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The Advantages of Powerflushing

Powerflushing is the process by which water at high speeds is forced through any heating system which uses radiators as the main heating source. This procedure can be done in any heating system, large or small, where radiators are utilized, and is vital for long use of such systems.

Although typically handled by professionals, and more expensive than any DIY fix, there are advantages to having this process done. Here, we will look at the advantages of using powerflushing in order to clean out your central heating system.

Better Heating

Over time, sludge and iron oxide deposits can build-up in your central heating system. This means that your radiators can run colder, making your home seem much colder than typical, even with your system on the highest possible setting. Usually, this is first noticeable around the bottom of radiators.

Over a period of years, you may notice that the sides, middle, and, eventually, tops of your radiators are not as warm, or are not producing enough heat, overall. This may mean that you run your system at higher settings to maintain the same temperatures in your home.

Longer System Life

Cleaning out your system to prevent this sort of failure on a regular basis can also extend the life of your system. A longer system life mean that you will not have to pay for costly repair, or even total system replacement, even after years of regular use.

As a new central heating system is very expensive, you will want to do everything within your power to be sure that such an investment lasts you as long as possible. The boiler, heat exchanger, and water pump, in particular, all benefit from powerflushing, and can last for much longer when this process is done on a regular basis.

Save Money

Although initially expensive, it is clear that an investment in powerflushing can truly save you plenty of money. Not only will it save you expenses in heating costs, but it could potentially save you from damage that is so bad that it could lead to failure of your whole system.

Because certain parts, in particular, benefit from this procedure, you can also save money, as these parts will work longer. Everyone wants to save money and rest assured that they can stay warm all winter. This process can do exactly this for you. Contact us for more information today.

 

When to consider utilising air sourced heat pumps for your house

Air source heat pumps absorb heat energy from the atmosphere which is used to heat radiators, under-floor heating systems or even warm air convectors and water in a home or business premise. The heat energy is absorbed at relative low temperatures into a fluid, which then passes through a compressor that boosts its temperature.

If you have a space where an air source heat pump can fit, either on the front or backyard, you should consider installing them. All you need is a place on the outside of your house or business premise where the air source heat pump can be fitted to a wall or placed on the ground. However, they need a lot of space for them to get good air flows to operate efficiently. One needs to find a section of the wall or yard that receives direct sunlight during most periods of the year. You should also place them well to avoid creating unsightly views of your yard or walls.perature has more heat energy that is transferred to the heating and hot water circuits of a house or premise. Air source heat pumps use the exact same mechanism that is used by fridges to absorb heat from the things stored inside them. Air source heat pumps are advantageous in that they can absorb heat energy from air with as low temperatures as -150C. They use very minimal electrical energy to run as the heat absorbed from the air is constantly being renewed. There are two main types of air source heat pumps, namely: air-to-air and air-to-water heat pumps.

A properly insulated home or premise will support an air source heat pump, as there will be very minimal heat losses thus it will save on the electrical costs of the running the machine. They work better when producing heat at lower temperatures compared to the traditional boilers therefore heat efficiency is of paramount importance. A home or business building should be well insulated and drought-proofed well for efficient and effective operation of an air source heat pump.

If your home or business premise is using an electric or coal heating system, and you are tired of incurring high energy costs. Then you might want to consider using an air source heat pump, as the air source heat pump system will pay for itself much more quickly if they replace a system using either electricity or coal for heating. When it comes to heating systems that use main gas, air source heat pumps may not be that cost effective. One will have to make several considerations on the cost of installation and electricity and the climate of an area before choosing to replace a main gas system with an air source heat pump.

Homes or buildings with existing under-floor heating systems will work efficiently with air source heat pumps. They have been found to work well with under-floor heating systems or warm air heating systems than with radiator-based systems because they offer lower water temperatures.

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Replacement Boiler Purchase Tips

With so many different types of boilers available, how do you know which the best one is? If you’re ever in doubt, you can start from some good boiler manufacturer and brand reviews, including British Gas, Baxi, Vaillant and Worcester Bosch, according to how customers have rated them in the past. If you prefer to be guided by an expert, you can get in touch with us so that we can quickly help you. This guide contains useful information to get you started.

