Up to 11 million UK households could be over-spending on energy by not using appropriate heating controls, a relatively small investment that could potentially reduce running costs by 40%, recent research undertaken by Salford University has been able to reveal.
The research undertaken by Salford University showed that a relatively small investment on heating controls could bring annual savings of around £290 per year for a typical household.
Results showed that installing a room thermostat and full set of TRVs could reduce energy costs by 40% – much more than previously assumed – and the payback on the investment was typically between 9 and 18 months.
Roderick Pettigrew, Chief Executive of the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES), comments: “Installing a room thermostat in one room and thermostatic radiator valves (TRVs) in all other rooms will maintain each room at the required temperature all year round and no heat is wasted by keeping rooms warmer than they need to be. By installing and using boiler heating controls correctly the boiler will run more efficiently and use less energy to maintain a comfortable temperature, resulting in lower energy bills. Households can start saving straightaway by adding controls to their existing system; heating controls can be fitted at any time – not just when replacing the boiler.”
While a thermostat and TRVs will certainly help reduce energy bills, the HeatSave wireless thermostatic radiator valves could do a lot more than that.
The HeatSave thermostatic radiator valves are the easiest to install and most cost-effective and efficient energy management products on the market. They are particularly suitable for retrofitting, since one simply has to remove the existing TRV and replace it with the HeatSave unit.
Remotely controlled via an easily-accessible web interface, the HeatSave valves enable users to achieve impressive savings, slashing one’s heating bills by up to 30%, especially when coupled with the HeatingSave Building Energy Management System.