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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 is the Heat Pump Grant? In essence, the Heat Pump Grant is a scheme that allows UK homeowners to apply for a one-off…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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 content, but it's not the best water for a heating system. How might hard…

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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…

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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 or not there are any issues associated with these different types of water. The difference between the two is actually very straightforward. The hardness or softness of…

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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 act quickly to limit the extent of damages and reduce the cost of fixing. Although it's safer to refer to a professional, you can keep these tips in mind to thaw your frozen water pipes and avoid extensive damage. Here is what to do. 1. The first step is to keep your tap open to allow the melting water to pass. When you begin the thawing…

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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…

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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 some things you can do to lower your gas bill, without having to make big or expensive changes to your home. 1. Turn down the…

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