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Everything there is to know about heating systems, energy saving, cover and more.

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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.

Potterton Gold vs Glow-worm Betacom3
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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

Worcester 30CDi Classic System - Review
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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.

Honeywell Lyric T6 - Review
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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.

Baxi EcoBlue+ vs Ideal Logic+
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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.

Is my boiler pressure too high?
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!

A guide to radiators
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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.

9 signs it's time for a new boiler
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Worcester Greenstar 12i System - Review

We took a closer at the popular Worcester Bosch Greenstar 12i System boiler - a wall-mounted 12kW system boiler with some great features.

Worcester Greenstar 12i System - Review
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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?

Worcester Bosch Greenstar 25i - Review
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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.

A guide to solar energy
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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.

What is a powerflush?
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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.

What is a system boiler?
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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.

Worcester 38CDi Classic Combi - Review
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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.

Worcester 30Ri vs 30CDi Classic Regular
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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.

The ErP directive
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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.

Vaillant ecoTec Green iQ 843 - Review
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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.

Why you should avoid cheap boilers
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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.

Vaillant ecoFit Pure 825 Combi - Review
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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.

A guide to hot water cylinders
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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?

Vaillant ecoTec Pro 24 Combi - Review
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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.

Is a system boiler right for you?
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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.

Vaillant ecoFit Pure 412 Boiler - Review
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Worcester Greenstar 15i System - Review

In our latest system boiler review, we took a look at the Worcester Bosch Greenstar 15i - a highly efficient, wall-mounted 15kW system boiler.

Worcester Greenstar 15i System - Review
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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.

Worcester 35CDi Classic System - Review
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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.

Why do Hometree use video surveys?
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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 does a thermostat work?
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!

How to save energy at home
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What is boiler insurance?

Everything you need to know about boiler insurance. What is boiler insurance? Is boiler insurance worth it?

What is boiler insurance?
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Vaillant ecoTec Plus 412 Boiler - Review

We took a closer look at one of Vaillant's most popular regular boilers, the Vaillant ecoTec Plus 412 - a highly efficient boiler with a 12kW heating output.

Vaillant ecoTec Plus 412 Boiler - Review
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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.

Nest Learning Thermostat - Review
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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.

A guide to storage batteries
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What is central heating cover?

Everything you need to know about central heating cover. What is heating cover? Is central heating cover worth it?

What is central heating cover?
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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.

How to choose the right radiator
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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.

Worcester Bosch Greenstar 36CDi - Review
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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.

Vaillant Boiler Error Codes
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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.

Worcester 30i vs Worcester 30Si Compact
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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.

Vaillant ecoTec Plus 825 Combi - Review
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Worcester 42CDi Classic Combi - Review

In our most recent Worcester review, we took a lot at the Greenstar 42CDi Classic Combi - a highly powerful and efficient 42kW combination boiler.

Worcester 42CDi Classic Combi - Review
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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!

ecoTec Pro 24 vs Greenstar 25i
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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.

Introducing the new Nest Thermostat E
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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.

Vaillant ecoTec Green iQ 627 - Review
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What's a Megaflo Unvented boiler system?

Looking for more information on Megaflo cylinders? We take a closer look at Megaflo unvented cylinders, which supply large volumes of hot water to all outlets.

What's a Megaflo Unvented boiler system?
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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 (TRVs) to smart options.

A guide to radiator valves
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What’s The Ideal Room Temperature?

Not sure what temperature your house should be? Or the most economical temperature for central heating? We took a look at how you could make an energy saving.

What’s The Ideal Room Temperature?
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Worcester Bosch Greenstar 30i - Review

In our review of Worcester Bosch's Greenstar 30i combi boiler, we take a good look at its performance and how "green" it is amongst its competitors.

Worcester Bosch Greenstar 30i - Review
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Vaillant ecoTec Plus 938 Combi - Review

In our review, we took at Vaillant's rather large ecoTec Plus 938 Storage combination boiler - boasting a large flow rate and a small water storage unit.

Vaillant ecoTec Plus 938 Combi - Review
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?

Worcester Bosch Wave - Review
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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.

Magnetic filters & limescale inhibitors
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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?

The best smart thermostats 2017
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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.

Worcester 34CDi Classic Combi - Review
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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.

Worcester Bosch Greenstar 32CDi - Review
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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?

Asbestos in boiler insulation
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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.

Worcester Bosch Greenstar 28CDi - Review
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What is combi boiler cover?

If you're looking to avoid those unexpected combination boiler breakdowns, combi boiler cover may by exactly what you need.

What is combi boiler cover?
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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.

What is a combi boiler?
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What is a boiler service?

If you're looking to maintain your boiler, an annual boiler service will include checks and tests carried out by a Gas Safe engineer. Find out more today.

What is a boiler service?
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.

New Boiler vs boiler repair
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Vaillant ecoTec Plus 424 Boiler - Review

We took a look at the Vaillant ecoTec Plus 424 boiler - a highly efficient regular boiler with a 24kW output and some great features.

Vaillant ecoTec Plus 424 Boiler - Review
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What is drainage cover?

Everything you need to know about drain cover. What is plumbing and drainage cover? Is drain cover worth it?

What is drainage cover?
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.

Carbon Monoxide: The Dangers
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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).

Is a regular boiler right for you?
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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.

Vaillant ecoFit Pure 418 Boiler - Review
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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?

Vaillant ecoTec Pro 30 Combi - Review
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.

Saving money with a new boiler
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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.

Vaillant ecoFit Pure 835 Combi - Review
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Vaillant ecoTec Plus 832 Combi - Review

In this review, we took a closer look at Vaillant's ecoTec Plus 832 - a small yet powerful combination boiler for smaller homes and flats.

Vaillant ecoTec Plus 832 Combi - Review
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What is boiler cover?

Everything you need to know about boiler cover. What is boiler cover? Is boiler cover worth it?

What is boiler cover?
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Vaillant ecoFit Pure 830 Combi - Review

Vaillant's ecoFit Pure 830 combination boiler - a popular choice for homeowners looking for an efficient 30kW combi boiler with a powerful flow rate.

Vaillant ecoFit Pure 830 Combi - Review
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Is a combi 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 combination boilers (also known as combis).

Is a combi boiler right for you?
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Vaillant ecoTec Green iQ 835 - Review

We took a closer look at Vaillant's ecoTec Green iQ 835 for you - the most environmentally friendly condensing wall-mounted combi boiler.

Vaillant ecoTec Green iQ 835 - Review
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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.

Understanding gas safety
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.

How to switch energy supplier
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Worcester Bosch Greenstar 24Ri - Review

We took a closer look at Worcester Bosch's popular regular boiler, the Greenstar 24Ri - How well does it stand against its competitors?

Worcester Bosch Greenstar 24Ri - Review
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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.

A guide to home insulation
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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.

Programmable vs smart thermostats