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Air & Ground Source Heat Pumps
Heat your home using renewable energy

Air Source & Ground Source Heat Pumps

heat pump ashpAir Source Heat Pumps (ASHP’s) and Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHP’s) are energy efficient, home improvements that can supply heat to the property from renewable energy sources by extracting heat from the air or from under the ground.

There could also be some available financial incentives such as Grants or via the Renewable Heat Incentive. Now could be the best time to install heat pumps and replace or upgrade your existing heating system.

Heat pumps may qualify for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).

Air Source Heat Pumps

Also referred to as ASHP’s, Air source heat pumps are a very cost efficient and method to generate renewable heat for the home and to help lower costs for your energy bills.

Air Source heat pumps have very little needs In terms of maintenance, they are very easy to work with and only require a little attention during their working life. They are also simple to install.

Working by extracting heat from the surrounding air, they are able to produce heat even when the outside temperatures are below freezing point and are perfect to use with underfloor heating.

  • Air to water heat pumps mostly provide hot water for domestic central heating
  • Air to air heat pumps make use of fans to circulate heat, but are not normally used produce hot water.

Ground Source Heat Pumps

ground source gshp 2Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHP) offers another efficient alternative source of domestic heat. More significantly, they will help greatly in reducing home energy bills, especially when supplementing or replacing an older system.

GSHP’s work by drawing on the heat that is stored below ground (caused by solar radiation) and because sub surface temperatures remain fairly constant they are very reliable.

Find out about other renewable energy sources for the home at: SOLAR COST GUIDE

How To Save Money On Double Glazing Windows Prices

Save money with special offers on Double Glazing Windows.

If you wish to save money on your next purchase of uPVC windows, you might want to take the opportunity to check out a good double glazing comparison site where you can find information and written quotes for double glazing prices UK.

Shopping on the Internet can be a very simple process, and in many cases, you will be able to find some good deals from comparison sites.

There are many companies which are having sales online, so I would advise you to start shopping on the Internet. If you do a quick search online, you will be able to find plenty websites that offer double glazing windows, but the sensible option is to go to a site that offers quotes & prices from a range of independent double glazing installers across the UK.

trade bodies groupYou should also look for installers that are properly qualified to do the work.

Take the time to look through the various websites, so that you will be able to understand where to get the best deals for yourself. However, you must also be very careful with the companies that you are dealing with. If you are not sure where to look for the best products, consider shopping from here. I’m sure you will be happy with your next purchase.

Building a New Conservatory
My Local Prices Conservatories Buyers Guide

Online resource for Information & Quotes

lean-to smlIf you are one of the lucky homeowners with the budget & space for a new room then surely a new conservatory, orangery or sun-room should be on your list of potential options to extend your house.

Given the fact that most “regular” size conservatories can be built without planning permission and in quite a short time span they present a cost effective simple alternative to a typical brick or block house extension.

In terms of look, you are spoilt for choice these-days as there are a multitude of designs & styles available in a wide range of colours  & materials such as:

  • Victorian, Edwardian & Gable
  • Lean-to, Pavilion, P, T  & L shaped conservatories
  • Orangeries
  • Garden Rooms & Sun-rooms
  • Cheap Conservatories
  • Aluminium, Hardwood, Soft wood or PVC
  • UPVC Front Doors

Conservatories Cost

If having one of these versatile rooms does sound sensible, then you may want to find out more about pricing and good place to start is at as this site offers a information about styling designs, basic pricing for conservatories and give you access to a UK wide panel of qualified installer who will give you written quotes for the cost of fully installing your new room.

Click here for more info: How Much Does a Conservatory cost? | Cost Guide and Advice

Multi-function uPVC Sash Windows
updating old sash designs

Most people I would say, when they think of sash windows envision a rickety old wooden window that is very draughty and is stuck shut by years of over painting.

sash windowsThat was certainly my experience as I grew up in an older house with these tricky windows, but today’s’ modern versions could not be more different.  Fitted with spring tensioners, smooth glide side tracks, secure window locks and benefiting from energy efficient frames and double glazing, the latest uPVC Sash Double Glazed Windows are secure, elegant, visually appealing and very long lasting.

If you want to add some personality, they can be found in a number of different colours and also have a very realistic wood grain surface which gives them a look virtually indistinguishable from timber sash windows.

If you want to investigate or think you should have these windows in your home you can find lots of information and even fully qualified installers.