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Nest Learning Thermostat - Review

We took a look at the Nest's learning smart thermostat - a highly intelligent thermostat with great features, self-learning and a metallic circular design.

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Why do Hometree use video surveys?

Hometree's experienced engineers use video calls to your smartphone to complete your boiler survey, rather than the traditional salesperson home visit.

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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.

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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Vaillant ecoTec Plus 825 Combi - Review

In this review, we took a closer look at Vaillant's ecoTec Plus 825 - a small yet powerful combination boiler for smaller homes and flats.

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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.

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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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Vaillant ecoTec Green iQ 627 - Review

In this review, we took a look at the Vaillant ecoTec Green iQ 627 - a popular system boiler choice for homeowners with some great features.

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Vaillant Boiler Error Codes

We've listed some of the most common error codes that could appear on your Vaillant boiler.

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Worcester 30i vs Worcester 30Si Compact

We're back with a new edition of the battle of the boilers, this time between two Worcester Bosch combi boilers: the Greenstar 30i and the 30Si Compact.

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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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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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Worcester Bosch Greenstar 36CDi - Review

We took a closer look at Worcester Bosch's popular 36kW compact combination boiler, the Greenstar 36CDi Compact combi - a highly efficient and powerful combi.

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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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Honeywell Lyric T6 - Review

We took a closer look at Honeywell's T6 Smart Thermostat - an easy to install smart thermostat with an array of great features and a modern cuboid design.

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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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Ideal Logic+ 24 Combi - Review

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?

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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 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.

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9 signs it's time for a new boiler

Recognise the 9 typical signs that help you establish whether you need a simple boiler repair or a completely new replacement boiler.

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!

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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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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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Worcester 30CDi Classic System - Review

In this review, we took a look at Worcester Bosch's popular system boiler, the 30CDi Classic - offering a high energy efficiency rating and great heating output

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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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.

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Worcester 30Si Compact Combi - Review

We took a closer look at the popular (and small) Worcester Bosch's Greenstar 30Si Compact combination boiler - Just how good is the boiler compared to the 30i?

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Is a system boiler right for you?

If you’re unsure of which boiler will suit your home, we’re here to help. In this guide, we focus in on system boilers.

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Vaillant ecoFit Pure 412 Boiler - Review

We took a closer look at the Vaillant ecoFit Pure 412 - a popular 12kW regular boiler choice for those with smaller homes and traditional heating systems.

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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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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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Vaillant ecoFit Pure 825 Combi - Review

In our latest review, we took a look at Vaillant's ecoFit Pure 825 combi boiler - an ideal choice for homeowners looking for a small yet powerful 25kW gas boiler.

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Worcester 35CDi Classic System - Review

In our latest review, we took a closer at 35kW system boiler, the Worcester Bosch Greenstar 35CDi Classic System - a highly efficient and powerful boiler.

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Vaillant ecoFit Pure 418 Boiler - Review

In our latest review, we took a look at the Vaillant ecoFit Pure 418 regular boiler - a popular choice out of the Vaillant ecoFit Pure boiler range.

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Is a regular boiler right for you?

In this guide, we're here to help you find the right boiler for your home. This time, we focus in on regular boilers (also known as conventional or heat only).

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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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Vaillant ecoTec Pro 30 Combi - Review

In our review of the Vaillant ecoTec Pro 30 combi boiler, we take a look at its performance and efficiency. Could this be the perfect fit for your home?

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Worcester 38CDi Classic Combi - Review

In our latest combi boiler review, we took a look at the Worcester Bosch Greenstar 38CDi Classic Combi - a powerful yet highly efficient combination boiler.

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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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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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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Vaillant ecoTec Green iQ 843 - Review

We took a closer look at Vaillant's ecoTec Green iQ 843 for you - the upgrade to the popular 835 model with some environmentally friendly features.

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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.

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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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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Worcester 30Ri vs 30CDi Classic Regular

In our latest edition of the battle of the boilers, we have two Worcester Bosch regular boilers: the Greenstar 30Ri and the 30CDi Classic Regular.

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Vaillant ecoFit Pure 835 Combi - Review

In our latest review, we took a look at the Vaillant ecoFit Pure 835 combination boiler - the most powerful combination boiler out of the ecoFit Pure range.

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Worcester Bosch Greenstar 25Si - Review

We took a look at the Worcester Greenstar 25Si Compact, the smaller alternative to the massively popular 25i combi boiler - Can it still pack a punch?

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Tado Smart Thermostat - Review

In our latest review, we had a look at the Tado smart thermostat, the "new kid on the block" in the world of smart tech with a stunning futuristic LED display.

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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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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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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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Vaillant ecoTec Pro 28 Combi - Review

We took a look at Vaillant's most popular 28kW combi boiler, the ecoTec Pro 28 - How well does it perform in comparison to a Worcester Bosch alternative?

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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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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.

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Vaillant ecoTec Plus 835 Combi - Review

We took a closer look at Vaillant's ecoTec Plus 835 - a condensing wall mounted combination boiler perfect for small to mid-sized homes and flats.

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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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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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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Worcester 30i vs Worcester 29CDi Classic

It's the battle of the high-end combi boilers, this time between two Worcester Bosch boilers: the Worcester Bosch Greenstar 30i vs 29CDi Classic combi boiler.

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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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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The best smart thermostats 2019

Discover the UK's top smart thermostats in 2019 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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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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Smart thermostats - Nest vs Hive

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

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Worcester Bosch Greenstar 29CDi - Review

We took a closer look at Worcester Bosch's Greenstar 29CDi Classic combi boiler - a highly efficient and small combi boiler with great features.

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Power shower vs electric shower

Power showers and electric showers are topics that seem to confuse a lot of us, and we're here to explain how each of them work and the benefits of each.

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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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Vaillant ecoFit Pure 415 Boiler - Review

In our latest review, we took a closer look at the ecoFit Pure 415 - Vaillant's popular 15kW regular boiler choice for those with traditional heating systems.

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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.

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Worcester Bosch Greenstar 32CDi - Review

In our latest boiler review, we took a look at the Worcester Bosch Greenstar 32CDi Compact combi - a highly efficient 32kW combi boiler with great features.

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Worcester 34CDi Classic Combi - Review

In our latest combi boiler review, we took a look at the Worcester Bosch Greenstar 34CDi Classic Combi - a powerful yet highly efficient combination 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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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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Worcester Bosch Greenstar 28CDi - Review

We took a closer look at Worcester Bosch's Greenstar 28CDi Compact combi boiler - a highly efficient and small combi boiler with great features.