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Home heating blogs relating to oil and renewable technologies for industry professionals and homeowners

How to do a heat loss calculation for an oil boiler installation
Professional

Technical, Oil, Legislation

How to do a heat loss calculation for an oil boiler installation

The changes to Part L Building Regulations, effective from 15th June 2022, stipulate that a full room by room heat loss calculation must be carried out prior to installing a boiler. Grant UK has developed an Oil Heat Loss Calculator and in this blog, Steve Ellison, Grant UK’s Assistant Training Manager, shares a step-by-step guide to help installers understand how to use this calculator.

What do this summer’s Building Regs changes mean to you?
Professional

Technical, Legislation, Oil, Renewable

What do this summer’s Building Regs changes mean to you?

The changes to the Part L, F and O of the Building Regulations which were announced at the end of 2021 are coming into effect on 15th June 2022. Heating engineers who install both oil and renewable heating systems, as well as developers, need to be familiar with the changes and the implications they will have.

The case for the low loss header
Professional

Renewable, Technical

The case for the low loss header

At the beginning of this year, Grant UK launched its combined volumiser/low loss header for installation with the Aerona³ air source heat pump. In this blog, Neil Sawers, Commercial Technical Manager at Grant UK, explains the design of this unit and provides a case for its place in heat pump installations.

What is the Boiler Upgrade Scheme?
Homeowner

Renewable

What is the Boiler Upgrade Scheme?

In Spring 2022, after the Domestic RHI closed, a new Government funding programme opened to help homeowners make the switch from a fossil fuel boiler to a heat pump. The Boiler Upgrade Scheme (formerly known as the Clean Heat Grant) is open to applicants who can claim £5,000 towards the installation of an air source heat pump to replace their existing boiler. To be eligible, installations need to fulfil the Scheme criteria which we will take a closer look at in this blog.

Biofuel compatibility with Grant boilers
Professional

Oil, Renewable

Biofuel compatibility with Grant boilers

Since 2010, Grant Engineering’s R&D Team have undertaken research, including field trials, into the use of biofuels with Grant condensing oil boilers. In this blog, Paul Wakefield, Managing Director at Grant UK talks through the research and explains how Grant’s boilers are biofuel compatible.

How to control your heat pump
Homeowner

Renewable

How to control your heat pump

Grant Aerona³ air source heat pumps are straightforward to control using the controller that is supplied with each unit and, when used with suitable third-party controls, homeowners can also manage their system via an app. While controlling a Grant heat pump is simple, it is important the required control values are correctly set as Matthew Beales, Regional Sales Manager at Grant UK, explains in this blog.

Dispelling the myths around heat pumps
Professional

Renewable, Technical

Dispelling the myths around heat pumps

The number of air source heat pumps being installed is increasing year on year and as we move towards achieving net zero, these figures are only going to increase. This renewable technology presents installers with new opportunities to develop their businesses so in this blog, we are going address some of the misconceptions about air source heat pumps.

Do Grant heat pumps need planning permission?
Professional

Renewable, Legislation

Do Grant heat pumps need planning permission?

When making any significant changes to a property, it is important to know whether or not planning permission is required. Here, Kevin Ellis, Grant UK’s Renewables Sales Manager, explains why most Grant heat pump installations do not need planning permission and while this blog is primarily aimed for installers and specifiers, the content will also be of interest to homeowners.

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