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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.*

Research finds almost two thirds of consumers NEVER plumb in their new appliances

Research finds almost two thirds of consumers NEVER plumb in their new appliances

We’re all guilty of wasting money on frivolous items, but when it comes to large home appliances, most of us would like to think we avoid unnecessary expense and research all the options available. But, with a whopping three in five homeowners buying fridges featuring an ice and water dispenser that they never plumb in, perhaps not all the additional extras are considered.

While women are faster than men at getting their pipes in order and their appliances sorted, there’s still a staggering amount of UK homes whose fridge ice and water dispensers run dry. With 60% of consumers leaving their fridges unplumbed, the prospect of plumbing complexities is clearly a turn-off for consumers.

Boiler installation and repairs whenever you need them

Boiler

Most of the major news stories in the UK at the moment are related to the snow. The weather has been incredibly bad, causing all kinds of traffic problems as well as school and business closures. Consequently households are demanding more from their boilers to keep homes warm. This has raised concerns about gas supplies. It also makes people worry about what they would do if their boiler breaks down. Here is some useful advice on this topic from the specialists at warm.co.uk to ease your worries. 

Winter is always hard on boilers

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. 

 

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.