Jo Alsop - Our Founder
I am a serial business owner and chartered surveyor. I have spent most of my career working in domestic properties, either undertaking building surveys, refurbishments or specifying heating systems.
In 2007 I started a domestic heating business with my ex-husband. We grew the business over a decade and expanded from gas boilers into biomass heating and wood-burning stoves.
I used our website to write honestly about boilers and heating in a way that was easy to understand. It seemed simple to me, write openly and share what you know. What I knew was not always enough however and I spent many hours researching the topics I wrote about. I still do!
Over time my website blogs attracted 100,000s visitors from across the UK. The gap for impartial, informed advice was a big one, it still is; but I am doing my best to close it.
In 2018 I converted the website to a domestic heating platform that gives impartial guidance to heating customers – think Money Saving Expert - and connects them with a local heating company.
From direct experience, I know that consumers and local businesses are neglected groups within the industry. Consumers rarely get impartial advice and small businesses are marginalised for not being good enough at marketing.
I have built my website to help consumers have a better experience in our industry. Buying a new boiler is not fun, but we don’t want to make a mistake because it is expensive.
The Heating Hub platform provides unbiased comprehensive product comparisons to make buying a new boiler easier and researching quicker. We do our best to join them up with a local business when they are ready to book.
But this is just the start. I have an endless appetite for improvement and growing the platform to help everyone in the heating industry. There is much that can be done to improve consumer experience further and help installers in the process. Watch this space.