Power flush: what is it, why do I need it & how much is it?

A power flush is a way of cleaning and maintaining a central heating system by flushing chemicals through the boiler, radiators and pipework. Its purpose is to remove sludge and other foreign debris which may have built up inside the system, reducing its efficiency and potentially causing damage Power flush overview Over time, oxygen in … Read more

Forced air heating

Forced air heating is a form of central heating in which air – not water – is used to heat the home. It does this via a system of ducts and plenums integrated into the building, and one or more vents in each room. The heat itself originates from a furnace which heats the air … Read more

Condensate trap

The condensate trap is a device inside a condensing boiler which collects water from the condensing process before it is expelled into the sewer via the condensate pipe. The purpose of the trap is to prevent toxic gases from entering the condensate pipe, and to manage the flow of condensate fluid out of the boiler.

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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 tariffs go hand in hand with a range of specifically designed appliances, such as electric … Read more

Boiler

The boiler is the main component of a central heating system. Its main purpose is to transfer heat energy to water. The heat energy is produced by burning a fuel, such as natural gas, oil, or a solid fuel such as coal or wood. Hot water is then distributed to the radiators in the household, … Read more

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