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How does underfloor heating work?

Amongst many services, AGL Heating and Plumbing (covering Warrington and surrounding areas) offers underfloor heating. Underfloor heating is already popular in Northern Europe, and is now becoming increasingly popular in the UK. What is underfloor heating? Underfloor heating is a form of central heating. It is a system that uses either water flowing in pipes, or electric resistance elements, to heat the floor. Respectively, these are also referred to as a ‘wet’ system, or a ‘dry’ system. The...

How to stop wasting money on your energy bills

AGL Heating and Plumbing Engineers, based in St. Helens offers services for all aspects of gas work. Amongst many things we repair and install boilers, solar panels and new radiators… These services can help you reduce your energy bills. Many people waste money on their bills, but following our top tips can lead you to huge savings! Change the way you pay. You could be wasting money on your bills, if you pay by cash or cheque. If you can, swap to online. Paying online is cheaper because: a lo...

What are the symptoms of an unhealthy heating system?

One of the easiest ways to know that you have an unhealthy system is to listen to see if it is making strange noises. If this is the case, then that is usually a good indication that something isn’t quite. Here’s what to look out for… A ‘whistling-like’ sound. Trapped air is one of the biggest causes of a boiler making loud whistling noises. This is a very common problem and can easily be fixed by a heating engineer by simply releasing pressure and finding out what build up the air in the fir...

3 mistakes people make with thermostats

When we’ve been out in the cold, it’s only natural to want to want to heat up straight away once we get back home. Many people reach for their thermostat, which isn’t always the best idea so here’s 3 mistakes to avoid when it comes to your thermostat… Turn your thermostat higher to heat the room quickerIt’s easy to think the higher your thermostat is set, the quicker that your room will heat up but that is not quite how it works. A thermostat works by controlling a boiler to work until it h...

Is a combi boiler right for you

Is a Combi boiler right for you? The tried and tested Combi boiler have become the most popular type of boiler in the United Kingdom but is it right for your home? Well that depends on you and your families needs, so let’s take a look to see if a Combi boiler could work for you…What is a Combi boiler? Combi boilers which are also known as combination boilers are very versatile and this is why they are so popular. One of the biggest attractions for many homeowners is their size. Since they d...

How does a boiler work?

We all know how important our boilers are and how hard they work to keep us warm, but do you know how they work? Here’s a brief overview of how boilers work…How do they work? It doesn’t matter whether your boiler is powered by gas or oil, boilers used what are known as controlled combustions to heat water. There are 4 key components that make this possible. These are the ‘burner’, ‘combustion chamber’ ‘heat exchanger’ and ‘controls’. This is where the fuel is mixed with oxygen and when com...