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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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Implementing Heat Pumps in Various Home Types

Heat pumps are changing how people heat and cool their homes, moving us away from fossil fuels and reducing carbon emissions. Government initiatives are reducing the initial installation costs of heat pumps, so all homes can benefit from lower energy bills.

Heat Pumps vs. Traditional Heating Methods

Are you considering a new heating system but unsure whether to opt for a heat pump or stick with traditional methods like gas or oil boilers? As energy costs climb and environmental awareness grows, the choice between these options becomes increasingly important.

Unveiling the Real Costs and Savings of Home Solar Panel Installation

Homes everywhere are taking advantage of solar panels and government initiatives that make installation more affordable.

The Homeowner’s Guide to Heat Pump Installation

Heat pumps are redefining how we heat and cool our properties, allowing homeowners to reduce their carbon footprints and save money on utility bills.

Home Energy Myths Debunked: What You Thought You Knew

How much do you really know about saving energy at home? You might be surprised to learn that some of the most common beliefs about home energy efficiency are actually myths.

Essential Solar Panel Maintenance Tips For Year-Round Performance

Solar panels are a wise investment for homeowners, as they can reduce utility bills and play a significant role in the fight to save our planet.

Heat Pumps: How They Optimise Home Heat Efficiency

Looking to cut down on your heating bills and boost your home’s energy efficiency? Heat pumps could be the game-changer you need. In fact, according to the UK Energy Research Centre, heat pump installation can reduce energy demands by up to 40%, resulting in lower bills and less environmental damage. 

How to bleed your radiator

With over 84% of the United Kingdom using gas heating systems, the likelihood is that at some point, you will have to start bleeding your radiators periodically to ensure efficiency and maximum heating throughout your home. Over time and with continuous use, air bubbles are trapped in radiators, preventing hot water from circulating throughout the house properly. Air in radiators stops them from heating up as quickly as they should, therefore reducing the efficiency of your household heating system and costing you more money as a result. However, bleeding your radiators is a relatively straightforward process, and the best part is you don’t have to be an expert to do it!

A guide to solar energy

With many consumers on the hunt for ways to save energy, live more sustainably and save money, solar energy is a natural solution. The sun is a renewable power source, one which can be used to provide electricity and hot water within the home. Here’s a look at the ins and outs of solar panels.

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