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CARBON MONOXIDE AWARENESS: WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?
09/05/2018
By: Jonathan Kidner

CARBON MONOXIDE AWARENESS: WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

It goes without saying that safety is always a key factor when installing a new appliance – and it is especially important to remind your customers. It might be common knowledge to you, as a gas engineer, but your customers may not be aware of the potential dangers that come with boilers ...

Do you know about Boiler Plus?
04/04/2018
By: Brendan Fenerty

Do you know about Boiler Plus?

From 6th April 2018, the Boiler Plus legislation will be put in place by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and will affect all residential installations. Are you up to speed with the new regulations?

In an attempt to improve efficiency measures and ...

MODULAR BOILERS FOR COMMERCIAL USE
14/11/2017
By: Justin Jearum

MODULAR BOILERS FOR COMMERCIAL USE

Heating and hot water accounts for a significant percentage of average energy use – it can be as much as 60% to be precise. For businesses these figures are rising. Luckily, there are more efficient approaches to commercial heating systems and we can help you reduce these costs.

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MEETING THE NEW ECO REGULATIONS
17/10/2017
By: Darran Smith

MEETING THE NEW ECO REGULATIONS

Earlier this year, the UK Government announced updates to its energy efficiency scheme, Energy Company Obligation (ECO). Starting in April 2013, ECO continues to evolve and the latest amendments came into force from 1st April 2017. Part of meeting the requirements includes selecting the ...

GETTING YOUR BOILER READY FOR WINTER
02/10/2017
By: Karl Walker

GETTING YOUR BOILER READY FOR WINTER

Nothing creeps up on us quite like winter. It has been reported that one in five boilers will break down throughout the cold months of the year, with an average repair cost of £270. So, how can your customers have a cosy and contented season and avoid that cold shower on a freezing ...

GAS SAFETY WEEK 2017
19/09/2017
By: Catherine Lawrence

GAS SAFETY WEEK 2017

Here at Alpha we are proud to be joining businesses and organisations from across the industry to support Gas Safety Week. The annual event, now in its seventh year, aims to highlight the issues surrounding gas safety and promote best practice.

As in previous years, Gas Safety Week 2017 ...

OUR COMMITMENT TO CUSTOMER SERVICE
25/08/2017
By: Richard Geldard

OUR COMMITMENT TO CUSTOMER SERVICE

Customer service should go beyond answering the phone to queries and complaints. We need to also support and incentivise installers to keep on top of industry changes, especially now that customers can easily access a wealth of information online and have become more inquisitive about the ...

ALPHA FLOWSMART: A HIGH DEMAND COMBI BOILER SOLUTION
07/07/2017
By: Pete Grimshaw

ALPHA FLOWSMART: A HIGH DEMAND COMBI BOILER SOLUTION

For the majority of homes, a combination boiler is the most energy efficient option, as it does not require a permanent store of hot water and only heats the water when there is a demand. However, for larger properties or households with above average hot water requirements a different approach ...

THE RURAL FUEL SWAP
01/06/2017
By: Calor

THE RURAL FUEL SWAP

The experts at Calor explain how encouraging the switch from oil to liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) can not only benefit homeowners, but help rural installers cash in too.

Currently, around four million homes in the UK do not have access to mains gas, and so rely on alternatives such as ...

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU REPLACE YOUR BOILER
08/05/2017
By: Darran Smith

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU REPLACE YOUR BOILER

By Darran Smith, Technical Manager at Alpha Heating Innovation

When a boiler comes to the end of its life, a lot of homeowners will ask their installers to simply replace it like-for-like. However, there could be other options to consider if you are keen to reduce your ...

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