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Clarity Heating’s experts share tips and offer guides to help our customers keep their heating systems on top condition, from bleeding radiators to the best time to get a boiler service and what are the best boilers for your property.

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We’re not called Clarity for nothing
Clarity Heating provide a no-nonsense, customer friendly, responsible boiler installation and repair service. Read more about our principles in this blog post from our founder Vince Rudgewick.
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How hard water hampers heating
Hard water is a fact of life in Cambridgeshire and East Anglia. In fact, many residents will be all too familiar with its impact on their kettles. But when it affects boilers or heating systems, you can’t just grin and bear it. That’s because hard
Read more.
A guide to header and expansion tanks
In the lofts of houses or business premises which are served by an older or traditionally designed heating system you’ll find two tanks. The smaller of the two is known as the header or expansion tank. These tanks can come in slightly different shapes and
Read more.
What size boiler do I need for my home?
  If you are looking to have a new boiler installed at home, there are numerous factors to consider before you buy. These include: the size of your property how many people live there how many radiators you have what your water pressure is like
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Why choose a Viessmann boiler?
If you are looking for a new gas boiler for your heating and hot water, you may feel there is a bewildering choice of products on the market. Price may well be a factor which affects your decision but beware of false economy – a
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Get that warm glow by bleeding your radiators
The mornings have started getting frosty, but are you cosy and warm inside your home? If your heating is switched on but the house feels decidedly chilly, you may have trapped air in your system. Read on if you want to restore your radiators to
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Time to get your boiler serviced by Clarity Heating
Time to get your boiler serviced?
Our summer of record-breaking temperatures has come to an end, and Autumn leaves are all around. So although, hopefully, it will be a few more weeks before you start thinking about switching on your heating more regularly, we recommend you check now whether your boiler
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We’ve updated our Privacy Policy
In line with the new GDPR regulations which come into force from 25th May 2018 we have updated our Privacy Policy with further details added to our cookies policy and we have also provided a form for you to request access to the personal information
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You’ve survived the Beast from the East but…
…can you avoid beastly heating bills when it’s freezing outside? We’ve just had the coldest start to March on record, with temperatures plummeting to -15°C in some parts of the country. For most of us, this month’s prolonged cold snap means we’ve had the heating
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How to avoid heating disasters this winter
The team at Clarity Heating will soon be decking the halls with boughs of holly and the tinsel will be everywhere, which has given us food for thought about preparing for the worst over the festive period. Christmas is a time when people traditionally down
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Control your heating from your mobile phone - Clarity Heating are approved installers
Control your heating from your mobile phone
Manufacturers and energy suppliers claim you can save money on your heating bills by installing one of the popular smart thermostats like Hive or Nest that allow you to control your heating from your mobile phone. But is it true? Whether you can save hundreds
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Why service my boiler, it’s working fine?
We’re often asked “Why service my boiler?” Most of us take our central heating system and hot water supply for granted. It’s unlikely that we think about our hard-working boiler, slaving away in the cupboard helping to keep us warm and clean. My boiler seems
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Advice on what to do if you detect a possible gas leak in your home
What to do if you smell gas in your home
Have you smelt gas in your home? In a gas emergency act quickly and calmly and take the following safety steps: Get fresh air immediately. Open all doors and windows to ventilate the room Switch off the appliance and do not use it again until it
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Choosing the right boiler brand is very important to your central heating efficiency
When should I replace my boiler?
Is your boiler on its last legs? The older it gets, the less energy-efficient it will be, so investing in a new modern boiler will save you money on your heating bills. Most boilers last ten to 15 years, although good quality newer ones might
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Clarity heating are experts in central heating for churches
Central heating for churches
As experts in central heating for churches we know that heating a large and typically inefficient, low thermal space like a church building can be very challenging especially when you need to keep the costs down too. We provide church boiler services in East Anglia
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We help customers choose the right boiler for their property
Choosing the right boiler for your home
Choosing the right boiler for your home (or office) and heating needs can be challenging. You want to make the right decision, but you’re not sure what needs to be taken into consideration and the options on offer to you. If that sounds familiar, this
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Independent review of Honeywell evohome intelligent heating system by Clarity Heating Ely
Review of Honeywell Evohome intelligent heating control system
While this product has been on the market for a couple of years I’d say it’s only in the last year or so that installers have begun to realise just what a great system this really is. Developed by Honeywell, who already have a fantastic
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Clarity heating are experts in central heating controls and thermostat upgrades in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk
Get help to upgrade your central heating controls
If your existing controls are not working properly, you could find that it’s costing more than it should to heat your home or office building. What are central heating controls? When a heating engineer talks about heating controls they are typically referring to either of the following:
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Clarity heating are experts in central heating for schools
Central heating for schools & community buildings
Boiler services for Schools and Community buildings Heating larger and typically inefficient, low thermal spaces such as those which are designed or used by schools and communities can be very challenging especially when you need to keep the costs down. At Clarity Heating, our heating
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A basic guide: How to bleed your radiators
If your radiators have not heated up properly and you can feel a patch of cold to the top of the unit it’s more than likely that you have trapped air in the system which needs releasing so the water can flow around the pipes
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How do radiators work?
Radiators are currently the most common option to disperse the heat produced from a boiler around your home or office space. But what many people don’t understand is that installing radiators that are too small into your heating system will cost you more to run.
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We’re not called Clarity for nothing
Clarity Heating provide a no-nonsense, customer friendly, responsible boiler installation and repair service. Read more about our principles in this blog post from our founder Vince Rudgewick.
Read more.
How hard water hampers heating
Hard water is a fact of life in Cambridgeshire and East Anglia. In fact, many residents will be all too familiar with its impact on their kettles. But when it affects boilers or heating systems, you can’t just grin and bear it. That’s because hard
Read more.
A guide to header and expansion tanks
In the lofts of houses or business premises which are served by an older or traditionally designed heating system you’ll find two tanks. The smaller of the two is known as the header or expansion tank. These tanks can come in slightly different shapes and
Read more.