Liz Truss’s energy guarantee puts a price cap at £2,500 for a typical household for two years
Which? breaks down how the new scheme will affect your energy payments and what your new electricity and gas rates will be
New Prime Minister Liz Truss has announced an energy support package during one of her first speeches as Prime Minister.
Truss has announced a new set of measures to tackle crippling energy bills ahead of the winter and beyond. The measures are the first official government cost-of-living package and come two weeks after Ofgem’s price cap soared to £3,549 a year.
The new price cap will be £2,500 for a typical household and will be in place for two years.
The support is designed to extend to households in all circumstances, including those currently not protected by the £400 discount.
The reductions will come on unit rates rather than standing charges, which will stay the same. That means that for energy customers paying by direct debit in England, Scotland and Wales, unit rates and standing charges will work out at an average:
Electricity: 34p per kWh with a standing charge of 46p per day
Gas: 10.3p per kWh with a standing charge of 28p per day
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The majority of landlords are proactive when it comes to ensuring the safety of their tenants and make a welcome contribution to the housing market. But a minority fail to do so, putting their tenants in danger as a result.
These new Regulations require landlords to have the electrical installations in their properties inspected and tested by a person who is qualified and competent, at least every 5 years. Landlords have to provide a copy of the electrical safety report to their tenants, and to their local authority if requested.
This means that all landlords now have to do what good landlords already do: make sure the electrical installations in their rented properties are safe.
At Promatic Solutions we are doing whatever we can to continue to provide the very highest level of customer care and support that we can during this difficult period. Our highest priority is the safety of all our valued customers and colleagues. We recognise the uncertainty that coronavirus has caused, and we also know that the heating industry has an important role to play – people still need heating and hot water.
Our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by the Coronavirus outbreak. These are tough, extraordinary times. We are following government guidelines and recommendations closely, as well as implementing our own practices and procedures, to reduce risk.
Are some of the radiators in your home taking much longer to heat up than others? It’s possible that your radiators need balancing. This guide will walk you through balancing a radiator, helping restore balance in your home’s heating system.
When to balance radiators
Unbalanced radiators don’t heat up at the same speed as each other, making some areas of your house colder than others. It means the hot water flowing from your boiler is not being distributed evenly and it can become an issue during these freezing winter nights when you need heat, like, NOW.
Balance or bleed?
If you find that some of your radiators are showing cold spots in certain patches across their surface, you’ll need to bleed them first. Here’s our full guide on how to bleed a radiator.
When you balance radiators, you’re allowing more water to flow to the colder radiators in your home, restricting the flow from radiators which are too hot. If some rooms are colder than others, it may mean that some radiators are heating up faster than others.
So if your radiators aren’t working properly and you’re not sure whether to bleed or balance them, do both. Let’s sort out the problem for you.
If you’re considering getting a new boiler installed, one of the main questions you will have is “How long will it take?” In this guide, we’ll inform you of the average timescales that you should expect for different boiler installation scenarios – this should help you organise your time accordingly.
How long could a boiler installation take?
On average, a new boiler installation can take between 1-3 days depending on the complexity of the job. You should also set aside time for your survey appointment, which will take place prior to your installation. In this appointment, a surveyor will engage with you about your home and heating needs in order to ensure that a suitable boiler is selected and installed.