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Nest Doorbell Review uk

I purchased the nest hello doorbell on launch day and received it two weeks later. I installed it into my own home the day I got my hands on it, so I have lived with it through its initial teething problems and uncertainties, but I'm glad to say that that's all behind the nest hello now.first things to mention is that any home can have the nest hello, you don't actually need an existing chime like nest say, they are now supporting chimeless installations, you don...


Hydraulic balancing

Balancing your heating systemBalancing your heating system is actually a very straight forward process, it can improve the operating efficiency, comfort levels and help reduce energy consumption in wet heating systems. Many homeowners are totally unaware of the merits regarding balancing of the system, a common sense principle that any decent heating engineer will use to make new and existing systems operate more efficiently.Why the need for balancing?Balancing of a heating system is the proc...


5 weather compensation myths debunked

5 misconceptions about weather compensation debunked.At Crawley Gas Engineer we stronger advise and highly recommend that you use Weather Compensation technology.Weather Compensation can typically save you from 10% to 30% off your energy bills per year.There are a lot of incorrect rumours and myths about Weather Compensation, so here are 5 of the most common misconceptions that I find installers and customers to believe and a short reply to debunk the myth.1:  Weather compensation is not...


Look after your system and it will look after the boiler!

The importance of a healthy central heating system should be high up on everyone’s agenda, a poor system could be costing you a fortune and ultimately end in a premature boiler replacement, that’s not cheap, but the good news is that looking after your system correctly is. The majority of central heating systems that I see in and around Crawley are basic poorly designed systems, most don’t have thermostatic radiator valves, a system bypass or a filter of any kind, almost none of them hav...


Boiler Plus 06 April 2018

There’s no need to get flustered, Boiler Plus is almost here, on the 6th of April 2018, in England, there is an amendment to the current building regulations, the long and short of the situation is it only currently applies to new Combi boilers fitted in the domestic market in England, New Build is covered by SAP Ratings so Boiler Plus doesn’t apply.Essentially when choosing a new boiler it must have a minimum of 92% ErP as Standard. You then have four options which you must comply with at le...


Condensate pipe freezing

If you have ever had the misfortune of having a frozen condensate pipe from your boiler, you will be fully aware of the inconvenience and disappointment that comes along with it, why is this pipe so fragile and unprotected, why would they design a boiler with such a venerable weakness and flawed system of removing condensate water. well the truth is that your installation is most probably not installed correctly to the current standards. The good news is it’s so easy to upgrade.