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DON'T RISK A FESTIVE HEATING EMERGENCY ESSEX PLUMBERS WARN
Anyone looking for ways to save money, especially during the Christmas period, should avoid taking risks when it comes to their home heating system. According to insurance giant esure, 30% of their calls this winter have been related to customers' central heating systems. And the unfortunate thing is many of the emergencies could have been prevented. Read more...

ADD VALUE TO YOUR HOME: REFURBISH YOUR KITCHEN OR BATHROOM
TV's Phil Spencer has recently been urging homeowners to "do everything they can" to improve the saleability of their properties saying that improvements to kitchens and bathrooms are among the best ways of selling houses. Read more...

DON'T FALL VICTIM TO A GAS COWBOY
There could be as many as 20,000 illegal gas workers in the United Kingdom. The risks of using a gas cowboy are seriously dangerous and the the cheapest option will usually turn out to be the most expensive in the long run and that work carried out by an uncertified engineer could be fraught with mistakes that could lead to fatal consequences. Read more...

ESSEX AND LONDON LANDLORDS: KEEP YOUR TENANTS SAFE!
The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 set out the duties of landlords in order to make sure that gas appliances, fittings and flues provided for tenants' use are safe. Landlords are responsible for the safety of tenants not only because of their legal duty, but also because of the dangerous risks associated with carbon monoxide. Read more...

STUDENTS BEWARE! IS CARBON MONOXIDE PUTTING YOU IN DANGER?
Students who choose their term time accommodation based on its distance from the nearest shopping centre or night club are being urged by CORGI to take more care over their selection because they could be at risk from carbon monoxide poisoning. Read more...

GUARANTEE WINTER WARMTH AND LOWER FUEL BILLS BY POWER FLUSHING
Ivor Bates recommends Power Flushing if a guarantee of winter warmth is desired. Power Flushing improves boiler efficiency which leads to lower fuel bills, something we are all looking for in these credit crunch times! Read more...

GO GREEN WITH AN ENERGY SAVING CONDENSING BOILER
Condensing boilers produce up to 30% less Carbon Dioxide than conventional boilers and can even cut heating bills by up to 40%. Ivor Bates of Essex based Bates Heating and Plumbing Limited explains why these new boilers are more beneficial to the environment and the household budget. Read more...

FIVE GOOD REASONS TO INSTALL UNDERFLOOR HEATING
Under floor heating (UFH) is becoming increasingly popular in homes throughout Europe and it is no wonder as its benefits for health, energy efficiency, visual appeal, space saving and cost effectiveness are vast. Read more...

SOLAR HEATING WORKS IN THE WINTER!
Anyone who has been considering having a solar heating system installed to help save money on energy bills will probably have put the thought to the back of their minds thinking that solar heating doesn't work in the winter. But they are wrong! Bates Heating explains why solar heating isn't just for summer. Read more...

GET YOUR BOILER SERVICED BEFORE THE WINTER RUSH!
Many people decide that early winter is a good time to ensure their boiler is in working order, but Ivor Bates warns that this is far from a good idea and urges customers to get their boilers serviced in the summer or autumn whilst demand is lower. Read more...

DON'T WAIT UNTIL WINTER TO CHECK YOUR CENTRAL HEATING
With September marking the end of summer and the onset of autumn, it won't be long before householders start to switch on their heating systems. But if they leave it until the colder weather draws in to test run their systems then find they are not in full working order, they could be in for the long haul whilst waiting for an engineer to call to fix the problem. Read more...

DON'T FALL VICTIM TO THE DANGERS OF CARBON MONOXIDE: THE SILENT KILLER
UK gas safety watchdog CORGI is urging consumers not to cut back on essential servicing and maintenance of their gas appliances despite cost-of-living rises. The reasoning behind their campaign hinges on the dangers of Carbon Monoxide; the silent, odourless killer. Read more...

BATES HEATING OFFERS A CREDIT CRUNCH LIFELINE WITH A RANGE OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY INITIATIVES
Householders throughout London, Docklands and Essex are being offered the chance to save money and beat the credit crunch through a range of energy saving initiatives from Bates Heating and Plumbing; including replacing old boilers with new condensing versions. Read more...

CORGI REGISTERED ESSEX AND LONDON PLUMBING & HEATING COMPANY OFFERS FREE POWER FLUSH WORTH £350 WITH EVERY NEW BOILER INSTALLATION
Noisy radiators that need bleeding more often than they should or a failed pump or boiler are usually telltale signs that a central heating system needs a serious clean. The answer lies in Power Flushing, a valuable service currently being offered free with every new boiler installation by Bates Heating and Plumbing. Read more...

CORGI REGISTERED LONDON AND ESSEX PLUMBING AND HEATING
COMPANY OFFERS PEACE OF MIND FOR LETTING AGENTS

Letting agents facing fierce competition need to be able to rely on suppliers 110% otherwise reputations could be in jeopardy. If there's a plumbing or heating problem at a property that requires urgent attention, agents must be confident in their contractor. Read more...

RELIABLE PLUMBING AND HEATING SERVICE FOR LAW FIRMS ADDS VALUE TO CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS
Bates Heating and Plumbing Limited has recently launched an initiative which offers professional and fully insured plumbing and heating services to clients of law firms on a referral basis. Read more...

HOW TO AVOID A PLUMBING OR HEATING EMERGENCY
Plumbing and heating systems that are not regularly serviced or routinely maintained are 90% more likely to suffer breakdown, failure or blockage. Potential emergencies can be alleviated with a simple servicing and maintenance programme that is tailored to your heating and plumbing system. Read more...

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT PLUMBING AND HEATING ENGINEER
You can probably count on one hand the number of times you have needed to call a plumber or heating engineer and it's usually when you're in an emergency and feeling vulnerable meaning you may not make the right choice. However, if you can remember a few points to check when making your selection then you will be well on your way to finding a trusted tradesman. Read more...

SOLAR HEATING: LET THE SUN SHINE IN AND HELP WITH YOUR HEATING BILLS!
With the growing emphasis on energy conservation more and more people are considering solar hot water heating to boost traditional methods of providing hot water for their home and save money on energy bills. Read more...