Category Archives: Safety

Installers First – Have Your Say On Heating Safety & Standards

Last updated: June 12, 2017

Installers First – Have Your Say On Heating Safety & Standards

A Bright Future For Heating Safety & Standards?

No matter if you’re a butcher, builder or candlestick maker (do they still exist?), every industry has standards to adhere to and Heating Installation is no exception.

Standards and practices are changing all of the time, so it’s important that installers can keep their finger on the pulse of that change and have a say in how their industry is run.

Thankfully, there are ways in which heating engineers and installers can help shape Government regulation and policy, have their voices heard and share their wealth of experience with others in the industry.

We were contacted by BestHeating’s friend and President & Director of CO-Gas Safety, Stephanie Trotter, who was kind enough to point us to an online poll – run by Installers First – that wants heating professionals to offer their expertise and help lead the way to safer and more secure standards and practices.

So (because we love sharing stuff with you all) here’s a little bit about it…

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Should I Dry My Clothes On A Radiator?

Last updated: March 15, 2017

Should I Dry My Clothes On A Radiator?

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How To Clean A Radiator

Last updated: November 1, 2016

How To Clean A Radiator

Why It’s Important To Keep Your Radiator Clean As well as looking better than a dirty one, keeping your radiator clean and free from dust and dirt can actually help to keep your heating costs down. Dust in between the fins of a convector radiator can prevent heat from escaping, which will mean your radiatorsContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week 2016

Last updated: November 3, 2016

Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week 2016

Discovering Carbon Monoxide – The Silent Killer As those of you that follow our blog will already know, November 21st marks the start of Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week. This year is the 11th anniversary of what is becoming an increasingly important seven days, and we want you to do as much as you can toContinue ReadingContinue Reading

What Are SEDBUK Ratings?

Last updated: October 26, 2016

What Are SEDBUK Ratings?

Are you looking to replace an old, tired boiler or perhaps buy a new one? If the answer is yes, you’ll want to get familiar with what you might have known as SEDBUK ratings, how they affect your home’s heating and what the heating industry is now calling them.Continue Reading

Here’s How To Balance Radiators

Last updated: September 9, 2016

Here’s How To Balance Radiators

The Ultimate Step-By-Step Guide on – How to Balance Radiators If you have hot and cold spots on some of your radiators or find that some radiators get warm whilst others do not, then your radiators need balancing. Now don’t worry because it’s a pretty simple DIY job and in this step-by-step guide on howContinue ReadingContinue Reading

How To Fix A Leaky Radiator

Last updated: November 16, 2016

How To Fix A Leaky Radiator

There aren’t many things that can go wrong around the house that are as annoying as finding a patch of wet carpet or a pool of water around the bottom of a radiator – okay, maybe puppy training runs it close. . . But puppies aside, in this blog we’ll look at how you canContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Winter Is Coming – No, Wait…It’s Here!

Last updated: September 1, 2016

Winter Is Coming – No, Wait…It’s Here!

Thanks to a certain Mr Stark and lots of internet tinkering, “WINTER IS COMING” has now made its way into meme folklore – but right now, as the days grow ever shorter, that meme has never been more appropriate. We take a look at what effect winter can have on us, in what we thoughtContinue ReadingContinue Reading

What to Do if Your Boiler Breaks Down During a Blizzard

Last updated: January 19, 2017

What to Do if Your Boiler Breaks Down During a Blizzard

It’s already been dubbed Snowpocalypse and Snowmaggedon2015 and has terms such as #Blizzardof2015 and #StormChips (tweets about panic-buying crisps during a storm… yes, really!) trending worldwide, the USA is preparing to see one of the worst blizzards ever with some even describing it as ‘potentially historic’.Continue Reading

The 20 BEST Winter Energy Saving Tips

Last updated: September 1, 2016

The 20 BEST Winter Energy Saving Tips

If you don’t do it right, winter can be an expensive time of year. Keeping in the heat and making best use of what you have are essential if you are to make the most of your central heating until springtime. So from blocking draughts to switching suppliers, to shutting doors and getting the rightContinue ReadingContinue Reading