Video: Guide to Buying Your Boiler

For most, replacement boilers are the most expensive purchases in the household so finding the best option for your home is essential. Please take a look at Which video for a guide to finding and buying the perfect replacement boiler for your needs.

What to keep in mind when choosing a new boiler

Before having the boiler installed, you need to choose between them. You need to consider the following factors to find the best one for your needs.

  •  The Fuel Type: Most heating systems in UK homes is run on gas, which means a gas boiler is a necessity. However, there are other options for those not connected to the gas network (about 4.3m homes). Oil boilers and liquid petroleum gas (LPG) boilers are options. You could also opt for a back boiler to be connected to a wood burning stove. Check out our heating oil guide and guide to home heating systems to help find the right type for your needs.
  • The Boiler Type: There are different types of boilers, including the combination/combi boiler or a heat only boiler. The first will provide hot water and heat the radiators while the heat only boiler will provide hot water only. For more information, contact us for an opinion.
  • The Efficiency of the Boiler: About 60% of CO2 emissions from a home occurs in homes with gas central heating, Energy Saving Trust states. It makes it important to think about the efficiency so you can cut your carbon footprint as well a keeping your energy bills low.
  • The Heating Controls: There are times that you want to control your temperature and where or when it is operating. This also helps to lower your bills since you can only heat the rooms that need it. Replacing your boiler is a great time to consider heating controls too.

Installing a Boiler

You should never attempt the replacement installation by yourself. It has to be completed by the professionals. Check the Gas Safe Register to find someone who is competent. Corgi used to run this scheme. When talking to a tradesperson, as to see the ID card from the Gas Safe Register so you can run a quick website check for them. Speedy Gas professionals are all registered.

It is worth taking the time to shop around. Ask various installers for quotes. Here at Speedy Gas we’re confident you get a great, cost-effective service with us. Three quotes are the minimum that you should get and you want to check what these quotes include – find those that include call-out fees and any other costs that may occur. The headline discount may look great but you may be shocked when you see the labour and boiler charges. Do not forget a mediocre professional can end up making you waste much more money than expected!

We offer a service where the replacement boiler can be suggested and chosen for you. If you have already done your research, we will make sure you get the one that you want.

Prices of Boilers

The cost of the boilers depends on the brand, type and size that you need.

It is possible to buy one for less than £600 but you can find others that are more than £2,000. The problem is that higher price tag never guarantees that you will get the best boiler.

For an idea on the price, we put various boilers into categories in this table below:

Snapshot of typical boiler prices
Price band

Gas combi boilers

Gas heat-only boilers

Oil combi boilers

£400 – £700

7 boilers

 20 boilers

n/a

£700 – 900

10 boilers

14 boilers

n/a

£900 – £1,200

10 boilers

1 boiler

n/a

£1,200+

2 boilers

3 boilers

30 boilers

 

Please note that this is just a snapshot. Before deciding on a boiler, contact the manufacturer for the latest prices and if there are any offers available. You can also check boiler reviews to learn more about specific models and makes. You can get an overview of the biggest brands, rated by customers.

The Cost of Installing Boilers

The price doesn’t stop with the boiler.

Be careful when evaluating costs. Speedy Gas is always 100% transparent about service charges. With some companies, though, you need to factor in the installation costs, along with call-out charges, extra parts needed and other work to make sure your central heating system is up and running. You then need to remember about the VAT. You may find that the cost of the boiler is just a small fraction of the total cost for your replacement boiler.

To understand more about the pricing system for replacement parts, get in touch with us.

Combi Gas Boilers

Combination boilers are commonly referred to as combi boilers and are the most popular throughout the UK. They heat the water on demand and warm up the radiators.

There are different types of these boilers available. Most of them will heat your cold water straight from the mains whenever you need it, so there is no need for a storage tank or hot water cylinder.

The Benefits of Combi Gas Boilers:

  • All the components of the boiler are contained within the combi gas boiler system. It is compact and looks better than other types of boilers.
  • It eliminates the need for an expansion or feed tank for cold water, usually stored in the loft, so you can get the hot water as soon as you need it.

