Central heating energy saving tips by your local licensed gas technician - S.P Taylor Plumbing & Gas Services.
1 Make sure radiators are not blocked by curtains or covers.
2 Bleed your radiators, if you have cold spots at the top. (Use a cloth as dirty water may spray out) If its a combi boiler, remember to refill.
3 Set your programmer to meet your needs - set weekends different to weekdays.
4 Turn down thermostatic radiator valves in un-used rooms.
5 Turn down roomstat by 1 degree, could reduce heating bills by 10%.
6 Get boiler serviced before winter to rectify any faults.
7 Fit a jacket to your cylinder, usually sited in airing cupboard. (Saving money on hot water bills)
8 Top combi boiler tip, Pressure in heating system when cold should be about 1Bar if it is dropping theres a possible fault or leak. When the heating is on the pressure should not rise to no more than 2Bar, if it rises to 3 or above theres possibly a faulty vessel. Get a gas safe, boiler engineer out to fix the problem.
GRANTS AVAILABLE TO PUT TOWARDS NEW BOILER OR CENTRAL HEATING SYSTEM.
WARMFRONT - Over 60's get 300 pounds towards your new boiler or repair.
FUEL SWAPPAGE - Electric or coal heating upgrade to gas and get upto 1000 pound grant.
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