Heating and Boiler Guides

Smart thermostats

The latest generation of smart thermostats is designed to intelligently control the temperature in your home environment.   What is a...

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Buying a new boiler

If you’ve decided that it’s time to buy a new boiler, you need to consider the different types available so you can ensure that you get the right...

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Radiator valves

These valves control the flow of water through your radiators and are situated at the bottom, where the pipe feeds into the unit.   There...

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Boiler controls

Your boiler and central heating system are fitted with a variety of controls, allowing you to manage temperatures, timings and energy consumption...

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Condensing boilers

Generating more heat from the same amount of fuel, a condensing boiler will save you money on your heating bills when directly compared to a...

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System boilers

Sometimes referred to as 'sealed system' boilers, a system boiler works in the same way as a conventional boiler, storing hot water separately, in...

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Conventional boilers

Also known as ‘open vent’, ‘heat only’ or ‘regular’ boilers, conventional boilers require both a cylinder and a tank. Suitable for homes where...

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Combi boilers

Combi boilers (combination boilers), are the most popular type of boiler in the UK. Providing heat and hot water on demand, without the need for a...

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Radiators aren’t warm enough

While your boiler and radiators might be in good working order, from time to time you may find that your heaters aren’t getting fully hot. ...

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Different temperatures in different rooms

While your central heating system should work to distribute heat evenly around your home, from time to time it can become unbalanced. If you...

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Boiler's working but radiators stay cold

If you’re experiencing cold radiators even though your boiler is working normally, it’s likely that there’s a problem with your boiler pump or...

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Electric boilers

A common replacement for small to medium sized boilers, electric boilers are known to be light, silent and compact. Economical to run in comparison...

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Oil boilers

Using oil to heat hot water that is then circulated through the central heating system, under UK law, since 2007 all oil-fired boilers must have a...

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Biomass boilers

An environmentally friendly heating solution, biomass boilers use the heat produced to provide heating and hot water. Most suited to people...

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Gas boilers

Powered by natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), like most boilers, a gas boiler burns fuel to heat water. As boilers account for...

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Gas connections and gas meters

Gas suppliers in the UK provide gas for British homes and are licensed by Ofgem. The National Grid connects power stations and major substations...

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Noisy boiler and pipes - how to solve banging noises

If you hear your boiler or heating pipes making noises such as whistling, gurgling or banging, you should find out the cause as soon as...

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Boiler is leaking

A leaking boiler could be an indication of a serious fault. If you don’t fix a leak quickly the internal parts of your boiler could corrode, making...

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No hot water

If you’re experiencing a loss of hot water follow the steps below to try and fix the problem.  However, if you’re not confident with DIY,...

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No heating

If you’re experiencing a loss of heating, follow the steps below to try and kick-start your system. If you’re not confident with DIY, contact...

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