The Downsides of Combi Gas Boilers:

  • The boiler has moving parts, meaning that there is more chance of something going wrong.
  • Those with larger households may not benefit. The system is designed for households that don’t use hot water at the same time. You can’t run the bath and use the kitchen sink at the same time.

Heat Only Boilers

Heat only systems are open-vented and have a water tank. There are other components, including a circulation pump outside of the boiler. There will also be cold water needed, such as an expansion or feed tank in the loft.

The system is also known as the conventional boilers with the hot water stored in a storage tank or cylinder. When you know you need the hot water, there is an on/off switch so you only heat the water when necessary.

The Benefits of Heat Only Boilers:

  • When people need to use different hot water sources at the same time, they can, which is great for larger families.

The Downsides of Heat Only Boilers:

  • The hot water is stored in a tank and once that is used, you will need to wait for the boiler to heat the water again. When running a bath, you may not have hot water for a few hours afterwards.

Sealed Heat Only Systems

It is possible to buy a sealed heat only system, which is the heat only boiler without the external components. While there is the hot water cylinder, there is an expansion vessel within the boiler instead of an external expansion tank. This usually includes the circulation pump along with some valves.

Condensing Boilers

When you want your fuel to go further, condensing boilers are worth considering. Energy Saving Trust states that £310 a year could be saved by replacing your G-rated boiler with a condensing boiler that is highly efficient, especially one that improves your heat controls.

Before choosing, though, find out more about how condensing boilers work and how they differ from other options to heat your home.

How Do Condensing Boilers Work?

When you want an efficient, greener boiler, it is worth choosing a high-efficiency condensing system. They use the heat better, whether fuelled by oil or gas.

When you have a heat only system, some of the heat ends up wasted through the release of hot gases through the flue. In a condensing boiler, the heat is captured so the water that returns from the central heating system is heated. It makes it more efficient by needed less heat for all your needs.

Getting in touch with us, you will also find out the answers to all the questions commonly asked, including what should you do if the condensate pipe in the boiler freezes.

Non-Condensing vs. Condensing Boilers

You can get non-condensing and condensing heat only or combi boilers. Under new building regulations, all new boilers that are installed within a domestic property should be condensing boilers but there are some exceptions in rare cases.

Condensing boilers are fully sealed and the air comes from the outside, whereas its counterpart will take it from inside a room.

When it comes to safety, condensing boilers are better. There is not as much risk of the boiler sucking anything into the system, while being 25% more efficient, on average at least, than the non-condensing versions.

Oil Boilers

Around four million homes aren’t connected to the gas network in the UK, meaning that an oil-powered system is needed. This requires an oil boiler to be able to heat the home.

While this limits the choices, there is still a wide variety to choose between when looking for a replacement oil boiler to upgrade your system. Speedy Gas has tested over 20 models and can help you find the best one for your home. You can also use online comparison tools to get more information before we discuss your installation.

An Explanation of Oil Boilers

Heating through oil costs around £1,355 for a three-bedroom house, while gas systems cost between £770 and £950 per year depending on the boiler efficiency. LPG boilers cost around £1,300 per year. The system works very similar to the traditional gas system. The oil is used to heat the water, which will then provide hot water for the taps and to heat the radiators around the home.

There are combinations and heat only condensing boilers available. Most of the combination systems will have a hot water store within the boiler instead of offering instantaneous heating which most gas boilers will provide.

It is also common for the temperature of the hot water to decline as you use more water in the home. You can check out Which guide to home heating systems to find out more about the advantages and disadvantages to opting for oil central heating.

Efficiency and Maintenance of Oil Boilers

In general, oil is much more efficient than its gas counterpart so you get better value for your energy unit. However, the price of oil is still rising. You will need to find a supplier within your area, and Speedy Gas can help you in the London area.

According to changes to the building regulations, as of April1, 2007, all oil boilers need to have an 86% Sedbuk efficiency, at least, unless there is an exception made. Only condensing boilers have proven to meet this standard. Typical new boilers have 92%-93% efficiency ratings, compared to the 85% of the newer non-condensing systems and between 60% and 70% for the older ones.

