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The new boiler legislation changed in April 2018 – what does this mean for you?

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As of April 2018, new legislation regarding the efficiency of new boilers has come into effect. The changes apply to both entirely new installations and the replacement of old boilers. The regulations, which have been named Boiler Plus, aim to improve energy efficiency standards, save people money in operating costs and increase the control you … Continue reading

What’s new with Rudkin & Herbert

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Here at Rudkin & Herbert, we aim to keep improving and providing the best possible service for our customers. It is thanks to our customer focus, combined with high quality workmanship and technical expertise, that we have earnt a strong reputation over the past 25 years. As well as enjoying a great reputation in our … Continue reading

What to do if my boiler shows an error code?

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When your boiler fails and begins displaying an error code, it can be easy to panic and think the worst, particularly during cold weather when you rely heavily on your heating. However, many boiler error codes have relatively simple fixes, some of which can be quickly sorted by some savvy adjustments and DIY. So, to … Continue reading

My boiler is leaking – What Should I do?

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A leaking boiler can be a concerning problem which is often a sign something within the internal workings of your unit has become damaged, worn or broken. From pressure issues to damaged seals and corrosion, there can be many sources of a leaky boiler. Crucially, should you find your boiler is leaking water, don’t try … Continue reading

Is Boiler Cover Worth the Money?

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With winter in full swing, now is the time of year we rely heavily on our boilers and heating systems to keep our homes cosy and comfortable. Unfortunately, the cold weather and substantial usage of boilers during the winter season also make it the time they are most likely to suffer faults and fail. With … Continue reading

Underfloor Heating FAQs

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Underfloor heating is a desirable feature which can be used to great effect throughout the home. With underfloor heating, the entirety of a room from the flooring up can be kept cosy and comfortably warm. An effective form of heating, underfloor systems can be used as a space saving and energy efficient alternative to radiators. … Continue reading

Solar Thermal Energy System Maintenance and Repair

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To make an informed choice about whether to install a solar thermal energy system at your property, you should give thought to the system’s future maintenance and repair requirements. Solar thermal systems, which work by harnessing solar energy, are a reliable and well-established technology. For these reasons, such systems are largely very efficient and can … Continue reading

How to Create a Bathroom that Suits your Needs

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For those with any physical limitations, a standard bathroom can be one of the most difficult rooms of the house to navigate. However, with so many easy access modifications or alternatives possible and a huge array of mobility aids available, your bathroom can easily be updated to be a lot more user friendly. From simple … Continue reading

Walk in Showers vs Walk in Baths

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There are many instances where a walk in shower or bath can be very useful, from helping to cope with mobility issues to future-proofing your home. With an aging population and increasing demand and innovation in this area, there are now a huge range of options when it comes to making your bathroom easier to … Continue reading

Smart Thermostats and How They Work

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Smart thermostats are a relatively new technology which allow the user exceptional control over their heating system. With a smart, programmable thermostat, the user can control the heating and hot water in their home remotely from a smart device, increasing convenience and helping to create a more energy efficient abode. Read on to find out … Continue reading

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