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The Net Zero Heating Show is the podcast from Grant UK that explores all things renewables and sustainable in domestic home heating. Members of the Grant Team have been joined by expert guests from the heat pump and renewables sector to discuss the topics that really matter to heating installers and engineers.

Episode 11: Homely Heat Pump Optimisation with Grant heat pumps

Download this episode to listen to insightful discussions about air source heat pump controls and how they can optimise heat pump performances. Matthew Beales and Neil Sawers from Grant UK are joined by Homely Energy. During the episode, the guests talk about Homely controls, their compatibility with the Grant Aerona³ R32 air source heat pump range as well as discussing the wider benefits of optimisation controls for heat pump installations.

A product showcase – underfloor heating

This episode focuses the spotlight on underfloor heating, a popular choice for installation with low temperature heating systems. Helen Rishworth is joined by two members of Grant UK’s in-house Design and Specification Team – Stuart McWhinnie, Technical Design Manager at Grant UK, and Steve Burton, Assistant Design Manager at Grant UK. During the episode, Stuart and Steve discuss the features and benefits of UFH systems, the key factors relating to designing UFH systems and what to consider when it comes to installation.

An interview with Emma Morris

In this episode, Matthew Beales interviews one of the leading female figures in the sustainable heating sector – Emma Morris. Emma specialises in renewable heating systems in her role as Underfloor Heating and Renewables Sales Consultant at E. Tupling and she chats to Matthew, sharing more about her career, the challenges and experiences she has faced as well as discussing the wider heating sector and what support is needed to transition the industry into a low carbon future.

Retrofit installations - insulation, heat pumps & hybrids

This episode focuses on the retrofit market with host Matthew Beales, one of Grant UK’s Regional Sales Managers, joined by Neil Sawers as well as Rich Cartwright, Director and Innovator for Heat Engineer Software Ltd. During this episode, the guests discuss the insulation measures available to existing housing stock as well as exploring the sustainable heating system solutions suitable for retrofit installations with both heat pumps and hybrids at the centre of the conversation.

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Misconceptions of heat pumps

The guests in this episode are Roly Gurner from Oceanair Distribution and Neil Sawers, Commercial Technical Manager at Grant UK, who discuss a selection of the common myths and misconceptions about air source heat pumps. From heat pump suitability with different property types and installation costs through to running costs and maintenance, this episode discusses all these topics and more, deciphering the facts from the fiction when it comes to air source heat pump technology.

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Challenges & experiences in the marketplace

This episode looks at the challenges and opportunities in the heating sector, discussing some of the recent changes affecting the market as well as looking ahead to the new chapter of low carbon heating. In this episode, Grant UK is joined by Steve Alldritt, Technical Director for the City Plumbing Energy Efficiency Team, alongside Jack McGovern, the Managing Director of Lincolnshire installation company The Glow Group Ltd, discussing their experiences from the perspective of a merchant and an installer.

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Sky’s the limit with heat pump installations

In this episode, Matthew Beales is joined by Ken Bone from Your Energy Your Way to discuss maximising the potential of air source heat pump installations. Ken shares his expertise having worked with heat pumps for over fifteen years, imparting advice for fellow installers – whether you are an installer new to heat pumps or one who is already regularly working with heat pump systems, this episode has something for all. Ken also discusses some of his recent installations where he has combined a heat pump with another renewable technology to maximise the benefits for his customers.

Biofuels and their place in the road to Net Zero

The fourth episode of the Net Zero Heating Show takes a step away from heat pumps to look at an alternative low carbon heating solution – biofuels. Helen Rishworth, Content & Communications Manager at Grant UK, is joined by Neil Sawers, Malcolm Farrow, Head of Public Affairs at OFTEC, and John Weedon, Director of Mitchell & Webber Ltd to discuss the role biofuels can play in helping to decarbonise hard to heat homes. During the episode, we discuss the HVO field trials and their outcome, as well as exploring the case for Government to support this low carbon fuel in its strategy.

Heat Pump Installations & Low-Loss Headers

This episode explores the topic of air source heat pump installations using a low-loss header with Neil Sawers, Commercial Technical Manager at Grant UK, and Jamie Vickers, Director of LPS Renewables Ltd, discussing this method of heat pump installation. The episode looks at what challenges heat pump installations can present and how a low-loss header and system volumiser can provide the solution.

Installers & Net Zero – adapting your business for renewables

In this second episode of the Net Zero Heating Show, Matthew Beales, Regional Sales Manager at Grant UK, is joined by two G1 installers who have adapted and grown their businesses in the ever-changing landscape of the heating industry. Tom Smith, Owner of Tom Smith Plumbing & Heating, and Arwel Sharp, Owner of Sharp Plumbing & Heating, have both developed their companies to include renewable heating system installations as part of their offering. In this episode, they share their experiences and advice to fellow installers looking to make the transition into the renewables sector.

 

Heat & Buildings Strategy – what it means for heat pumps & installers

Grant UK is joined in this episode by Tim Pollard, Principal of Pollard and Pollard, and Patrick Wheeler, Director of VitoEnergy and Heat Geek, to discuss the Government’s strategy to decarbonise heating. In the episode, we explore the challenges and opportunities presented by the Heat and Buildings Strategy and discuss the important role installer training will play in order to deliver the Government’s targets for heat pump installations.

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