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Heating Help-Centre

Free, impartial guides & tools to help you with your home heating. We cover gas, oil and electric boilers, heat pumps, hybrid heat pumps and high temperature heat pumps.

  • Independent expert help
  • Free access to our library
  • Free tools and guides
  • Get an estimate of installation cost

New Boiler E-Book

Arranging a new boiler? Get all the answers in one place with our easy to read FREE impartial e-book.

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Bitesize steps to a low carbon home

You might not be ready for a heat pump, but there are lots of things you can do to decarbonise in small steps

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Get 1-2-1 help

We get it right for you with our impartial services
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Renewable Help-Centre

We review the future of heating in the UK in our comprehensive renewables section.

Central heating & hot water guides

From power-flushing to hot water cylinders, we guide you on the heating system beyond your boiler.

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Heat batteries

What are the alternatives to heat pumps? We explore heat battery boilers and hot water batteries.


Heat pumps

Are air source heat pumps our future? All you need to know in our comprehensive guide.

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Oil Boiler Help-Centre

The most comprehensive set of guides to oil boilers systems on the internet, we think so. Find out all you need to know.

Are you off grid?

Oil v LPG v Electric boilers. We review the pros and cons of each.

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Gas Boiler Basics

Read our quick guide to gas boilers with links off to more detailed gas boiler articles, from repairs to energy costs and replacement to sizing.

Combi boiler help

Which is the best combi? Is a combi right for my home? Browse our comprehensive and impartial guides.

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Industry Experts Section

We have invited some of the industry's leading lights to tells us about the future of heat

Jo Alsop - Heating Hero

Skip to best gas boilers

We cut through the marketing blurb to bring you the best gas boilers without bias.

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Heating Control Help-Centre

The most complex area of any heating system. We guide you on types of thermostat and compatibility.

What makes a good installer?

99% of installers have not been trained to set boilers up to run at their higher efficiencies. Find out what makes a competent installer.

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Boiler Cost Calculator

Use our fast and free calculator to get an estimate of cost for your new boiler. No personal details required to see the results.

12 steps to a new boiler

We've grouped together our 12 core guides to a new boiler installation. Get the guidance you need before you buy.

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Help for larger homes

Large homes have different requirements. We help you consider the best system for your property.

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Gas Safe Registration

We guide you on how to check your engineer is Gas Safe registered.

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Boiler insurance

We have reviewed the T&Cs of 9 boiler cover policies. See what's left out of your policy and make a best buy.

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Boiler and heating basics

Go back to basics on boilers with our high level guide on all types of heating systems.

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Hot water cylinders

We cover indirect, vented and unvented cylinders in our comprehensive guide

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Full library access - FREE access to all our guides - Review by topic

Gas boiler regulations

We guide you on the current building regulations for new gas boilers.


Why our condensing boilers do not condense

Households are short-changed on boiler efficiencies 99% of the time

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