We all know that improving the energy efficiency of our home can lead to lowered energy bills and a smaller carbon footprint. For many, this means measures such as insulation and double glazing. While this makes sense, there is so much more that can be done.
As part of our service to our clients, we can carry out a survey of your home to establish how the energy efficiency can be improved and we can then install thermostat upgrades to ensure you are making the most of your heating and your boiler.
The simple act of installing heating controls such as room thermostats can result in up to 40% savings on heating costs. This involves the installation of room thermostats in every main room of your home, allowing you to set the desired temperature individually. This level of control can result in lowered energy usage as you only heat those rooms you are using.
We use a product called Nest, which is considered to be one of the leading smart thermostats available in the UK. Designed by the same person as the iPod, these allow consumers to control their heating remotely, keeping track of energy usage and adjusting it as required. It will even learn what your usual pattern of heating usage is and will adjust automatically. Essentially it offers complete control – something that is so important with energy costs rising rapidly.
As well as supplying some great products to help you with your home energy usage, we know it is important to have a clear idea of what is needed in your home. We will carry out a series of tests designed to identify weak points in your home. Based on that result, we can advise you on the steps you should take to make the most of your energy, your heating and your boiler.