When installing an oil boiler, you need to find a professional who is registered with the Oil Firing Technical Association (Oftec). You should have your boiler serviced every year to make sure it meets all safety requirements.

 

How to Ensure Gas Appliances Safety in Your House

It’s sad to keep hearing horror stories involving natural gas. From the recent story of a million dollar home in Connecticut being devastated by a massive gas explosion, to the incident of a terraced house and two adjoining properties that were destroyed by a gas explosion in Sheffield, it’s a reminder of just how powerful and deadly Natural Gas can be – and the fact that we should treat it with respect.

That incident reminded us that the safety of our gas appliances is sometimes taken for granted – either that the installer will do their job properly or we simply don’t think about it unless something goes wrong. So one of our main questions was how could we ensure that gas appliances in our homes are safe?

The first thing we did was a little reading about Natural Gas, the gas used by the majority of households in the UK. Around 21 million people in the British Isles use Natural Gas for cooking and heating. It’s extracted from ‘fields’ under the Earth’s surface (in the case of the UK, under the North Sea) and suppliers inject it with a smelly gas called mercaptan before it reaches our homes to give its distinctive smell, which makes gas leaks more easily detectable. You know that smell – sort of like rotting vegetables or rotten eggs. But despite this safety measure things can, and still do, go wrong.

Natural gas was introduced into the UK in the 1960s, partly because of the scale of reserves found in the North Sea but also because it was cheaper, less poisonous and not as inflammable as its predecessor, so called ‘town gas’. Town gas was a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen, more explosive than natural gas and far more toxic. At the time of the switchover hundreds of gas engineers were dispatched across the country to convert and inspect every single one of the 4000 different gas appliance being used at the time, reaching around 13 million households!  According to the Gas Museum, the conversion programme started in May 1967 in Burton on Trent in Derbyshire and spread nationwide, finally coming to an end 10 years later.

According to the Burton Mail, the town was used as a guinea pig for the conversion project because ‘…it was an average-sized town with a suitable population size, as well as its close proximity to the National Transmission System (or network of gas pipelines that supply gas to 40 power stations and home suppliers).”

The switchover was a huge undertaking and testament to government ambitions for the industry. It cost around £500 million which would equate to billions in today’s money! Would we have the financial muscle or vision to do something like this today?

The benefits were not only financial; as a result of the switchover records published on the Gas Museum website show that gas related deaths fell from 1,246 in 1963 to 271 in 1970.  A remarkable achievement, due partly to the ‘new’, safer gas but probably also due in part to the comprehensive inspection of appliances that had taken place.

Nowadays all landlords are required to have a gas safety certificate, but because the regulation isn’t statutory, full-scale servicing doesn’t always take place. Householders should also regularly check their appliances, and their gas boilers, fires and cookers if these are in the property.

Gas boilers should be serviced regularly – every 12 months being a standard length of time – and often before winter so it is serviced before heavy use. Gas safety certificates are important but they do not replace the need for a boiler to be serviced to ensure it is working properly and safely.

Gas fires are generally what are called ‘open flue appliances’ meaning they need oxygen from the surrounding area to burn. Ventilation is key to ensure that the gas burns cleanly and any dangerous gases that are produced are allowed to escape and do not collect in the room, which can have potentially fatal consequences.

Hundreds of people are left ill and dozens die each year in the UK due to carbon monoxide poisoning. The safest measure is to ensure the gas fire is installed by a qualified gas engineer, but a useful device to have in the room is a carbon monoxide detector. They are small and simple to use and generally only cost between £15 and £35 – these gadgets can be lifesavers, the modern equivalent of canaries down the mines!

Other devices like cookers that burn at a lower rate, below the safety level, are called flueless. These appliances, particularly freestanding cookers – can be lethal if not looked after. It is important not only to have a gas cooker installed correctly, but ideally should be serviced regularly to ensure the appliance is working correctly and efficiently.

