Controlling the cost of your gas heating

This guide will help you understand the typical energy consumption and costs of gas heating and how to reduce them.We are now heading into winter with the coronavirus restrictions increasing across Scotland and the UK. Many of us will be working from home or staying indoors more much than usual during winter. In fact, an estimated 16.8 million people will stay at home this winter amid the coronavirus outbreak.In the UK, households used an estimated 15% more heating in March ...

How much money can you save by replacing your boiler?

A new energy-efficient boiler could take hundreds of pounds off your heating bill every year. In fact, you could reduce your bills by 30%.With energy costs generally rising over recent years, you will no doubt want to do everything you can to save on your energy bills – especially if you’re working from home this winter.Why worry about your boiler?Your boiler could be the single most important appliance in your home, particularly in winter as you rely on it to ...

Top seven common causes of boiler breakdowns

We detail some reasons why your boiler might develop a problem, what caused them, and what you can do to prevent them from happening.Modern boilers are generally built to last. But, just like any other appliance or system in your home, they’re not perfect, and sometimes things can go wrong.This article will help you identify issues with your boiler, especially if you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms:My boiler is switching offMy boiler locks out regularlyMy boiler has a leakMy ...

All about oil heating

We explain what heating oil is, how it heats your home, the pros and cons of oil heating, and essential servicing information so you can stay safe and warm in your home.Oil-fired central heating is the second most popular type of home heating method in the UK. The majority of homes use gas – 85% compared to oil’s 6% and electric heating’s 6%. However, in Scotland, oil is more widely used than other areas of the UK – about twice ...

Heating oil prices at their lowest for three years

Home heating oil prices have dropped 30% over the first three months of the year. It now costs on average 36p per litre making it currently the cheapest fuel to use to heat your home.The global Coronavirus pandemic has shut factories and greatly reduced road and air traffic all over the world, meaning much less oil is being used. This means that the Brent Crude oil used across Europe has fallen from $70 a barrel in March to just above ...

Gas safety servicing during COVID-19

Regular servicing and safety checks for gas heating systems are vital, even during the lockdown period. The servicing of gas heating systems and gas appliances is classified as essential work. This is because the safety implications of not performing this important maintenance work and safety checks are significant. In fact, there is a statutory obligation to service all gas appliances on an annual basis, where it is safe to do so. Your safety is our priority. Scheduled servicingWe are working ...

How to fix cold spots in your radiator

Dirty water and sludge within radiators can cause cold spots in your radiators. At worst, they can prevent hot water from passing through your radiator altogether, leaving it completely cold. Not ideal for our cold Scottish weather!“I have cold spots at the top of my radiators”If the top of your radiator is cold, there may be air trapped within the system. This air can be released by bleeding the radiator.How to check and bleed your radiatorsTest your radiators by turning ...

How to buy the right gas boiler

So you’re replacing your old gas boiler and want to make sure you choose the perfect replacement? We’re here to help with some impartial expert advice.A new boiler is one of the biggest household purchases you’ll make. The good news is you should save money because you will have a more efficient boiler. The efficiency of your new boiler will determine how much you’ll save in the years to come. Typically, good boilers should last more than ten years if ...

We are now OFTEC registered for oil central heating

We are delighted to announce that our engineers are now fully OFTEC registered for oil central heating and hot water system repair and servicing.In addition to our new OFTEC-registered status, we are also fully accreditated and insured so you know you are in safe hands. Plus, we are one of only a small number of gas heating companies in Scotland are both Gas Safe registered and ISO 9001:2015 certified.What is OFTEC?OFTEC is the trade association for the heating industry in ...

Prepare your heating for winter

It’s that time of year again when your heating is on every day and you look forward to sitting in a cosy home. This means relying on your heating system to keep your rooms and water at the right temperature, day and night.Autumn is the best time to test your heating system before the demands of winter set it. It’s best to uncover any possible faults before the really cold weather is here. Winter is our busiest time of the ...