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Lower-income households invited to apply for free energy efficiency improvements to their homes

Lower-income householders across Devon can benefit from free energy efficiency improvements to their home worth thousands of pounds.

Devon County Council has formed a partnership with other councils in the region to offer homeowners and tenants the chance to save on energy bills and lower the emissions of their property.

More than 40 per cent per cent of Devon’s carbon...

Rural householders aged 75+ urged to sign up to Cold Weather Priority Scheme

Trade body, the UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA) is urging more oil heated households in Devon aged 75 and over to sign up to its Cold Weather Priority scheme this winter, in a bid to help prevent excess winter deaths.

Originally launched in 2017, the Cold Weather Priority scheme is industry-led and has the full support of the Department for Business, Energy and...

Off grid homeowners across Devon see price of energy drop

The trade association for the liquid fuels distribution industry, UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA) says off grid homeowners across Devon are seeing prices of heating oil drop by up to 27% since the same time last year, according to the latest figures from Sutherland Tables, a provider of comparative home heating costs for the most common fuels in the UK and Republic of...

Elderly urged to sign up to Cold Weather Priority

As we start 2019, weather forecasters have said the UK could see another Beast From The East and, liquid fuels trade association The Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS) is urging elderly people age 75+, using heating oil, to sign up to the Cold Weather Priority initiative, as it responds to the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics which show an estimated 50,100 excess...

Tips for helping the elderly keep warm this winter

As we get older, we react differently to the cold and become much more vulnerable during the winter months. Many are not aware of the serious effects the cooler temperatures can have on an elderly person’s health, such as increasing the chance of chest infections, as well as related health problems including heart attacks, strokes and pneumonia. In fact, in a recent article, Professor Mike...

Heating Installer of the Year Awards: Last call for entries

A final call has been issued to heating installers across the South West, as there are now only four weeks remaining to enter the Heating Installer of the Year Awards.

Honouring those who constantly deliver an outstanding service for homeowners and who go above and beyond the call of duty every day of the year, the awards sets out to shine a spotlight on the most dedicated and hard-...

Help to keep your home warm this winter

Older home owners in Plymouth are being offered help to keep their homes warm this winter – but hurry, as it’s for a limited time only.

Every winter across the UK, one older person dies every seven minutes from the cold weather and in many cases this is avoidable. Plymouth City Council is offering assistance to home owners aged 60 and above to ensure their boilers are working...

The search is on to find the best heating installer in the South West

Have you had a heating problem in the past year, and been impressed with the plumber or installer who fixed it? Have you undertaken an extension or renovation where your heating tradesman went above and beyond to deliver a job that you were so impressed with that you recommended them to friends or colleagues? Or are you a heating installer who constantly delivers outstanding work for...

Plumbing and heating commercial training now available in Plymouth

Supertech Training, who were a privately owned and independently run training and assessment centre for Plumbers, Heating Engineers, Gas & Oil Engineer and Electricians, are pleased to announce that In April 2015 they became part of The Focus Training Group.

They are recognised as one of the leading specialists in Plumbing and Heating training with a long-established good...

It’s me or the thermostat!

Temperatures may be dropping but tempers could be set to rise, according to new research which reveals that nearly 36% of people in the South West argue with their partners or housemates over the central heating.

As the nights are getting colder, things could be turning frosty in more ways than one. New research commissioned by Toolstation, the trade and DIY supplier, reveals that over...

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