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EST launches database of endorsed heating products

The Energy Saving Trust (EST) has launched EST Online to help heating tradespeople choose products for their customers that come with its stamp of approval.

The database is a resource for people working in the heating supply chain and anyone wanting to improve energy efficiency in the home to save energy and cut costs on their energy bills when planning renovations, extensions and new kitchens.

According to UK:Pulse, the latest EST consumer attitudes poll, 73% of householders said they were worried about the cost of energy bills and many would choose to install energy-saving upgrades to reduce expenditure.

More than two-thirds of owner-occupiers (69%) said their home energy use was out of control and 40% said they found it difficult to adequately heat their home.

Energy efficiency certification manager Tom Lock said: “We have launched EST Online because we believe that when customers are provided with independent and trusted information about a product, they will want to make an informed purchase. We are committed to making sure all products not only meet higher standard requirements but are also independently verified.

“We work with manufacturers to establish, through consultation, an industry-wide product performance standard for their product category. The product register is an online platform EST will build upon with consumers and manufacturers so energy efficiency and claims can be trusted.”

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