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Benefits of Air Source Heat Pumps

There are several benefits of air source heat pumps, but first let’s explain what an air source heat pump is. It is a type of heating system that uses the outside air as a heat source. It works by extracting heat from the outside air and transferring…
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How to get a Free Gas Boiler

You can get a free gas boiler under a government-funded scheme in the UK. If you’re on a low income (ie have a household income of less than £31,000 after tax) or receive certain benefits. Then you may qualify for the scheme. You can view…
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Funding for Air Source Heat Pumps

Funding for air source heat pumps is available for people in low income households who currently have electric heating or no heating in their homes. This funding is available from the government as part of ECO4 – the Energy Company Obligations…
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What is the Warm Home Discount Scheme?

The Warm Home Discount Scheme was originally set up in 2011 and requires participating energy companies to provide support for people on low incomes, are living in fuel poverty or are vulnerable to cold-related illness. From this year, the…
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Why Do You Need an Annual Gas Boiler Service?

The key reasons for having a gas boiler serviced annually are to ensure that it is running both safely and efficiently. An annual service is also necessary to ensure that the boiler’s warranty remains valid. This is the case whether it’s…
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Weather Compensation Controls

In our last article we talked about smart heating controls and the convenience of remote, programmable heating for your home. In this one we want to introduce you to weatherstat or weather compensation controls in a little more detail. Some…
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What are Smart Heating Controls?

Smart heating controls are becoming increasingly popular as many more people are looking for more precise control over the energy they use in their homes. This is especially important with soaring global energy prices and growing concern for…
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What is an Air Source Heat Pump?

Air source heat pumps are becoming increasingly popular as a low-carbon heating option. They are energy-efficient with relatively low running costs. They are also becoming much more affordable as the technology becomes established, and especially…
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What is the Energy Price Cap?

The energy price cap is a system used to limit the amount that an energy supplier can charge for their default gas and electricity tariffs. It is calculated by Ofgem and reviewed every six months – there’s a cap level for summer and a level…