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Jul 2018 Heating, Smart Homes | Comments Off on Smart control gets real

Smart control gets real

Smart control gets real

The Alexa generation expects to have control on demand – but it can be expensive. How can you find the solution that fits their expectations as well as their budget? Andy Douglas, MD of Timeguard, may have the answer We hear a lot about smart building control these days, and it doubtless has a huge […]

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Jul 2018 Energy Efficiency, Heating, Ventilation | Comments Off on A focus on efficiency

A focus on efficiency

A focus on efficiency

With increasingly stringent Building Regulations, greater legislation and growing demand from consumers, energy efficiency remains high on the agenda for electrical contractors. Christian Hadley, head of product marketing for Glen Dimplex Heating and Ventilation, which includes the Dimplex, Xpelair and Redring, explores product innovations that are helping contractors to deliver efficiencies When the draft 18th […]

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Nov 2017 Heating, Latest News, Legislation | Comments Off on Dimplex site helps you switch on to Lot 20

Dimplex site helps you switch on to Lot 20

Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation, the manufacturer behind the Dimplex, Creda and Nobo brands, has launched a dedicated website on the upcoming Lot 20 regulations, designed to help contractors, installers, merchants, wholesalers and others in the trade get to grips with how the new standard will affect electrical heating appliances. From January 2018, all local […]

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Nov 2017 Energy Efficiency, Heating, Lighting, Smart Homes | Comments Off on Home automation made Easy

Home automation made Easy

Home automation made Easy

Consumer familiarity with, and demand for, flexible home automation systems is something electrical contractors should capitalise on, says Matt Price, building automation technical engineer at Hager With smartphones and connected devices now commonplace among the population, consumers are both familiar and comfortable with the benefits technology can deliver to their daily lives. Such familiarity has […]

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Nov 2017 Energy Efficiency, Heating, Smart Homes | Comments Off on Pump up the savings

Pump up the savings

Pump up the savings

Hybrid heating systems that use smart controls could save up to £1.7 billion annually, says PassivSystems Since 2014, PassivSystems has played a significant role in four out of five innovative UK smart heat pump projects highlighted by Delta Energy & Environment (Delta-ee) by installing its PassivLiving home energy platform to measure, manage and aggregate heat […]

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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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