I would like to welcome our additional 10,000 readers for this issue of H&V News and say a big thank you to PTS for allowing us to distribute the extra copies through selected branches for our second special ‘domestic focus’ issue this year.
As always, our latest issue is packed with information that will be of interest to all sectors, which is the key to this publication’s success.
The latest development, of course, is the government’s consultation on the domestic version of the Renewable Heat Incentive, which provides the leading story on our front page slot.
The RHI has been a long time coming and we still have the best part of a year to wait for the domestic version to start. While the Green Deal launched this month, we won’t see much activity until the New Year.
This is regarded as a sensible introduction, as it may allow those who are wishing to be involved to prepare more fully.
But with 2012 proving another difficult year for many people, there is an urgent need for new business opportunities.
The cold weather at the end of last month saw the AA Home Emergency Response service receiving double the number of calls, confirming that the heating season is now well under way.
Perhaps increased emergency call-outs will be the result of the slump in boiler sales, as ageing or poorly maintained models finally give up the ghost.