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Everything there is to know about heating systems

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Preparing Your Boiler For Winter

Preparing Your Boiler For Winter

Find out how you can keep your home warm and comfortable through the cold winter months with a few simple steps and some boiler maintenance.

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ecoTec Pro 24 vs Greenstar 25i

It's the battle of the high-end combi boilers. We pit Vaillant's ecoTec Pro 24 against the Worcester Bosch Greenstar 25i. Find out which one is better!

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What to consider when replacing a boiler

Find out what factors to consider when it comes to replacing your old boiler. From the number of bathrooms to your mains pressure - we've got you covered.

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Smart thermostats - Nest vs Hive

It's the battle of the two smart thermostat leaders - Nest vs Hive. We take a look at their design, features and installation. Who's going to win?

Radiator

A guide to radiators

A comprehensive guide to help you in choosing the right and most efficient radiators - getting you on the road to a suitable and energy-efficient purchase!

How To Save Energy At Home

How to save energy at home

Take a look at some of our top tips to reduce your energy use at home and start saving on those monthly energy bills - You can start to save money today!

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What is a conventional boiler?

Find out what conventional boilers are, how they work and why they are a popular choice for anyone in an area with low water pressure.

Worcester Bosch Wave - Review

Worcester Bosch Wave - Review

We had a quick look at Worcester Bosch's latest thermostat offering, this time with their Wave smart thermostat. Could it be the thermostat for you?

Saving Money With A New Boiler

Saving money with a new boiler

Energy bills running too high? We're here to help. Find out how much much you could save with a brand new high efficiency boiler purchase.

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Vaillant ecoTec Pro 24 Combi - Review

We reviewed Vaillant's ecoTec Pro 24 combi boiler - How will it compare to the competition, especially the Worcester 25i - the UK's most popular boiler?

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What are smart thermostats?

The latest in heating controls. Find out what they can do and how you could start to monitor your home temperature remotely - saving on your energy bills.

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A guide to solar energy

Find out everything there is to know about solar energy solutions: types of solar energy solutions, how they work, available incentives and much more.

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Introducing the new Nest Thermostat E

We've tested Nest's latest model, the Nest Thermostat E - a cheaper alternative to the 3rd Gen. Nest but with all the energy and money-saving features.

New Boiler vs Boiler Repair

New Boiler vs boiler repair

Is your boiler on its last legs? Discover the reasons why a boiler replacement is better and how much you could save.

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What is a smart meter?

Everything there is to know about smart meters! What are they? What are the pros and cons? And are they a good investment? Find out here.

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How does a thermostat work?

Find out how what a central heating thermostat is, what types there are, how they work and how to get the most of them by using them correctly.

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How to choose the right radiator

Struggling to find the right radiator for your home? Take a look at our guide to find out how to calculate radiator size and the type you will need.

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A guide to storage batteries

Explore the solution to the problem solar power users are faced with at night and during darker and cloudy days. Find out more here.

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What can a new boiler really save me?

Find out how much money a new A-rated condensing boiler could save you on your annual energy bills and check whether a new boiler could pay for itself!

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Understanding gas safety

Everything you need to know about gas safety - from what to do if your boiler leaks carbon monoxide gas and how to detect it.

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Why you should avoid cheap boilers

Thinking of buying and installing a budget boiler? Before you do, take a look at why it's better to spend a little extra on a boiler for your own peace of mind.

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Programmable vs smart thermostats

Discover all there is to know about the differences between classic, programmable thermostats and their most modern counterpart - smart thermostats.

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How to balance your radiators

Discover how to balance your radiators today with some valve adjustments and a few easy steps. You could slash your energy bills starting today!

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A guide to radiator valves

Find out everything about the different types of valves that exist for radiators - from manual valves over thermostatic radiator valves to smart options.

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Worcester Bosch Greenstar 25i - Review

We took a good look at Worcester Bosch's Greenstar 25i combi boiler - Just how good is the UK's most popular boiler and the successor to the 24i Junior?

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What is a system boiler?

Find out what system boilers are, how they work and why they are a popular choice with larger families or homes with multiple bathrooms.

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The ErP directive

Learn about the EU's Energy related Product Directive (ErP), which helps you keep an eye on the energy efficiency of your everyday energy appliances.

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Types of boilers

Find out everything there is to know about the different types of domestic boilers - from condensing over combi and conventional to system boilers.

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What is a powerflush?

Find out how much a powerflush costs, what they're good for, whether you may need one and what the difference is between a powerflush and a chemical flush.

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A guide to home insulation

Discover how energy saving insulation could save you money on your annual energy bills in our insulation guide.

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Magnetic filters & limescale inhibitors

Everything you need to know about magnetic filters and limescale inhibitors! From what they are and why they're essential for your home central heating system.

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Asbestos in boiler insulation

Learn more about the dangers of asbestos - What is it? How dangerous is it? What are the symptoms, and how can you avoid it?

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Is my boiler pressure too high?

Excessive or insufficient boiler pressure could jeopardise the integrity of your boiler. Learn more about how to recognise and correct the problem.

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What is a condensing boiler?

Find out what condensing boilers are, how they differ from other types of boilers, their energy and cost-saving benefits and much more.

vSMART vs Wave

Smart thermostats - vSMART vs Wave

The Battle of the Thermostats continues - this time we pit the Worcester Wave and Vaillant vSMART against each other - how will they compare?

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Potterton Gold vs Glow-worm Betacom3

It's the battle of the low-budget combi boilers. We pit Potterton's Gold against the Glow-worm Betacom3 to find out out which one is better value for money.

How To Switch Energy Supplier

How to switch energy supplier

Discover how easy it is to switch supplier today and find a tariff that suits you - you could save up to £350 a year on your energy costs if you switch.

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10 signs it's time for a new boiler

Recognise the 10 typical signs that help you establish whether you need a simple boiler repair or a completely new replacement boiler.

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Benefits of energy-saving light bulbs

All you ever wanted to know about energy efficient bulbs! What they are, how to choose the right one and whether they're worth the investment.

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Boiler review - Ideal Logic+ 24 Combi

We take a look at the Ideal Logic Plus 24C boiler - How efficient is it? Could this be their best boiler yet? And how does it match up to the competition?

Carbon Monoxide: The Dangers

Carbon Monoxide: The Dangers

Discover the the dangers of carbon monoxide gas leaks, why it’s called the "silent killer" and how you can protect yourself.

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Baxi EcoBlue+ vs Ideal Logic+

It's the battle of the mid-range combi boilers. We pit Baxi's EcoBlue+ against the Ideal Logic+ to find out out which one is better value for money.

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A guide to hot water cylinders

Learn more about hot water cylinders, from how they store your water as well as how hot water Is distributed through your home. Find out more here.

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A guide to central heating controls

Everything there is to know about central heating controls! From old-school mechanical boiler thermostats to smart wireless boiler controls.

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A guide to geothermal energy

Explore the solution to the problem solar power users are faced with at night and during darker days with the use of home storage batteries. Find out more here.

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What is a combi boiler?

Combi boilers are the most popular type of domestic boilers in the UK due to their heating efficiency, space-saving qualities and cost-effectiveness.

Vaillant vSMART - Review

Vaillant vSMART - Review

With a growingly competitive smart thermostat market, we took a quick look at Vaillant's very own vSMART smart thermostat and few of its top features.

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How to bleed radiators

Find out when and how to bleed your radiators and why it's important to remove air from your central heating system - without jeopardising your boiler.

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The best smart thermostats 2017

Discover the UK's top smart thermostats in 2017 and how they compare - Which one's right for you and how much control do they give you over your heating?

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