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28 April 2024
Do heat pumps work with radiators?

During chilly winter days, nothing is more synonymous with British home heating than the classic radiator. But can modern heat pump technology work in tandem with these age-old heat emitters?

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24 April 2024
Everything you need to know about air source heat pumps in Scotland

By 2045, the government wants all homes in Scotland to have switched to zero-emissions heating systems. As part of this effort, the phase-out of fossil fuel boilers is set to begin in 2028. As a result, more people are considering switching to eco-friendly alternatives, like air source heat pumps.

Girl and dog outside with heat pump in snow
13 March 2024
High Temperature Heat Pumps: What are they are how do they work?

When researching which heat pump is right for your home, you may have come across high temperature heat pumps as a viable option to replace your old fossil-fuel-burning boiler. However, before choosing a high temperature heat pump, it’s important to learn about its limitations when compared to a more efficient low temperature heat pump.

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7 February 2024
Air Source Heat Pump – Pros and Cons

Air source heat pumps are one of the most efficient ways to heat your home. By harnessing the free, clean thermal energy in the air outside, they are four times more efficient than a standard gas boiler and can help cut household heating costs by 25%. Before you make the switch from your carbon-hungry boiler, here’s a rundown of the pros and cons associated with air source heat pumps.

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31 January 2024
Are microbore pipes compatible with air source heat pumps?

If you’ve been told your home is fitted with microbore pipework while looking to install a shiny new heat pump, you may have found the news a “micro bore.

Read on to learn how you can successfully install an air source heat pump if you have smaller, more fragile microbore pipes. 

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16 January 2024
Do heat pumps work in cold weather?

Of course, you’ll want a heating system that keeps you cosy and spurs into action in the depths of winter. If you’re looking to upgrade your heating system to heat pumps, you’ll no doubt be asking “do heat pumps really work in cold weather?”. The short answer: absolutely. Air to water heat pumps will work in harsh winters, some at temperatures as low as -25 degrees Celsius. Read on to learn how heat pumps work in winter and tips on how to maintain your air to water heat pump during UK winter months.

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11 January 2024
What is an Air Source Heat Pump?

Air source heat pumps provide a more energy-efficient and cheaper way of heating and cooling your home. But how exactly does an air source heat pump work? How can they be both eco-friendly and cost-effective? And are they the right heating choice for your home?

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21 December 2023
UK Boiler Upgrade Scheme gets £1.5bn funding boost to help take more homes off gas

The UK’s Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) - which provides homeowners with grants to switch from fossil fuel heating systems to clean energy heat pumps - will receive an extra £1.5bn in funding to support the electrification of residential heating in the UK.

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1 November 2023
Electrification of Heat project proves heat pump viability across many types of housing

The EoH project's findings challenge long-standing myths that certain property types are incompatible with heat pumps. From elegant Victorian mid-terraces to stately pre-World War II semis and even utilitarian 1960s blocks of flats, the EoH project demonstrates the versatility of heat pump technology across the rich tapestry of British housing.

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9 August 2023
Types of Heat Pumps

Switching to a heat pump can make some significant improvements to your home, from reduced energy bills to fewer carbon emissions produced. Heat pumps are the way forward when it comes to a greener home.

If you’re thinking of making the switch but aren’t sure which type of heat pump will suit your home and needs best, keep reading as we’ll explore the most popular heat pump types and their benefits.

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4 August 2023
When To Replace a Boiler?

If your boiler is nearing the end of its life or you’re looking for a greener, more cost efficient way to heat your home, you might want to think twice before replacing it with another. Find out about other heating solutions.

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4 August 2023
Solar Panels vs Heat Pump

So, you’re thinking about making the switch from your carbon-producing gas boiler to renewable energy. Should you opt for solar panels or a heat pump? Both are natural, energy-efficient energy sources that are resilient to gas prices. So, what if you used both, for a carbon-free home - read on to find out more.

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17 July 2023
Boiler vs Heat Pump

Finally time to bid farewell to your boiler for good? When they emit up to twice the emissions as your car, it’s easy to see why upgrading your home heating system can have a much bigger impact than just reducing your energy bills. If you’re looking to switch from your gas boiler and compare it to a shiny new heat pump, look no further – here’s all the benefits you’ll reap, and some points to consider too.

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16 June 2023
Busting the top five heat pump myths

Heat pumps have the potential to help millions of households across Europe reduce their energy bills and carbon footprints. But renewable energy systems can be complex and it feels like everyone has a different opinion on them.

Investing in a heat pump is a big decision to make. To help you make the right decision for your home, we’ve addressed the top five myths surrounding the technology.

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16 June 2023
Why switch to a heat pump from a boiler?

Air source heat pumps have been steadily making their way into more European homes over the past decade, empowering thousands of households to lower their energy bills while reducing their carbon emissions.

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16 June 2023
What the energy industry still needs to learn about its people

In a Formula 1 race, the difference between winning and losing often comes down to the tyres. Engineers at the side of the track are precision trained to make strategic decisions on the spot – changing tyres in seconds to give drivers the best chance of success. But it isn’t just about speed.

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16 June 2023
What is the cost of a Boiler replacement?

Getting a new boiler for your home can be a stressful experience especially in an emergency. With different types of boilers to choose from, such as combi boilers, regular boilers and system boilers, and confusing misinformation surrounding costs, it’s no wonder why so many people put off replacing their boiler until the last possible moment.

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16 June 2023
Heat Pump Guide

Heat pumps have burst into the spotlight in recent years, and for good reason – they’re energy-efficient, money-saving, and are a more eco-friendly alternative to gas central heating. Whether you’ve never heard of heat pumps or you’re aware and been asking ‘How do heat pumps work?’, read on to learn more about the future of home heating.

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16 June 2023
Are heat pumps the silver bullet to solve Europe’s energy crisis?

The energy crisis demands urgent action to decarbonise every aspect of modern life. Disruptions to energy prices and trade flows have sent ripple effects throughout our industry. The environmental impact of Europe’s reliance on fossil fuels is turning disruption into chaos, as our summers become increasingly punctuated by floods and forest fires.

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16 June 2023
Are heat pumps the solution to Europe’s gas boiler problem?

I have been deeply immersed in the world of heat pumps over the past year – and through this journey, I have come to realise the enormous impact of residential heating on the environment. Part of the problem is the lack of awareness among the public about the steps they can take to make a difference. When we think about reducing our carbon footprint, electric cars are often one of the first solutions that spring to mind.

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