energy
Gas Distributor Prepares for Hydrogen Home Heating Trial

Energy supplier SGN has chosen the towns within the Levenmouth region to be the first in the world to host a hydrogen-based home heating network, and hopes to have the trialists plumbed in to the new energy source in three years' time. Read More >>

reviews
Tado Smart Themostat Review: An Expensive and Imperfect Solution to a First-World Problem

One of my most annoying first-world problems of recent years has been getting into bed, then realising that the heating is still on. Read More >>

energy
Canals May Contribute to Heating Public Spaces

The government has pledged £20m to a handful of local renewable heat generation schemes, the most baffling collection of keywords being one that'll use the canal system to somehow generate warm air for hospitals and council homes in the West Midlands. Read More >>

deals
Boiler Company Jumps on Valentine’s Day Bandwagon With This Bizarre Deal

If you're looking to get a new boiler installed, then you can schedule it for Valentine's Day for the chance to get your gas bill paid for the whole year. Read More >>

carbon emissions
Prototype Hydrogen Boiler Could Help the UK Reach Its Net Zero Emissions Target

Worcester Bosch has developed a prototype boiler that can run on both natural gas and hydrogen, to future-proof it against what the company sees as an inevitable outcome of cutting down on carbon emissions. Read More >>

environment
Keele University Starts Running on Greener Hydrogen Gas Mix

Stoke-on-Trent is home to a cutting-edge trial attempting to green-up the UK's gas cooking and heating supplies, with the boilers and burners of Keele University now huffing on natural gas that's been cut to include 20 per cent hydrogen. Read More >>

bikes
Halfords Adds Heated Handlebars to Bike Range for Luxurious Winter Rolling

Halfords has released a special edition of its popular Carrera Subway hybrid bike range today, with the winter-themed model introducing heated handlebars to the product mix so you may arrive with hands in a suitable state to operate a locking mechanism or undo the zip on your waterproofs without having to wee on your fingers like Bear Grylls. Read More >>

energy
British Gas’ Boiler IQ System is a 24/7 Doctor for Your Home

A new kind of boiler-monitoring system has been revealed by the fossil fuel enthusiasts at British Gas, one that has a range of embedded sensors inside it to monitor its health -- and radio back to base should an engineer be needed to unclog something with a straightened out coat hanger. Read More >>

health
Doctors to Start Prescribing Boilers, Insulation and Double Glazing

GPs in England will soon be able to prescribe you a warmer home, thanks to a £3m funding pledge that sets aside money to help those whose health issues are caused by living in damp, poorly heated housing. Read More >>

science
A New Material Uses the Cold Darkness of Outer Space to Cool Your House

In today's awesomely brutal-sounding material science news, engineers have created a building material that exploits that "cold darkness of the Universe" to cool itself—even when the sun is shining. The team from Stanford University calls it a "cosmic fridge," and it could replace air conditioning. Read More >>

sponsored
Testmodo Challenge #1: Four Readers Get Started With Hive Active Heating

Testmodo sees Giz readers turn reviewers and give their hands-on-informed opinions of the latest and greatest kit we can muster, and our recent call to arms for four Giz readers to test Hive Active Heating just as we enter the chilly season saw an unsurprisingly large amount of interest. Read More >>

design
Pull This Cute Portable Radiator Around the Room Like a Warm-Bodied Pet

Okay, so it's not quite the right season, but I've fallen in love with this adorable Kangeri "nomadic radiator." Guide the little guy around the room and let him gently warm up your personal space, kind of like the puppy you can't have because your apartment building won't allow pets. Read More >>

environment
Who Fancies Trying a Man’s 8p-a-day Room Heating Method?

This week's viral internet sensation isn't a cat eating a wasp, a lady falling over or down something, or a baby saying something stupid because its brain doesn't work properly yet -- it's a rather ordinary man talking about convection heating systems. Read More >>

gadgets
Wristify Is a Radiator and Air Con You Can Wear Like a Watch

Heating a whole house come the winter months gets pricey. What if there was something you could wear (other than twelve layers of your nan's lovingly knitted jumpers) that could heat just you, and not the entire room around you? Read More >>

Nest
ces
Finally, the Awesome Nest Smart Home Thermostat Is Coming to the UK

Home-modders rejoice! The awesome Nest smart home thermostat is finally making its way to our shores this year. Apparently the hold up is something to do with our home-heating systems using a different voltage, plus the myriad of crazy boiler setups we have here. Oh, and lack of air conditioning too. Let's just hope it won't be crazy expensive once it lands in the UK. [Pocket-Lint] Read More >>