-LANDLORDS CERTIFICATES -
Where there are any gas appliances in the property provided by the landlord, the landlord must ensure that annual gas safety checks are carried out. These checks must be carried out by a gas fitter/engineer who is registered on the Gas Safety Register (which has replaced Corgi). A copy must be given to the tenant before the tenant moves in and the check must have been carried out within the 12 months before the new tenant takes up occupation. Checks must be done annually at no more than 12 month intervals and copies of all certificates for checks must be handed over to the tenant. If landlords fail to do this they may lose their Section 21 rights in England as of 1st October 2015.
Power Flushing will have your heating firing We can give you full central heating installation, replacement radiators, a new thermostat or whatever you need. We'll make sure we match any new radiators with your current décor. If something isn't right with your heating, you don't necessarily need a whole new system. Our trained heating engineers will find any faults and fix them for you. Power flushing is a great way to get your heating firing on all cylinders. It removes rust and iron oxide sludge deposits so that your home stays warm and comfortable all year round and that you're not wasting money on huge energy bills.
Oil combi boilers
oil combo boilers are a great alternative If you are looking for a new boiler, then why not consider an oil combi boiler? Oil combination boilers are efficient water heaters and central heating boilers and a great option if you don't have a gas mains supply or just want a different power source. No separate hot water cylinder is needed, saving you space in your property and time when it comes to installation. We also fit and service conventional oil boilers that heat your central heating system directly and produce hot water for your cylinder. Contact us today to speak to the experts.
Are you thinking about getting a new gas boiler? it's important to know the different types and how they work. The size, type and make of boiler can all affect how much energy you use and how your home and hot water is heated. When it comes to what type of boiler, there are three main types to consider: Combi, Conventional or System.
Combi Boilers only heat water you use so heats as you use straight from the mains.you will not need any water tank due to it heating as you go along so will save you space in your home!
Things to think of are that it may take a minitue or two to heat up and using more than one tap at a time may reduce your flow depending on your mains pressure.
Heat only boilers are also known as conventional, regular or open vent boilers. They heat your central heating and hot water when installed as part of a heating system together along with a hot water storage cylinder, cold water storage tank, plus a feed and expansion tank (which is usually stored in the loft above the boiler to provide a good head of water gravity fed down). One of the other clues is that you’ll have a separate circulating pump, instead of one inside the boiler. However if your current boiler is quite old then it is more likely to be a heat only boiler.
-UN-VENTED & UNDERFLOOR HEATING -
Deciding on one or the other depends on having a ‘direct’ or ‘indirect’ system. The terms direct and indirect refer to how the mains water is fed into the system – either directly into the pressure vessel contained within a cylinder or indirectly into the cold water storage tank – or how the water is heated within the hot water cylinder – either directly using an electric immersion heater or indirectly using a heat exchanger supplied from a boiler. Many homes use a combination of the two with indirect for normal heating and an immersion heater as a back-up or storage for extra hot water at short notice. Before 1989, only vented cylinders were allowed to be used in domestic heating systems. A vented cylinder has a vent pipe which allows it to be subject to atmospheric pressure. The mains water is fed to and stored in the cold water storage tank (usually in the loft), and from there it goes to the appliances in the home. The appliances requiring hot water are fed indirectly via the cold water storage tank to the water cylinder and heated using a heat exchanger. Because the water supply is gravity-fed and therefore low pressure, sometimes a pump needs to be added to assure a strong flow of water both for the domestic hot water and the heating. An unvented water cylinder works directly from the mains water. The principles of heating are the same as vented by using an immersion heater rather than a heat exchanger, but because the pressure comes direct from the mains water the flow is much better. The systems have many safety devices inbuilt to help it cope with the high pressure and expansion of water. You may find you have a small tank in the loft for venting and feeding your central heating, there is no need for a cold water storage tank.
- GROUND SOURCE HEATING -
The benefits of ground source heat pumps Could lower your fuel bills, especially if you replace conventional electric heating, Could provide you with income through the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), Could lower home carbon emissions, depending on which fuel you are replacing, No fuel deliveries needed, Can heat your home as well as your water Minimal maintenance required
-AIR SOURCE HEATING -
The benefits of air source heat pumps Lower fuel bills, especially if you are replacing conventional electric heating potential income through the UK government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) lower home carbon emissions, depending on which fuel you are replacing, no fuel deliveries needed, can heat your home as well as your water, minimal maintenance required, can be easier to install than a ground source heat pump.
Smart thermostats are a new type of heating control which connect to the internet, allowing them to be accessed and adjusted remotely. They can give you much greater control over your heating, from wherever you are, at any time of day.
There are a range of different smart heating controls currently on the market - each works slightly differently and has different features. Some features include:
remote access to turn your heating on and off, or control the temperature in your home, using a mobile app, memory to remember your routine energy use - this information can then be used to set heating preferences automatically, the ability to control the heating in different areas of your home, to avoid wasting energy by heating un-used rooms, information about how much energy your heating system is using Some devices can store information so that you can see your energy use over time. What are the benefits of smart heating controls? They allow you greater control and give you the option to be more flexible with your heating settings. They can help you to manage your heating more efficiently and potentially help you save money on your energy bills. For example, if you are going to be home late one evening, you can remotely change your settings to prevent the heating from turning on until you arrive home. They allow you to adjust your heating very easily, helping to make your home more comfortable very quickly. Be aware, if you use the control to turn the heating on more frequently, or to a higher temperature than it usually would be, you could find you use more energy, and your bills go up. The additional information they provide about your energy use can help you to work out the optimum heating for your home, and show you any wasteful heating habits that might be raising your bills.