Overall costs of owning and running a home go up by 2% in 2012

Rising utility bills are driving a significant increase in the overall costs of owning and running a home, a report from Halifax reveals. In fact, UK home owners are now paying 2% (£184) more than they did five years ago.

The report indicates that higher gas, electricity and water bills are to blame for this trend. After all, just in 2012, gas and electricity bills have risen by an average of 4.2% (£70) and water bills have soared by 5.6% (£27). In fact, these bills have increased by some 57% since 2008.

As expected, from a geographical distribution point of view, the highest total annual costs of owning and running a home were found to be the highest in London at £12,094. This figure stands at 26% (£2,504), above the UK average, and 52% (£4,124) higher than in Northern Ireland (£7,970).

If you’ve growing tired of spending so much money on your utility bills, then perhaps it’s about time to start looking at some energy management solutions that will help you save gas and money. And one of the most affordable and efficient such products available out there is the HeatSave wireless thermostatic radiator valve, that will enable you to slash up to 30 percent off your heating bills.

The HeatSave wireless TRVs are extremely easy to set-up and install, since users will only have to unscrew the existing TRV by hand and replace with the HeatSave wireless radiator valve. Furthermore, the user friendly software and USB stick lets you wirelessly check and control individual radiators from any Windows™ laptop or PC.

So, you can turn down the heating in rooms that you’re not using and one can also easily plan up to four years in advance for times when the heating will not be in use with the heating holiday diary, while the ‘hands on’ override button on the valve means quick changes are easy from within the room.

If you want to find out more about the HeatSave wireless thermostatic valves, just contact our dedicated product team, or if you’re ready to get one for yourself, our online store is always open for you to place an order.