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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Making the most of the merchant marketplace

Your local independent merchant can be a goldmine in many ways for heating engineers. Chris Wroe, Northern Divisional Manager for Baxi’s Independents sales team, explains why. Heating and plumbing is a whole sequence of events, and the first port of call for customers with a plumbing problem is quite often the local plumbers’ merchant. The […]

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Will red tape hamper new green fund?

The launch of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) should give the heating industry a big boost. Paul Hardy wonders if the red tape surrounding the scheme is too big a burden for some smaller installers. The GDHIF is a financial incentive designed to encourage homeowners to carry out energy efficiency improvements by providing […]

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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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