Different Stokes for Different Folks; Choosing a Boiler and Boiler Insurance for Your Needs


Several factors will usually influence the kind of boiler you buy. You will want to mull over factors such as energy efficiency and options for renewable energy use. To help you decide which boiler is right for you, we’ve prepared this small guide:

  • For example, with certain customer habits such a family who have lots of showers at the same time (around the house), the professional opinion is usually offered of changing to a system boiler with unvented hot water tank, provided there is good water pressure.

  • If your home has older radiators or pipework cover in screed, it is better to choose or remain with an open vented, heat only boiler – for very important safety reasons.
  • For consumers with financial constraints, the usual recommendations are to replace their existing boiler with the same type of boiler in the same location. For low maintenance costs, the installation of a combi boiler with a 10-year warranty/guarantee from the manufacturer is recommended.

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Appliance Cover; The Finer Details

We often take our appliances for granted, until — once we’ve been dropped back into 19th century, forced to scrub clothing by hand we can’t get our white goods repaired fast enough.

A standard home contents insurance policy will cover your appliances if they are damaged or destroyed in a fire, storm, flood, other natural disaster or if they’re stolen. But it won’t cover these kitchen essentials if they break down due to age, wear and tear or are accidentally damaged.

Appliance insurance policies can cover these eventualities, compensating you for the repair or replacement of appliances, including ovens, hobs, refrigerators, freezers, washing machines, and more.

All insurance policies have exclusions or events they just will not cover. Typical exclusions on appliance insurance policies include: Continue reading “Appliance Cover; The Finer Details”

Installing Your New Boiler; Some Extras To Consider

When you talk to the heating engineer about your hot water needs from a new boiler, we think a good installer will mention some or all of the following for you to consider. If they don’t come up in conversation, ask about them.  A good installer will be able to give you a full understanding of the benefits of each extra and advise whether they are needed.

Gas pipe

The gas pipe runs from the meter to the boiler and should be checked to ensure it is large enough in diameter to deliver sufficient gas to your new boiler. If a new gas pipe is required, it should be clean and free of any debris so as to ensure nothing untoward enters the boiler. Continue reading “Installing Your New Boiler; Some Extras To Consider”

Protecting Your Smart TV

Are you looking to buy a smart TV? Perhaps you own one and want to know how you can use it as safely as possible. Whilst, first and foremost, we buy these exciting pieces of technology to enrich our lives with entertainment, we often overlook potential areas of concern. Smart TVs are expensive and consumers often save up for a long time to buy one, so why would we not want to ensure that our investment is kept in the best condition possible? With physical damage and virus attacks being a just couple of the problems smart TV owners can face, we want to make sure that both you and your television are as safe as they can be.

In this guide, we’ll take you through four important aspects of protecting your smart TV:

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