Heating and Boiler Guides

Cold Weather Payment Scheme

A government grant given to qualifying households during cold weather, this grant is only payable when the temperature falls below, or is forecast...

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Energy Companies Obligation (ECO)

Introduced in January 2013, the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) is a government passed order aimed at reducing the UK’s energy consumption. ...

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Warm Home Discount Scheme

Running until March 2015, the Warm Home Discount scheme is an initiative aimed at helping approximately two million of the UK’s most vulnerable...

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Winter Fuel Allowance

The Winter Fuel Allowance, also known as the ‘winter fuel payment’ or ‘heating allowance’, is an annual tax-free payment of between £100 and...

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Green Deal

Established to tackle the energy efficiency of homes in the UK, the Green Deal lets householders pay towards the cost of energy-saving improvements...

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Feed-in Tariffs (FITs)

Available to those who generate their own electricity via a renewable or low-carbon source (such as solar panels or a wind turbine), under the...

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Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

A UK Government scheme set up to encourage the uptake of renewable heat technologies among householders, the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is the...

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Solar and Wind Power Grants

Provided by the Energy Saving Trust, Solar and Wind Power Grants are awarded on a quarterly basis with applications assessed by an independent...

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The Warm Homes Scheme (Northern Ireland)

Similar to the Warm Home Discount Scheme, but eligible to those who live in Northern Ireland, the Warm Homes Scheme and the Warm Homes Plus Scheme...

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Energy Assistance Package (Scotland)

Available for Scottish homeowners and private sector tenants, the Energy Assistance Package aims to make heating more affordable by making homes...

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Smart thermostats

The latest generation of smart thermostats is designed to intelligently control the temperature in your home environment.   What is a...

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Buying a new boiler

If you’ve decided that it’s time to buy a new boiler, you need to consider the different types available so you can ensure that you get the right...

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Radiator valves

These valves control the flow of water through your radiators and are situated at the bottom, where the pipe feeds into the unit.   There...

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Boiler controls

Your boiler and central heating system are fitted with a variety of controls, allowing you to manage temperatures, timings and energy consumption...

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Condensing boilers

Generating more heat from the same amount of fuel, a condensing boiler will save you money on your heating bills when directly compared to a...

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System boilers

Sometimes referred to as 'sealed system' boilers, a system boiler works in the same way as a conventional boiler, storing hot water separately, in...

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Conventional boilers

Also known as ‘open vent’, ‘heat only’ or ‘regular’ boilers, conventional boilers require both a cylinder and a tank. Suitable for homes where...

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Combi boilers

Combi boilers (combination boilers), are the most popular type of boiler in the UK. Providing heat and hot water on demand, without the need for a...

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Radiators aren’t warm enough

While your boiler and radiators might be in good working order, from time to time you may find that your heaters aren’t getting fully hot. ...

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Different temperatures in different rooms

While your central heating system should work to distribute heat evenly around your home, from time to time it can become unbalanced. If you...

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