What Cleaner Choices Can You Make For Clean Air Day?

June 16 marks Clean Air Day 2022, the UK’s largest air pollution campaign, bringing together communities, businesses, schools and the health sector. As the non-profit organisation committed to helping people make cleaner and safer choices in the use of biomass and other solid fuels, HETAS has some key tips for stove users looking to reduce Read More…

Safety Advice for Installations of Fireplace Surrounds

Installing fireplace surrounds safely is an important issue. If installed or stored incorrectly the repercussions can be detrimental. In October 2021, NHS England and NHS Improvement – North West Safeguarding and Quality team reported that Alder Hey Children’s Hospital communicated that in the previous two months there had been two child deaths and two children Read More…

What’s changing for RHI recipients with biomass appliances?

There are upcoming changes to those in receipt of domestic and non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) for their biomass appliances. Initially, recipients of the non-domestic RHI for biomass boilers will be required to have annual planned maintenance that meets the MCS Standard. The government plan to draw up legislation in February 2022, with an aim Read More…

Simple steps to take to help your chimney safety

Chimney Fire Safety Week 2021 Chimney Fire Safety Week is an annual campaign that will run from 30th August to 5th September this year. The national campaign aims to highlight small steps you can take to mitigate your risk of having a chimney fire. You will see messages across HETAS socials during the week with Read More…

A Consumer Guide To Ecodesign And DEFRA Exemption

We have put together a simple guide to give you as a consumer an overview of Ecodesign and DEFRA Exemption requirements. Hopefully, this will enable you to make an informed choice about buying a solid fuel appliance. Both standards support government initiatives to reduce the impact of emissions from domestic solid fuel burning. Ecodesign Implementation Read More…