Heating/Plumbing/HVAC

Scalding: a totally preventable “accident”

One of many articles I wrote and submitted on this subject, for many publications over several years, on behalf of a valve manufacturer.
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Water pressure regulation in tall buildings

Pressure regulation is necessary in tall buildings to ensure a constant and appropriate ideal water pressure at each outlet on every level.
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New heating controls cut fuel bills and increase comfort

Are households overlooking one of the most cost-effective ways to save energy and cut fuel bills?
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Plumbers can help reduce water wastage
One of the many articles and press releases I wrote about ways to conserve water.
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Smoking ban was unnecessary to protect smokers and non-smokers from harm

There was no need for a total ban on smoking in pubs and clubs to protect smokers and non-smokers from harmful tobacco smoke. Well-proven air cleaning technology existed to remove the smell and all the pollutants posing a health risk.
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Thermostatic radiator valves: benefits and fitting advice

Fitting thermostatic radiator valves (TRVs) to a home central heating system can improve comfort, convenience and energy efficiency by providing temperature control for individual rooms…
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Plymouth school is one of greenest in UK, using free renewable energy for heating

Brook Green Centre for Learning in Plymouth employs ground source heat pumps and solar panels for all space heating and hot water, while an advanced passive ventilation system cools the building in summer and ensures low CO2 levels throughout the year…
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Severe scalding added to list of NHS ‘Never Events’

Severe scalding is a wholly preventable ‘accident’ and has been added to the list of ‘Never Events’ (events that are unacceptable and eminently preventable in the NHS), published by the Department of Health…
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Replacing our old heating controls with new energy-saving wireless

I’d written at least a couple of dozen articles for the trade and business press about the benefits of wireless heating controls, as well as several about a new energy saving control technology called TPI. So I decided to replace our old mechanical controls with wireless TPI controls…
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Eight ways our home’s new heating controls can save energy and increase comfort

I was looking forward to switching on our central heating before this last winter. Not just for warmth, but to try out the new digital wireless heating controls we’d fitted (see previous post).  I’ve counted eight ways the new controls save energy compared with the old controls. Upgrading the heating controls was a much more cost-effective way of cutting fuel bills than replacing the boiler…
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