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Category Archives: Heating

Is it time to get a wood-burning stove?

With the price of fuel going up and up and looming winter bills, it is no surprise that families are looking to alternative ways to heat their homes. The idea of a wood-burning stove conjures up magical ideas of cosy, warm cottages, yet now many homes are turning to this alternative solution. Is a wood […]

Your Renewable Heat Incentive questions answered

The domestic element of the Renewable Heat Incentive is to be introduced in Spring 2014 and along with this comes a lot of questions from homeowners. The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a government initiative that is designed to encourage the uptake of renewable heat technologies in UK homes, communities and businesses. The government has […]

The Pros and Cons of Heated Floors

Winter is here and, at this time of the year, heated flooring is a really tempting addition to make to your home. Thoughts of running into the kitchen in the morning to make a cup of tea only to be met with toasty warm tiles sounds very appealing. Similarly, when you step out of the […]

Why Should I Choose an Air Source Heat Pump?

As an increasingly popular source of renewable energy, an Air Source Heat Pump could provide you with the solution you have been looking for. Reducing your carbon footprint and providing effective heating / cooling within your home, this type of energy is an affordable solution to your energy needs.

A guide to energy efficient boilers

Scottish Power are the latest of the big energy companies to announce a hike in costs, with the BBC reporting that the supplier will be increasing its prices by 8.6% as of December 2013.

Is Your Plumbing Draining Your Money?

A leak in your plumbing can be a drain on your water and on your wallet. In fact, it is estimated that 13.7% of your water bill is water that has been wasted.

Cost Effective Ways To Make Your Home More Energy Efficient Before Selling

More and more people are starting to choose energy efficient homes when they search for a new property. If you are selling your home, and you want to make your home more energy efficient, without breaking the bank, the following tips might prove to be helpful.

Would you like to be paid to discuss Heat Pumps

Do you either have or plan on having the following installed for the heating and or hot water supply of your home? Ground source heat pump Air source heat pump Air conditioner with heat pump Geothermal heat pump Our research project entails: We are looking for people to take part in a moderated discussion on […]

Choosing a Wood-Fuelled Heating Option

As we continue to look for different ways in which to create energy within our homes, wood-fuelled heating systems have become a sustainable, cost-effective source. Whether you choose a stove that heats a single room or a boiler to heat water and the rest of the house, you could be saving a lot of money […]

Protect the Elderly Facing Fuel Poverty this Winter – Today

Summer is over and the nights are already starting to draw in. Soon winter will be upon us which for those that struggle with fuel poverty can be a difficult and frightening time. The colder days mean higher fuel bills which some cannot afford to pay.

Economy Electricity Rates – Do They Work?

The Economy 7 energy tariff is very popular in the UK; particularly with people who use electricity to heat their home. The basic principle is that the tariff makes electricity far cheaper at night than during the day; meaning you can save money by heating your home at night. This is a good idea in […]

Installing a Ground Source Heat Pump

Ground source heat pumps have been around for over 50 years, and are quite common in some parts of the world such as the United States and Scandinavia. Most people don’t realise that they can be a viable option for residential properties however it should no surprise to see them becoming more and more common […]

Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHP) – the Basics

You may have heard about Heat Pumps as the up and coming form of renewable heating technology. In theory the systems should be able to provide the whole heating for a building at little or no cost to the owner, with the added bonus of not using fuels to create the heat energy. Does it […]

Grants and Funding Options for Commercial and Residential Geothermal Heat Pumps

All offices and homes need to have a heating and cooling system in place. Whether it is for a residential or a commercial setup, buying and installing heat pumps can be an expensive affair. The size of the system that is needed, the kind of technology it operates on as well as the complexity of […]

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