Many domestic gas appliances are highly specific and need a specialist trained on that particular make to check them out. Getting the right expert for the job is vital and will allow you to rest easy.

The message is simple: Gas is great to cook on, it provides instant and often attractive heating, with some gorgeous coal effect fires on the market, but it needs to be treated with caution and common sense. The upshot is that you can’t be too careful – it can be your best friend and the worst of enemies.

This article was written by MyBuilder – helping UK homeowners find local recommended tradesmen.

A few thoughts on the UK building industry

I wouldn’t know why, but I think there is an increasing mistrust in builders in society. Although it’s not something that worries me too much, I do have a little concern. It is a fact that there are a handful of unqualified builders out there, but there also are good builders that don’t deserve this bad name at all. This brief article is intended to serve as a small guide when dealing with us builders. Continue reading “A few thoughts on the UK building industry” »

Top 15 Toilet Repair Parts

So many toilet parts, each of which with its specific function and features, determine the funcionality of our bathroom. When one of these parts gets damaged and needs to be replaced, is therefore crucial to choose only the replacement that works best in our toilet, according to the toilet items and the toilet repair parts’ features. Here is a guide to the best toilet supplies. Check also fluidmaster.com for further advice, DIY tips and to check products features.

 1. 228 upgrade float valve

This product is the direct replacement for the 208 float valve. It fits a range of toilets and is more easy to install. The button attachment has been improved in this new float valve version for an easier application of the valve in the toilet. A great strong point of this valve is that its installation does not require the cistern to be removed.

Price: £ 17.50

Top features: very functional design, easy to install.

Buy: http://toiletparts.co.uk/bandq_toilets_11.html

 

2. Replacement flapper

Flappers easily get consumed over time as the result of in-tank cleaning and lose their functionality. That’s why much water gets wasted because of leakages. However this problem can be solved opting for the flapper we suggest, which is specifically designed to fit water-saving flush valves. It is also easy to install.

Price: £ 5.09

Top features: easy to handle and chlorine-resistant

Buy: screwfix.com

 

3. Quarter turn valve

Sometimes a leaking tap can be fixed only by replacing the valve. This quarter turn valve is suitable to replace most valves. It is a small size valve that can be used for both kitchen and bathroom taps.

Price: £ 15.95

Top features: 51mm of height, 18.5mm of diameter at the base. Is provided of a ceramic disk.

Buy: notjusttaps.co.uk

 

 

 

Powerflushing: The Only Guide You Need

Something that will inevitably happen to your central heating system is the build up of sludge, which will block pipes and prevent radiators from working properly. The problem does not only lead to inefficiencies in the system, but also to higher costs: fuel bills will certainly be more expensive (the water system can waste 20-30% of the fuel used). Some people have their boiler serviced regularly, but forget that there are other important components subject to breakdown.

Sludge: 5 different types

You probably don’t know that there are several different types of sludge. Depending on the age of the heating system and the materials it is made of, we can have:

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Black Sludge

Generally found in 5+ years old heating systems, this type of sludge is the most common and it affects both the hot water efficiency and the performance of radiators.

 

 

Limescale Pellets

A serious problem when found in header tanks (loss of efficiency and probably boiler noise). Some people think this is gravel, but it’s not. Limescale pellets need to be removed in order to improve efficiency.

 

 

Brown Sludge

Also called fresh sludge, this kind of sludge is the one on its way to becoming black. Your heating system is making rust and needs to be powerflushed as soon as possible.

 

Flakes

Very common with plastic piping and radiators fitted more than 10 years ago. If the pipework’s size is 10 millimiters it can block ‘solid’ when allowed to ‘rest’ over a summer period.

 

Sheet scale

Scale definitely increases energy consumption (this is due to 5-10 extra mm between the waterway and the flame).

 

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The powerflushing solution

In order to fix heating circulation faults and disturbing boiler noises / radiator leakage, powerflushing is required. It should only be carried out by Gas Safe Registered Engineers and use the latest powerflushing techniques.

How does it work?

