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My energy bills were really high last winter. How can I make my heating system more efficient?

Drayton heating

With winter just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about cutting cold-weather energy costs says Drayton. Over 80% of a home’s energy consumption is used for heating and hot water, so looking at new ways of controlling this can have a big impact on your bills.

A smart multi-room heating system is a great long-term investment that will save you money as well as make your home more comfortable, by only heating the rooms you’re using and to the temperatures you prefer. In fact, according to BEAMA adding smart controls to your heating system can save over 40% in running costs and a 25% reduction in energy bills.*

Best-Ever Filter Launched by Sentinel

 Sentinel

Meeting customer demand for superior heating system protection products is what Sentinel has been doing for 30 years – and its latest major innovation is no exception. The new Sentinel Eliminator Vortex300 Filter has not only been independently verified to collect more magnetic debris on continuous pass than any other compact filter on the market, but is also the company’s most compact, robust, and easy to install and service filter to date. What’s more, the Eliminator Vortex300 filter eliminates all of the major problems installers face with most other brand filters, such as leaks and difficult handling, instead answering the call for a powerful magnetic filter with exceptional build quality, leak-free design, and compact size. 

 

Heating Installer Awards Returns For A Third Year

Heating Installer Awards Returns For A Third Year

The industry famous Heating Installer Awards has returned for a third year in an attempt to once again find the Best Heating Installer in the UK.
 
In an industry often plagued with cowboy horror stories, the awards recognises the efforts of tradespeople who go above and beyond for their customers each and every day. Open for entry from the beginning of October, the Heating Installer Awards celebrates outstanding work within the plumbing and heating sectors.
 

RGB launches 2017 Christmas Present Appeal

RGB launches 2017 Christmas Present Appeal

Following the success of RGB Building Supplies’ Christmas Present Appeal last year, the builders merchant is delighted to bring it back and is once again inviting the local community to donate gifts that will be given to families being supported by Children’s Hospice South West over the festive period.

Until Friday 1st December, RGB’s branches in will be displaying Christmas Trees and inviting people to place a gift suitable for a child of any age, or their parents, underneath them. The hospice will then distribute the presents to families in time for Christmas Day.

Wolseley Plumb Center announces top Zombie Boiler hunter

london gas

Wolseley Plumb Center has announced London Gas Services as the winner of its 2017 Zombie Boiler competition.

 

Zombie Boilers were being targeted by the plumbing and heating specialist during October to raise awareness of inefficient boilers and their costs to homeowners, as well as the effects they can have on the environment.

 

Taking out the warming dead with the most zombie boiler slays, London Gas Services has won four tickets to its very own Zombie Infection experience. Their chosen team will be tasked with exterminating a zombie apocalypse using only instinct and intellect for survival.

 

Mercedes-Benz vans hit the HomeServe run

Mercedes-Benz vans hit the HomeServe run

HomeServe, the UK’s leading home assistance provider, has taken another step on the road towards an all-Mercedes-Benz van fleet.
 
HomeServe delivers effortless service to its customers, offering a range of services including plumbing, drainage, electrics, heating, and much more through its nationwide network of approved engineers. Given this, it expects the same, high-quality service from its own suppliers. The Mercedes-Benz Dealer Network’s 24-hour maintenance and repair capability, and free MobiloVan roadside assistance support, were therefore crucial to its decision to switch to the three-pointed star.
 

Underfloor heating all under one room!

Underfloor heating

Installers can now benefit from greater ease of installation and improved performance of underfloor heating (UFH) systems in individual rooms following the launch of Room Packs by JG Speedfit.

 

While conventional multi-room UFH projects can be installed with an individual heating circuit in each room, together with a central manifold, wiring centre and pump pack, this approach is less suitable while installing UFH in just one room. 

 

The Dawn of the Smart Bathroom

Paul Thorn

The humble bathroom is probably the last place we think of when talking about hi-tech gadgetry - but thanks to the Internet of Things, our lavatories are about to become a whole lot smarter. In the following article, we’ll show you some of latest cutting edge bathroom tech - but first, what exactly is the Internet of Things?

The Internet of Things explained