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…

Top tips to get the most from your stove

Find a brief overview of our top tips and click through to the full articles: Lighting a fire Lighting a fire can sometimes be difficult and there are countless guides on the internet. We have pulled together the best guidance available so you can get it right first time. Different manufacturers have varying lighting techniques Read More…

Festive Fireplace Plans

Festive fireplace plans? It’s that time of the year where you will be getting ready to deck the halls with boughes of holly. There is every chance you will want to dress your fireplace with some seasonal flourishes, in the traditional way. Be warned, this could prove to be a fire risk! There’ll be much 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…