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Economy 7: The guide to the Economy 7 Tariff

Economy 7 is an energy tariff. It is designed to help consumers pay less for their electricity by encouraging its use at night. This is achieved by offering two different rates based on the time of the day. Economy 7 … Continue reading

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Boiler

The boiler is the key component of a central heating system. Its main purpose is to transfer heat energy to water. The heat energy is produced by the combustion of a fuel, such as natural gas, oil, or a solid … Continue reading

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Outside tap

An outside tap or garden tap is a tap fitted to the outside of a building which delivers water for use outside of the property. Outside taps are designed to be easily connectable to hoses and provide a convenient water source for a … Continue reading

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Expansion pipe

The expansion pipe or vent pipe is a pipe associated with a cold water storage cistern or a feed and expansion cistern. Its purpose is to accommodate the expansion of water when it is heated, and to allow any excess water to … Continue reading

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Condensate pipe

The condensate pipe is a pipe through which a condensing boiler discharges waste water from the condensing process into the sewer. As metal pipework cannot be used, it is often easily identifiable as the only plastic pipe connected to the boiler. … Continue reading

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Primatic cylinder

A Primatic cylinder, alternatively a self-priming cylinder, is a type of indirect hot water cylinder in which the water for the central heating is separated from the domestic hot water by an air lock inside the heat exchanger. This is in contrast to … Continue reading

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Combi boiler

A combination boiler, or combi boiler as it is typically known, is a boiler which provides the heat for both the radiators and the domestic hot water outlets in the home. Combi boilers are the most common type of boiler in the … Continue reading

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Fortic cylinder

A Fortic cylinder or Fortic hot water tank; alternatively, a combination cylinder, is a vessel designed for heating and storing hot water in the home. It is typically made out of copper and covered in a layer of foam insulation. … Continue reading

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Lockshield

A lockshield or a lockshield valve is a type of radiator valve. It connects a radiator to the return pipe to the boiler. It is one of two valves normally found on radiators, the other being the TRV (thermostatic radiator valve). A lockshield … Continue reading

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Equilibrium ball valve

An equilibrium ball valve is a type of ball valve which utilises the pressure of the incoming water to help close the valve. Contents – equilibrium ball valve Overview Types Overview In a standard ball valve, the incoming water enters … Continue reading

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