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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?

electric fireplace

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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.

Programmable Thermostats

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Replacing Your Boiler: Things to Think About

Whether you have been forced into a boiler replacement as a result of your old one breaking down beyond repair, or you have chosen to upgrade as you would like something that is more energy efficient, there are a number of things to think about. Buying a new boiler will require a significant investment and it's essential to select the correct type and model that will allow you to achieve not only your heating goals, but also your annual energy target. Heating Heating L and M Service Specialist installs numerous new boilers every single week, and we always work closely with our clients to ensure the correct decision is made. Here are some of the main considerations when selecting a new boiler.

Replacing Your Boiler

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Some of the Most Common Boiler Problems

In summer it remains largely unused, but during winter, when it's freezing cold, we are all thankful for our central heating system. As we rush to unlock the front door and get into the warm, we never give a second thought to how the central heating actually works, or consider that it might not work when we turn it on. It's just something that is there, and it's only when it is taken away do we realise how important it truly is. At the heart of the vast majority of central heating systems in the US is the boiler, which is undoubtedly the hardest working appliance in the average home. In fact, it is worked so hard that it's perhaps not surprising that faults do sometimes develop. Today we are going to take a look at some of the most common boiler related problems that professional Nottingham heating engineers come across.

Broken Boiler

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