Union Technical to Attend Network Meeting Addressing ECO2t

We will be attending the North East Association of Local Energy Officers (ALEO) network meeting on the 16th June 2017, sponsored by Mitsubishi. Held at Durham County Council, County Hall, the meeting will provide insights into the challenging Energy Company Obligation, and how this movement will have an impact on North East households.. With presentations from high-profile attendees, such as Nicola Marshall, Senior Development Account Executive at Scottish Power, and Denise Rogers, Business Development Manager at Npower, the meeting provides a great opportunity to discuss the ECO scheme with leaders of the energy companies and those associated with its delivery.

ALEO is a not-for-profit organisation supporting local government officers and partner organisations, with the ambition to proactively tackle the UK’s domestic-sector carbon footprint, as well as helping to minimise domestic energy consumption and combat rising fuel poverty.

We are committed to playing a role in alleviating fuel poverty and have helped thousands of households in Scotland, England and Wales to stay warm and reduce their energy bills with the installation of various energy efficiency measures. Union Technical has secured funding from a range of energy companies and our position as an accredited and trusted installer will drive us to achieve our ambitious plans to further reduce fuel poverty across the UK.

If you are interested in meeting our Business Development Director, Kirsty Brown, who will be attending the ALEO meeting, please email: kirstybrown@uniontechnical.co.uk

Union Technical to attend NEA’s ‘Warm and Safe at Home’ Seminar

Union Technical will be attending the upcoming Warm and Safe at Home seminar hosted by the NEA.  Held on the 13th June 2017 at 1.15pm-4.00pm in the Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, the seminar will bring together representatives from the energy industry, local authorities and housing associations, right through to agencies assisting vulnerable people with their energy needs, who all share the same goal of delivering warmer, healthier, and safer homes in the UK.

The event will provide key insights into the current policy landscape of the domestic energy market, with input from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Ofgem and NEA. Focus will centre on the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) post-2018, and there will be a debate into improving the new scheme. Additionally, the seminar will critically analyse the current approaches to housing standards and enforcement, whilst also explore the findings from the rapid gas appliance repair pilot, showcasing new research into carbon monoxide safety.

Union Technical has already helped to bring thousands of homes in Scotland, England and Wales out of fuel poverty, and we have ambitious plans to continue doing so.

If you are interested in meeting our Business Development Director, Kirsty Brown, who will be attending the seminar, please email: kirstybrown@uniontechnical.co.uk

Stay Gas Safe in Your Home

If you use gas in your home, it is important to ensure that you are aware of any potential gas risks and dangers in order to keep safe. As Union Technical will be supporting this year’s Gas Safety Week – 18th -24th September – we have put together a handy guide to stay gas safe:

Get an annual service

It is important to have all of your gas appliances serviced each year to ensure that they are working how they should be.

Check your engineer is Gas Safe registered

You can do this by visiting GasSafeRegister.co.uk or call 0800 408 5500 to ensure your engineer is qualified to fix, fit or service any appliance.

Check for warning signs

If you notice a yellow flame instead of a sharp blue one or if there are any stains or black marks on appliances this may be an indication that they are not working properly.

Fit a carbon monoxide alarm

The alarm will alert you if there is any carbon monoxide poisoning in your home.

 

If you smell gas, call the National Gas Service Emergency Line on 0800 111 999 to report a suspected leak. They will be able to assist you and sort out the problem.

To find out more about Gas Safety Week, please visit https://www.gassaferegister.co.uk/gassafetyweek/

Are you Concerned About Your Cavity Wall Insulation?

Over 6 million properties in the UK have had cavity wall insulation installed. Of course, this is an excellent energy efficiency measure – however there are a lot of homes in the UK that have been fitted with cavity wall insulation where the property is in fact not suitable, and as such, is causing problems in the property such as damp.

Unfortunately, there have been a number of bad practices employed in the industry by unqualified tradesmen including incorrect materials being used, too much of a gap being left between the insulation and the space that surrounds it and debris being left within the cavity.

If you have had cavity wall insulation installed in your property within the last seven years and you are experiencing problems, please get in touch with Union Technical today and we will be able to provide you with the best advice.

Recognised as Insulation and fabric Installers of the Year for a second year running, we offer a range of survey methods for assessing whether your cavity wall insulation is required to determine if it needs to be removed.

Take a look at our FAQ’s relating to Cavity Wall Extraction to find out more information and answer any questions you may have.

To speak to one of our trusted advisors, call 0800 046 9190.

Don’t Delay

As the summer is fast approaching, the need to use your heating is likely to become a lot less frequent. However, if you know that you are in need of a new boiler and your current one barely made it through winter – don’t delay in getting a new one – putting it off until the really cold months.

