Helping you this winter
Video guides and tips to save you time and money
We're here to help you through the winter months with tips on everything from quick fixes to boiler problems to how you could save on your energy bills.
How to check your water pressure
Low water pressure in your boiler can often cause your boiler to constantly switch itself off. Our video guide can teach you how to check the pressure gauge for the correct pressure and what to do to fix it.
How to thaw a frozen condensate pipe
Extremely cold and icy weather can often freeze your boiler’s condensation pipe causing blockage and breakdowns. Use the video guide to see how you could fix this quickly.
How to bleed your radiator
Does your radiator feel like its not working properly? We will teach you how you can check and bleed your radiator to restore efficiency.
If your central heating or hot water stops working, there are a few things you can do before calling an engineer:
- Check that your central heating clock or timer is working properly. Make sure that it's switched on and showing the correct time. You'll find step-by-step instructions in your boiler manual.
- If your electrical power has been off for a while, you might also need to reset your clock.
- If you have a wireless room thermostat, check to see if the batteries need replacing - this is easy to do.
- Watch our quick video guide to see how you could carry out simple checks around your home to locate the problem as well as recommendations on what you could do to fix them.
Please refer to our Central Heating troubleshooting guide for more information.
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How to Maintain your Central Heating System
This informative video guide offers helpful tips on how you could maintain your central heating system to ensure it operates as it should.
How to install a carbon monoxide alarm
Protect you and your family from potential Carbon Monoxide leaks this winter by installing a Carbon Monoxide detector.
Carbon Monoxide is a highly poisonous gas that is very difficult to detect as you cannot see, smell or taste it. You may not be aware of its presence until it's too late. Buy a Carbon Monoxide Alarm today.
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Insulating your Home
This helpful film will show you how easy it is to have your home insulated which can help you to keep heating costs down.
How do Thermostatic Radiator Valves work
We explain why installing thermostatic radiator valves can save you money and ensure your home stays warm throughout winter.
Upgrading to a more efficient boiler can help cut the cost of your bill. Upgrade your boiler.
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Getting extra help from us
We're here for you if you need a little more help staying warm right through the winter.