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How Efficient Heating Systems Save You Money and Help the Planet

Heating systems are absolutely necessary. In modern life, there’s simply no way to get around needing one. In the dead of the winter you need heat and warmth, and all year round you need regular showers and baths.

Knowing Your Local Plumbing Supplies Company Is Important

Everyone should know their local plumbing supplies company. That might seem like a weird statement, however, hear me out! Plumbing, and plumbing supplies, are an essential part of keeping a home running smoothly and efficiently, especially in winter.

Why Winter Puts the Greatest Strain on Your Heating Systems

Winter can be fun. Snow, Christmas, New Year, and all that jazz. Lots of spending time with family, drinking and having a good time. However, the weather can put a heavy strain on your heating systems, for a variety of reasons, and it’s the worst possible time for heating systems to go down.

New Year, New Boiler?

2016 has been an interesting year, that’s for sure. Full of political turmoil and change, and social changes and developments. However 2016 has treated you, you still need warmth and hot water!

Boiler Checks and Why They Are So Important

Knowing the health and overall functionality of your boiler can be hugely useful and important. No one likes the idea of being stuck in the dead of winter with no heating or hot water, which, beyond being uncomfortable and unpleasant, can even be deadly for the frail, elderly or very young.

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New Boiler or New Heating System? Here Is What You Need To Know


A new boiler and the accompanying heating system can be the single biggest expenditure in a home, and the effectiveness of said system can affect your finances regularly the whole time it’s in use.

Posted on:Oct 11, 2016
Category:In House 
Posted by:isdigital

This is why you need to choose the exact right models and systems, and have them installed correctly, however there are a multitude of thing to bear in mind when choosing, selecting, buying and installing different boilers and heating systems. We understand that it can sometimes be awkward and intimidating getting starting on the costly expenditure that is updating and replacing your boiler or heating system, but the worst thing in the world that you can do is bury your head.

Before you know it, it’ll be winter and your antiquated, expensive current system will be struggling, or worse, you simply won’t have heating. Remember, getting your boiler and heating systems sorted in summer is always going to be easier and cheaper, because there’s no worry about being without heating for a day or two, and all the tradesmen in your area won’t be so inundated with work. Here’s some other key things to bear in mind.

Understand your Requirements

If you know what you need, you’ll get the best suited boiler and heating system for you. Getting an exact description of how you’ll be using the new boiler and heating system, and to what extent, and the size of the house being heated, and how many people will be using it as well as how often, etc. All this information allows you to find out what precise type and make of boiler and style of system is right for you. This simplifies buying the heating system and boiler massively, because from there it’s simply a case of going to your supplier and picking the most reliable, top boiler they have available, within your budget.

Utilise the High Street

It’s absolutely crucial to buy local, as opposed to mail ordering, or online, because you should physically see the boiler or system you’re buying, and any reputable supplier will have a number of specialists and experts there to help customers choose the ideal boiler, and make the best decision possible. On top of this, should anything go wrong you’ll have a much easier job getting a refund or an exchange out of a physical shop rather than from a distant, faceless online store. Obviously you’re also supporting your local high street and community, so that’s great. You need expert advice to be sure you’re buying the exact right boiler and heating system for your needs, especially considering what a costly investment this going to be.

Always Compare Offers, Prices and Guarantees

Comparing is always crucial, with literally any service or product nowadays. When you’ve found your supplier, be sure to check their prices up against other local suppliers, and even online vendors. Knowing you’re getting the best price possible is important, and knowing that the same model of boiler is cheaper elsewhere is a great bargaining tool that can often mean you can haggle your original supplier down. As well as overall price, you need to compare the guarantees that different suppliers offer, as well as delivery cost.

How Much Are You Willing to Spend?

Best to go higher than lower, and avoid the nightmare scenario of mid-winter, no heating. When it comes to deciding on your boiler and heating budget, you’ve got to remember what depends on your boiler and system, and how much your peace of mind is worth. With increasingly cold winters in the UK, a functioning heating system and boiler is very far from a luxury. It can be dangerous to go a few nights without heating, especially if you’re older or have young children. Best to fit and test a new, proven machine in tepid summer months, and not need it till mid-winter than to discover you’re going to be going for a few days without heating at minus two. Reliability is the name of the game here, and you need to factor that into your budget; the more you spend, the more reliable and hardy your boiler and overall system is going to be.

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