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From testing Carbon Monoxide alarms to knowing your EPC, here are top tips for making the move a smooth one. According to latest figures, the Northern Ireland Housing Market recorded its busiest quarter since the height of the property boom in 2007.Full story
Households are urged to be vigilant against cold callers, suspicious messages and rogue traders after a growing number of new scams have emerged during lockdown.Full story
Industry experts have outlined five energy trends and technologies households can expect to see during the 2020s as the government ramps up action on climate change.Full story
New industry research has raised important questions over whether government’s current approach to decarbonising off gas grid homes is achievable unless rural households are offered a significant increase in funding to cover the high costs involved.Full story
Recent findings published by Energy Saving Trust revealed that nearly all UK homeowners polled (96%) are concerned about their home energy efficiency (*1), whilst previous surveys have found 22% of Northern Irish households to be living in fuel poverty. In Northern Ireland, a household is said to be in fuel poverty if it needs to spend more than 10% of its income on energy costs.Full story
Winter lockdown ramps up fuel demand as householders brace themselves for an icy blast this week as Storm Christoph pulls away from the UK to be replaced by plunging temperatures across the country.Full story
As a three-month campaign to help UK households reduce their energy consumption and fuels bills draws to a close, industry experts have shared their top tips for keeping warm whilst cutting costs over winter.Full story
As we come to the end of a year most people will be glad to see the back of, we look at some of the mistakes people have made in 2020 with their home heating systems and how you can avoid a repeat in 2021.Full story
Households across the UK are being reminded to regularly check up on vulnerable relatives, neighbours and friends this winter to ensure they are keeping warm and well.Full story
An almost 20% rise in excess deaths last winter, excluding those from Covid-19, is a stark reminder of the urgent need to improve the UK’s poorly insulated homes so they are warmer and fit for a net zero future.Full story
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