With powerflushing the whole central heating system will be cleaned without taking off the radiators. Thanks to a special substance added to the system water, powerflushing will start to loosen the rust. While technicians turn on radiators and make sure there are no cold spots, the sludge gets easily removed and collected with a magnet filter. It’s essential that the powerflushing continues until water samples are 100% clean and (also important) pH neutral. Adding a corrosion inhibitor to the water is the last step of the process and prevents future problems. Main benefits:

  • Higher temperature (radiators and hot water)
  • Fuel bills reduced by up to 50%

Powerflushing technology

In order to do a professional and thorough job, your heating company should use modern technology. Powerflushing requires a great deal of attention and expertise, but equipment is essential:

  • Digital water analysers
  • Digital thermometers
  • Maganclean filtration

Corrosion inhibitor

A very important part of the powerflushing is the final addition of the corrosion inhibitor to the clean water. This is a chemical compound that basically decreases the corrosion rate of metals/alloys by forming a coating that prevents access of corrosive substances to the metal that needs to be protected.

Do you need powerflushing?

This infographic will help you evaluate whether you need a powerflush or not. Have a look at the heating system and answer the following questions. Keep in mind that a powerflush will anyway improve its efficiency even if not extremely necessary.

Check yourself

In order to better understand the situation and evaluate the type of service you need, here is a 7-step guideline to check your heating system by yourself:

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  • Inspect the boiler flame. You should NOT remove the boiler casing, but make sure the flame is blue. Is it yellow? Call us for a professional gas engineering inspection.
  • Pass the palm of your hand over the radiators to find cold spots: this is a clear sign of sludge in the heating system.
  • Get a water sample from one of the radiators (use the radiator key to open the bleed valve). Is the water gray, brown or black? You probably need a powerflush to remove unwanted substances.
  • Radiator valves: corroded or leaking? A replacement is needed.
  • Do you smell gas?
  • Listen carefully to be aware of noisy pipes (generally due to limescale, sludge)
  • Do you have a constant supply of hot water from your combi boiler? If intermittent, descale needed.

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Powerflushing prices

In order to know the exact price for your full home powerflush service you should ask  your plumbing and heating company for a quote. Prices will vary according to the number of radiators. Speedy Gas service prices range from £280.00. Request today a free quote: call 020 8123 9211

FAQs

People often have doubts or questions about Powerflushing. Here the most common questions and their answers:

How long does a powerflushing take?

The answer to this question depends on the size of the system we will powerflush. It generally takes 5+ hours to complete the job, but it can require more time if additional work is needed, for example something related to radiator valves.

Is powerflushing safe?

It is important to mention that powerflushing should be only carried out by qualified professionals.

Are there alternatives?

Powerflushing is not the

Is it a scam?

Does powerflushing really reduce fuel bills?

Troubleshooting Boiler Problems

If your boiler isn’t producing heat or if its performance is very poor, there are several possible causes of the problem. We’ve put together this guide to help you pinpoint the exact issue that is keeping your boiler from operating the way it is supposed to.

The first thing to check is whether the power source feeding the boiler is in working order. If the boiler’s source of power is cut off, the boiler won’t function. The fi

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xes for this are quick and easy, so they should be the first solutions that you try when faced with a boiler issue.

There could be a number of things that lead to the boiler losing power. Usually it is because the circuit breaker has been tripped or blown out. You can fix this by simply resetting the circuit breaker.

If resetting the circuit breaker doesn’t work, check if a fuse has been blown. If it has, and this impacts the boiler’s power source, simply replacing the blown fuse should solve your problem.

Another simple thing that may cause the boiler to malfunction is that it’s on the wrong setting. Ensure that the boiler is on “heat mode” and that the temperature setting is correct. Try turning the temperature setting up or down by a few degrees to see if its heat production is impacted.

If you’ve tried to address the power problems with each of these quick fixes, but your boiler still doesn’t work or its performance is still weak, you may have a more complicated problem on your hands.

If there’s a sudden change in the heating performance of your gas-powered boiler, or if it stops altogether, the most likely source of the problem is that the boiler’s water level is too low.

