As most of the UK glides blissfully into spring, the winter we leave behind has left a disturbing mark on many households. A study carried out by the University College London (UCL) – and brought to public attention via BBC News[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35862763] and a BBC Panorama documentary – has calculated that an estimated 9,000 people died last winter in England and Wales because their homes were too cold. Why? The unacceptable issue that seemingly will not go away: fuel poverty. People being priced out of acceptable living standards due to high energy costs; people not being given suitable access to the energy efficient technologies that can sidestep a reliance on costly fossil fuels. The... Read More
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Working in the Jaga technical department, I am often asked “can radiators that have been designed to be used with heat pumps, also work efficiently with conventional heating systems like boilers?” The short answer is yes - but as with most short answers, that’s not quite the full story. It may be promising to hear, as this showcases the significant uptake in the use of greener technologies but, for your average homeowner however, completely upgrading a heating system – including the heat generation and the choice of heat emitters – to a cleaner, greener, cheaper to run system, can be expensive. My advice? Phase the refurbishment, with the first logical step being... Read More