What you need to know about boiler installations

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When it comes to new boilers and boiler installations we know that people want to know as much information as possible to make an informed decision. Our friendly sales and admin team are often the first point of contact for those questions, while we know other customers like to search online and do their own… Read more »

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Underfloor Heating

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Everything you ever wanted to know about underfloor heating

Can underfloor heating replace radiators? Underfloor heating is one of our most popular heating methods. It’s perfect for bathrooms and kitchens, although it can be used anywhere in the house. Depending on heat loss in your property, it is feasible to replace radiators completely with underfloor heating. Is underfloor heating expensive to run? Underfloor heating… Read more »

Historical Central Heating

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As the team gets ready for the Cornwall Home and Lifestyle Show (4 and 5 May at the Royal Cornwall Showground), we’ve been looking back at the history of central heating.   Here’s a few facts to help build the excitement ahead of show!   The ancient Greeks originally developed central heating The temple of… Read more »

MP George Eustice visits Blue Flame!

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A Cornish MP has praised one of Cornwall’s leading heating companies for its commitment to reducing fuel poverty, as well as its apprenticeship programme. George Eustice, MP for Camborne and Redruth, visited Blue Flame Heating at its Penryn headquarters on Monday (April 8th). Blue Flame director, Paul Smith, who co-founded the business in 1988, said:… Read more »

We Do Clear, Honest Pricing

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As with any business, each year we need to carefully consider our on-going costs and over heads and in turn this leads to reviewing our pricing structure. With rising supplier costs, the impending Brexit (sorry we have the mention the ‘B’ word!) as well as increasing costs in overheads such as fuel, insurances amongst other… Read more »

The New Homes Act and How it Impacts Landlords

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A new piece of Government legislation came into effect on Wednesday 20 March and it has the potential to impact landlords. The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 came into force after going through Parliament. The act aims to ensure rented houses and flats are ‘fit for human habitation’, which means they have to… Read more »

We Do Flipping Great Pancake Days!

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Our resident chef, and installation manager, Ian ‘Davo’ Davidson, cooked up a storm at Blue Flame HQ for our annual Shrove Tuesday feast. During lunch Davo whisked up his famous pancake batter and flipped 60 pancakes for the team. We managed to chomp our way through 28 savoury pancakes and 32 sweet pancakes featuring the… Read more »

Let’s talk about heat pumps

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We Do ground source heat pumps

Following on from our hugely popular ‘7 most common radiator questions’ blog, our next topic is heat pumps. You will see them listed online as: air source heat pumps, ASHP, ground source heat pumps or GSHP. When we’re at shows across Cornwall – Royal Cornwall Show, Stithians Show and Cornwall Home and Lifestyle – people… Read more »

A year of fundraising and over £9000 raised!!!

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Our 12-month fundraising campaign has raised over £9,000 for charity! Our staff chose Children’s Hospice South West as its 2018 charity of the year as we wanted to make supporting a local charity one of our priorities during our 30th anniversary celebrations. With a £5,000 target in place, we held a series of events over… Read more »