Spring is coming (slowly) but not everyone will be welcoming the warmer weather. Some of the modern and well-insulated buildings that offer ultra-low heating bills throughout the winter can become fatally warm as the mercury rises. Has insulation become too effective?
Structural insulation is incredibly effective at keeping heat inside a building and modern building regulations have increased the minimum standards to minimise energy use. Continue reading
The legionella bacterium is deadly and tepid water is its breeding ground. Keeping water hot doesn’t just save energy – it can save lives too.
It’s one of those frustrating things that everyone has encountered – you turn the hot tap on and the water runs cold for a minute or more. What most people aren’t aware of is that this can be more than just frustrating – domestic hot water (DHW) is designed to be maintained at temperatures of more than 60°C for the specific purpose of preventing bacterial growth.