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Top Heating Tips for Moving into a New Home

16th February, 2018
Posted by Carl White

You don’t have to look far to find tips for moving into a new home, but it can be tricky to come across useful, specialist advice. General heating tips are often vague recommendations like noting your meter readings when you move in, for instance. We think you deserve some quality home heating advice – our quick guide will stand you in pretty good stead for the big moving day and those first few …

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6 Ways to Achieve a More Sustainable Lifestyle

14th February, 2018
Posted by Carl White

With rising household costs and green issues being a news staple , having a sustainable lifestyle isn’t a fad anymore. Living sustainably doesn’t have to be expensive, either. There’s plenty that you can do to cut down on both your carbon emissions and your household expenses. In this blog, we’ll run through 6 ways to be sustainable in your home.  1. Limit Everyday Purchases The phrase …

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6 Tips on Finding the Right Electric Radiator for your Extension

6th February, 2018
Posted by Safiya Shaikh

Choosing to extend your home and design a new space is an extremely exciting prospect. It’s a decision that many homeowners choose to make, whether it be in the form of a new kitchen, conservatory, bathroom, or other space. Being able to extend your living space without having to completely move house is often a decision favoured by many. But with the excitement of a new extension comes many important …

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Why are Radiators Placed under Windows?

26th January, 2018
Posted by Safiya Shaikh

The correct positioning of radiators has long been debated and can often be confusing. Why are radiators placed under windows in many homes? Whether you are building a new house or extension, are looking to relocate your radiators, or are just generally a little curious, we have put together the reasons why radiators are often placed under windows, to clear the confusion once and for all.  …

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Budget Home Improvements for 2018

24th January, 2018
Posted by Safiya Shaikh

The new year is the perfect time to get round to doing those home improvements you’ve been thinking about doing. Perhaps you’ve recognised that your home needs some sprucing up but you’re struggling to identify what you should do. Or maybe you’re not able to commit a large budget to big home renovations. Either way, this is often the case for many but the truth is, you don’t need to break the bank …

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How to Make your Home Automated

19th January, 2018
Posted by Carl White

It can be hugely daunting when looking how to make your home automated in the modern age. There’s a vast amount of smart home solutions available, and it’s easy to lose track of what’s actually new and how much you should expect to pay. In this blog, we’ll take a look at the best starting points and essential modern upgrades for ultimate smart home control. Lighting …

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Why Electric Radiators are Nothing like Storage Heaters

17th January, 2018
Posted by Carl White

In a straight radiator shootout – picture an electric radiators vs storage heaters grudge match – there can only really be one winner. Storage heaters are a remnant of a bygone era, whereas electric radiators are the heating system that is looking towards the future. The two couldn’t be further apart, and we explore the crucial differences in your decision to chuck out the old and bring in the …

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Which Electric Radiators are the Cheapest to Run?

12th January, 2018
Posted by Safiya Shaikh

If you’re looking to invest in a new heating system or simply add some more warmth in addition to your existing system, you might have seen electric radiators popping up as a potential option. For those unfamiliar with electric radiators, you might be wondering which electric radiators are the cheapest to run , so we’ve gathered all of the information you need to know and the features you need to …

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Can you Cover Electric Radiators?

9th January, 2018
Posted by Safiya Shaikh

As long as there have been radiators there have been radiator covers, but is this the case for electric radiators and electric radiator covers? We dive into the science (and the style) to give you a definitive answer once and for all – can you cover electric radiators? Forget what you think you know – radiator covers and cabinets are NOT efficient We know, we know…it’s a controversial claim. …

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Should You Be Heating Your Home Room by Room?

