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Replace your windows with wood

Glass might be great for looking through but, unfortunately, it’s a very poor insulator. In a typical house, windows account for roughly 10% of the total heat lost and two thirds of this is radiation through the glazing itself. In recent years, materials scientists have been experimenting with making wood transparent. The premise being that, if you can retain the […]

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Hydrogen­ – a credible future in home heating?

It looks like the writing is on the wall for natural gas boilers following the prime minister’s announced intention to reduce emissions by 68% by 2030 compared with 1990 levels. Such an ambitious target cannot be tackled with heat pumps alone, so how to plug the gap? A crucial cog The case for hydrogen as […]

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Baxi Heating commits to net zero operations and products

Leading boiler manufacturer, Baxi Heating UK and Ireland, part of BDR Thermea Group, has promised to revolutionise the way we heat our homes and buildings. The announcement coincides with the Prime Minister’s 10-point plan for a Green Industrial Revolution and places Baxi Heating at the heart of the ‘heating transformation’ that is required to achieve […]

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NIBE launches new S Series of heat pumps

NIBE Energy Systems has launched its new S Series of heat pumps which it says improves thermal comfort and saves energy, giving homeowners the opportunity to reduce costs and carbon emissions. Featuring a new look including a push-to-open aluminium door, new software and an updated touchscreen control, the S Series can be updated quickly and […]

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Is hydrogen the future of home-heating?

With more countries including the UK, adopting net-zero emission goals, companies and governments are investigating whether replacing fossil fuels with hydrogen could be the answer to cleaner domestic heating. The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government invited comments on plans to reduce emissions from new homes built after 2025. The frontpage proposal is aimed […]

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