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Ideal Heating Tips And Advice

Heating tips & advice for homeowners


Top Tips for a Healthy Heating System

Late autumn, winter and early spring are when we rely on our boilers the most and as such, it’s when our boilers work the hardest. Follow our top tips for boiler health to ensure your boiler keeps you warm this winter.

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What is a system boiler?

Looking for information about system boilers, their features and how they work? Ideal explores their advantages to help you decide if they're the right fit for.

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Radiator Cold at the Top? Here's Why and What to Do

When they’re working properly, radiators should be hot to the touch from top to bottom, left to right. Heat from the water is lost in the process, and that’s a good thing, because it’s warming your rooms.

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Radiator Cold at the Bottom? Possible Causes & Solutions

Is your radiator cold to the touch at the bottom and you’re not sure how to fix it? With Ideal Heating’s top tips, you’ll be able to identify possible causes and find out what you can do to fix the problem.

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Preparing Your Boiler For Winter

Winter’s arrival means we’re all counting on our boilers to keep us warm and cosy as temperatures start to dip. To make sure our central heating systems don’t let us down when we need them the most, it’s really important to keep them in the best condition possible. 

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No Hot Water? Here's What to Do

We’ve all been there. You’ve started running a bath, killed 15 minutes watching TV in delightful anticipation of a relaxing candle-lit hour, stepped into the tub and let out a shivery yelp – it’s stone cold.

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New Boiler Costs For Your Home - A Guide

Whether you’re replacing an old boiler or fitting a complete new system, your boiler is a real investment in your home. But it’s very important to make sure you get the right one.

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My Boiler is Leaking: What Should I Do?

Finding a puddle of water under your boiler can be quite alarming, and it shouldn’t happen unless there’s something wrong. We’ll take you step-by-step through the possible causes, but a leaking boiler is not something the average homeowner should try to fix themselves.

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What is a Heat Only Boiler Ideal Heating

What Is A Heat Only Boiler?

Heat only boilers, also known as conventional boilers, provide central heating to our homes and are installed in many UK properties built before the 1970s. Despite them being common household appliances, the workings of these boilers are still a bit of a mystery for many of us.

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Will Turning My Water Supply Off Affect My Boiler?

Worried that turning off your water supply will adversely affect your boiler? This worry is usually caused by a fear of overheating, like boiling a kettle with no water in it. In reality though, your boiler is unlikely to be at risk of damage.

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