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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 […]

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, […]

Labour keen to axe winter fuel payments for wealthy pensioners

Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer Ed Balls has caused a stir by promising to cut the winter fuel allowance for the UK’s most wealthy senior citizens should Labour win the next general election. The move would save approximately £100 million a year, affecting around 600,000 people aged 61 or over who pay the two highest […]

Green policies to cut £166 off energy bills by 2020

A study carried out by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has revealed that only 11 per cent of domestic energy bills can be affected by state policy. Following publication of the research, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey predicted that green policy would eventually save British households money. […]

Government blamed for insulation sector job cuts

The Coalition has been accused of causing unemployment in the insulation sector. The Insulation Industry Forum (IIF) blamed the government for disappointing figures published last week. According to the IIF, government policy has contributed to the loss of 816 jobs ahead of the launch of the Green Deal, which comes into effect on the 28th […]

Consumers Warned About Bogus Energy Saving Plugs

Trading Standards are warning consumers to avoid buying bogus ‘energy saving’ plugs, after receiving more than 200 complaints from people who have invested in the £99 plug-in device. Claiming to be working with energy companies, fraudsters have been targeting people over the phone, many of whom are elderly and vulnerable, plugging the device which they […]

British Households Failing to Service Boilers Regularly

A survey published by Carillion Energy Services suggests that around 25 per cent of British households failed to regularly service their boilers. The survey adds that the potential waste – expressed in economic terms – of neglecting an annual service could be as high as £400 million. Whilst the annual service is necessary for checking […]