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Boosting your central heating’s efficiency

Get your system up to scratch now – well in advance of winter – and you’ll reap the benefits on your energy bills, says Chris Bates
An annual boiler service will help ensure your central heating system remains energy efficient

When Britain enjoys a long, hot summer, we understandably want to soak up every drop of it. I wouldn’t want to shatter the illusion, but by the time you’ve picked up this edition of Build It in the shops, we could be as little as a couple of months away from the start of the heating season.

Now is actually the perfect time to check over our central heating systems and look at ways to improve performance, before we actually start paying for the gas or oil we use. But for many of us, it’s a case of out of sight, out of mind when it comes to our boilers. Of course, you’ll always be using yours to provide domestic hot water – but the problem is that the unused parts of the system can collect dirt, limescale and other issues since they were last used.

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Build It magazine's new September 2018 issue is packed full of ideas and practical advice to help you successfully create your dream home. Here's our pick of some of the top features this issue: - Top tips to save you £10,000s on your home building project - How to get real value for money from your builder - Are SIPs sustainable? - Design ideas for a better, healthier home - Make your home water efficient - Choosing the right windows for a heritage property ... and more!