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

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.

Vaillant vSMART - Review
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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.

What are smart thermostats?
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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 ecoTec Plus 835 Combi - Review
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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.

Benefits of energy-saving light bulbs
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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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What is heating cover?

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

What is heating cover?
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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?

Worcester Bosch Greenstar 25Si - Review
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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.

Vaillant ecoFit Pure 415 Boiler - Review
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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!

How to balance your radiators
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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.

Worcester Bosch Greenstar 29CDi - Review
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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.

Power shower vs electric shower
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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.

What is a smart meter?
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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?

Smart thermostats - Nest vs Hive
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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.

A guide to central heating 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?

The best smart thermostats 2019
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?

Smart thermostats - vSMART vs Wave
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What is boiler breakdown cover?

The last thing we want is a boiler breakdown and being left in the cold. Is boiler breakdown cover the solution? Find out more in our article.

What is boiler breakdown cover?
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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.

Worcester 30i vs Worcester 29CDi Classic
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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.

How to bleed radiators
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What is landlord boiler cover?

If you're a landlord and looking to avoid those unexpected boiler breakdowns and repairs, landlord boiler cover may be exactly what you're looking for.

What is landlord boiler cover?
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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
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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?
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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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 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.

What to consider when replacing a boiler
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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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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
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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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?
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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
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
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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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?
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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
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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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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
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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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
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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?

Worcester 30Si Compact Combi - Review
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.

Preparing Your Boiler For Winter
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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