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Cheap boiler spares are bad for the industry

When you need a spare part for a boiler, you could be forgiven for thinking of price over quality. David Willetts explains the real cost of buying parts not produced by the boiler manufacturer. Despite an array of rules and regulations surrounding the heating industry, there is still one product area that can significantly impact […]

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Getting efficient with domestic RHI

Following the launch of the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), Simon Osborne explains how installers can educate their customers and ensure that they are able carry out installations that will qualify under the scheme. The domestic RHI is a financial incentive designed to encourage homeowners to switch to renewable heating systems. The key benefit for […]

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Benchmarking efficiency

From April 1 2014, the Benchmark Commissioning Checklist will make it a formal requirement for Gas Safe Registered Engineers to measure and record the level of carbon monoxide (CO) and the combustion ratio (CO/CO2) when commissioning newly-installed condensing boilers. Lee Robinson, Baxi Customer Service Director, explains more. Benchmark is a nationally recognised scheme that places […]

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Controlling business

Recent research from the Department of Energy and Climate Change shows that out of 95% of homes with boilers, as many as 800,000 still do not have heating controls in place. With this in mind, Jonathan Tedstone, Product Manager at Baxi, discusses the importance of recommending heating controls. Part L of the Building Regulations stipulates […]

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Safeguarding the system

When installing a new boiler, a warranty term is an attractive option for many homeowners and will potentially also help the installer secure a sale. However, understanding what is and what isn’t part of the warranty can be quite confusing for homeowners. Here Simon Osborne, senior product manager at Baxi explains how to make things […]

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