The central heating pump is the beating heart of your central heating system, efficiently circulating warm water around your system to heat your radiators and keep your home comfortably warm.
But what happens if you have a problem and the central heating pump fails? If you're a competent DIYer, this is a job you can tackle yourself if you... Read more
There are a number of solutions to circulating air in a large building, whether that involves commercial premises or simply a large domestic dwelling with high ceilings.
Common Central Heating Systems
Most central heating systems are based on a boiler that heats hot water which in turn heats your radiators. Heat exchange pumps borrow heat from the outdoor air and... Read more
It’s a long running debate: is it better to leave the heating on all day or only switch it on when required?
The ‘Leave It On’ Argument
According to the Energy Trust, 38% of us believe that leaving the heating on low all day is more energy-efficient than turning it on and off constantly. The same number of people... Read more
Taking care of your central heating system before winter begins is essential. From ensuring that it is not emitting potentially deadly carbon monoxide to obtaining the maximum value from what you spend on energy, getting your system ready for the frosty months should be on the annual “to-do” list. When this is done, homeowners should be able to relax, knowing... Read more
The central heating pump is the beating heart of your central heating system. You can find out more about boilers and central heating systems here. But how do you prevent problems from occurring, and how do you deal with them if they do?
Always disconnect the pump from the electricity supply before inspection, carrying out repairs or attempting a... Read more
It’s easy to overlook your central heating system until something goes wrong. But understanding the way boilers and central heating pumps work will help you make informed decisions about maintenance and future upgrades.
Open vs Sealed Systems
If you have a header tank in your loft and a hot water cylinder, then you have an open vented system. Heating flow... Read more
Heating your home is one of the biggest costs you face during the winter months. Of course, you can’t do without heating at all, but there are some things you can do to reduce your heating bills this winter.
Turn Down the Thermostat
It may sound strange, but you can turn down your thermostat by a couple of... Read more
Heating your home used to mean open fires using solid fuels. In more recent time, the option of choice has been central heating powered by gas or oil. In the 21st century, there’s more choice than ever of ways to heat your property, so what’s the best option and what factors do you need to consider when choosing?
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Central heating systems are designed to keep our homes warm, but they don’t always work as effectively as they could do. If your radiators are not heating up properly, it probably means that the system needs bleeding. The process of bleeding central heating pump should be done regularly and is fairly simple...
Why Radiators Need Bleeding
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Smart technology has revolutionised the way we live our lives today, and with many apps now available to make life even simpler, our smart devices are taking the stresses and strains out of modern living, including controlling our central heating pumps!
The new SmartThings app from Samsung puts you in charge of remotely monitoring and controlling many... Read more