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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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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.

Posted on:Jan 10, 2017
Category:In House 
Posted by:isdigital

There are dangers associated with the colder temperatures, especially for the elderly, young or vulnerable, and the strain of keeping people safe and healthy falls on the heating systems.

No one likes going without hot water, at any time of the year. Most people shower or bathe every day, some twice a day! This stopped being a luxury several centuries ago, and is now just a fact of modern life. Similarly with heating, going without central heating in winter is awful. Heating and hot water isn’t a luxury any more, it’s very much a necessity.

At its core, very cold weather puts all sorts of strain on machinery. All extremes of temperature do. In the Sahara, and the Arctic, you’ll find all machinery and technology is carefully adapted and modified to function the extremes of temperature, because otherwise it will grind to a halt.

We’re lucky in Britain to have such a tepid and reliable weather throughout most of the year, however, we do still get brutal winters. We tend to break down completely at just a smattering of snow, our machinery seems much the same! When it comes to heating systems things like pipes freezing and overworked heating systems giving up are all too common, and can easily lead to whole systems breaking down and homes having to cope with no central heating or hot water at the coldest time of the year.

The problem is, central heating is crucial, and going without it can be very dangerous. Every year, you hear saddening stories of the homeless, the elderly and neglected kids dying from cold exposure. You might think that because we live in such a tepid country, that there’s not too much danger to the weather, but this isn’t true.

The responsibilities of keeping the vulnerable, the elderly and the very young warm and healthy falls entirely on frequently overworked, inefficient and outdated boiler heating systems. The dangers and risks of them breaking down cannot be understated, and you should always have a contingency plan.

One of the biggest and worst problems associated with boiling systems going down in the winter is the difficulty of removing, sourcing and replacing them with new systems. You’ve got to think that it’s not just you who didn’t plan ahead for the winter. There’s a lot of people out there buying new systems and looking for tradesmen to fit them. This generally means that suppliers will be selling out and prices will be just as steep as ever, and almost every tradesman will struggle to fit your boiler repair or replacement in anytime soon, as well as overcharging, because they can! It’s all to be expected in the dead of winter.

No one likes waking up in a freezing cold home, discovering the boilers gone and trying to get someone out to either fix it or fit a new one, all before work in the morning! It can be a huge hassle, stress and headache, and is to be avoided at all costs! On top of these issues, you’ve also got basic logistical problems, like snow causing delivery, stock and travel issues. The winter is the worst time your boiler can break down, for a variety of reasons. One of the biggest reasons is the cost, stress and hassle of sorting a new one. Be prepared for winter. The best way you can do this is by fitting your boiler before it breaks, even in winter. Just that extra bit of time to source and plan the change can be hugely beneficial.

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