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Articles by industry expert John Felgate on heat pumps, the renewable heating industry, and lower carbon options for electric heating anf hot water systems.

Issue 38: New WPE-I range of Ground source heat pumps

Introducing our new range of inverter-driven gound source heat pumps with hot gas technology for the non-domestic market.

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Issue 37: New storage heater ranges

Our new advanced ranges of storage heaters.

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Issue 36: Introducing Easytron controls

Wireless time and temperature control system for radiators and underfloor heating for use with Stiebel Eltron heat pumps.

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Issue 34: New WSG Duo 2

Details of our new heat interface unit with integrated instantaneous domestic hot water heater .

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Issue 34: An RHI update

Inforrmation on the key changes this spring and useful links to detailed guidance.

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Issue 31: New ErP compliant heaters

Discover our new and updated range of panel and fan heaters.

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Issue 30 (Sep 2017): New space saving technology

Our new heat pumps and system cylinders; designed for fitting into tight spaces.

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Issue 27 (Jan 2017): The RHI in 2017

John Felgate reviews the upcoming changes to the RHI

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Issue 24 (May 2016): Smart systems for heat pumps

John Felgate reviews the various control options for heat pumps from the most inutuitive to those that integrate with whole house management systems.

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Issue 23 (Feb 2016): Avoiding pitfalls in heat pump projects

The biggest pitfalls should be avoided by following government guidelines, but Murphy's law still applies. John Felgate looks at the ways that heat pump projects can go wrong and how to avoid some common mistakes.

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Issue 22 (Dec 2015): the future of the RHI

John Felgate reviews the impact of the spending review on the RHI and the likely changes for heat pump and other renewable heat sources

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Issue 21 (Nov 2015): Simultaneous heating and cooling with heat pumps

John Felgate of Stiebel Eltron UK looks at the use of heat pumps to both heat and cool buildings at the same time.

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Issue 20 (July 2015): Heat pumps for large old homes

John Felgate of Stiebel Eltron UK looks at using heat pumps to heat large old homes and historic properties.

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Issue 19 (May 2015): Improving your service with the Internet Service Gateway (ISG)

John Felgate looks at how the Stiebel Eltron internet service gateway can be used to improve customer service on heat pump installations.

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Issue 18 (March 2015): Using the data from heat pumps

John Felgate from Stiebel Eltron UK looks at how data from heat pumps can be used to improve performance and as a marketing tool for installer businesses.

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Issue 17 (Dec 2014): Our new hydraulic module launches

Stiebel Eltron UK launches new hydraulic module designed to streamline the installation of air source heat pumps

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Issue 16 (Oct 2014): Estimating RHI returns

An estimate is by its very nature an imprecise measure. In this article John looks at the different ways estimates are generated for RHI projects. He explains how to understand the different estimates generated at different stages of a project and by different parties.

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Issue 15 (July 2014): Air source for non-domestic RHI

With the commercial tariff now available John Felgate looks at the considerations.

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Issue 14 (May 2014): The RHI with Steibel Eltron

Find out how Stiebel Eltron can help smooth your path on RHI projects: as resident expert John Felgate takes you on a journey through the process with Stiebel Eltron

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Issue 13 (Mar 2014): Renewables for hot water systems

Traditionally, renewables don’t mix with commercial hot water systems. But don’t abandon hope! With the right products, and a little inventive thinking, there are still some spectacular savings in running costs and carbon emissions that can be achieved using renewable products on commercial hot water systems. Resident expert John Felgate walks us through some possible solutions.

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Issue 12 (Jan 2014): Fine tuning heat pumps

In this article by resident expert John Felgate we look in detail at how the efficiency of heat pumps can be monitored and improved, starting with basic controls and going into some of the more advanced settings available.

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Issue 11 (Nov 2013): Hot water and buffer tanks for heat pumps

John Felgate looks at the special requirements for hot water and buffer tanks for heat pumps and shares some Stiebel Eltron products that help solve problems

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Issue 10 (Sep 2013): Installers make more profit with heat pumps

Stiebel Eltron's UK head of Technical, and chairman of the domestic heat pump association, John Felgate, looks the value heat pump installations bring to an installer's business, and how the latest Energy Savings Trust field trials underline the value to consumers. Plus he provides his most useful rules of thumb for quickly establishing the viability and cost of a project.

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Issue 9 (July 2013): Applying inverter heat pump technology

Stiebel Eltron's UK head of Technical, and chairman of the domestic heat pump association, John Felgate, looks at the advantages of the new inverter driven air source heat pumps and guides you through the differences in the way they work and should be used.

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Issue 8 (Apr 2013): heat pumps for hard to treat homes

Stiebel Eltron's UK head of Technical, and chairman of the domestic heat pump association, John Felgate, looks at what makes the UK homes different to Europe when it comes to heat pumps and the products that Stiebel Eltron have developed to overcome problems.

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Issue 7 (Feb 2013): The EUP directive comes into force

Stiebel Eltron's UK head of Technical, and chairman of the domestic heat pump association, John Felgate, looks at the new EU Directive on energy using products that comes into force in 2013 and the impact on circulating pumps.

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Issue 6 (Dec 2012): Stiebel Eltron saves the world

John Felgate discusses how we need to think about the little steps to a greener world as well as the headline-grabbing stories of futuristic solutions, and how these little seeds of change can grow into big differences.

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Issue 5 (Sep 2012): The wonders of water source

Stiebel Eltron's UK head of Technical, and chairman of the domestic heat pump association, John Felgate, looks at the impressive gains in efficiency - and the diverse challenges- that come from using water to provide the environmental heat for a heat pump system.

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Issue 4 (July 2012): Hybrid systems - the latest news

Stiebel Eltron's UK head of Technical, and chairman of the domestic heat pump association, John Felgate, looks at the issues that affect systems using both heat pumps and traditional sources of energy and gives you latest news and tools for these hybrid solutions.

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Issue 3 (Apr 2012): Breaking down the barriers to getting greener

John Felgate, looks at the issues that slow the green heating revolution and how they can be overcome.

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Issue 2 (Feb 2012): Vintage Green. Renewable heat for older homes

Our technical expert John Felgate looks at the reasons why changing our existing housing stock to renewable heating systems is so important and how to overcome consumers' barriers to entry.

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Issue 1 (Dec 2011): What do the RHI and FITs mean to industry professionals?

technical expert John Felgate brings you up to date with the implications of the RHI and FITs when selecting technologies for customers.

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