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How to Clean Air Source Heat Pump Filters

Tuesday 14th May 2024

As conscientious homeowners, it's crucial to ensure that your air source heat pump operates at peak efficiency throughout the year, especially during those chilly…

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Can An Air Source Heat Pump Cool My House In The Summer?

Tuesday 14th May 2024

As the climate continues to change, homeowners are increasingly seeking heating and cooling solutions that are both efficient and sustainable. Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHPs) have gained popularity for their ability to provide warmth during the winter months, but can they also…

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Is An Air Source Heat Pump Right For Your Home? A Compatibility Guide

Tuesday 14th May 2024

As homeowners increasingly seek energy-efficient heating solutions, Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHPs) in South Befordshire have emerged as a popular choice. However, determining whether an ASHP is suitable for your home requires careful consideration of various factors. Let's explore a compatibility guide to help you make an informed decision. Assessing Your Home's Heating Needs Before…

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Do Air Source Heat Pumps Save Money?

Tuesday 14th May 2024

Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHPs) have garnered attention as a sustainable and cost-effective alternative for heating homes. But do they truly save money in the long run? Let's delve into the economics of ASHPs and explore their…

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Difference Between Air Source And Ground Source Heat Pumps

Wednesday 10th April 2024

When considering renewable heating options for your home, two popular choices are air source heat pumps (ASHPs) and ground source heat pumps (GSHPs). While both systems operate on similar principles, there are key differences between them that homeowners should be aware of before making a decision. Let's explore the distinctions between air source and ground source heat pumps to help you determine which option is best suited to…

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Is An Air Source Heat Pump A Good Investment

Wednesday 10th April 2024

Air source heat pumps offer numerous benefits, including energy efficiency, eco-friendliness, and cost savings on heating bills. But is investing in an air source heat pump a wise decision for homeowners? Let's explore the factors that make air source heat pumps a good investment for residential properties. Energy Efficiency One of the primary reasons homeowners choose air source heat pumps is their energy efficiency. These systems extract heat from the ambient air outside and transfer it indoors to heat your home, consuming less electricity compared to traditional heating systems. By reducing energy consumption, air source heat pumps…

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Do Air Source Heat Pumps Need Maintenance?

Wednesday 10th April 2024

A common question we get asked by customers considering having a heat pump installed in Cambridgeshire or surrounding counties is, what maintenance do heat pumps need? Just like any other heating system, they require regular maintenance to ensure optimal performance and longevity. Let's delve into the maintenance tasks required for air source heat pumps to keep them running smoothly throughout the year. Regular Inspections Routine inspections by qualified technicians are essential for air source heat pumps. These inspections involve checking components such as the compressor, refrigerant levels, and electrical connections to identify any potential issues early on. By addressing problems promptly, you can prevent costly repairs and…

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Do Air Source Heat Pumps Work In Colder Climates?

Wednesday 10th April 2024

If you're looking to get a heat pump installed in Hertfordshire or the surrounding counties you may be wondering if air-source heat pumps work in cooler climates. The good news is that they do work efficiently in cold climates. This post explains this. Understanding Air Source Heat Pumps Before delving into their effectiveness in cold climates, let's understand how air source heat pumps function. Essentially, these systems extract heat from the ambient air outside, even in cold temperatures, and transfer it indoors to heat your home. This process is possible due to the principles of thermodynamics, where…

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What is the Average Lifespan of a Heat Pump?

Friday 22nd March 2024

Investing in a heat pump is a significant decision for any homeowner or business, and understanding the system's lifespan is crucial for long-term planning and maintenance. Let's explore the average lifespan of a heat pump and factors that can affect its longevity. Understanding Heat Pump Lifespan The average lifespan of a heat pump typically ranges from 10 to 15 years. However,…

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Can Heat Pumps Be Used in Commercial or Industrial Settings?

Friday 22nd March 2024

Heat pumps are well-known for their energy-efficient heating and cooling capabilities in residential settings, but they are also increasingly being used in commercial and industrial applications. Let's explore the potential uses of heat pumps in commercial and industrial settings and the benefits they offer. Versatility and…

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How do Smart Thermostats Integrate with Heat Pumps?

