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Why is my radiator cold? (Troubleshooting Guide)

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Do your radiators struggle to get hot? Have you got one radiator that’s always stone cold no matter what you try? Take a look at VHL’s guide to figuring out why your radiators are cold and how you can fix it. All of the radiators are cold » Just one radiator is cold » The … Continue reading

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8 Quick Checks to Make Before Calling a Gas Engineer

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Nothing quite throws a household into panic like when the boiler fails. It always seems to happen at the most inconvenient time, leaving you frustrated and desperate to get things fixed as soon as possible. While it can be stressful to have no hot water, it’s best to keep a level head and try these … Continue reading

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Why You May Want To Reconsider Drying Clothes On A Radiator

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There’s still a chill in the air but you’ve got a mountain of washing that needs to be dried. You can’t really hang it outside on the line when the weather is so changeable, so what do you do? Chances are, your go-to response is to hang the washing on your radiators and let the … Continue reading

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Why is my house always cold and what can I do to fix it?

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Is your home always bitterly cold? Are you always the first one to put the heating on when winter rolls round? Do you feel a chill even with the heating on full blast? Not only is this a miserable way to live, it’s also likely costing you a fair whack in wasted fuel. Take a … Continue reading

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How can I prevent condensation on the insides of my windows?

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Condensation on the insides of your windows is a common occurrence once the weather starts getting colder. From autumn through winter and into the beginnings of spring, the chilly weather causes condensation which may lead to problems with your home and your health if not dealt with. A little condensation may not be much of … Continue reading

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Know the Emergency Valves, Switches & Levers in your Home

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No matter how careful you are around the home, emergency situations can sometimes be unavoidable. Pipes can burst, boilers can break and in some cases, gas can leak, which is why you always need to be prepared and knowledgeable about the emergency levers in your home. There are different emergency features in your home that … Continue reading

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How to save energy at home, while you’re on holiday

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Many of you will be heading off on your holidays but, while you’re sunning yourself on the beach, your home could be running up unnecessarily high gas and electricity bills. Take a look at our top tips on how to save energy at home while you’re on holiday. Unplug your appliances According to the Energy Savings … Continue reading

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Tips to keep your heating in good working order this summer

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Now that the weather is starting to warm up, your attention might be turning to your central heating and what to do with it during the summer months. Take a look at our useful guide to ensure that your central heating remains in good working order until it is needed again in the winter, as … Continue reading

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Let There Be Light

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Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is an issue which affects a large amount of people, as more and more jobs require us to work indoors rather than outside with natural light. In the summer, this is not a problem, as the days are longer, the natural light is stronger and longer lasting, and people often … Continue reading

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UK Older People’s Day 2014

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October 1st marks UK Older People’s Day, a day held in recognition of the UN International Day of Older Persons. Older People’s Day aims to provide a platform to celebrate the achievements and contributions of older people to society, as well as helping to contest and overturn outdated attitudes and stereotypes. An important thing to … Continue reading

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