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HHIC releases guide on carbon monoxide detector requirements

Following several regulatory changes across the different countries in the UK, the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) and the Council of Gas Detection and Environmental Monitoring (CoGDEM) have launched a guide on carbon monoxide (CO) detector requirements across the UK. As variation in CO legalisation across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland potentially opens the […]

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How to prevent frozen condensate issues – New Best Practice guide launched

The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) is encouraging heating engineers to ensure that condensate discharge pipes are installed correctly, and any installations are upgraded where they have a risk of freezing in extreme cold weather. With cold temperatures predicted across Europe, some households could experience issues related to the condensate discharge pipe freezing and […]

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Still work to be done on the heat pump skills gap – Opinion

In response to the recent speech outlining Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s new approach to net zero, Stewart Clements, Director of the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC), commented: Following the speech made by the Prime Minister, we welcome the time afforded to make a more thought out and successful switch to low carbon heating. This […]

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Boiler Upgrade Scheme is “behind target”

Figures released by the energy regulator Ofgem about the Boiler Upgrade Scheme, show a consistent but low number of applications for the £5000 BUS subsidy, compared to what the government expected. The Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) believe these figures confirm their view that there are too few trained heat pump installers in the UK. […]

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Heat pumps and hydrogen: A sting in the tail

Installer’s Stu Duff takes a look at the recent PR storm surrounding the hydrogen vs heat pump debate: If you’re unfamiliar with the fable of the scorpion and the frog, it goes something like this (as told by Forbes): “A scorpion asks a frog to carry him over a river. The frog is afraid of being […]

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