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Jun 2017 Energy Efficiency, General, Heating | Comments Off

Hot stuff

Hot stuff

As consumer energy costs continue to rise, an increased number of homeowners are investigating alternative energy systems to provide for their needs. Robin Adderley, sales director at NIBE Energy Systems, discusses the options available Renewable energy systems, including ground and air source heat pumps, solar PV, solar thermal and biomass are all becoming more common, ...

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Nov 2016 Energy Efficiency, Heating | Comments Off

Electric heating: hits & myths

Electric heating: hits & myths

Around 300,000 homes in Scotland rely on electric heating. Dimplex product marketing director Chris Stammers looks at some of the common misconceptions associated with this technology – and how modern appliances are helping to dispel the myths Myth #1: Electric heating is outdated If you were to go back less than a decade, it would ...

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Aug 2016 Heating, Latest News | Comments Off

Planning changes create opportunities for air source heat pumps in Scotland

A change in Scottish planning law means that planning permission is no longer required for the installation, alteration or replacement of a domestic air source heat pump, subject to a number of conditions. Heat pump manufacturer Dimplex has welcomed the decision and says it could encourage more Scottish homes to take advantage of renewable heat. ...

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Aug 2016 Heating, Smart Homes | Comments Off

Smart made simple

Smart made simple

Electrical contractors and installers need to get clued up on smart heating controls. Simon May, product manager at Drayton Controls, explains why and discusses the best solution for quick and easy installation New research on the UK smart heating market indicates that sales of Internet of Things heating devices have grown by 3000% since 2010, ...

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Apr 2016 Heating, Latest News | Comments Off

Self-learning electric radiator knows when you’re coming home

An intelligent, adaptable electric radiator range from Electric Radiators Direct uses advanced motion sensor technology to learn the home owner’s weekly routine and change the way they control their heating in order to conserve energy. The Haverland SmartWave uses built-in infrared sensor technology to register and record activity, learning when it needs to heat the ...

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Jul 2015 Heating | Comments Off

Technology has created energy-efficient storage heating

Technology has created energy-efficient storage heating

With millions of UK households facing fuel poverty and winter death rates on the rise, the onus on heating engineers to provide affordable, efficient and reliable heating for their customers has never been greater. Chris Stammers looks at the advances in heating systems and considers what refurbishment options are available to upgrade outdated storage heating ...

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Nov 2014 Heating | Comments Off

Ventilation single room or whole house?

Ventilation single room or whole house?

Lee Stones weighs up the benefits of single room heat recovery as an alternative, and potentially cost effective solution, to whole house installations. How we heat our homes and how much of a dent this leaves in our wallets each month is still one of the most pressing concerns for many homeowners, and this desire ...

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Jul 2014 Heating | Comments Off

Underfloor heating ticks all the boxes

Underfloor heating ticks all the boxes

When it comes to heating, there is no single off-the-peg solution that suits every situation and it is no longer a case of considering the individual components in isolation. Now, as Steven Rooney, Sales Director at Gaia (DEVI Projects Partner) points out, the emphasis is on looking at the whole project design and mixing and ...

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Nov 2013 Heating | Comments Off

New CO regulations – bring duty of care opportunities

New CO regulations – bring duty of care opportunities

With new legislation in Scotland making it mandatory for carbon monoxide (CO) alarms to be fitted where new or replacement boilers, heaters, fires and stoves are installed, this heating season could bring new business opportunities for responsible heating engineers. The same is true in Northern Ireland, as this article explains: This new CO alarm Scottish ...

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Nov 2013 Heating | Comments Off

Proving the case for electric heating

Proving the case for electric heating

According to consumer body Consumer Futures1 there are 25 million homes in Great Britain, and just under 10% of those (representing 2.3 million) operate electric heating systems. With many misconceptions around the technology as well as numerous benefits, John-Paul Bailey highlights the potential advantages that electric heating can bring. With energy bills continuing to rise, ...

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