Heating

Smart radiator thermostat set to reduce household heating costs

The Radbot in use

Vestemi, the energy saving technology company, recently announced the launch of its first product, Radbot – a money-saving, easy-to-use, smart radiator thermostat.

Radbot offers householders the ability to heat individual rooms only when needed whilst reducing the temperature in empty rooms, therefore saving energy and money. In fact, recent customer trials have demonstrated impressive average savings of 31 per cent - around £180 - on an average annual heating bill*.

Radbot is incredibly easy to self-install and is operated the same way as a standard, manual heating thermostat. It also doesn’t require internet connectivity, complex programming or a smartphone app.

Why you should get up to speed on underfloor heating 

underfloor heating 

Over the years, underfloor heating has become a popular addition for the homeowner looking for both luxury and energy-saving benefits. 

A study from 2018 revealed underfloor heating was third on the list of the top 10 features that millennials wanted in their dream home. It’s also increasingly popular in the construction industry, particularly for projects that involve converting office spaces into residential properties. 

The latest figures show the market for underfloor heating grew by 6% in 2017, with a similar increase predicted for the following year. Energy-efficient insulation materials such as XENERGY Styrofoam have helped drive this growth. 

Intergas builds in flue gas heat recovery

Intergas boiler

Intergas launched its range of boilers onto the UK market in 2008 and, since then, more and more installers have been converting to this Dutch manufacturer. And it’s easy to understand why; its ingenious design, featuring the two-in-one heat exchanger, means the components that tend to stick, leak or let you down - like the diverter valve, valve motor, auto air vent and secondary hot water plate heat exchanger - just aren’t there. And the heat exchanger, launched in 1996, has never had a mechanical failure either, so reliability really is built-in.

Appointments to ‘fan the Flame’ at heating merchant

Appointments to ‘fan the Flame’ at heating merchant

Flame Heating Group is setting itself up for continued success in 2019 after making a series of new appointments across its branch network in the North East.

The Boldon-headquartered heating and plumbing merchant has increased its workforce by 10 percent after welcoming six new starters, as well as an internal promotion to a newly-created role. 

Lee Baker has joined Flame as Branch Manager of its Newcastle merchant, while Matt Lindley has progressed to the role of contracts manager, having previously worked as product information manager. 

Jonathan Stobbs has been appointed as technical support supervisor at Flame’s lead branch in Gateshead, with Ivar Hakansson and Kyle Housby joining as drivers at the company’s Newcastle and South Shield outlets, respectively. 

'New Traditional' with Dark Gold Art Moderne II Towel Warmer by Vogue (UK)

Dark Gold Art Moderne II Towel Warmer

The UK’s largest British designer and manufacturer of premium Radiators and Towel Warmers, Vogue (UK), represent the growing style trend ‘New Traditional’ with its Art Moderne II Towel Warmer: a pioneering heating solution that redefines traditional interiors with a modern perspective.  

Bridging the cap for both modernist and traditionalist at heart, Art Moderne II’sheritage styling with period ball joints and crosshead capstan-style valves work in perfect contrast with its contemporary dual finish and unique hexagonal multi-rail design: hexagonal uprights and round horizontal bars. 

Warming the cool marble backdrop, the Art Moderne II Towel Warmer creates high impact with its lustrous shine and impeccably symmetrical silhouette.  

‘Wow factor’ heating with NEW Fog Towel Warmer by Aestus

Fog Towel Warmer by Aestus

Do you want to make a statement in your bathroom or home interior? Aestus, leading British manufacturer and supplier of high quality designer radiators and towel rails has the answer with the introduction of Fog, part of the Contemporary Towel Warmer Collection. 

Specifically designed with the style conscious in mind, Fog commands your attention with its distinct silhouettes, fluid contouring and deceptively simple comb-likestyling. 

Organic lines and smooth rounded edges define this heating solution, with Fog fully embracing the latest desire for contemporary working art in the home. 

Aries Mirror From the Contemporary Collection by Aestus

Aries Mirror From the Contemporary Collection by Aestus

A completely new concept from and by Aestus, the new ARIES radiator is seen here with a highly practical integral Mirror for the height of contemporary appeal. ARIES Mirror can be finished in either white or anthracite and it provides a high heat output of 1122W (3828 Btu/hr). The elegant oval tubing of ARIES frames the supremely practical full length mirror to guarantee style, sophistication and comfort in any interior setting. The ARIES Mirror Radiator in Anthracite or white, from the Contemporary Collection by Aestus. 

The Aries Mirror dimensions are 1800mm x h 500mm w x 106mm depth. It retails at £436 including VAT, which includes a 15 year guarantee. 

‘Serene Statement’ with Jazz Towel Warmer by Aestus

Jazz Towel Warmer by Aestus

Aestus, leading manufacturer and supplier of designer Radiators and Towel Warmers keep it simple with Jazz: a modern towel warmer design available in four convenient heights. 

Building on last year’s very popular Nordic inspired interiors, 2019 is championing the ‘Barely-there’ trend which adopts the same muted colour palette that is brought to life with simple, yet strong accessories. 

Jazz from Aestus would make the perfect addition to a ‘barely-there’ interior scheme, designed with distinct square tubing and a brushed or polished stainless steel finish that will naturally enhance a lighter backdrop.   

Switch2 Energy welcomes government plan to regulate heat networks

heat networks

Community and district heating specialist Switch2 Energy has welcomed the government's move to regulate heat networks.

This announcement comes in response to recommendations by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and by industry specialists, such as Switch2, through the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) Heat Network Industry Task Force

This regulatory plan is part of the government's market framework: Heat networks: ensuring sustained investment and protecting consumers, published on 7 December 2018. Its aim is to encourage further investment in the sector, protect customers and support decarbonisation.