Commercial boiler maintenance – how to avoid boiler breakdowns!

Commercial boiler maintenance and repairs. Although we are coming to the end of summer, we hope that September will continue to give us a much needed boost of sun and warmth before we face the onset of Autumn and Winter. Businesses will be turning their heating systems on for the first time after a long

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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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How to implement a water treatment program? – Legionella Risk Assessment

Water treatment services have long been considered a necessary evil like household insurance you know you have to have it to be protected but you are reluctant to pay for it; the likelihood of anything happening is well.. unlikely (you hope) However it is a legal requirement for Schools, Hospitals, Companies, Industrial and Commercial premises;

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How water softeners can reduce your energy bills!

60% of homes in the UK are built in hard water areas – London, the South-East and Anglia. Hard water creates a build up of scum and limescale in kettles, shower heads and stains toilets, sinks and baths. Imagine the problem personified in heating systems, washing machines and dishwashers all of which are prime targets

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Top tips to ensure your boiler doesn’t break down!

We’ve been lucky this year relatively speaking with mild winter weather! Not surprisingly, commercial boiler repairs and servicing is very low on the list of priorities for most companies.  Traditionally January and February sees us in the middle of boiler breakdown season and with breakdowns, consumers and companies alike tend to spend the least amount

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Carbon Monoxide Headache – Kill Or Cure?

ROSPA (The Royal Society for the Protection of Accidents) and Gas Safe Charity plan to launch the Be Gas Safe programme designed to see 10,000 families receive a free CO detector (Installer Jan 2012) The scheme aims to make more people aware of the hidden dangers of CO or carbon monoxide poisoning by providing more

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Thermostatic Mixing Valves. Why having a bath can scald you!

A staggering 63 people have died from bath-time scalding and a further 1,124 people have been admitted to hospital with severe burns. More recently, a two year old was killed after suffering burns which then turned septic after her mother failed to seek medical attention. The toddler had been held under hot water reported to

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