Heating & A/C

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Choosing an Infrared Heater

Heating is one important aspect in our homes that should be properly set up especially during winter. Many of us have employed different kinds of heaters but only a few have been introduced to a new heating mechanism, which is the infrared heating technology. What exactly is an infrared heater and what makes it better [...]
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Centrifugal Fans for Extraction with a Kick

There are certain areas where there are extraction problems that are more difficult to deal with than others because of their nature and or the position of extraction. Typical of those areas are bathrooms, toilets and wet rooms as well as cloakrooms and utility rooms. These are places with some of the worst smells, which [...]
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The Low Down on Whole House Evaluation

Sometimes called an energy audit, a whole house evaluation is essentially a complete inspection of a home’s heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC) system, done to check for and correct problems and inefficiencies. A whole house evaluation can identify any problem areas which can make your home more comfortable and save you more energy in the [...]
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5 DIY Steps to Ensure Your House is Warm this Winter

Nobody likes a cold house so why not arrange plumbing insurance, turn up the heating and do a bit of DIY? There’s nothing worse than a cold breeze, so visit your local home store and show off your handy work. Here are 5 ways to make your house cosy – without calling a plumber. Bleed [...]
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Top Five Ways to Insulate Your Home

The winter months are upon us which means freezing weather and expensive fuel bills, but there are lots of ways that you can improve your home’s insulation to keep warmer and help reduce your fuel bills. Here are the top five ways to insulate your home. Lag your Loft Insulating the loft has been used [...]
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The Fuel Behind the Furnace

With the arrival of fall here already and winter just on its heels, the decisions to be made about heating are imminent.  Are you sticking with your central heating?  Hoping to find cheaper, more efficient options this year?  Looking for something cozier and quieter? More and more homeowners are turning to smaller, portable space heaters [...]
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How to Keep Energy Costs Low

With everybody cutting corners and looking for ways to keep costs low, one of the places you probably look to save some money each month is your energy bill. Keeping your energy costs low takes more than just running around your house and turning off the lights every time someone leaves a room. Here are [...]
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The Highly Efficient and Eco-Friendly Heat Pump

At no fault of your own, you may have immediately presumed that everyone, everywhere should have a heat pump because they are the most eco-friendly and environmentally sound heating system. Although this isn’t necessarily the case for all heat pumps, it’s definitely worth highlighting the benefits associated with the relevant kind – the geothermal heat [...]
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A Guide to Home Insulation Before Winter Hits

Winter is on its way and the topic of keeping warm without paying too high a price is on everyone’s minds. Added to this the fact that British Gas is expected to increase costs by 20% in the next month and suddenly alternative home insulation ideas don’t sound like a bad idea. Already the Citizens [...]
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Ways to Save Money on Your Home Heating Oil This Winter

Over the last couple of years we have faced some tough winters.  The weather has been pretty harsh and for many of us, unexpected.  Even though we were prepared for snow last year because of the weather we had endured the year before, we were still shocked at how early the cold weather set in [...]