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Regular Repairs: How Boiler Maintenance Can Save You Money

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With the winter weather in full, albeit slightly belated, force your boiler is likely to be working at full pelt over the next few months. Unfortunately, it’s usually at this most inconvenient of times that both minor and major issues tend to arise and rear their ugly heads, leaving you shivering and with a boiler that’s out of action.

But as well as keeping you warm, just how can an efficient boiler save you money?

Less Expensive Repairs

It sounds simple enough, but a regularly maintained boiler and central heating system reduces the need for more major maintenance work or any potential repairs. Here at DG Contracting, our qualified heating engineers are fully trained to carry out regular boiler checks and to spot any potential problems before they get out of hand – saving you money in the long run.

Additionally, by calling on the work of professional engineers like those here at DG you’re able to extend the life of your boiler to its maximum potential. Issues left to get worse could result in your boiler needing to be replaced, which can be expensive – especially if it could have been fixed when the issue was smaller.

Lower Heating Bills

When your boiler is running at maximum efficiency, as well as needing much less major repair work, it’s also guzzling up less gas or electricity – and by using less energy, you pay less money. It’s that simple; a boiler that runs well will keep your home nice and warm and your wallet nice and full.

With an efficient system, thanks to the help of our maintenance experts here at DG Contracting, it allows you to better manage your heat. That means you can turn down thermostat and radiators to save more money on your heating, where an inefficient system would be on full blast with little effect.

An efficient and well maintained boiler is not only key to a warm house, but it’s also vital in keeping your household costs down – particularly in a period of ever-rising gas and energy prices. To keep your costs to a minimum and your boiler working perfectly, contact DG Contracting today. Call 01162 322 158 now for a free quote and expert advice.

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Winter Worries: The Signs You Need a New Boiler

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In our last post we discussed cost effective heating repairs to prevent a cold winter setting this year. With this in mind we thought it would be beneficial to advise you on the signs that your boiler may be on the way out and how to tell when it’s time to look at a replacement.

Like a diagnosis from a doctor, there may be tell-tale signs that your boiler is on its way out and spotting these early will prevent you from weeks’ worth of waiting for help to arrive.

1.    A water leak from the boiler

Water where is shouldn’t be is never a good sign in the home; not only can it cause copious amounts of damage but when it comes to your boiler, the result could be fatal. A water leak may escalate into something far more serious such as a carbon monoxide leak which if not sorted, could have disastrous effects.

2.    Hissing / Popping / Knocking

Any unusual noises from your boiler can be a sure fire sign that something is wrong such as uneven water distribution causing vibrations as they heat. This can lead to various problems, and at this time year, it is not worth leaving it to chance when heating and hot water are so crucial.

3.     Changes in Water Temp / Only working when heating is on

If your hot water only seems to work when the heating is on, or varies from hot and cold as it runs, it may require you to call in the professionals to look at your boiler. Even small signs like this can be triggers to something bigger so it’s worth getting it investigated ASAP.

So we hope these signs have been helpful and if you have any concerns, we at DG Contracting Ltd are more than happy to discuss this with you and arrange a visit to ensure your mind is at rest over Christmas. We are available via our contact form found on our Contact us page, or alternatively call us on the local number found at the top of our website.

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Let It Snow! Winter Tips for Cost Effective Heating Repairs

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We at DG Gas Services understand that the price of having your heating on is due to go up according to recent news, however we also understand that there are many ways you can have your heating on without it costing you the earth.

Unless you are extremely thick skinned, the cold gets to us all. There are the obvious tips of putting on socks, jumpers and blankets, but if you’ve paid for your annual boiler service or had central heating installed, you’re going to want to use it.

With this in mind, we have collated a few tips that will ensure you make your money go further;

Tip One: Price Comparison

As you can see within our website, we won’t be beaten on price; therefore you’ve already made the first step in saving some precious pennies. By using us at DG Contracting, we have nothing to hide when it comes to our price structure and our fully downloadable price list is available so you know exactly what you’re paying for when it is completed.

Tip Two: Repair What’s Broken

It may cost you more in terms of your heating bills if you have a fault with your boiler or radiators, than if you got the problem fixed. By keeping on top of your services and maintenance, you can ensure that when it comes round to turning the heating back on again you’ll not have additional costs you weren’t expecting

Tip Three: What’s Your Number?

This isn’t referring to telephone digits, rather your age. If you are over 65 then you may be eligible for an OAP discount. This is something we at DG Contracting provide and it can help with keeping costs down if you need work completed.

So these are just a few tips to ensure you keep cosy at home while the winter weather circles outside. For more information on any of our central heating repairs in Burton upon Trent or surrounding areas, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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5 Tips to Prevent Boiler Break Downs & improve efficiency

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With winter fast approaching, prevention is most certainly better than the cure when it comes to your boiler and central heating system. It’s always more difficult to keep everything at home running smoothly over the winter months. It’s a busy time but our needs are also more crucial at this time of year. This is particularly true for young children and the elderly. There are some things that you can do yourself to actively improve The energy efficiency of your home &heating system. Read on for helpful hints and tips from D G Contracting that you can implement before winter arrives:

  1. Address draughts with good quality excluders. These can be fixed to the bottom of the doors and around the letterbox in your home.
  2. Insulate where applicable, namely outdoor pipes (condense pipes on newer boilers).  Insulating tubing can be purchased at any hardware shop.
  3. Bleeding your radiators to remove any trapped air will allow hot water to fill all of your radiator, thus improving efficiency and providing more heat output.
  4. As everyone begins to use their boiler more with the approach of winter, Boiler servicing and good practice in maintenance will improve efficiency  and can help  prevent complete breakdowns.
  5. Manufacturers warranty’s on boilers require an annual service and the filling in of the benchmark book to keep the warranty valid

Please approach an experienced, Gas Safe registered company to carry out all servicing, repairs and installations. This is the only way you can guarantee the quality of the repair or new boiler and have that peace of mind. D G Contracting are experienced, fully qualified and have that public liability insurance you should expect from your contractor. You can be assured that work will be to a high standard and future proof.

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Pre CHRISTMAS

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all servicing is “VAT FREE” up till Wednesday the 19th of december ——–
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