Entries by Bryn Lloyd

Diverter Valve | What they are and what they do

A Diverter Valve opens and closes to direct hot water to your taps or central heating, depending on your choice. This is the simple explanation, but you may very well have more questions to ask such as: What does a diverter valve look like? Common diverter valve problems? What should I do if I find […]

Viessmann Vitodens 111-W Review | Storage Combi Boiler

This Viessmann Vitodens 111-W Review gives you all the information you need about one of the best storage combi boilers on the market today. As far as storage combi boilers go, nothing comes close to this. Many manufacturers would suggest their own models are the best on the market. But the Viessmann Vitodens 111-W easily […]

Boiler Flue Regulations

Boiler Flue Regulations ensure that every installation is carried out safely, allowing Carbon Monoxide and other toxic gases to escape without putting others in danger. A boiler flue can be horizontal or vertical, but the position will need to be discussed and decided between you and your installer. Other regulations include your property’s boundary line […]

Types of Boiler Explained: A Definitive Guide

‘Types of Boiler’ doesn’t refer to the sort of fuel you’re using like gas or oil, but the kind of boiler and heating system that’s been installed. This usually falls under one of the three main boiler types: combi boilers, regular boilers or system boilers. For any homeowner, choosing your next type of boiler can be […]

What Size Boiler Do I Need?

What size boiler do I need? is a question every new buyer needs to ask themselves. Many of us that aren’t industry savvy don’t realise that you’ll need a specific boiler size and type that’s determined by bedroom/bathroom count, boiler location and property size etc. Even though combi boilers are incredibly popular, in this blog […]

How To Bleed A Radiator: 6 Easy Steps

How to bleed a radiator can be the answer to a lot of problems that come with a heating system. Your radiator might be cold in certain areas, or it could be part of a new combi boiler system installation. Knowing how to bleed a radiator is like changing a tyre – you never know […]

Nest vs Hive: Which is the best smart thermostat?

Nest vs Hive are the two leading competitors in the smart thermostat market. While each have their strengths, it’s important to know how well each product performs in the UK. So how do they compare in offering you the best ways to cut down on your energy bills? You will have landed on this page […]

EPH Combipack 4 Thermostat

EPH Combipack 4 Thermostat can help you save money on your energy bills. It’s wireless, connects via bluetooth, has a range of up to 50  metres, and you can program your heating to come on at specific times. Why do You Need a Programmable Thermostat? For a novice, a temperature setting might be the only […]

Combi Boiler with Tank

Combi boiler with tank on surface may seem like a boiler with a separate hot water tank, like regular or system boilers. But it’s not.  These have a hot water storage tank built right into the boiler unit itself. You’d be forgiven if you thought it was strange to have a combi boiler with tank.  […]