Housing association makes homes more energy efficient

A housing association has embarked on a mission to make its properties more energy efficient after tenants of its first test house saw their bills drop by 80% over just three months, a recent news report has been able to reveal.

The project is part of an initiative by Cardiff University, Warm Wales and GB-SOL, through a SOLCER funded research scheme and will see a second property fitted with an energy efficient gas central heating system, external wall insulation, integrated roof photovoltaic solar panels, an LED lighting circuit and SMART battery storage unit.

Richard Neal, current resident of NPT Homes’ first energy saving home, said: “Before we moved in, back in December 2014, we were looking for an energy efficient home but found that our choice was limited. NPT Homes’ property in Bryn exceeded all our expectations and we have already seen a great saving in our energy bills.

“We used to spend around £239 a quarter on electricity but this has now been reduced to £46 which is a saving of around 80%. The property has not only improved our bank balance but also our standard of living. We both work full time and feel passionate about our carbon footprint so this home is ideal for us.”

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Additionally, the HeatSave wireless thermostatic radiator valves also provide an automatic exercising feature when unused for 7 days, whose purpose is to minimise seizing of radiator valves in warmer months.

All in all, the HeatSave TRVs enable users to achieve some pretty impressive savings, as they will help reduce your heating bills by up to 30%, especially when coupled with the HeatingSave Building Energy Management System.

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