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Archive for March, 2008

Fuel Cell Boilers Set to Revolutionize Home Heating

British Gas Fuel Cell Boiler

British Gas partnered with Ceres Power back in 2005 and have been busy developing a fuel cell boiler, also known as a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) boiler which will not only heat your home but also generates electricity. Conventional boilers convert gas into heat by burning it, the CHP unit works in a very […]

Government Warm Front Heating and Insulation Grants

If your home is not properly insulated or your heating system is not as good as it should be, the Warm Front Scheme may be just what you need. With heating costs on the rise, it could save you a lot of money and at the same time give you a warmer home. And if […]

Loft Insulation – Hot Air Rises But You Can Stop It By Insulating Your Loft

Loft Insulation

Insulating your loft is a simple, fast and relatively inexpensive way of reducing heating bills and CO2 emissions, without it as much as 15% of your home’s heat is lost through it’s roof. Even if you have some form of insulation at present it could probably benefit from being topped up, loft insulation works like […]

Budget 2008 | Winter Fuel Payment Won’t Cover Rising Heating Bills

Alistair Darling revealed yesterday an increase in winter fuel payments for pensioners. The increase will benefit 9 million pensioners with a one off cash payment to help with gas and electricity bills. Winter fuel payments will increase from £200 to £250 for the over 60s and £300 to £400 for the over 80s. The increased […]

Cavity Wall Insulation – One of the cheapest and most effective home improvements

Most UK homes that have been built since the 1920s have cavity walls. These external walls consist of two layers of brick with a gap or cavity left between them. By filling this cavity with insulating material, you can greatly reduce the amount of heat which is lost through the walls of your home. Cavity […]

CORGI Releases Carbon Monoxide Report – At Risk Regions Revealed

CO2 Map

C02 poisoning claimed 50 lives between January 2006 and April 2007 according to a new CORGI report. In addition 120 incidents and 218 injuries were reported although this figure is thought to be much higher due to fragmented reporting and cases passing through healthcare un-reported. As expected vulnerable groups include children and elderly whilst tenants […]

Which? Boiler – Baxi Duo-tec Rated Best Boiler

Which? Boiler rated Baxi best buy

Consumer website Which? has voted the Baxi Duo-tec Combi 28 HE condensing boiler as it’s best buy in the the boiler category. It was awarded a 5 star rating for it’s efficiency, features, NOx emissions and ease of installation. Which? rigorously tested 34 boilers for efficiency, ease of use and durability. Efficiency testing closely monitors […]

British Gas Central Heating Installations up by 24 percent

Bucking the trend in an increasingly competitive market central heating and boiler installations by British Gas rose 24% to 113,000 in the past year, average revenue per installation came in at £3,018. Uswitch.com raised the issue after Britsh Gas’s Home Services division announced a rise in revenue to £348m, an increase of 32%. Profit in […]

Pensioners Urged to Apply for Insulation Grants

Loft Insulation

Mike O’Brien, the Minister for Pensions Reform is calling for all elderly people receiving Pension Credit to apply for Home Insulation Grants. Insulating your home against heat loss is the single most important measure you can make to reduce energy bills and significantly improves quality of life. “If you own your own home or rent […]