Tips and Guides
15 people in the UK died last year as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. Don’t be another statistic. Regular servicing of your appliances can and WILL prevent lethal fumes entering your home.Any one of the following could be a sign that there is carbon monoxide in your home…
Electric heating is making something of a comeback. With natural gas prices soaring and uncertainty in its future availability, electric heating systems are the preferred choice of those who wish an efficient heating system and peace of mind with a more environmentally friendly alternative to gas central heating. So what are the benefits of an electric heating system?
Drainage systems are what ensures we have dry, clean and healthy buildings to live and work in. Because drains and pipes are out of sight and generally work efficiently, most people take them for granted. Property owners only pay attention to blocked drains when the damage is done, giving their drains little regard when all is well. Ideally, every property owner should know what causes blocked drains and pipes, how to prevent them, and what to do when the worst happens….
What is the most important part of your home? The foundations, the walls, the interior; all are important, but the roof is probably top of the list. The roof not only keeps the elements out, it protects the walls and foundations from internal water damage, so it must be kept in tiptop condition. Roofs are weaker than the walls they protect and are prone to similar causes of damage and defects. Here are a few of these causes and some helpful tips on how to prevent them….
How will we heat our homes with fuel shortages on the up and prices increasing? Some commentators say that oil production will peak within the next twenty years and from then on will be on an irreversible decline. If true, then eventually oil and gas will become progressively more expensive and shorter in supply. Today’s alternative energy sources will become the norm. The most promising alternative energy source for domestic heating and electricity is solar power – it’s free, cost effective, there’s an unlimited supply, and eco-friendly….
Ground source heat pumps are providing heat to more and more homes. The current high demand and prices for fossil fuels and their environmental impact is causing many people to consider more sustainable and cheaper heating options, and ground source heat pumps meet these demands. However, many home owners are not aware of them or have little understanding of how they work or what their benefits are. There are various types of pumps, but the following describes the most common….
When it comes to choosing a central heating system, it pays to be informed. Heating your home, especially in colder climates, is of huge importance to not only personal health, but also the health of the building and your bank balance. With various types of central heating available, each offering different benefits, let’s look at three of the most common: gas, oil and LPG (Liquid Petroleum Gas). All three are ideal for home heating needs – central heating, water, fires, ovens and cookers, but vary in suitability, installation and efficiency….
Most people are sensible when it comes to working with electricity: they call in a professional or someone who is qualified. Carrying out electricity work isn’t like plumbing work. Anyone with basic DIY skills can change a tap. If you do it wrong, you’ll get wet. Botch an electricity job and you can die…