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No more gas boilers from 2020? Surely not! 

 Jun, 18 - 2018   Heating

An article published in HPM magazine article on 19th April has caused a bit of a stir, stating that ‘from 2020 gas boilers cannot be installed in new build properties’. We were surprised and the HHIC has come back to say this is not the case.   There’s no need...


Additional Information on Boiler Plus

 Jun, 14 - 2018   Heating

The Heating and Hot Water industry council (HHIC), has produced additional guidance for boiler plus to help with understanding and compliance.   What are the Requirements Installers need to meet Boiler Plus standards? Boiler efficiency of at least 92% ErP Time control, temperature control, and boiler interlock For combi boilers...


Confusion Around Boiler Plus

 May, 11 - 2018   Heating

There’s still confusion around Boiler Plus   April 2018 saw the introduction of the Government’s new Boiler Plus scheme, which puts more responsibility on the shoulders of installers to install energy-efficient gas boilers and introduce a range of energy saving measures to the domestic systems they service and install.  ...


HHIC’s Water Treatment Guide for Consumers  

 May, 03 - 2018   Heating

Why is water quality important? It’s important for home-owners to know the importance of water treatments to ensure their boilers perform at their best at all times. To help installers and their customers, the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) has shared a consumer guide to water treatment that helps...


What are the issues with boiler plus compliance?

 Mar, 06 - 2018   Heating

With mandatory minimum boiler efficiency looming large on the horizon, the industry is preparing for the biggest change to boiler standards in years. 6th of April is a date all gas engineers need to be aware of and most of our readers will be well aware of what it entails....


Is the government doing enough to combat fuel poverty?

 Feb, 27 - 2018   Heating

Temperatures in the UK are set to drop again this week, with Arctic temperatures and heavy snow predicted for most areas. The “Beast from the East” is the latest in a long line of cold snaps this winter, highlighting the issue of fuel poverty and preventable winter deaths in the...


How much do you know about Boiler Plus?

 Nov, 13 - 2017   Heating

We recently published an article on our blog about the forthcoming Boiler Plus scheme and policy. The response was huge and will continue to be discussed amongst everyone involved in the gas industry until Boiler Plus comes into play in April 2018.   How much do you know? As part...


What is Boiler Plus?

 Oct, 30 - 2017   Heating

A new piece of policy called Boiler Plus was announced on the 12th October 2017. It was issued by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The policy will form part of Building Regulations. It will also require a new minimum performance standard for domestic gas boilers in...


Heating Season Survey Results

 Oct, 06 - 2017   Heating

Our Survey Said…… We’ve recently conducted a survey to see what you’ve been doing to develop your business since last year’s heating season and how you were feeling about the future.   Busy Times Ahead Just over a third of those who responded were expecting to be busier this year...


Autumn checklist for heating engineers

 Aug, 30 - 2017   Heating

It’s been a funny summer, but with September just around the corner, it’s a good time for heating engineers to use what is traditionally a quieter time of year, to prepare for the busy months ahead. We’ve put together a check-list to help you get everything in order.   1.Qualifications...


Heating season 2017 – How has your business changed?

 Aug, 28 - 2017   Heating

As the heating season fast approaches, we’re looking to find out how the way you do business might have changed since last year. Have taken on new staff? Are you using new ways to promote yourself, such as social media? Have you undertaken any training in order to increase the...


Boiler Servicing While The Heating’s Off

 Apr, 20 - 2017   Heating

An annual boiler service is obviously a good idea in terms of gas safety, but it’s also an important step in maintaining an efficient heating system – one that many householders overlook unless they have a problem.  With the number of boilers in the UK numbering over 20 million, there...


Energy Company Obligation Reforms

 Feb, 14 - 2017   Heating

Thanks to recent changes to the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), homes around the UK will get extra support to keep warm during the colder months. This means that ECO will make sure energy companies provide the necessary support those who struggle to meet their heating bills. Plans to extend the scheme from 03/17 to...


Low-Carbon Heat Policy

 Jan, 25 - 2017   Heating

OFTEC have said that the ‘Government must develop a more inclusive UK heat policy which addresses the key issues of energy efficiency and fuel poverty alongside efforts to reduce carbon emissions from heating in off-grid homes’. There’s supposedly 4 million UK households living in fuel poverty and this poverty much higher in...


Vaillant’s Warmth Week Campaign

 Jan, 17 - 2017   Heating

After such success in it’s 2015 and 2016 activity, Vaillant is again helping installers with its annual Warmth WeekTM campaign which raises awareness of its heating product Vaillant’s Warmth Week Campaign has been brought to the UK’s busiest train stations in the hope of spreading a bit of warmth and joy with its ‘Little...


BEIS Consultation – Complete the Future of Heat survey

 Dec, 13 - 2016   Heating

The Heating & Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) is calling on heating installers to complete a short survey to help change the future of domestic heating! The Department of Business, Energy & Industrial strategy (BEIS) released a new consultation last week looking at how boiler installation regulations could be improved. ‘Heat...


Winter advice for consumers from APHC

 Nov, 29 - 2016   Heating

APHC is reminding consumers to use a qualified heating engineer. The Association of Plumbers & Heating Contractors (APHC) has launched a Winter Switch-on campaign reminding consumers to use a qualified heating engineer. The new campaign comes amid a massive push by the industry to improve standards for 2017 and beyond....


Logic4training supports “Retro boiler” energy labelling

 Nov, 24 - 2016   Heating

The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) has launched the “Retro Boiler” label scheme. The scheme has already gained support from the government and aims to increase consumer awareness of boiler efficiency. Retrospective boiler labelling can be easily completed during engineer visits. HHIC and its members will work with the...


Domestic Gas Boiler Sales Fall 2016

 Nov, 18 - 2016   Heating

Recent figures released by the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) show sales of domestic gas boilers in September 2016 fell by 4.3% in comparison with September 2015. Year to date figures also show a fall of 0.7% compared with 2015. HHIC’s Stewart Clements said: “It looks like the slowdown...


Heating Season – Renew Your Qualification

 Oct, 21 - 2016   Heating

With nights becoming longer, freezing temperatures and icy winds I think we can all agree that winter is on its way. Tabloid rumours suggest Britain could be expecting four months of heavy snow, with many of us tackling this dreaded weather by staying indoors, getting cosy by turning up the...