At Swale Heating, we are always here to help our customers. From giving expert boiler advice to sharing tips for saving on your energy bills, we have you covered. Our comprehensive gallery of guides include topics to help you get the best out of your central heating system.
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Boiler fault codes
If your boiler develops a problem or error, it often displays an error code to help you diagnose it on the front panel. Here at Swale Heating, we want to make sure that our customers have as much information and assistance as possible, so below we have developed a list of all the error codes which could appear on a Worcester Bosch, Vaillant or Ideal boiler, which we install.
Simple tips to reduce your energy bills
Household energy bills are soaring so it’s time to take better control. Start by understanding your household’s peak times and durations of energy use to help you and your family become more efficient and minimise your costs. Then follow up with our top tips to boost the efficiency of your heating while dialling down your energy consumption.
How often should you service your boiler? Everything you need to know
Whether you're a new property owner or have had a recent replacement or upgrade, knowing how to care for the internal elements of your home isn't always clear. We’ve put together a boiler service checklist to help you to understand how often you should service your boiler, and what’s involved in the service we provide at Swale Heating.
Electric boiler vs Gas boiler: the pros and cons of each
Gas boilers used to be the main option for home central heating systems, but there are now other energy choices available. Depending on your personal circumstances, electric boilers can be beneficial if gas isn’t an option.
What to expect from a boiler installation
Whether your old boiler isn’t working anymore, or it’s time to upgrade, here’s our guide to what to expect from a boiler installation.
What size boiler do I need?
Moving into a new property? Or perhaps your home isn’t being efficiently heated? You may be asking yourself ‘what size boiler do I need?’ So, here’s our guide to choosing the right size to get your home feeling cosy.
What are air source heat pumps, and why are they so popular?
With the UK Government pushing air source heat pumps, it’s caused a lot of people to wonder what the fuss is all about. In particular, air source heat pumps are a popular choice. But what are they, and why have they become the go-to for your home’s renewable heating solution?
The different types of solar energy - renewable heating solutions explained
Solar energy is growing exponentially in the domestic energy sector. Even more so now, with energy prices soaring, renewable solutions are becoming more popular for UK households.
How to prepare your boiler for the winter
It sounds counterintuitive but the best time to service a boiler and make it ready for winter is during summer, if not late spring. This allows for any fixes, repairs and replacements needed, and so you can avoid the winter-time rush for boiler engineers. Here are our top tips to help you get the most from your boiler for the winter.
The best temperature for central heating efficiency
What’s the best temperature for my central heating? According to the Energy Saving Trust**, the best temperature for central heating in the UK is between 18°C and 21°C during the winter.
Why is my radiator so noisy? Reasons why and how to fix them
Radiators can make a lot of different noises which are very normal. However, some noises can indicate an issue. Here, we look at why your radiator is making a lot of noise, and what we can do to fix this.
Central heating controls explained
With energy prices soaring, it’s even more crucial to be aware of the smart heating technologies that are available to you. Sophisticated and user-friendly central heating controls, such as smart thermostats and thermostatic radiator valves (TRVs), ensure precise and economic direction of room and water temperatures.