19th December, 2017
Posted by Alex King

Confusion over what heating you should use, where you should place radiators and what the ideal home temperature should be are all common concerns for homeowners. Finding the answer online can cause further confusion with many opposing views over how to heat our homes. Nevertheless, we try to resolve all confusion by clearly providing the answers to all your heating queries. One of the most heated …

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4 Gas Central Heating Problems You Can (and Should) Avoid

18th December, 2017
Posted by Alex King

As we may be all too aware, the majority of boiler and gas central heating problems occur over the winter months. The main reason is because boilers are often left inactive for long periods of time and have trouble working once they have been switched back on. A boiler breakdown is an expensive inconvenience that nobody wants to spend money on, especially around Christmas time. Although central …

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Why Electric Radiators are Great for Landlords

13th December, 2017
Posted by Amaya Salisbury

As a landlord, choosing the best heating solution for both your tenants and your own requirements can be a challenge. Installation, maintenance and energy costs all need to be considered, and there are many different heating devices to choose from. Electric radiators can provide a simple, cost-effective solution for heating rental properties. The benefits that they offer to both landlords and tenants …

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How to Lower Heating Costs in a New Home Extension

7th December, 2017
Posted by Safiya Shaikh

You’ve just decided to add a lovely new extension onto your home, but how are you going to heat it? This is one of the most important decisions to make due to heating features often needing to be installed before work is complete. However, after forking out for a new extension, the last thing you want to do is commit to a huge heating bill to add to your current household bills. But don’t worry, …

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Bathroom Radiators vs Towel Rails

4th December, 2017
Posted by Safiya Shaikh

When designing or sprucing up a bathroom, it takes a lot of time and consideration to work out the best design and format of your room. Many bathrooms are limited in terms of space, making it even harder to jigsaw all of the different aspects together. With this limited space, the last thing you want to do is have to use a whole wall to fit in a radiator. To combat this issue, bathroom radiators …

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The Benefits Of Choosing a Radiator Manufactured in the UK

29th November, 2017
Posted by Alex King

According to a recent study by The Telegraph regarding the increasing importance of UK manufacturing , one in six companies has "reshored" production in the past three years. We understand the importance of being UK manufacturers and we are proud to be the only aluminium energy efficient radiators to be produced in the UK. Read just a few of the many reasons why you should opt for a UK based manufacturer …

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Why You Should Consider An Aluminium Radiator

23th November, 2017
Posted by Alex King

There are many choices of design to consider when choosing the right radiator for you, but it’s crucial to know which type of material to choose for sustainability, efficiency and cost of running. Aluminium radiators have blossomed over the past few decades and not surprisingly, have become one of the most popular choices for radiator material, superseding materials such as cast iron and steel. To …

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What Temperature is Best for your House Plants?

21st November, 2017
Posted by Safiya Shaikh

The house-plant trend has become extremely popular in UK homes, with interior trends seeing an increasing number of house plants. Having plants in the home is a great way of freshening up a space and bringing it to life while also introducing some vibrant greens. But what temperature is best for your house plants? Let’s take a look at the ideal conditions for your plants.  Best temperature …

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How Your Office Environment Affects Your Health

20th November, 2017
Posted by Amaya Salisbury

For professionals, a good office environment can make a huge difference to their attitude and productivity. It can affect working relationships and motivation, and it can even impact health. However, creating a healthy office environment can be a challenge, especially if you don’t know where to begin. To help get you started, we have come up with some research-based, simple and cost-effective improvements. …

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Keep Cosy this Winter with our Home Heating Tips

15th November, 2017
Posted by Safiya Shaikh

Making sure your home is warm enough is extremely important during the winter. Low temperatures can lead to health problems, and no one wants to be poorly over the Christmas period! Little things can go a long way in ensuring your house is nice and warm. Keep cosy this winter with our home heating tips. Keep the Cold Air Out The most effective way of keeping your home nice and warm is to …

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4 Thermostat Mistakes You Are Making Right Now

3rd November, 2017
Posted by Safiya Shaikh

Having a thermostat can make the process of heating your home much easier and more efficient. However, so many of us aren’t using our thermostats in the right way, and this can lead to unnecessary costs and more hassle. Here are 4 thermostat mistakes you are making right now. 1. Turning the thermostat up when it feels cold outside The point of a thermostat is that it maintains the temperature you …

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