Heat Pumps VS Solar Panels – Which One To Choose?

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With so many renewable heating systems on offer, finding the right one for your home will require some time and effort.  However, most sustainable homeowners and businesses find themselves opting for a heat pump or a solar thermal. This brings us to the question, between Heat Pumps VS Solar Panels, which is the better choice? […]

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Understanding the Different Types of Thermostats – A Buyer’s Guide

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From controlling your home or office temperature and humidity to helping you conserve energy – thermostats are your control center for heating, whether you’re looking at domestic or commercial spaces. Be it air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps, biomass boilers or any other type of central heating system you have, they can all […]

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Energy Efficiency – 5 Myths Debunked

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Call them whatever you want, but there are a few energy efficiency myths that have been withstanding the test of time! These misconceptions about the way we leverage our heating units may not only be stopping us from lowering our energy consumption but also costing us more than we could imagine. That said, today our […]

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5 Home Improvements To Consider In the New Year

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When it comes to home improvements, there are many areas you could work on. With the arrival of 2021, giving your home a facelift could be just the change you need to mentally prep for the New Year. From upcycling existing elements of your home to adopting green technologies, there are many aspects and technologies […]

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5 Ways To Offset Your Business Carbon Footprint

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Both small and large organisations can have a huge impact on the way they operate to improve their business’ carbon footprint. As a business owner, you have the power to introduce a wave of changes that make your business green and more efficient.  At JL Phillips, we have put together a list of 5 ways […]

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Green Self Build – Sustainable Tips To Build An Eco-Friendly Home

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With the ever-increasing drive to be sustainable and eco-friendly, having a green self build has gained much more popularity. With more and more people leading a modern lifestyle, environmental issues have increased drastically. This is why it’s important to adopt a green and eco-friendly approach when building your home. With your green self build, you […]

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The Top 5 Benefits of Installing Energy Efficient Doors

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You probably don’t realise this, but the doors in your home impact your overall energy efficiency significantly. If your doors are old and worn out, it is possible that they are costing you money.  This is why installing energy efficient doors is so important, especially if you wish to reduce your energy consumption. This simple […]

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The “Don’ts” of Using A Heat Pump

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Heat pump installation has become quite popular both in homes and commercial buildings as they are much more efficient than traditional heating systems. An average heat pump lasts for up to 15 years and if you look after its maintenance and servicing, you can add more to its life expectancy. This means steering clear of […]

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Here’s How to Manually Defrost Your Heat Pump

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During long spells of freezing temperature, it’s absolutely normal for light frost to settle on your heat pump. However, if your renewable heating system is completely encased in ice or doesn’t automatically defrost after 3 to 4 hours, it’s likely that something’s wrong with its defrost function. This could be very bad for your pump […]

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Why Now Is the Perfect Time to Invest in a Heat Pump

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As we become increasingly aware of our carbon footprint and its drastic effects on the planet, we are turning to green alternatives to heat our homes. The government is doing its bit to encourage people to switch to renewable heating solutions like heat pumps, biomass boilers and solar panels.  The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Scheme […]

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