How Do You Know If You Need A New Heating System?

Hanging radiatorAt your home, do you feel like you are getting the most out of your heating system?

Is it efficiently working or is it a bit old and not working as it should be – like a new boiler would?

Working efficiently means it is heating your house but not breaking the bank at the same time.  It’s all well and good having a cosy warm house, but not if it is costing you an arm and a leg to pay for it.

But if you are going overboard with your payments, then it is definitely time for you to speak to your local plumber in Saffron Walden about upgrading your heating system.

As well as efficiency, there are other ways you can tell if your heating system isn’t up to the standard you expect; if it is noisy, not warming radiators or rooms properly and tends to break down, then you will definitely need to invest in a new one. Continue reading

What You Need To Know If You Want To Be A Plumber

drainsWhen we are growing up as young boys and girls, we all have dream jobs that we’d like to do when we are older.

As young kids boys, dream of being superheroes or firemen, girls dream of being princesses.

In our teenage years, the ideas change slightly; boys want to play sport – mainly football – and girls want to be models or musicians.

Then towards our late teenage years, things become more realistic – we want jobs like nurses, chefs, physiotherapists, for example.  Continue reading

Taking A Look At The Services Our Plumbers Take Care Of

White radiatorOne of the first bits of advice you’ll get from friends and family when you’re moving out is that when you find a good tradesman, keep hold of their number.

Whether that’s a plumber, joiner, electrician or anyone else, it can sometimes be difficult finding a tradesman who can not only deliver what you need within budget, but also who you trust and have confidence in.

Having been in the plumbing and heating industry for a number of years, we have always been striving to give fantastic quality in everything we do.

We have worked on a huge variety of domestic and commercial projects and we have loved every single one because each one has brought it’s own different challenge. Continue reading

5 Ways To Stay Ahead Of Competitors As A Plumber Today

Close up of a hot tapAs you know, we enjoy talking about all things related to plumbing and heating and try to offer as much advice as we can.  Whilst we try to do so regularly both on and off our blog, we’ve come up with this post to bring some of our most commonly provided advice together in one place.

In the trade industry, it is a constant battle (some would say a struggle) to keep ahead of competitors and rival companies and businesses.  Playing catch up as a new person in the trade industries is not an easy place to begin.

A dog-eat-dog world springs to mind.

Offering customers a fantastic service is obviously the main objective; but an impact is needed to be made in other areas to ensure you stay at the top of the game. Continue reading

What Are The Benefits Of Solar Thermal Energy?

Solar Thermal Solar Panels On A RoofSolar thermal works by installing solar panels on to the roof of a house that conduct energy from the sunlight.  This stored energy is then used to generate hot water, which can be used in the household.

Using the sun’s light and energy makes it a highly-cost effective choice, as the source is completely free! The only time you fork out is when the panels are installed and when maintenance is required, which is very rarely. Continue reading

3 Clear Reasons We Are The Right Plumbing Team For You

radiatorWhen you realise you need to call in a plumber to fit a new shower, or you fancy a change in your heating system, it is likely you could be overwhelmed by the amount of different plumbers you have the choice of.

No matter where you live, there will be a number of people that could fulfill your plumbing and heating needs.

But not every one of them companies will be suited to you and your specific needs. Continue reading

5 Services We Offer Other Than Plumbing

A fully installed rainwater harvesting system on a house

At Aquatech, we’ve been providing and installing heating, plumbing and gas systems to Hertfordshire, Essex and East London for many years now.  Whether you need a plumber in Saffron Walden or a heating engineer in Chigwell, we pride ourselves on being able to deliver the services you need at a price you can afford.

As a well-respected team, we’re well known and have gained a fantastic reputation for delivering high quality plumbing services. Continue reading

3 Ways We Can Help To Save You Money At Aquatech

Lots of different coins in a messy pileWe know as much as anyone else how expensive it can be living in the world today.

The global recession that has rocked the world in recent years has meant the amount of money many people are taking home from their job has reduced, but the cost of their household bills has risen, particularly in regards to energy prices.

However, as an experienced plumber in Chigwell, we’re always doing as much as we can to ensure our customers are able to save as much money as possible. Continue reading

To Shower Or To Power Shower? That Is The Question!

Household tap dripping water“To be, or not to be…”

The opening line of Hamlet’s soliloquy may be the most famous artefact of the Bard’s work today; the speech that the line is from explores the internal struggle of Hamlet himself.

Now we are not suggesting from our title of this piece that the decision between a normal shower and a power shower is going to cause you internal pain and lots of stress and sleepless nights.  But at the same time, it is a question you will ask yourselves when getting a new shower or bathroom fitted.

And to make the right decision, you need to understand the differences – so what are the advantages of power showering over the ‘normal’ electric shower? Continue reading

Which Plumbing Jobs Should You Attempt Yourself?

A radiator bleeding keyAs a company offering plumbing services right around the M11 corridor, you might think we’d naturally say that whatever your plumbing requirements are, you should always contact a professional company to carry out the work for you.

Whilst there’s no doubt we strongly believe that if you have a large plumbing job you need carrying out, you should call a professional, we’re not in the business of saying ‘you must always phone a plumber whatever the job is’, as we know some people can carry out the basics themselves.

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