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Checking the reading on the combination pressure gauge will give you an idea of the boiler’s water level. The automatic filling system for the boiler should maintain the pressure at a level between 12 and 15 psi. But if the water pressure reading is below 12 psi, water must be added to the system in order to bring the boiler back up to peak performance.

If the problem arises gradually rather than suddenly, there may be deposits in the system that must be flushed out. If you don’t know how to perform this task, it is best to call a service technician to carry it out.

If you find that none of the above solutions help out the problem, there may be an issue with the boiler’s expansion tank or with the circulator pump which may lead to water leakage. These are more complex problems, and will likely require the help of a boiler technician.

Although in-home remedies can repair certain problems with gas-powered boilers, it is always a good idea to check with a service technician if the issues aren’t quickly resolved. A service technician can pinpoint the exact cause of your problem, and get your boiler back up and running in no time.

Top 5 DIY Plumbing Channels

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In our digital world the help we need is sometimes one click away. Even though most plumbing and gas related jobs actually require a professional, there is a lot of content on the internet which is very useful when dealing with little problems.

This is a list of 10 great instructional channels on plumbing you can start watching and implementing right now. Enjoy, and please share other resources if you know any.

1. VideoJug DIY

videojugShort and useful: VideoJug hosts a wide range of DIY plumbing videos that will help you a lot in your DIY efforts. Instructional clips on a myriad of topics, from fixing dripping taps to common washing machine problems.

VideoJug is the 2012 YouTube Trends How to Video Winner. Maybe the site has too much advertisement, but the content is high quality and it deserves your attention.

2. The Family Handyman

handymanHere’s another digital goldmine, a website packed with useful and instructional videos. The Family Handyman is your personal plumbing consultant that will help you with water heaters, broken sinks and much more.

Just type some words about your problem on the top search bar and discover the most relevant videoclips available. The Family Handyman also provide DIY forums which will help you.

3. The DIY Network

DIYnetworkWhen it comes to getting videohelp on your DIY plumbing tasks, there’s another great online resource to draw on. The DIY Network has a great plumbing section with videos on most of the most frequent problems we encounter in our bathrooms and kitchens.

What makes the site unique are its “Inside Plumbing” dedicated sections on leaks, drainage, faucets and much more. So check them out and enjoy their content.

4. Have fun with Plumber Parts

ppartsPlumber Parts is a lively YouTube channel with lots of actionable videos shot by a fun guy with a passion for DIY plumbing.

Some of the videos are quite advanced, but you can definitely find interesting stuff that will really help you.

Enjoy his content!

5. DIY Plumbing Advice

adviceAnother great source of how-to content on plumbing is DIY Plumbing Advice YouTube channel. Their guides are easy to follow and really instructional. Their video on “How to repair a Moen Shower” was viewed almost half million times.

They also provide useful advice on other house improvement topics, saving etc. You can also send them a message about further topics you would like to get advice on.

Now it’s your turn

Share with us one or more additional resources that make DIY plumbing a little easier. Is there any website, video channel or resource you would definitely recommend?

Insulating your Home: Costs and Benefits

insulateWhat is the Infographic all about?

  • The infographic is a visual representation showing how much it costs to insulate your home, as well as detailing the savings you could make each year with each type of insulation.
  • By showing how long it takes each type of insulation installed to pay for itself, you can work out the length of time it will take to reap the benefits. This forms a vital part of the decision-making process, and applies also to our gas services.
  • A graphical representation makes it easy to assess and understand the information given, in a user-friendly, clear and concise manner.
  • The infographic is a helpful decision-making tool for consumers to weigh up the different types of insulation, their costs and the savings made, so that they can make informed decisions themselves about insulating their own home.
  • Many people might not be aware of the different types of insulation available to have in their home, so the infographic also serves as an informational and educational tool, to increase awareness about insulation.
  • The infographic is a helpful way to encourage people to become more environmentally-conscious by enabling them to become more energy efficient at home, whilst making savings in the long term.

Sourced from: Ashbrook Roofing

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Speedy Gas covers all of North London, NW, East London & Central London and surrounding districts. We can provide references from clients across London who we have provided boiler installations and heating / plumbing services to in the last year.

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