Friday 22nd March 2024

Smart thermostats have revolutionised the way we control heating and cooling systems in our homes and businesses. When paired with heat pumps, they offer even greater convenience, energy savings, and comfort. Let's explore how smart thermostats integrate with heat pumps and the benefits they provide. Understanding Smart Thermostats Smart thermostats are programmable devices that connect to a home or building's HVAC system to regulate temperature settings. Unlike traditional thermostats, smart thermostats can be controlled remotely…

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When is the best time to have an air source heat pump installed?

Friday 22nd March 2024

Installing an air source heat pump in Hertfordshire is a significant decision for any homeowner or business. It's crucial to consider various factors to determine the best time for installation to maximise efficiency and savings. The Importance of Timing Installing a heat pump during the appropriate season can impact its performance and efficiency. In the UK, the best…

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Is My Home Suitable for a Heat Pump?

Thursday 8th February 2024

If you're in Aylesbury Vale and considering transitioning to a more energy-efficient heating system, you might be wondering if your home is suitable for an air source heat pump (ASHP). AOS Energy Efficient…

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Can You Get Help Buying an ASHP?

Thursday 8th February 2024

If you're considering making the switch to an energy-efficient heating solution like an air source heat pump (ASHP) and you're located in Newmarket or nearby areas, you might be wondering if there's assistance…

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How Much VAT Is on Air or Ground Source Heat Pumps?

Thursday 8th February 2024

Are you considering a switch to more energy-efficient heating options, such as air-source heat pumps or ground-source heat pumps? If you're in Hertfordshire or the surrounding areas, you may be wondering about the VAT implications of these environmentally friendly heating systems. In this informative blog post, AOS Energy Efficient Heating Systems Limited, your…

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Who Install Air Source Heat Pumps?

Tuesday 30th January 2024

When considering the installation of air source heat pumps, it's crucial to engage the right professionals. At AOS Energy Efficient Heating Systems Limited, renowned as air source heat pump installers in Buckinghamshire, we understand the significance of expert installation for optimal performance and longevity of these systems. Who Are Qualified to Install Air Source Heat Pumps? Heating Engineers: Specialists in Heat Pump Installation Heating engineers are the primary professionals involved in the installation of air source heat pumps. These experts…

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Can a Heat Pump Heat a Whole House?

Tuesday 30th January 2024

Air source heat pumps are a modern solution for heating homes, and at AOS Energy Efficient Heating Systems Limited, we pride ourselves as leading air source heat pump installers in Hertfordshire. Many homeowners wonder whether these systems are capable of heating an entire house efficiently. The answer is a resounding yes, but there are several factors to consider. How Air Source Heat Pumps Work To understand their capability in heating a whole house, it's essential to grasp how air source heat pump's function. These systems extract heat from the outside air, even in cold temperatures, and use it to heat the home. They are designed to operate efficiently over a wide range of…

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How Does the Efficiency of My Air Source Heat Pump Change When Heating During Cold Winter Weather?

Tuesday 30th January 2024

Air source heat pumps have become increasingly popular as a sustainable and efficient heating solution. Particularly for residents in Cambridgeshire, South Bedfordshire, Aylesbury Vale, and Hertfordshire, these systems offer an eco-friendly alternative to traditional heating methods. At AOS Energy Efficient Heating Systems Limited, we're dedicated to providing top-notch air source heat pump installations in Newmarket and…

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Can You Pair Radiators with Heat Pumps?

Tuesday 30th January 2024

With the increasing popularity of sustainable heating solutions, many homeowners are curious about the compatibility of traditional heating systems with modern technology. AOS Energy Efficient Heating Systems Limited, as experienced air source pump installers in South Bedfordshire and beyond, often addresses the question: Can you pair radiators with air source heat pumps? This blog aims to shed light on this topic, providing valuable…

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Can An Air Source Heat Pump Also Cool My Home?

Friday 22nd December 2023

As air source heat pump installers in Aylesbury Vale, AOS Energy Efficient Heating Systems Limited often addresses queries about the versatility of these systems. A common question from homeowners is whether an air source heat pump can also cool their homes, especially during warmer seasons. This blog aims to explore the capabilities of air source heat pumps in providing not just heating but also cooling solutions. The Dual Functionality of Air Source Heat Pumps Air source heat pumps are primarily…

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What Size Of Air Source Heat Pump Do I Need For My Home?

