heater.

6 top tips to stay warm this winter

According to the Energy Savings Trust, four in ten of us avoid switching our heating on during colder spells due to fears of high energy bills. A third of people also say they can’t make their homes as warm as they like.

Why should you get central heating cover?

What does the nights drawing in make you think of? Is it cosy comfort food, warm hot chocolate with lashings of cream and marshmallows and a lovely warm welcoming house? Sounds lovely doesn’t it?

What’s the Ideal Room Temperature for Different Seasons?

When it comes to thermostat settings, people have their own idea of what constitutes a warm room. For some, the idea of sitting in constant warmth is heavenly, while others much prefer a cooler living environment.

How to switch central heating cover

If you’ve stumbled across this article you’re likely either a new homeowner looking to take out central heating cover or a homeowner with an existing policy wondering how easy it is to switch. Luckily for you, we’ve got the answers to your questions and more!

How to find the best central heating cover

As the nights start to draw in and the temperatures drop, you will probably be thinking about switching on your central heating, but what happens if you turn it on, and nothing happens? Have you considered taking out central heating cover? Do you know what central heating cover should include? All of these are important questions before you decide to take out cover. Read on to find out more about how to find the best central heating cover for your home.

Do you need central heating cover?

There’s nothing worse than going to turn your central heating up on a cold winter’s night, only to discover it’s not working properly. You spend time searching for a reputable heating engineer you can call but they can’t get to you until ‘sometime tomorrow’ and their quote for central heating repairs is going to snap up all of your spare cash for the month. It’s a situation no one wants to be in and thankfully, with central heating cover, you can prevent it happening to you.

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