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Five steps to unvented cylinder success

Choosing an unvented hot water cylinder can be a minefield for installers, with an increasing number of manufacturers having brought products to market to capitalise on the demand for high pressure, high performance hot water. It’s important to choose a well-made, high-quality, efficient cylinder, else the result might be costly, time-consuming call backs and unsatisfied […]

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Solar story

The UK solar market’s record-breaking 2014 looks certain to make it Europe’s number one market this year. However, as Peter Bennett reports, this success could prove costly to solar, exposing it to political meddling that may put the brakes on future growth. The UK is unquestionably Europe’s largest solar PV market this year, a feat […]

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Boosting the boiler

Improving the energy efficiency of customers’ homes needn’t always mean a boiler upgrade. Jon Phillips highlights the many ancillary products that installers can recommend to make a heating system greener. Despite falling wholesale energy prices, UK homeowners are still feeling the pinch when it comes to paying for gas and electricity, so it’s no surprise that […]

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Blinded by the brand

As technology continues to evolve, the easiest route is to stick with the product you know. Dean Jepson believes that now is the perfect time to experiment with new options. At some stage in our lives, we’ve all been brand loyal to a particular product or service. If the brand in question meets all our […]

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RHI – a misunderstood installer incentive?

The closure of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund might have been unexpected, but the continuing availability of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) to consumers is a reminder that there’s still plenty of potential for installers within the industry. The problem facing schemes such as the RHI is awareness amongst installers who stand to benefit. […]

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