domestic heating

Fan motivation

While not the most common form of domestic heating in the UK, warm air heating units continue to remain an effective option. Graham Elkins provides an overview of fan-assisted models. Warm air heating in domestic premises has been around for many years, and while the majority of new heating installations are boilers with radiators, there […]

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Living standards squeezed by energy bills

Many families are faced with the decision to eat or heat their homes.  

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Heating maintenance is not just about the boiler

Heating maintenance is not just about the boiler, says Warwick Dalton. The heating season is a particularly busy period for an installer, answering a higher volume of call-outs for homeowners who more often than not, require their boilers to be serviced. However, these visits provide the perfect opportunity for an installer to help advise their […]

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Raising the alarm when the temperature drops

During an average winter, more than 25,000 people die as a result of cold weather in England and Wales. It is a silent killer with a death toll which far exceeds carbon monoxide poisoning, compounded by growing fuel poverty in the UK. Can plumbing and heating engineers add value to their own service and help […]

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Turning down the heat

Domestic heating controls have gone through evolution rather than revolution in the relatively few years since clockwork timers and relay valves. Peter Mason reviews the legislative requirements for heating controls from an energy efficiency viewpoint. Parts L1A and L1B of the Building Regulations dictate that: Reasonable provision shall be made for the conservation of fuel […]

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