Residents in Binfield and North Ascot to save money, implement energy-efficiency measures

Bracknell Forest Council has revealed plans to extend the Government’s Green Deal Communities scheme to people living in Binfield and North Ascot, who will thus be able to access and implement a variety of energy saving measures.

The scheme allows people to claim up to 50 per cent cashback on two or more energy-saving improvements to their homes with a maximum cost of £7,000.

Apart from cavity wall insulation, other energy-saving measures include loft insulation top-up, installing a condensing gas boiler, heating controls and double glazing (from single glazing).

Andrew Hunter, chief officer: planning and transport at Bracknell Forest Council, said: “When the scheme was launched last year the target areas included streets in Great Hollands , Wildridings , Sandhurst and Crowthorne . Many households have now felt the benefits of making their homes more energy efficient, both in terms of comfort and smaller gas and electricity bills.

“We’re delighted to be able to include other areas of the borough to take advantage of the Green Deal.”

In terms of retrofitting energy efficiency measures in older properties, wireless programmable thermostatic radiator valves offer the best returns. The HeatSave wireless TRVs enable users to set specific functioning times for each valve, and, since radiators are individually controlled, home owners are fully capable to maximise the zoning potential and reduce energy consumption in those areas that are not used for longer periods of time (as for example, dining or sitting rooms and kitchens during the night, etc.).

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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