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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.

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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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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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.

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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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?

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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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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?

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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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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).

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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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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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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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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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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 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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Worcester 30CDi Classic Boiler - 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

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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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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.

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 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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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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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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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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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 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.

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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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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 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.

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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.

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 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.

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?

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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.

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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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Worcester 30Si Compact Boiler - 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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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.

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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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 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 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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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Boiler review - Vaillant ecoTec Plus 938

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.

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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.

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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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.

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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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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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Is a system 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 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.