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Do I need to have a green deal assessment to apply for dRHI?

Posted by Cathy Debenham on 23rd January 2015

Q: I have an EPC and a flat panel solar water heater.  I need a Green Deal Assessment number to complete my RHI (renewable heat incentive) claim. How do I go about getting one?    A: You will have to have a g…

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Do I need to have a green deal assessment to apply for dRHI?

Should I keep the heating on all day?

Posted by Cathy Debenham on 21st January 2015

Q: We own quite a large old stone house and each winter we have the same discussion! Should we leave the oil heating turning over at a low temperature (we like a cool temp of around 18) or use it during 2 or 3 periods of the da…

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Should I keep the heating on all day?

Should I divert excess solar energy into my hot water cylinder?

Posted by Chris Jardine on 20th January 2015

Most people don't use all the electricity they generate from their solar panels. Any excess is exported into the grid for someone else to use. But there are ways to keep and use more of your own electricity by using the sur…

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Should I divert excess solar energy into my hot water cylinder?
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