Monday 18th December 2023

Choosing the right size for an air source heat pump is critical to ensure efficiency and comfort in your home. As a leading heat pump installer in South Beds, AOS Energy Efficient Heating Systems Limited understands the importance of correctly sizing these systems for optimum performance. This blog will guide you through the key factors to consider…

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Can Air Source Heat Pumps Work In Cold Climates?

Friday 15th December 2023

In the quest for efficient and sustainable heating solutions, air source heat pumps have gained significant attention. As air source heat pump installers in South Cambs, AOS Energy Efficient Heating Systems Limited often encounters queries about the…

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What Are The Benefits Of Using An Air Source Heat Pump?

Monday 11th December 2023

In an era where sustainable and efficient energy solutions are increasingly crucial, air source heat pumps stand out as a superior choice. As experienced air source heat pump installers in Cambridgeshire, as well as in South Bedfordshire, Aylesbury Vale, Newmarket, and Hertfordshire, AOS Energy Efficient Heating Systems Limited is dedicated to enlightening homeowners about the numerous advantages of this innovative technology. This exploration will help you understand how an air source heat pump can transform your home heating experience. Understanding Air Source Heat Pumps Before delving into…

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Winners of The Renewable Heat Installer and Contractor of the Year 2023

Monday 10th July 2023

AOS Heating are extremely proud to announce that we were awarded Winners of The Renewable Heat Installer and Contractor of the Year 2023 at the recent regional Energy Efficiency Awards this summer Renewable Heat Installer or Contractor of the Year rewards one exceptional company, that is involved with the installation, implementation or maintenance of energy efficient heating systems that qualify for the government's Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS). This award recognises the efforts of fully qualified Installers and contractors that provide excellent customer service, and demonstrate a high standard of quality workmanship or best practice within their local community. This award is a great tribute to the outstanding work all of our valued employee's provide to our…

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Mick and Sally, Rose Cottage - AOS Heating Case Study Blog Post

Wednesday 19th October 2022

At AOS we recently installed a Mitsubishi Electric Ecodan air source heat pump at an off-gas cottage in Buntingford, Hertfordshire. With over 38 years of experience, we're recognised as one of the leading experts in the Heating & Boiler industry. So when we told Mitsubishi Electric about the upcoming install they sent their own brand ambassador, the TV Architect George Clarke to visit the homeowners and find out more about the AOS Heating installation. Since purchasing the 19th Century cottage in 2020, homeowners Mick and Sally had…

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RECC Member wins Installer of the Year Award

Tuesday 16th August 2022
AOS are delighted to be featured in RECC's Summer Newsletter 2022

AOS Energy Efficient Heating Systems Ltd, RECC Members since 2014, won the British Renewable Energy Awards Installer of the Year for 2022 on 9 June. The Awards, which were presented at a gala dinner at the Botanical Gardens in Birmingham, celebrate the achievements of the renewable energy industry and recognise individuals and organisations who are leading the sector and helping to drive the country forward to meet our Net Zero commitments. In the last 12 months AOS has installed over 150 heat pump systems. Consistently highly rated by consumers the company has received an average rating of…

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Common Questions About Air Source Heat Pumps

Friday 15th July 2022

There's no denying that the future of Britain's heating is renewable. Air source heat pumps are sustainable methods of heating homes, and the government is keen for more homes to have them by the end of 2030. If you're thinking of getting an air source heat pump installed at your home, you may have some questions on the subject. The following are some of the top questions to ask before committing to such an installation: What Is An Air Source Heat Pump? In a nutshell, an air source heat pump is a device that gets installed outside your home. A fan attached to the pump draws in the ambient air and converts it into heat through refrigerant…

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AOS Heating Winners of the British Renewable Energy Installer of the Year Award.

