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The Top Reasons to Get Your Boiler Serviced Each Year

It's an undeniable fact that the boiler is at the very centre of the modern home. Life as we know it nowadays simply wouldn't be the same without a fully functional boiler. However, this fact often fades into the background as more fun "things" are brought to the forefront of most homeowner's minds, such as planning the next family holiday or changing the car. The importance of the boiler is only remembered when something goes wrong with it and your home's heating or supply of hot water is affected. How can you ensure that things don't go wrong with your boiler? This is a question that we are often asked and the truth is, in addition to a few basic maintenance tasks, your best form of defence against unwanted boiler breakdowns is having an annual service carried out by a trained heating professional. During this article we are going to run through some of the benefits of annual boiler checks.


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The Benefits of Having Underfloor Heating Installed

Whether you are having a new home built in the Rapid City area and are in the process of planning how the property will be heated or you are looking to replace an existing home heating system (maybe because it's inefficient or because it simply doesn't work), underfloor heating (UFH) is one option you should definitely look into. Gone are the days when the only way to heat your home was to sit next to a wood burning fireplace; there are now numerous different types of system you can have installed, each with their own set of pros and cons. The underfloor systems that are installed by L and M Service Specialist will typically be either hot water systems or electric mat systems, and can be used in just about any type of floor construction. During this article we're going to take a look at the main advantages of opting for an underfloor heating system.


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What About Supplementing Your Central Heating System with an Electric Fireplace

If you've lived in the Rapid City area for any length of time, you know that during the winter months it can get more than a little cold, with temperatures below freezing sometimes experienced. While it's essential that you keep your central heating in good working order, there are other types of heating that can be used to ease the pressure put on your main system during these months. One of the most popular types is the electric fireplace, which has grown in popularity in recent years to the extent that it's unusual not to have one. But what is it that makes them so valuable to residents across Rapid City and the rest of the Western South Dakota? What advantages do they offer and should you consider purchasing one?

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How You Can Benefit from Having Programmable Thermostats Installed

How energy efficient is your household? If you are not sure what we are referring to by "energy efficiency" we are talking about whether you waste a lot of energy in your home. Do you leave appliances turned on when you are not using them? Are your windows aged and in poor condition? Or maybe your heating system is used more than it really should be? These are all ways in which you can waste energy, which not only drives up the amount you spend on energy each year, but also contributes to pollution and global warming. There's a lot of talk about how you can improve the way in which you use energy, and the truth is that there are many things you can do to achieve this goal, but the installation of programmable thermostats is quite possibly one of the simplest and most cost effective ways to do so.

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