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20 Nov

How To Save Money Heating Your Bristol Home In 10 Easy Ways

In 2015 Bristol was the first UK city to be crowned Europe’s Green Capital, further cementing its reputation as the most energy and waste-efficient major city in the country. The city continues to accelerate its green campaigns to become more self-sufficient, but a long road lies ahead on the way to becoming 100% reliant on

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16 Nov

A Guide to Buying and Installing a Commercial Boiler

Property owners and business managers tend to replace a commercial boiler only when it breaks down. To make things worse, an old and unmaintained boiler always fails when heating is needed most, prompting a distressed purchase. Due to its unexpected nature, it’s highly likely that there are no funds allocated for an emergency replacement. Productivity

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03 Nov

How Does the Water Quality in Bristol Affect Your Home?

Clean water is a human right that we’re lucky to have free access to, but not all water is equal, especially if you live in a heavily urbanised area, or city, like Bristol. Hard water is a problem that frequently affects the homes of Bristol’s inhabitants, and whilst water of a lower quality isn’t exactly

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05 Sep

Power Flushing in Bristol

How do you know when your heating system needs a Power Flush? …. Your local Bristol heating engineer may have recommended they carry out a Power Flush to your heating system and the reason for this would be to remove dirt, sludge and debris from the water that runs through your heating system. Over time

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21 Aug

How to Solve the 10 Most Common Problems with your Boiler

Our boilers are at the heart of our homes. Delivering hot water and warming rooms when needed, our boilers are essential to ensuring our homes are comfortable places to live in. But we tend to only pay them any mind when we’re either paying our energy bill or if something goes wrong. A broken boiler

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15 Aug

What does a Boiler Service entail?

We all service our boilers but do we know what should be done? ….. Both Gas Safe and the heating industry have been calling for more to be done to make the public aware of the importance of regular servicing of their boilers. There has been a drive to improve standards by both installers and

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01 Aug

Are You at Risk From Illegal Gas Fitters?

A Recent survey finds that over 65% of work carried out by illegal gas fitters is unsafe!   In the age of the internet, it can seem like you’re spoiled for choice for plumbers or servicemen that can fit a brand new gas appliance. The ease of search engines meaning you’ve got hundreds of local

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01 Aug

What is a Pressure Reducing Valve?

A common problem with boilers ……. One of the most common problems with boilers we at Watertite find is the failure of the ‘Pressure Reducing Valve‘ or PRV for short. Although they are not essential to all boilers, it is advisable to fit one to the cold mains inlet.  Low water pressure can cause issues but

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06 Jul

Smart Meters and New Technology

How many of you are considering installing the latest technology? …. With every passing month something new hits the market to improve the efficiency in our homes.  There are a variety of different devices on the market and choosing the right one for your home and system can be a minefield. The latest models are

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27 Jun

During the Summer months

Getting your house in order … Like most of us, the Summer months are not only a time to enjoy the great outdoors but an opportunity to carry out those necessary repairs and essential maintenance at home. Your central heating should be off over the Summer and many of us forget about the central heating

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