The impact of wood burning stoves on air pollution

What we have to say… Recently, we have read a few articles about wood burning stoves and their impact on air pollution. Following the development of various research projects, we can see it is difficult for scientists to cover in their studies, the wide variety of issues that can have an impact on air pollution, with a particular focus on Read More…

Moving Home?

When moving home, it is always good practise to know exactly what documentation you require as part of your home exchange process so we have put together top tips of what you will need. Certificate of Compliance – The certificate demonstrates that the installation complies with the relevant Building Regulations and in England & Wales Read More…

Burn Better

Burn Better: Cleaner fuels and regular chimney maintenance key to reducing pollution from open fires and stoves used for domestic burning  Public reminded of best ways to minimise the environmental impact of burning at home this winter ahead of new government policy on cleaner fuels in the spring A new survey has found four in Read More…

The importance of chimney sweeping

The importance of chimney sweeping In recent newsletters we discussed Defra’s Clean Air Strategy and what it means for our industry. This month we look at the importance of chimney sweeping and appliance maintenance in the strategy. The Defra Clean Air Strategy which was launched back in May and runs through until the 14th August. Read More…

When should I get my chimney swept?

Every year HETAS supports Chimney Fire Safety Week which takes place in September. Annually across the UK we are seeing declines in instances of chimney fires, between April 2020 and March 2021 there were 3,105 chimney fires in England. Our team is often asked “When should I get my chimney swept?” HETAS encourage having your Read More…