Smart radiator thermostat set to reduce household heating costs

The Radbot in use

Vestemi, the energy saving technology company, recently announced the launch of its first product, Radbot – a money-saving, easy-to-use, smart radiator thermostat.

Radbot offers householders the ability to heat individual rooms only when needed whilst reducing the temperature in empty rooms, therefore saving energy and money. In fact, recent customer trials have demonstrated impressive average savings of 31 per cent - around £180 - on an average annual heating bill*.

Radbot is incredibly easy to self-install and is operated the same way as a standard, manual heating thermostat. It also doesn’t require internet connectivity, complex programming or a smartphone app.

Warning signs of a faulty boiler

Warning signs of a faulty boiler

Boilers don’t last forever and the older they get, the more faults can occur which could put you and your family in danger.

Carbon monoxide is known as the  ‘silent killer’ and the deadly gas can be released into your home as a direct result of a faulty boiler.

Did you know 1 in 10 adults in Britain have experienced carbon monoxide poisoning to some degree in their home?* Don’t get caught out at the weather turns colder and you fire up your heating. Here are CORGI HomePlan’s tell-tale signs that you may you need to get your boiler checked:

Keeping your customers safe from Legionella

Keeping your customers safe from Legionella

Plumbers have a duty to help their customers keep safe from Legionella, the famed waterborne bacteria responsible for illness and sometimes death. While not a big issue in the home, all water does potentially pose a risk and, for landlords in particular, taking steps to stop its spread is essential; beginning in how a water system is designed and installed, and ending in proper usage and maintenance. Steven Booth, Associate Director for Guardian Water Treatment, explains.


Research finds students waste more than two bathfuls of water a day

With many freshers starting university this autumn, a national drainage specialist is cautioning new students to watch their water usage to avoid falling into wasteful habits.  

In a study of 18-24 year olds commissioned by Lanes Group, it was found that of those who are currently attending university or college, the average student needlessly uses 180 litres of water a day - that’s the equivalent of more than two baths of water.

Systemlink develops new smartphone-controlled boiler to help energy conservation

Red hot water from Red Hat app!

In response to increasing consumer interest in the Internet of Things (IoT), Systemlink, a Dublin-based manufacturer of heating systems, has teamed up with mSemicon, a developer of customised engineering hardware, and mobile application platform provider, Red Hat Mobile, to develop a domestic hot water system with additional sensors and relays, that can be controlled via a smartphone app.

The InSinkErator® 3N1 Steaming Hot Water Tap & Evolution 200 Food Waste Disposer

The InSinkErator® 3N1 steaming hot water tap

Offers instant filtered steaming hot water up to 98°C, alongside hot and cold options, encased within a stylish but affordable one-piece Italian design. The InSinkErator® 3N1 steaming hot water tap completely eliminates the time and energy lost waiting for water to boil, while the versatility to switch to hot and cold water within the same fixture contributes to countless other tasks, and saves worktop space.


Water quality in communal heating systems



With a wealth of experience supplying heat interface units to communal and district heating systems, Giacomini UK is able to offer dedicated technical assistance and advice on how to achieve the best results.

In this article Giacomini UK’s technical support manager, Helen Gibbons, discusses the importance of water quality in communal heating systems. With the support of her Giacomini colleagues, Helen is hoping to increase understanding of how to protect vital components within communal or district heating systems from damage caused by debris in the system. Ensuring optimum performance and functionality over the system’s lifetime.