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

Turning down your room thermostat could help reduce your energy bills
Homeowner

General, Oil, Renewable

Save energy by turning down your room thermostat

Ensuring home heating systems are working as efficiently as possible is more important than ever, not only to help systems operate as sustainably as possible but also to help households to keep on top of their energy costs. Neil Sawers, Grant UK’s Commercial Technical Manager, shares some advice in this blog to help homeowners understand best practice when it comes to heating their homes.

boiler upgrade scheme green button illustration
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.

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.

How to order a Grant heating system
Homeowner

General, Oil, Renewable, Heat emitters

How to order a Grant heating system

Upgrading your heating system is a home investment so it often involves many hours of research, conversations and calculations to ensure that an informed decision is made to choose the right solution. In this blog, we go back to basics to talk homeowners through the different steps they need to take when ordering a Grant heating system.

Getting your home heat pump ready
Homeowner

Renewable, General

Getting your home heat pump ready

Preparing your home with energy-efficiency improvements and high levels of insulation is key to getting the best out of an air source heat pump. In this blog, Kevin Ellis, Grant UK’s Renewables Sales Manager, talks through the different measures you can install to help improve your home’s efficiency and get it ready for a heat pump.

Maximising the benefits of combined heating technologies
Homeowner

General, Renewable, Heat emitters

Maximising the benefits of combined heating technologies

Central heating systems designed today are often more than just about the primary heat source. The range of complementary heating technologies which are now available provides homeowners with an exciting opportunity to go even greener. Here, we take at look at how increasing overall system efficiencies by combining technologies can be as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Five Top Tips to help look after your Heat Pump
Homeowner

Renewable

Five Top Tips to help look after your Heat Pump

Just like any other heating appliance, air source heat pumps need to be correctly maintained to help the unit and the heating system operate as efficiently and effectively as possible. We have selected five useful pointers for looking after an air source heat pump so if your home heating is delivered by a Grant heat pump, please read on.

How to bleed an oil burner
Homeowner

Oil

How to bleed an oil burner

It is sometimes necessary to bleed air between the oil supply and the burner of an oil-fired boiler. This procedure is usually required after the system has run out of oil and the burner has ‘locked out’ and stopped. After the tank has been re-filled, the air trapped in the oil pipe needs to be released so that fuel can reach the burner and allow it to re-start. This blog is designed to talk you through the steps involved in bleeding a burner…

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