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What to Look for When Choosing a Boiler Company

Accreditations and Credentials

One of the first things you should be checking for when looking for a boiler replacement service are the credentials that they have. If they are Gas safe registered – this will give you the peace of mind that they can carry out the job safely for you. If this accreditation isn’t featured on their website, then make sure you ask to see a Gas Safe registration card before they start work.

They Offer Big Brand Boilers

You want to make sure that they are installing a reputable boiler for you, and there are some trusted brands in the industry. What you don’t want is a new boiler that will need repaired shortly after it has been replaced. Some studies show that boilers from smaller companies, are more likely to break down. Make sure you are aware of the manufacturer they use.

They Have Insurance Coverage

Any boiler installer that you get to proceed work should always have public liability insurance. This is what will cover you if there are any issues caused due to the work they have completed. This alone gives you an insight as to whether or not they are reputable as a company. You should also be checking if the company has a registered company address, phone number and credit and debit card details.

The Boiler Replacement Service Comes with After Care

It’s important that the boiler replacement service doesn’t simply end when the new boiler has been installed. If you are using a reliable company – they should offer you after care too. Even if it’s simply to check in and ensure that everything has gone as it should and you are happy with the service. This also gives you the chance to give them any feedback you may have.

As if it’s not already stressful enough having to look for a boiler replacement service, the last thing you want is to have to deal with a company that aren’t any good! Hopefully some of our advice above will help you make the right choice.

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Advantages of Gas Central Heating

Are you upgrading the heating in your home and struggling to find the right solution for you? There are many advantages of gas central heating that you may not have thought of that we have put together in a list for you.

It’s Less Expensive than Other Forms of Heating

One of the biggest advantages of gas central heating is that it is much more cost-effective than other forms of heating such as oil or electric. Usually the reason for this is due to the efficiency of a modern condensing boiler. This will give you much more return for your energy, lowering your costs overall.

It’s Much More Energy Efficient

In this day in age we are all trying to think about the environment and make sure that we make eco-friendly choices. When you are using a modern condensing boiler – it means that you are using much energy than with other options. There is also a larger element of control when it comes to the amount of heating that you require on these types of boilers. When you fit TRV’s (thermostatic radiator controls) to your radiators, it means that the flow of water is in your control, so your heating levels can be much more precise.

Instant Heat

One of the most important advantages of gas central heating for when it’s the colder months, is that it takes no times for your heaters to warm up. Although it may not be something you are worrying about too much in the summer, when winter sets in there is no doubt that you will want your radiators to heat up as quickly as possible.

Other Advantages of Gas Central Heating

Those are the main advantages of gas central heating that is make it an increasingly popular choice, however there are other things to take into consideration such as your heating supply isn’t affected by weather which it can be with electric central heating, and that they tend to have a long operational life.
If you would like to speak to us about gas central heating options, then please get in touch.

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Adding Value to your Home

CMBS Home Improvements are constantly working with clients on their home improvement ideas, whether it be a new kitchen or bathroom installation, or replacing their boiler. There are some home improvements that can add value to your home when it comes to selling. We’ve put a list of them together, so you can get inspiration.

New Bathroom Installation

There is always the option to add a new bathroom to your home. This could be converting a bedroom to an en-suite, or maybe another smaller space that is underused. Alternatively – you can spruce up your existing bathroom. Do you think it could do with a bit of a makeover? A new bathroom installation could add thousands to your home.

Add an Extension

Adding an extension is pretty much a sure-fire way to add value to your home and is one of the home improvement ideas that pops up very regularly. The most popular way to do this is to add it onto your kitchen, however there are lots of ways to do this. You also may need to check the planning permission regulations before going ahead.

Converting a Loft

There are lots of people who have lofts that are never used, so a loft conversion can be a great way to create some extra space and make your home more attractive to prospective buyers. It doesn’t have to be just one room – you can make a loft another little mini-home.

Renewing your Kitchen

Your kitchen is probably the 2nd most used room in your home with the only exception being the living room. Because of this, making it look great can do wonders in terms of adding value to your home. It’s estimated that by upgrading your kitchen can add on average around 6% to your home.

