Category: Heating Engineer

Prepare Your Home for Autumn: Check Your Heating

With cooler temperatures arriving, it’s time to make sure that your home is ready for autumn and one way to do this is to check your home’s heating system. You need to ensure that your home’s heating system is working and fully functional, which is why you may want to work with an expert to do a thorough check-up and any minor repairs that may be necessary.

As with other systems in the home, your furnace may accumulate quite some dust throughout the year. That’s why it may be necessary to vacuum your furnace’s filter system, motor and blower to ensure that it remains efficient. read more

Make Home Safe: Upgrading Locks

Everyone wants to feel safe in their own homes, which is why you should consider upgrading or changing your home locks for added security. As a home owner, you want to feel confident that your loved ones and your belongings are safe and secure, which is why so many people are considering installing additional home security measures.

When you think about locks for your home, you should not only think in terms of security but also the practicality of it. Home locks can also reduce your monthly insurance premium, which is an added benefit for any home owner. read more

Summer Home Improvement: Create an Open Plan Space

Creating open plan spaces inside your home is a very popular improvement to make, and it definitely adds value to your home. Whether it’s an open plan ground floor, or a stylish open plan loft conversion, enjoying open spaces is practical, convenient and definitely stylish.

Designing an Open Plan Layout

One of the first steps in creating an open plan ground floor is to design your layout, you can do it yourself or even better hire an architech or interior designer to get professional support. If your open plan space will contain the kitchen or bathroom, for example, you have to keep things in mind such as positioning them close to an external wall for the convenience of expelling waste. From there, you can simply use a little bit of imagination and visualization to design the perfect open plan space for your house. read more

Summer Home Improvement: Built-in BBQ for Your Garden

If you enjoy a good barbecue you’ll definitely benefit from installing a built-in bbq in your backyard. Not only is this a great way to add value to your home, but also to make it functional and very enjoyable to use. But you can take it one step further and install a kitchen in your backyard and you won’t need to split our time between your outdoor grill and indoor kitchen anymore, making an outdoor kitchen a great benefit to have.

An outdoor living space expands your home and allows you to cook and clean outdoors, making it ideal to entertain friends and family. You can install an outdoor kitchen island in your backyard and extend its functionality to allow you to prepare your favourite meal. read more

Summer Home Improvement: Air Con Installation

Installing an air conditioning system in your home is not only a great way to keep the entire home comfortably cool, but it is also a great way to protect your home. Heat and humidity can easily lead to swelling in wood furniture and flooring, and also cause other health hazards such as moulding. During the summer, damp and mould can easily spread throughout your basement, making a brand-new residential air conditioning system essential.

The best air conditioning system is one that can effortlessly handle the heat load of your home efficiently, at the lowest cost. However, a substandard air conditioning installation can cost you more in the long run, which is why you should work with a reputable air conditioning installer to ensure that you get the best system as well as quality workmanship. read more

Getting a Smart Thermostat

Purchasing a smart thermostat will help you set the right temperature throughout the day and in accordance to your daily schedules, making your life a whole lot easier; not to mention, smart thermostats save you heaps of time and money.

What is a Smart Thermostat?

If you haven’t heard about a smart thermostat, it’s basically a thermostat with advanced communication and connection features which allows you to set up automatic temperature settings based on your daily needs and individual schedules. Certain thermostats with Wi-Fi connectivity have advanced functions that can be made great use of. read more

Considering Underfloor Heating

Underfloor heating is the ultimate heating solution. Thousands of homeowners and customers all over the country are choosing to opt for underfloor heating these days due to its economical benefits in addition to the ambient temperature setting for the room. Once upon a time central heating was considered a huge luxury for homes. A misconception today, underfloor heating is looked at as a form of luxurious heat, except that underfloor heating cost is actually one that lowers the heating bills. Setup and installation is now easier than ever. Go to hamuch.com and find heating engineers close to you. Along with their expertise, obtain better prices (they’re all about wholesale deals!) and enjoy the added benefit of longer insurance too. read more

First time buyers: Top Five Tips to Avoid Homeowner Hassles

Buying your first house can be a stressful experience. Once all of the legal dealings are out of the way, and you’ve popped the cork on your ‘welcome to your new home’ bottle of champagne, the reality sets in – everything from the bricks and mortar to the knives and forks are now your responsibility.
We at HaMuch have put together our top five tips to help make your first home run like a dream.

1. Find the essentials

When you first move in, it can be tempting to focus on where the TV will go and what colour the spare bedroom will be, first make sure you find the essentials. Locate your gas and electricity meters, the fuse box, and the stopcock on day one. Once all your boxes are unloaded from the moving van, you should take readings from your meters, as your suppliers will need this information, and it will avoid you getting over charged.
If you can find your fuse box in the dark and can access (and shut off) your stopcock valve quickly, you will be covered for most major emergencies. When you need the services of an electrician or a plumber, they will ask you where these are, so it’s handy to tell them straight away. read more

DIY Disasters and How to Avoid Them

Some of us are blessed with almost professional level skills when it comes to home improvements. People who can turn their hand to most repairs or renovations, and looking like they’ve been visited by the Grand Designs team, can be the envy of their less able friends
For others, though, DIY can be a DI-Saster, and end up costing time, money and heartache in the long run. Don’t let that put you off though. With some research, some careful planning, and sometimes a visit from the professionals, you can improve your home for relatively little cost.
Here’s the HaMuch guide to DIY disasters, and how to avoid them. read more

How to Avoid Kitchen Sink Dramas

House maintenance can seem like an endless battle with homeowners banging their heads against the wall when it feels like yet another repair needs doing, or the boiler is on the blink – again!

Whatsmore, homeowners tend to agree that finding the right tradesperson for a job can be a real challenge, and many people are left scratching their heads not knowing where to start their search or who to trust.

Here are three simple steps to find the right person for the job, avoiding the pain and strain of poor services, and instead feeling confident while the true professionals take care of your much-loved home. read more