5 Reasons To Invest In An Annual Boiler Service

Boilers should be serviced regularly, but busy lives mean we often neglect to book an annual boiler service. Here are five reasons you should make the time to have your boiler checked.

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Catch Boiler Problems Early

If your boiler is broken or needs repairs, it can be costly. An annual service ensures you can catch problems early, avoiding major repairs. Don’t forget we use hot water every day, and our boilers don’t run only in winter. A healthy boiler that has been serviced regularly will be much less likely to break down.

Lower Energy Bills

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How Can Augmented Reality Help Manufacturers?

VR, or virtual reality, head-sets have been long in development but are now marketable products, although reviews are still mixed. While full VR is still a dream of gamers in particular, augmented reality (AR) is where most exciting developments and opportunities are emerging. High-tech manufacturers are exploring AR for use on factory floors.

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AR glasses, headsets and screens superimpose additional information on our view of the real world instead of replacing it with a virtual one. They can provide a wealth of smart information and guidance or extend perception beyond what is actually visible. AR is particularly useful … Read more

Old school marketing techniques that still work

Some things will never change, and just like death and taxes, there are a few marketing techniques that will always be around. As companies grapple with the world of new media and a globalised future, there are still many traditional ways of getting your brand name out there. Read on as we explore the marketing techniques that still work.

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Local marketing techniques

The techniques that truly stand the test of time are often those employed for local businesses such as vanity/custom phone numbers. Rather than just accept the local phone number the provider gave you, pay a bit … Read more

Understanding warehouse racking

A wide range of storage solutions are available for farms, shops, workshops and warehouses, and many are also applicable for offices and homes. Just as important as the choice between pallet-racking and flat shelving is the choice of storage strategy.

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This overview will give you an idea as to how these storage systems are intended to work and which one is right for you.

Selective racking

Each part of each rack is accessible from an adjoining aisle. This is the most common system, designed to give you access to every item at all times, important if you are … Read more

Water Damage Can Go Unsuspected

Unseen water damage in Calgary results in potentially (very) expensive repair. At worst, it can devalue your house to the point that it cannot be sold at fair market value.

Water damage can occur in many ways. The most common cause of water damage is in the form of leaks. Leaks can occur in supply or drainage pipes,heaters, or HVAC units.

If a leak occurs in a pipe that supplies water, there are usually telltale signs like water bubbling through a crack, a damp area on floor or wall, or a spray of water coming from a pipe joint. Unless … Read more

Using Extra Space for a Deck

When I first bought my home, there was a lot of unused space in the back of it. My wife and I thought about ways that we could use it. She suggested growing a garden, and I suggested adding a swimming pool. We came to a compromise of having a deck built that we could sit on all year long. We contacted the Timbertech decking company about having a consultation done that would give us an idea of how much the entire project would cost from construction and installation to finish.

After the consultation, my wife and I gave the … Read more