Heating

More reaction to the Government’s Heat and Buildings Strategy

The government has launched its Heat and Buildings Strategy, which promises new grants of £5,000 to encourage homeowners to install more efficient, low carbon heating systems – like heat pumps. The long-awaited strategy has had a mixed reaction from installers and industry professionals, with some pleased with the pot of money available to make low carbon […]

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Baxi Heating’s research reveals ongoing affordability gap between heat pumps and traditional boilers

New research for Baxi Heating shows an ongoing affordability gap between low-carbon heat pumps and traditional gas boilers. The UK government is targeting the installation of 600,000 heat pumps-a-year which would lead to a sizeable reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Yet the paper, commissioned by Baxi a provider of heating solutions, quantifies the ongoing higher running […]

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What Gas Safety Week taught us about the future of hydrogen

Martyn Bridges, Director of Technical Communication and Product Management at Worcester Bosch, recounts this year’s Gas Safety Week and what it has told us about the future of hydrogen: Gas Safety Week is an important week every year when we take the time to highlight gas safety with a particular emphasis on the need to […]

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Gas boilers produce twice as much CO2 as the UK’s gas fired power stations combined – but installers will continue to install them until they’re told otherwise

Gas boilers produce twice as much CO2 as the UK’s gas fired power stations combined – but installers will continue to install them until they’re told otherwise. Phil Hurley – Managing Director at NIBE Energy Systems UK – explains why: Living in a warm and healthy home is something that many of us take for granted. […]

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Snap-It – Is “Deliveroo for spare parts” the future?

In his exclusive column for Installer, Tim Pollard takes a look at Snap-It, a new app that’s been described as Deliveroo for spare parts: What is the most valuable asset for any individual, and particularly anyone self-employed? The answer, of course, is time. The most costly waste is downtime and any tradesperson will recognise that time […]

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