Radfan smart radiator units to help drive down heating costs
A Newcastle tech startup called Radfan has been selected to take part in the British Gas Connected Homes Startup Showcase pitch event, a European-wide search for the best tech startups in the fast growing Connected Homes sector.
As a news release in the media informs us, at stake is £45,000 in funding and a chance for founders Roland Glancy and Simon Barker to pilot their idea with British Gas customers.
The company manufactures smart radiator units from their base in Byker, Newcastle. Their radiators work by attaching to the top of a conventional radiator and distributing the warm air horizontally across a room, instead of letting it rise to the ceiling, making homes up to 2C (35F) hotter at a cost of around £2 a year in electricity, and current trials are showing that it can lower bills as rooms increase in heat without the need to turn up thermostats.
Radfan is quite an interesting concept and it’s likely to enjoy quite a high level of success on the future. However, the savings it enables could be even more impressive should one decided to combine it with one of the HeatSave wireless thermostatic radiator valves.
The HeatSave wireless programmable thermostatic radiator valves allow users to attain even higher savings in terms of energy and bills, of up to an impressive 30 percent. They are extremely easy to set-up and install, since one will only have to unscrew the existing TRV by hand and replace with the HeatSave wireless radiator valve.