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What is a thermostatic radiator valve?

What is a thermostatic radiator valve? TRV, or Thermostatic Radiator Valve, is a valve that adjusts the inflow of hot water that enters a radiator depending on the room temperature. Thermostatic Radiator Valves are self-regulating, meaning that they are able to automatically change the inflow. As the valve only delivers … Continue reading

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Oil firms close down as renewables grow in 2016

Oil and gas firms sink whilst renewable energy paves the future. In 2016, a record number of oil and gas firms closed down. This is, of course, following a huge growth of interest in renewable energy and climate change within the last year. The Paris Agreement, awareness projects by celebrities … Continue reading
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How can a smart home shrink your heating bills?

Smart home technologies; more than just a gimmick. In the last month, interest has spiked surrounding smart home technologies. Not only did people get to see what the future of homes may look after the CEO of Facebook unveiled his own custom smart home system, but they were also able … Continue reading
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No Hot Water

Why do you have no hot water? For information on boiler repairs, please see our boiler repairs page. Now that temperatures are regularly meeting sub-zero degrees celsius, our boiler systems are put under a lot of pressure to ensure that your home manages to stay comfortable in the cold weather. … Continue reading
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Gas Leak Symptoms

How to detect gas leak symptoms. As stated in previous articles and website pages, gas leaks can be disastrous. From carbon monoxide poisoning, to explosions caused by flammable gas leaks; homeowners cannot be too careful for their own safety. Carbon Monoxide Leak Symptoms As mentioned in our August blog post, … Continue reading
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Worcester Bosch; Which? Best Buy 7 years running

Worcester Bosch receives Which? Best Buy for the seventh year running. For the seventh consecutive year, Worcester Bosch’s Greenstar gas boiler range has been awarded Which? Best Buy. Additionally, their oil boiler range has also received the award; making every Worcester Bosch boiler a Which? Best Buy product. Greenstar gas … Continue reading
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Carbon monoxide poisoning; knowing the symptoms and what to do

Recognising carbon monoxide poisoning symptoms and how to avoid it. Carbon monoxide poisoning is an issue that constantly finds itself in Alford Plumbing and Heating’s newsfeed. Unfortunately, this is a reality of the heating industry; if the profession is not handled with the utmost sincerity, people are put in danger. … Continue reading
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Finding the right gas boiler for your home.

Finding the right gas boiler for your home. Alford Plumbing and Heating often release articles discussing the infinite benefits of replacing old boiler models with a new condensing model. This mainly revolves around the new systems being more efficient, often proving 30% more efficient than models over ten years old; … Continue reading
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Renewable energy for home heating

Renewable energy; Japanese research team take huge steps forward for solar water heating. With interest in global warming continuously rising, homeowners are now constantly looking for ways to minimize their carbon emissions. One of the best ways to reduce emissions is by investing in renewable energy sources. Of course, solar … Continue reading
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Greenskies solar panels and Greenstar boilers

Greenskies solar panels and Greenstar boilers As experts in home heating and energy efficiency, we ensure that our customers receive the best guidelines for minimizing their households bills and diminishing carbon emissions. Whether you are interested in purchasing a solar water heater or a boiler, we will be able to … Continue reading
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