Installer Focus

Installers are crucial in keeping energy bills affordable

ADEY’s Kelvin Stevens examines how local installers play a crucial role in alleviating the financial pressure that expensive energy bills place on homeowners, as well as helping to increase the efficiency of the UK’s ageing housing stock. Inevitably the start of the heating season brings much debate over energy costs and the affordability of heating […]

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Off-grid bungalow is one of the first to apply for RHI payments

Owners of an off-grid Bedfordshire bungalow are among the first to successfully apply for the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), after swapping their solid fuel boiler for a NIBE F2040 air source heat pump package. Built in 2001, the three-bedroom, one-bathroom property was originally fitted with a high-maintenance anthracite-fired heating system. When the time came […]

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Prefabricated solar cylinders – what installers need to know

Jon Cockburn, Head of Marketing at Heatrae Sadia, explains more about prefabricated solar cylinders, and discusses how much time they can save on site. In the commercial heating world, prefabricated ‘plug and play’ solutions – where complete heating packages are manufactured and assembled in a factory and arrive at a site ready to be installed […]

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Gas Safety Week wants heroes

With the UK’s focus firmly on heating, energy efficiency and the home, Installer talked to Russell Kramer about how this year’s annual Gas Safety Week – 15 to 21 September – is all about celebrating the great work of registered engineers. Every week thousands of Gas Safe registered engineers carry out safe gas work in […]

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Underfloor heating and wood floors – things to know

Electric underfloor heating and hydronic underfloor heating are well suited for use with almost all wood floors. Even though installing the system under wood floors requires some consideration to ensure that it operates efficiently, the system is a great addition to this natural floor finish. Maximum 18mm thickness, density of wood flooring and insulation Wood […]

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