Category Archives: Heating and Plumbing Services

Homeowners staying put

Recent consumer research backed by Plumbfix, part of the Screwfix group of companies found that over 48% of UK homeowners plan to stay in their current homes. Householders will look to improve and invest in their current home rather than consider a home move and the related expenditure

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How to be more efficient with water?

2012 saw an unprecedented shortage of water despite a rain filled summer and little sun. It was hard to listen to the environmental agency insisting on the continuance of hose-pipe bans across the UK when there was no real summer and persistent rain. All that is a distant memory as now we are in the

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Commercial heating and plumbing maintenance services. How to ensure best practice.

One thing that sets Aquatech Services apart from other service providers is the quality of its commercial heating and plumbing maintenance services and installations and the reputation it has built up by having long term customer relationships. The business is founded on establishing an excellent reputation by word of mouth and as an organisation committed

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Top tips for increasing boiler reliability and maintenance.

It’s no surprise that risk adverse business owners of commercial properties and premises have become savvier when it comes to boiler installation and servicing. Reliability and longevity are the most important part of the process when investing undergoing installation and replacement of old boilers. Ensuring the right boiler(s) are correctly specified for your building or

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Top tips for winter – commercial heating and plumbing

Top Tips for winter plumbing Irrespective of the size of your commerical premises, office building or home the following tips may help you reduce the risk of plumbing emergencies and could save unnecessary expense and distress. Find out where the stop valve(s) are located on the incoming water supply mains and clearly label it so

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Top tips to ensure you choose the right heating and plumbing company?

Now the Olympics are over it’s back to the usual doom and gloom. The media has officially confirmed that the UK economy is effectively in a double-tip recession as if we needed reminding. Consequently, companies are sacrificing regular service and maintenance of their commercial heating and plumbing systems in an attempt to save money. In the current

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Why its cool to use radiators!

Despite the Government’s initiatives to push ahead with the reduction in emissions with a renewables driven system the radiator is still the primary heat emitter for millions of homes, industry, hospitals and educational establishments and has stood the test of time for some 100 years. The government is keen to see us use less energy,

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Thermostatic mixing valves – How to avoid scalding in the bath!

Non installation of thermostatic mixing valves accounts for approximately twenty deaths and almost six hundred serious scald related injuries every year, caused by scalding hot water in the bath. Scalding occurs because water is stored at high temperature to limit the growth of the legionella bacteria. Hot water needs to be stored at 60°c or

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How to reduce your energy bills using a thermostat for central heating?

Millions of homes are not using simple room thermostats to control their boiler.  What affect does this have on the consumer? Increased energy bills, inefficient heating systems and wasted energy. The last few years have seen massive strides in the development of renewable technologies – solar panels, heat pumps; advances in heating controls and homeowners

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Water treatment service and implementation.

Back in May I wrote about the importance of implementing a water treatment program The subsequent legionnella outbreak in Edinburgh in June and the widely reported outbreak last Tuesday (July 28th) in Stoke-On-Trent has only underlined the importance of establishing an effective water treatment program to ensure minimal risk to employees. The recession is forcing

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