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Aug 2017 Heating, Ventilation | Comments Off on Breathing new air into ventilation

Breathing new air into ventilation

Breathing new air into ventilation

One way to maintain indoor air quality is to thoroughly ventilate the home. Lee Stones, category manager for Xpelair, explains how mechanical ventilation and heat recovery (MVHR) can help Indoor air pollutants can be detrimental for both the fabric of a building and the health of its occupants. Fresh air can be brought into the […]

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Aug 2017 Heating | Comments Off on 8 things you need to know about Lot 20 legislation

8 things you need to know about Lot 20 legislation

8 things you need to know about Lot 20 legislation

Chris Stammers, head of insight for Dimplex, considers eight things installers need to know about the impending EcoDesign Lot 20 legislation and how it will affect space heater efficiency From January 2018, all local space heaters manufactured for sale in the EU must comply with a minimum efficiency standard under Lot 20 of the Energy […]

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Jun 2017 Energy Efficiency, General, Heating | Comments Off on Hot stuff

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 on Electric heating: hits & myths

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with this technology – and how modern appliances are helping to dispel the myths Myth #1: Electric heating is outdated If you were to go back less than a decade, it would […]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 on Planning changes create opportunities for air source heat pumps in Scotland

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 on Smart made simple

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

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 on Technology has created energy-efficient storage heating

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 on Ventilation single room or whole house?

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 on Underfloor heating ticks all the boxes

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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