Be prepared for the winter months and take your time to consider your options to ensure that you get the best option to suit your needs. Chances are that if you wait until your boiler actually conks out, you will rush into a decision of a new one that might not be right for you and you may pay more for an immediate requirement.

As well as a range of boiler options to suit your needs, Union Technical also has a range of finance options available to you, to spread the costs over a monthly period. Make sure that you don’t regret waiting and do your research now.

Want to know more about our boilers? Visit: http://www.uniontechnical.co.uk/boilers/ or call our customer care team on 0800 046 9190.

And the Winner is …

We are delighted to announce that the winner of our competition – and who has won £100 in Amazon vouchers – is Claire M Fawkner, from Coventry. We have notified Claire and she will receive the vouchers in the post within the next few days.

The competition has come to end as we now launch a new product to the Scottish market – the Flow ECO RF – the new generation of smart boilers. Developed by Flow Products, we are delighted to be premier brand ambassadors of this innovative boiler that can significantly reduce energy bills.

Want to know more about the Flow ECO RF? Visit: http://www.uniontechnical.co.uk/boilers/flow-boilers/ or call our customer care team today on 0800 0469190.

There’s Still Time Yet to Win £100 in Amazon Vouchers!

This spring we have launched a competition across Facebook giving people the chance to win £100 in Amazon vouchers. All you have to do to enter, is simply like our Facebook page and share the post shown in the image.

The lucky winner will be drawn at random on Tuesday 18th April – Watch this space!

You have to be in it to win it, simply click on the link to find out more:  https://www.facebook.com/uniontechnical/?ref=bookmarks

Thank You!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who attended our launch of the Flow ECO RF – the new generation of smart boilers. As premier ambassadors of the boiler, we are the only company throughout Scotland to be supplying and installing this fantastic new boiler.

Taking place at the Burnside Hotel, Scotland, the launch was a great success. We would like to pay special thanks to our key speakers Norman Kerr OBE, Director of Energy Action Scotland, and Alan Stevenson, Managing Director at Flow Products who clearly demonstrated how this boiler can help reduce costs in the housing sector.

Join Us as We Launch the New Flow Eco RF Boiler

Union Technical is thrilled to be hosting a launch event next week for an innovative new Smart boiler that we will be installing throughout the whole of Scotland.

Taking place at the Burnside Hotel, Glasgow on the 12th of April 2017, the event will announce the launch of the Flow Eco RF, a new Smart condensing boiler, to which we are premier brand ambassadors for.

Integrating a multitude of benefits and features such as smartphone technology, five in one operational configuration, a 100% guaranteed supply of hot water and achieving up to 10% greater efficiency than other A rated boilers, the product is an exciting new innovation from Flow Products.

The event will see key industry decision makers – including Norman Kerr OBE, Director of Energy Action Scotland, and Alan Stevenson, Managing Director at Flow Products – speaking about the Flow Eco RF boiler and how it can benefit the social housing market by helping tackle issues such as fuel poverty and tenant welfare.

To learn more about the boiler, visit here for more information: www.uniontechnical.co.uk/boilers/flow-boilers/#features-and-benefits

Alternatively, visit this link to see our informative video: https://youtu.be/xBACry3_hwc

Union Technical is Proud Winners at the Energy Efficiency Awards for Second Year Running

Earlier this month we were delighted to win Regional Insulation and Fabric Installer of the Year for the second year in a row at Scotland’s Regional Energy Efficiency and Healthy Homes Awards 2017.

The award is in recognition of the outstanding calibre of Union Technical’s fully qualified insulation installers that continuously provide excellent customer service whilst delivering extremely high standards of quality workmanship.

The award ceremony took place on the 2nd of March in the Hilton Hotel Glasgow Central with second and third place awarded to Green Home Systems and HH & I Ltd.

We are delighted to have received this award for a second year, further gaining recognition for the work that we do in helping to improve energy efficiency whilst demonstrating best practices within the industry.

We strive to play our role in helping people to stay warm and save money on their energy bills. As such, we have installed thousands of energy saving measures to homes in Scotland, England and Wales through the government backed ECO scheme.

Union Technical is also thrilled to have been nominated, alongside three others, for the same category in the upcoming National Awards, the ceremony of which will be taking place on the 29th September in the Hilton Birmingham Metropole.

To learn more about our insulation products and services, visit here: http://www.uniontechnical.co.uk/insulation/

Additionally, you can find out more about the National Insulation & Fabric Installer of the Year award 2017 by following the link: http://energyefficiencyawards.co.uk/index.php?page=10&award=27