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What type of gas boiler do I need?

All modern gas boilers installed today are condensing boilers, of which come in one of three types: conventional, system or combination.Condensing boilers are up to 90% efficient as heat is recovered from flue gases that otherwise would have been lost like on older less efficient models. A modern gas boiler maximises fuel efficiency by extracting latent heat from flue gases utilising a condensing system.

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How to Reduce the Risk of Your Boiler Breaking Down

There’s nothing worse than trying to put the heating on in the morning and finding your boiler has stopped working. Most people, it’s safe to say, take their boiler for granted. It sits in the background, doing its job for the most part and it can be easy to ignore until something goes wrong.

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The Pros and Cons of Pay Monthly Boilers

If you have an old or inefficient boiler, replacing it can mean a substantial investment. More people than ever are looking at different ways to finance a new system and for many the pay monthly option is an obvious attraction. But does it give you value for money and should you really be considering them?

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Deadly carbon monoxide: the symptoms and precautions

Carbon monoxide is particularly dangerous as you can not see it, taste it or smell it. Not only is it difficult to detect it can kill very quickly. It is estimated in the UK 200 people per year are admitted to hospital with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning, with around 50 deaths annually. These deaths are completely avoidable with the correct maintenance and precautions.

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Why You Should Never Fit Your Own Gas Boiler

You want a new, energy efficient boiler. You also want to save money. You’ve done a little DIY and figure: how hard can it be? All you need to do is cover the cost of the boiler, get your tool box out and get on with the job. After all, it’s just attaching some pipes and plugging in, isn’t it?

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Is It Time for a New Boiler? 10 Things You Need to Watch Out For

It’s often called the engine room of the house, delivering your heating and hot water without so much as a grumble. For most of us, the humble boiler sits in the background but is one of the most important pieces of kit you have in your home. Like most of us, however, boilers don’t last forever and there comes a time when you need to seriously consider a replacement.

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