Heating

The most energy efficient circulator pump is here!

The most energy efficient circulator pump is here!

/ May 13, 2013 10:45 am

The leading manufacturer in domestic hot water pumps, Grundfos, are expanding their product line with a new pump entitled MAGNA3. This range of medium to large water circulator pumps do a bit more than it says on the tin, and can help you save money. The basic function of them is to pump the hot water from your boiler around your property, but doing so will of course use electricity. [...]

An affordable option to remote controlled heating.

An affordable option to remote controlled heating.

/ May 10, 2013 11:08 am

In 2010 I made a blog post highlighting one of the first commercially released heating control systems that could be operated via an iPhone app. Since then things have come a long way in making it a much more affordable option. A remote controlled heating system is a system that can be operated when you’re away from home. With the use of a smart phone, or in some cases a web-based [...]

What size radiator to buy for heating your room?

What size radiator to buy for heating your room?

/ April 17, 2013 12:11 pm

Choosing the right sized radiator to heat your room is crucial to making sure the room is heated efficiently. If you get a radiator which is too small or doesn’t have a high enough output then you might find your room never getting to the desired temperature. This blog post will tell you what size radiator you will need to buy to heat your room efficiently. The information below doesn’t [...]

Worcester-Bosch launch new compact CDi boiler

Worcester-Bosch launch new compact CDi boiler

/ March 15, 2013 10:54 am

Worcester-Bosch have always been seen as innovators when it comes to the domestic heating market. From cutting edge solar thermal systems to combi boilers capable of heating large properties whilst still being energy efficient – it’s only natural that their heating products are some of the best selling in the UK. Their latest boiler continues the Worcester-Bosch legacy of boundary pushing heating appliances, by reducing the size of one of [...]

INFOGRAPHIC: 4 facts about radiators

INFOGRAPHIC: 4 facts about radiators

/ March 13, 2013 10:28 am

Radiators are the core to most central heating systems, but do you know much about them? A lot of home owners think they’re all the same, but with refinements in their design they’ve become a lot more energy efficient, stylish and affordable. Today’s blog comes in the form of an infographic, giving you some interesting stats and facts on modern radiators.

Gas flue inspection hatches

Gas flue inspection hatches

/ February 12, 2013 11:39 am

In fairly recent updates to Gas Safe regulations, it’s now mandatory for gas flue inspection hatches to be installed where flues are concealed. So for example, if you have a flue running in the void between two walls – totally out of sight – hatches need to be installed in order for gas engineers to periodically inspect the flue. This regulation was brought into place for the safety of people using gas boilers. [...]

An alternative to boiler cover…

An alternative to boiler cover…

/ December 31, 2012 11:48 am

Our plumbers often get asked about insurance cover for boilers, and even though PGS Services does not currently supply this, there are a lot of options to look at. From boiler cover provided by companies such as the AA, to the schemes run by energy suppliers such as E.ON and British Gas – there is a lot to choose from. However, there are also a lot of catches to some [...]

INFOGRAPHIC: Boiler Efficiency Solar System!

INFOGRAPHIC: Boiler Efficiency Solar System!

/ December 12, 2012 4:13 pm

For this week’s infographic we’ve made a fun boiler solar system. This chart shows a small selection of the most popular boilers available this year and their SEDBUK rating (based on SEDBUK 2005). The SEDBUK rating is the government approved energy efficiency rating of the boiler. All these boilers are extremely high efficiency, so they will all save you money. Here’s our Boiler Solar System:  

Your home heating schedule

Your home heating schedule

/ November 21, 2012 10:28 am

If you have a central heating system then you probably are using it by now. If not, good work! You’ve been helping the environment and your bank account by wrapping up warm. Last week we wrote a few quick tips to keeping your bills down this Winter. One of the tips was using a heating timer and this is definitely a good choice, especially when you program in a well [...]

3 Top tips for cutting your heating usage

3 Top tips for cutting your heating usage

/ November 9, 2012 11:05 am

The cheapest way to save on your heating bill is to quite simply not use it. Cutting down on how long you have your boiler turned on for will save you a lot of money on your fuel bills. However, the downside is that you’ll be cold if you don’t follow these tips… 1. Use your boiler’s timer. If your boiler is compatible with either and digital or analogue timer [...]