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Common Winter Plumbing Issues to Avoid

Published: Tuesday, 23 January 2018 11:02

Winter can bring cold temperatures, warm fires in the hearth, and a nightmare of plumbing issues. The frigid temperatures of winter can quickly show you any weaknesses that may have developed in your water lines, sewer lines, or faucets.

Many people dread winter because after the big freeze happens the thawing occurs, and they find themselves with enormous repair bills for broken water pipes, broken toilets, floors that were damaged by water, water heaters that must be replaced, well pumps that need to be replaced, and more.

There are some things you can do to prevent some of these tragedies from occurring. 

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The Advantages of Boiler Maintenance

Published: Monday, 18 December 2017 14:30

When having a boiler, it is important to implement a maintenance schedule for it to work effectively. Whether you will need it repaired or your boiler replaced. With labour and parts, there is a tremendous financial cost when a homeowner only fixes a boiler when it breaks down. It is better to be proactive to maintain a properly running boiler.
A variety of problems can occur with a boiler that can hinder its use such as: trapped air in a line, trapped air in radiator, faulty zone valve, boiler has no power, low water level, thermostat malfunction, mineral deposits in boiler and heat exchange, and the expansion tank has too much water and not enough air. To help prevent problems with the boiler, it is important to properly maintain the boiler.

Annual Inspection and Cleaning: It is important to have the boiler inspected and cleaned annually. This should be done by a licensed and qualified professional. It will help keep the boiler running efficiently for years. It will also help reduce instances of mechanical breakdown. A homeowner will save money by having a boiler cleaned by a professional as a dirty boiler will cause the power bill to increase. As well, a professional will be able to identify any minor problems and correct them much cheaper than if the entire system breaks down. If you live in an area with hard water, have the professional de-scale the boiler to prevent debris accumulation.

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How does central heating work?

Published: Monday, 27 November 2017 11:54

A central heating system consists of heat production, heat distribution and heat transfer. Together they form a CV circuit which circuit supplies an efficient delivery of heat to the connected rooms. and ensure efficient delivery of heat in your rooms. The thermostat allows a user to control the temperature of the central heating.

But how does it work?

Today we will be showcasing our words on how the various components of a heating system work together. Central heating provides several rooms or apartments with warmth and it is often located in the attic or small room in the house.

 

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Have you ever thought of switching from oil to natural gas?

Published: Thursday, 02 November 2017 16:15

It is a question that has been lingering in the minds of a lot of people lately. Whether it is a good idea to dump the oil and go for gas heating. The answer to this question has eluded many people, leaving them in a dilemma. However, there are many factors to consider when you have to pick the best option between these two heating fuels. If you have been using oil, then the question of whether to switch from it or not can be adequately answered by looking at the benefits and the demerits of natural gas and then comparing them with those of oil. In this piece, we highlight the pros and cons of natural gas.


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How to Save Water, Energy, and Money In Your Home

Published: Wednesday, 04 October 2017 10:37

We all know how important it is to save water and energy such as your central heating system, it doesn’t just affect the planet, but it also affects your money, if you’re on a water meter then these tips will be very useful for you. Sometimes we forget about those little things that can help us save water and energy in our home. Nobody thinks about it all the time so we’re here to give some tips to remind you.


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