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Managing the renewables customer

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How many people in the high street know what the RHI is and how many people would understand what types of renewable technologies are suitable for their property and what could save them money? This is a problem the industry faces. Jed Smith, Head of Business Support Services at Specflue discusses how the renewable customer Read more…

How many people in the high street know what the RHI is and how many people would understand what types of renewable technologies are suitable for their property and what could save them money? This is a problem the industry faces. Jed Smith, Head of Business Support Services at Specflue discusses how the renewable customer Read more…

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Advantages of biomass for off-gas properties

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With an ever increasing concern over the resources of fossil fuels and their carbon impact on the environment companies and organisations are seeking new and more eco-friendly ways to produce heat.  It’s very easy to opt for oil or, where a gas line is available, natural gas and why shouldn’t you? It’s easy, convenient and Read more…

With an ever increasing concern over the resources of fossil fuels and their carbon impact on the environment companies and organisations are seeking new and more eco-friendly ways to produce heat.  It’s very easy to opt for oil or, where a gas line is available, natural gas and why shouldn’t you? It’s easy, convenient and Read more…

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Steps to becoming a renewables heating installer

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One of the questions we get asked is…..how can I become qualified to install biomass boilers? As in all renewable heating based appliances, there are pathways to becoming a competent installer, these pathways are set out in accordance with MCS MIS Standards and the National Occupational Framework of Qualifications (QCF accredited courses).  Coupled with the Read more…

One of the questions we get asked is…..how can I become qualified to install biomass boilers? As in all renewable heating based appliances, there are pathways to becoming a competent installer, these pathways are set out in accordance with MCS MIS Standards and the National Occupational Framework of Qualifications (QCF accredited courses).  Coupled with the Read more…

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The state of RHI

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For 4 years the domestic heating market has been investing in resources including people, premises, tools and specialist equipment, training and systems. All in preparation for the domestic RHI, the flagship green policy announced by our government. This policy was going to provide the renewables industry, with the means to develop volumes of installations. The Read more…

For 4 years the domestic heating market has been investing in resources including people, premises, tools and specialist equipment, training and systems. All in preparation for the domestic RHI, the flagship green policy announced by our government. This policy was going to provide the renewables industry, with the means to develop volumes of installations. The Read more…

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Are air pellet stoves a suitable choice compared to hydro and woodburners?

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While Britain is warming to the benefits of traditional wood burning stoves, Phil Lowe, Head of Sales and Marketing at Specflue, a leading supplier of renewable heat products, explains how air pellet stoves can offer an efficient alternative. With home fuel bills continuing to rise, households are now turning to alternative energy sources in a bid Read more…

While Britain is warming to the benefits of traditional wood burning stoves, Phil Lowe, Head of Sales and Marketing at Specflue, a leading supplier of renewable heat products, explains how air pellet stoves can offer an efficient alternative. With home fuel bills continuing to rise, households are now turning to alternative energy sources in a bid Read more…

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Keeping warm – safely!

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David Ebbs is Technical Manager at Specflue, a leading UK supplier of flue systems, wood burning stoves and renewable heat products. Here he shares some tips on the safe operation of chimneys and flues. Have your flue swept annually by a qualified chimney sweep. Burning wood can create tar-like substances which stick to the inner Read more…

David Ebbs is Technical Manager at Specflue, a leading UK supplier of flue systems, wood burning stoves and renewable heat products. Here he shares some tips on the safe operation of chimneys and flues. Have your flue swept annually by a qualified chimney sweep. Burning wood can create tar-like substances which stick to the inner Read more…

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Top 10 tips to installing biomass

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Keep to the stringent regulations and don’t cut corners. Ensure full heat loss calculations (in-line with MIS3004) have been carried out to guarantee the appliance can provide the necessary heat demanded by the household. Install a carbon monoxide alarm and ensure the correct ventilation has been installed to meet Building Regulation Part J, and the Read more…

Keep to the stringent regulations and don’t cut corners. Ensure full heat loss calculations (in-line with MIS3004) have been carried out to guarantee the appliance can provide the necessary heat demanded by the household. Install a carbon monoxide alarm and ensure the correct ventilation has been installed to meet Building Regulation Part J, and the Read more…

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Installation tips and integration of renewable technology

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Energy prices are one of those hot topics of the moment, with households concerned about the ever rising cost of their heating bills. Jed Smith, Head of Business Support Services at Specflue, a leading supplier of renewable heat products, explains how renewables are a viable option even without the RHI. He also discusses how they Read more…

Energy prices are one of those hot topics of the moment, with households concerned about the ever rising cost of their heating bills. Jed Smith, Head of Business Support Services at Specflue, a leading supplier of renewable heat products, explains how renewables are a viable option even without the RHI. He also discusses how they Read more…

How renewables can be integrated to work alongside traditional heating systems to improve efficiencies

Energy prices are one of those hot topics of the moment, with households concerned about the ever rising cost of their heating bills. Toby Mayes, Technical Training Officer at Specflue, a leading supplier of renewable heat products, explains how renewables can be integrated into existing oil-fired systems to increase efficiencies. “The UK is an ideal Read more…

Energy prices are one of those hot topics of the moment, with households concerned about the ever rising cost of their heating bills. Toby Mayes, Technical Training Officer at Specflue, a leading supplier of renewable heat products, explains how renewables can be integrated into existing oil-fired systems to increase efficiencies. “The UK is an ideal Read more…

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How can SMEs seek to influence government policy?

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With SME’s accounting for over 99% of the UK’s 4.5 million businesses, they are a crucial engine for economic growth. Jed Smith, Head of Business Support Services at Specflue explains how SME’s can influence government policy when it comes to renewable energy. “With a turnover of around £1.5 billion and responsibility for over 14 million Read more…

With SME’s accounting for over 99% of the UK’s 4.5 million businesses, they are a crucial engine for economic growth. Jed Smith, Head of Business Support Services at Specflue explains how SME’s can influence government policy when it comes to renewable energy. “With a turnover of around £1.5 billion and responsibility for over 14 million Read more…