Tuesday 28th June 2022

AOS Heating are extremely proud to announce that we are Winners of the British Renewable Energy Installer of the Year Award. We were presented with the award by (photographed from left to right) Calum Coleman, REA, Rebecca Robins, Director of Consumer Codes, REAL, and Lucy Siegle, reporter, eco journalist and Awards Host for the evening. A few…

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The Energy Efficiency Awards 2022

Tuesday 28th June 2022

AOS are thrilled to announce that we have been commended for The Renewable Heat Installer & Contractor of the Year for the East of England at the recent Energy Efficiency Awards 2022. As photographed to the left our director Tony Owen collected this prestigious award on Thursday 23rd June 2022.

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Why Choose an Air Source Heat Pump?

Wednesday 4th May 2022

If you are looking for a better way to heat your home, you might want to consider having an air source heat pump installed. This is an increasingly common form of heating in the UK and beyond, and with good reason as you are about to see. But…

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Are Air Source Heat Pumps Noisy?

Saturday 30th April 2022

Devices which transfer available heat from the air surrounding a property are called heat pumps. An efficient pump will increase the temperature of this air to make it a useful source of energy for a home or property. All heating products make some sort of noise, but heat pumps are usually quieter than fossil fuel boilers. Most Modern Heat Pumps Are Not Noisy Heat pumps are issued in a wide range of sizes and shapes, which can ultimately have an impact on how noisy they are. Luckily, there are numerous government guidelines in place, which now mean that many modern air source heat pumps are much quieter than the older models. What Might an Air Source Heat Pump…

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How Efficient Are Heat Pumps?

Thursday 24th March 2022

There are a few different options to choose from when it comes to heating your home. You can go for a gas boiler, an electric heater, or a heat pump. Heat Pump Benefits Of these three choices, the heat pump is the most efficient. It's…

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What is the life expectancy of an air source heat pump?

Thursday 17th February 2022

Firstly Air Source Heat Pumps are incredibly resilient and most manufactures offer up to 7 year warranty which is a huge plus. On average Air Source Heat Pumps last for between 10 - 15 years however many systems have far exceeded this time frame over the years. Due to…

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What is the difference between a boiler and a heat pump?

Friday 28th January 2022

Boilers have long been established as the conventional way in which the vast majority of homes are heated, and there is a very well-established industry providing boiler repair, in addition to vast numbers of heating engineers who are experienced in boiler service requirements, among other things. In recent times, though, heat pumps have arrived on the scene as an alternative to gas and oil…

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Is a Heat Pump right for heating my house?

Wednesday 15th December 2021

There is a lot of talk about heat pumps right now. Many people believe they are the best method to meet our climate change targets and get to net-zero by 2050. The government intends to install 600,000 of them into UK homes every year. Heat pumps are undoubtedly efficient and will contribute to reducing carbon emissions. How do heat pumps work? An air-source heat pump resembles an air conditioning unit installed outside…

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Winners of the Ecodan Innovation in Sustainability Award 2021

Sunday 21st November 2021

AOS Heating are extremely proud to announce that we have been awarded with the Ecodan Innovation in Sustainability Award 2021 by Mitsubishi Electric for all of our activities to improve our waste and carbon emissions throughout the company. Mitsubishi Electric announced an association with George Clarke as their Ecodan ambassador back in 2018. Best known for the…

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Everything You Need To Know About The Government's Upcoming £5,000 Heat Pump Grant

Friday 19th November 2021

Following the closure of the Green Homes Grant earlier in 2021, the latest Government scheme to help build carbon-neutral homes has been revealed. But what exactly is the £5,000 Air Heat Pump Grant? Our simple guide will answer all the key questions, including: • What is the Heat Pump Grant? • Who is eligible for the Heat Pump Grant? • When does the Heat Pump Grant come into effect? • What happens when the heat pump costs more than the limit? • How do I apply for the Heat Pump Grant? What…

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Why air source heat pumps are increasing in popularity?

