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How Often Do You Need a Boiler Service?

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  To cut a long story short, you need to have your boiler serviced a minimum of once a year. This is what we tell all our customers, and should be strictly adhered to by every homeowner and landlord. “But my boiler is fine, why do I need to have it serviced?” This is a … Continue reading

How to Prepare Your Boiler for Winter

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With winter in full force, and not looking like letting up any time soon, it’s hugely important to prepare your boiler for the frosty times ahead. The glacial conditions could cause numerous issues in your boiler system, from freezing the pipes to jamming internal components. Not only can this cause your boiler to fail in … Continue reading

Can I Build a Wet Room Upstairs?

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Contrary to popular belief, a wet room does not need to be confined to the ground floor of a property. In fact, multiple-storeyed buildings, such as fancy hotels and skyscrapers, have been installing wet rooms on various floors for years. Almost any bathroom, on any floor, with any material surface can be transformed into a … Continue reading

When Should You Replace/Upgrade Your Boiler

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  The average boiler lasts around 15 years before needing to be replaced. By that time, boiler technology will have advanced significantly. As new boiler technology develops and becomes commonplace, you may be wondering whether it’s necessary to obtain a replacement or upgrade. Unfortunately, It can be hard to tell how long your current system … Continue reading

Why does my boiler smell?

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Weird smells coming from your boiler can be alarming, and with the multitude of different gases involved in the heating process, it’s important you understand the cause and severity of the various smells. Rudkin & Herbert have constructed this informative article to help you understand why your boiler smells and what you should do about … Continue reading

7 mistakes people make when setting their thermostat

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Thermostats recognise when the temperature is too hot or too cold in a room, and regulates it by automatically controlling the home’s heating appliances. Thermostats are commonly used everyday, and yet many people misunderstand how to use them. This article will be looking at the 7 mistakes people often make when setting their thermostats. By utilising your … Continue reading

My boiler is losing pressure – what should I do?

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If your boiler starts to lose pressure, there’s no need to panic. Depressurised boilers are common faults which, here at Rudkin and Herbert, are commonly seen and repaired. It is important, however, that you’re able to identify the root of the problem so that it can be dealt with swiftly and safely. This article will … Continue reading

Boiler Error Codes for Bosch Models Explained

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Modern boilers are the most reliable and efficient they have ever been and Worcester Bosch models are some of the best on the market. However, once in a while things can go wrong and this can leave the average homeowner scratching their head, not knowing what the problem is. Your boiler will have a display … Continue reading

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

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