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The Infrared Heating Revolution

printed infrared panel

Mirrorstone’s Infrared Panel Heaters represent a great new way for people to heat their rooms, and one that will enable them to save money, energy and space at a time when all three are at an absolute premium. But, as with any new form of technology, there’s been some initial scepticism and doubt in people’s […]

Solar Roof Tiles

Solar roof tile installation

The quest to harvest renewable energy sources for domestic use is a challenge that many want to take on-board. However, it is entirely unrealistic to expect home-owners up and down the country to suddenly splash out on expensive solar panels. Moreover, such investments are especially impractical in the current economic downturn. Whilst solar panel installations […]

Central heating listed as the top priority for homebuyers

central heating listed as homebuyer priority

A recent survey has revealed that 79% of UK homebuyers see central heating as a must have. This was closely followed by double glazing at 74%, whilst cavity wall insulation also featured on the list with 47%. Although these results point to homebuyers seeing a good energy efficiency rating as a key feature of a […]

Dodging the draught – How today’s vertical opening sash windows fit the bill for comfort and authentic looks

Ask any child to draw a house and they’ll more than likely present you with a front elevation featuring a window at each corner, divided into four neat squares; the classic sash window. Such was the success and the ubiquity of the sash window for over 300 years, from grand homes like Chatsworth Hall in […]

Electric heating guide

electric heating

Electric heating is a great option when considering how best to heat a space, whether that’s a room in your home, a cold workshop or even a motorhome. Unlike many other forms of heating, there is a lot less to think about when it comes to the installation of electric heating and in most cases, […]

Boiler Guide launches boiler and central heating cover comparison tool

Boiler Guide

Home heating resource Boiler Guide has launched a new tool to compare boiler and central heating cover products from leading brands. The new tool features insurance products from the biggest providers on the market including Scottish Power, British Gas and 24|7 Home Rescue. Not only does it include the standard prices offered by these suppliers, […]

The top 11 smart thermostats of 2015

Picture of Hive programmable thermostat

With heating bills accounting for around 60% of the average UK homeowners energy spend, it’s no wonder so many of us are trying to take better control of our usage. Enter the programmable smart thermostat, one of the most popular gadgets on the home technology market. Not only do smart thermostats allow you to control […]

Updates to ECO Boiler Grants criteria 2015

Picture of a warm home

On 1 April 2015 the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme saw updates to its qualifying criteria – a higher income threshold and the inclusion of Universal Credit. These changes will mean more people across England, Scotland and Wales are able to qualify for free a grant towards a replacement boiler. Universal Credit Now a Criteria […]

Warm Home Discount scheme open to more people

Pensioners can apply for the Warm Home Discount

More people than ever before are set to take advantage of the Warm Home Discount this year. The Government scheme was introduced in 2011 and provides eligible pensioners and vulnerable households with a one-off discount of up to £140 off their electricity bills. An extra 200,000 people will benefit from the payment, which is applied […]

Heating myths to blame for increases in energy bills

Big Energy Saving Week

As if heating bills aren’t expensive enough. A survey carried out for the Big Energy Saving Week (20-24th October) has highlighted how a lack of knowledge and understanding about how to heat our homes efficiently results in unnecessarily high energy bills.   The Department of Energy and Climate Change has teamed up with the Energy […]