A guide to heating options can be found here
This site includes comprehensive information on all options.
A comprehensive guide to renewable energy is here
The Energy Saving Trust is a social enterprise with charitable status.
Feed in Tariffs and grant schemes
An additional link to the Energy Saving Trust for detailed information regarding the schemes and systems available for earning money or reducing costs with renewable energies.
independent central heating advice can be found here
The Heating & Hot Water Industry Council has a Q&A section and option explanations.
Completely independent advice from Which?
General central heating advice can be found here
The Insurance company Homeserve has a good check-list of advice.
This includes advice guides for DIY central heating.
This has forums and central heating advice.
Wickes have some great How to... advice leaflets that you can download free
Central Heating Radiators
LINK - Central Heating
LINK - Plinth Heaters
LINK - Warming System
1 All new gas central heating systems should be Power-Flushed prior to commission to ensure they are not clogged with debris and work to their full potential. You can have your system Power-Flushed at any time to avoid pump and valve failure and to clear accumulated muck. At the last time of looking it could cost less than £200.
2 A Magnaclean is a device that is fitted to the return pipe of a heating system that will have a store for the accumulated sludge that occurs over time. If a Magnaclean is not fitted at the time of the central heating installation, the system could fail within a year. Although your warranty should allow one visit, it can be an expensive business. Modern bathroom radiators are the usual culprits as the interior degrades or flakes away.
3 Home heating isn't something you would necessarily associate with trends, but developments of new technologies in the renewable energies field are moving along quickly. Prior to installing any of the options it is vital to learn what is likely to be next in its field.
4 An example of the above are the types of solar roof tiles that are now available. Something that had put people off were the huge panels that did not blend in with their red tiled roofs.