Expert Advice & News


Net-Zero by Design 2050

BEAMA has launched a new report calling for urgent action from government to deliver on the UK's 2050 net-zero carbon emissions target. Net-Zero By Design outlines areas where BEAMA believes ambition is lacking and there is a need for urgent action – whether that’s regulation, policy, standards or market design and incentives.It also includes a joint letter signed from BEAMA and 24 member organisations which have committed to meeting the 2050 net-zero target.


Strength Testing & Purging

Strength Testing & Purging. Tightness testing is a safety-critical process carried out on existing pipework to ensure your gas pipework and installations are in a sound condition and safe to use. The test is carried out at a set pressure as per GSIUR 1998 using calibrated equipment to monitor any loss in pressure no matter how small and rectify as necessary. We would advise as best practice that all gas pipework is inspected and tested annually during your regular gas appliance servicing.


Legionella on the rise

Cases of Legionnaires’ disease are on the rise, it's time for installers to be vigilant when it comes to potential sources of legionella bacteria. Falling prices of hot tubs and spa baths, together with warmer weather, has created a perfect opportunity for legionella and other water-associated problems. While those of us in the industry know that all man-made hot and cold water systems can provide an environment ripe for legionella bacteria to grow, the average consumer has no idea


Joule Unvented Cylinders

The Joule range of un-vented cylinders are fantastic, I’m told they are the UK’s fastest-growing cylinder brand. Quality built and high-end performance, with a wide range of models available you can be sure there is a model to suit. With the introduction of the ErP Energy Related Product certificate scheme under an EU directive, Joule is leading the way by offering a complete range of A, B & C rated cylinders. The same quality is available across all rated cylinders.


Viessmann Viessmann Vitodens 200-W Review

Viessmann Vitodens 200-W 35kW Combination Boiler Natural Gas ErP with Vitotronic 200 Weather Compensation & Backlit Control, The Viessmann Vitodens 200-W is Viessmanns flagship wall mounted gas condensing boiler suitable for most installations. It’s a Gas-fired wall-mounted boiler, 1.6 up to 35kW. Standard efficiency: 98% (Hs) / 109% (Hi)Wide modulation range up to 1:20. Large water capacity, low cycling frequency. Durable and efficient Inox-Radial heat exchanger.


Can I use radiators with an air source heat pump?

Can I use radiators with an air source heat pump?The simple answer to this question is YES. But the existing radiators will most probably need to be up sized for the new low flow temperatures your heat pump will be set to. The lower this set point, the more efficient your heat pump will be, and therefore the cheaper to run. The disadvantage of lower flow temperatures is, however, that the lower the water temperature, the more radiating surface area you need to emit the same amount of heat.