Tuesday 19th October 2021

As people aim to be more eco-friendly, renewable energy sources for the home are becoming more popular. One of these green energy options is an air source heat pump. These pumps take heat from the air outside and use it to heat your home and hot water. They can help you to make your…

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How to save money of your energy bills

Monday 23rd August 2021

One of the biggest questions we have during adult life is how to save money on our gas, electric, and water bills at home. Being more eco-friendly is an important feat for us these days, but also saving money on our bills is an important thing to consider. Today we are going to take a look at some of the ways you can save money on your energy this year. Use an air source heat pump If you have never heard of a heat pump before - this can be a useful tool to install on the side of your home. An air source heat pump will absorb heat from the outside and use this…

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At home with a heat pump: 'It makes hot water when it's freezing outside'

Tuesday 17th August 2021

On Tuesday 17th August 2021 AOS were featured in an article which appeared online in the Guardian newspaper. John and Carol Deed, Thriplow, Cambs "We had an air source heat pump fitted in January 2020 and it has proven to be a really good decision," says John Deed, a former marketing executive in the car industry. Deed and his wife Carol began considering home heating options for their detached four-bedroom 1970s house when it became clear their 25-year-old oil boiler was "on…

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How An Air Source Heat Pump Works?

Friday 30th July 2021

Using an air source heat pump to heat your home is more eco-friendly, more energy efficient, and can be highly cost-effective. Essentially, when using an air source heat pump, you can make your own - renewable - energy, thus saving money. When you use an air source heat pump, the heat will be delivered to your home at a lower temperature than using an oil or gas boiler. Although this means such a pump will have to be run for a longer time to…

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My boiler is leaking, what do I do?

Monday 28th June 2021

When your boiler is leaking, you need to get it fixed as soon as you can. If there is damage to your boiler, it could be causing a number of problems. Finding and fixing the problem is a must. to ensure your boiler is…

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How hard water can affect my heating system?

Wednesday 26th May 2021

Soft water has a low content of calcium carbonate, magnesium, and other minerals. Hard water contains a high amount of these substances. The large majority of homes in England have a hard water system. It's fine to drink water with a high mineral…

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What are Heat Pumps?

Wednesday 14th April 2021

An air source heat pump extracts heat from the outside air in the same way that a fridge extracts heat from its inside. the system extracts heat from the air even when the temperature is as low as -15° C. Heat pumps require electricity to run, but the heat they extract from the air is constantly being renewed naturally. Heat pumps come with multiple advantages for your home. Pumping the heat uses less electricity as compared to when electricity is solely used to convert it. During the summers, the cycle can be reversed and the unit acts like an air conditioner. Heat pumps are rising in popularity in the UK, and the government recently started to…

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The difference between hard and soft water

Friday 5th March 2021

We all use the terms "hard" and "soft" to describe the water that comes out of our taps, but the truth is that many of us don't actually know what that means. Plenty of people wonder what the difference is between the two is and whether…

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What to Do If Your Water Pipes Freeze

Thursday 11th February 2021

The ideal approach to dealing with freezing pipes is to anticipate the issue when winter approaches. However, when the unthinkable occurs, you will need to…

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Why your home might not stay as warm as it used to

Sunday 17th January 2021

If your home no longer stays as warm as it used to, then things can get pretty uncomfortable pretty fast. And that's before you even consider that this could be the prelude to a total boiler breakdown! Where lost heat is concerned, you obviously want to think about external factors first. After all, gaps, single-glazed windows and faulty draught excluders are all some of the worst culprits for lost…

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How to save money on your gas bill

Tuesday 15th December 2020

If you're trying to cut costs at home, then your gas bill is a good place to start. The gas bill is often one of the highest home costs, but there are…

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Green Homes Grant

Thursday 28th May 2020

If you're a homeowner or residential landlord who's looking to reduce your energy use (and consequently energy costs), you should consider applying for a Green Homes Grant Voucher through the Green Homes Grant Scheme. Put simply, this is a government funded scheme that will contribute towards the costs of installing energy efficient improvements in your home. Some options available to you would include insulation your home to reduce your energy use or installing low-carbon heating to minimise the amount of carbon…

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Mitsubishi Electric Case Study

Thursday 20th December 2018

Nigel Furr from Buckinghamshire has become the latest homeowner to move his property away from oil-based heating to a renewable air source heat pump Undertaking a property wide conversion, taking his two-bed bungalow to a four-bed chalet bungalow, Nigel decided to make the move to a renewable heating solution after the positive feedback he had received from other local homeowners who had already made the transition from…

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