gas-services articles

Can you go too far to repair a boiler?

Here at 0800 REPAIR central command, we’ll go to considerable lengths to repair your appliances, but a story in the Daily Mirror shows why we have local franchises.

29
March
2011

Energy Secretary says it’s up to UK householders to reduce emissions with renewable heating systems

Energy and www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/Climate-Change”climate change secretary Chris Huhne has called on UK homeowners to aid reduction of carbon emissions from the UK housing stock by to taking up renewable heating systems.

10
March
2011

Heating costs set to spiral as Arab unrest continues

Colonel Gaddafi, one of the more ‘flamboyant’ despots of recent times threatens to send Libya into a state of civil war with potentially serious repercussions for Europe.

24
February
2011

Renewable Heat Incentive – too good to be true?

Some of us may soon be able to get paid for going green by reduce your carbon footprint and your energy bills. The Government-backed Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme, due to be introduced this year, is intended to enable private firms to offer consumers energy efficiency improvements to their homes, at no upfront cost, and recoup payments through a charge in installments on energy bills.

17
February
2011

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Appliance Safety – Use your Senses

Today we continue the theme of appliance safety with some further handy hints and tips that will help you to avoid domestic catastrophes.

17
February
2011

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Gas appliances causing headaches? Act fast!

The UK is about to experience another blast of extremely cold weather with substantial snow falls effecting most of the country.

17
February
2011

LPG gas prices to come under review

With all the focus on rising gas, electric and petrol prices, it’s easy to forget the 2.5 million homes (around 6% of homes) in the UK that rely on heating oil and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for their heating.

31
January
2011

The diagram below shows how the condensing boiler system works and gives some hints on how to avoid freezing drainage pipes.

Help! Condensing Boiler Stopped Working

The recent cold weather has caused some considerable problems for many of our customers, plenty of burst pipe nightmares and these unusually cold conditions (for the UK) have made others more acutely aware of just how inefficient their heating systems and home insulation is.

05
January
2011

04
January
2011

Earthquake Heralds 2011 in North Yorkshire

For many of us the first working week of 2011 begins today.

04
January
2011

Gas appliances causing headaches? Act fast!

The UK is about to experience another blast of extremely cold weather with substantial snow falls effecting most of the country. Most of us will be using gas heating appliances and boilers even more intensively in the coming weeks so it is vital that we are fully aware of critical safety issues that can arise. If you are concerned about the danger of carbon monoxide build up in your home then read on.

16
December
2010

Can gas pipes freeze in cold weather?

We get asked this question regularly… and understandably, given the amount of emergencies caused by burst water pipes our engineers have to deal with, and the fast answer is no, it is highly unlikely unless the gas line itself is faulty.

15
December
2010

Burst Pipes, and -20 Degrees For The UK?

Snow is predicted across most of the UK by the end of the week and an item on yell.com discussing home heating suggested that temperatures are predicted to go as low as -20C in some parts of the country by the end of the week.

30
November
2010

Energy Pricing Concerns

Recent media reports have cited an ongoing investigation on the part of Ofgem into apparent irregularities in the pricing and profiteering strategies of a number of major UK energy companies.

26
November
2010

Annual Energy Statements for UK Households.

From the end of this year all energy suppliers in the UK will be obligated to send out an annual statement.

19
November
2010

Irlam Gas Explosion

Investigations into a serious domestic gas explosion in Irlam have revealed that the property where the blast occurred had been undergoing a kitchen and bathroom re-fit which involved gas work.

03
November
2010