Other Home Improvement Ideas

There are other home improvement ideas that could add value to your home. This can include adding a conservatory, landscaping your garden, replacing windows and more. If you are looking to increase your home value with a kitchen or bathroom installation – then get in touch.

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Top 5 Bathroom Design Trends for 2018

If you are thinking about remodeling your bathroom, you might be interested in hearing about the latest bathroom trends for this year. If keeping up with style is on your agenda – read our top tips to stay ahead of the curve. Our bathroom installation Glasgow based service will not only offer you the supply and fit for your new bathroom, but some helpful style advice too.

Don’t be Afraid to be Bold

Colour is important this year and is making a bit of a revival. In recent years we have seen more subtle tones such as pale greens and blues and a lot of pale wood. There are lots of ways to integrate some colour into your bathroom. It could involve anything from vibrant geometric tiles to brightly coloured shower panels.

Luxurious Standalone Baths

A lot of people make the mistake of thinking that you can’t have a freestanding bath in a bathroom that’s a little on the small side. In actual fact – talented bathroom designers can find ways to make it work in small spaces. A luxury standalone bath can be a focal point in your brand-new bathroom.

Create a Lifestyle Bathroom

Bathrooms used to be considered purely as practical rooms – but times are changing. It’s a place for people to spend time relaxing, so could potentially be decorated as an additional living area. This means that you can add some storage units that would be similar in style to furniture, soft furnishings and other homely pieces. With all those nice touches, it could end up your favourite room of the house.

Couples Bathrooms

Bathrooms can be busy places in the morning, which is why there is now a Jack and Jill bathroom trend increasing in popularity. This is where you can incorporate features such as double showers, his and hers sinks, baths that are double ended etc. As well as looking great, it is also practical for busy homes.

Wet Room

A few of our bathroom installation clients in Glasgow have opted for wet rooms instead of traditional showers which is something that is definitely on trend. Although you may think it would look a bit plain – there are lots of features you can add to make it more exciting. There are unique glass panels that can be created for extra character and style.
If you want a new look for your bathroom, then take these top design trends into consideration.

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5 Signs you Need a New Boiler

Boilers are actually one of the most used household appliances, but because they are often hidden away you tend to forget about them unless something drastic happens like the heating stops working unexpectedly. This is how faults can end up going unnoticed and you end up having to invest in a boiler replacement Glasgow expert. We have prepared a handy list of some signs that you should be on the lookout for if you think your boiler could be causing issues.

Your Radiators Take a While to Warm up

If your radiators stay lukewarm, or they take a while to heat up – this could mean that your boiler isn’t working as it should be. Most boilers are able to reach the max temperature pretty quickly, so the heat should generate from your radiators almost instantly.
Your Boiler Doesn’t Smell as it Should
If you have a healthy boiler, there shouldn’t be any smell at all coming from it. If you smell anything (even if it’s very faint) – you need to contact a gas safe accredited engineer straight away as this could be a carbon monoxide leak. The smell wouldn’t be from carbon monoxide itself as it’s odorless, but because the boiler isn’t burning as it should be due to the leak.

Higher Energy Bills

If you look at your energy bills and feel they are higher than what they should be, this could be another symptom of a boiler issue. As your boiler increases in age, it can become less effective resulting in higher costs to run. You can check your boilers efficiency by having a look at the rating on the energy label.

Is your Boiler Leaking?

Have you noticed any suspicious puddles on the floor next to your boiler? If this happens, then there could most definitely be an issue. It could mean that there are parts that aren’t operating as they should be internally – or that it’s simply falling apart. In either case, this needs attention.

Your Boiler is Making Strange Noises

When your boiler is being fired up – there shouldn’t be much noise. It should just be a low hum that you would barely even notice. If you hear any banging or clunking, this could suggest a number of issues. It could be anything from a heat pump problem to a broken valve. It could be something minor, but always best to be on the safe side.
Is your boiler exhibiting any of the above? Then ask about our boiler installation Glasgow based service and we will offer you our expert advice.