In England one in every nine households (2.4 million) live in fuel poverty. A further 500,000 live within just £30 of going into fuel poverty. This year the energy regulator Ofgem has lifted its cap on fuel bills in the UK, allowing providers to increase tariffs which could cost millions of households an extra £100 per year. In fact, one of the biggest energy suppliers – British Gas – has already implemented the increase among its customers.
Those who simply cannot afford such a price hike will of course look for other ways to reduce their energy costs, which generally means finding ways to reduce consumption. However, doing this without proper planning can lead to homes being colder than they should be, which in turn causes its own problems: cold homes can cost lives and are undoubtedly implicated in a range of public health concerns.
For those living in fuel poverty, or teetering on the edge, times are tight. There are some straightforward ways to improve your energy efficiency at home AND reduce your outgoings.
The Combisave is a simple, affordable fix for those that have a combination boiler, which can help cut costs and reduce wasted energy in your home. This little device attaches to your pipework close to your boiler and works by restricting the water flow until it has reached the temperature you need. Over the course of a year, the Combisave has been proven to potentially reduce your combined water and gas bill by up to £250 per year which is not to be sniffed at, especially if you’re facing energy bill rises over the coming months.
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Low heating system pressure is one of the most common causes of costly emergency call out and boiler breakdown. The PressureSentry is an essential low pressure warning device which alerts you before low pressure causes your system to shut down leaving you without hot water and heating. The great thing is that this is a simple fit and forget device; once attached to your radiator it’ll let you know whenever there’s a pressure problem so that you can resolve it before it becomes a potentially more expensive issue.
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If you’re looking to avoid potentially catastrophic problems and expensive repairs during the winter months, the FrostSentry is a product you need to know about. When times get colder, which they always do in the first three months of the year, the condensate pipe leading to your boiler is the most vulnerable to freezing temperatures. Frozen pipes are a real problem and can cause thousands of pounds of damage if burst; something you’ll definitely want to avoid.
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So what does this FrostSentry device actually do? They say the simplest solutions are the best and this is certainly one of those! It gently warms your pipe during colder weather, ensuring it will never freeze. As the temperatures plummet, your pipe stays warm, as does your house with the heating system continuing to do its thing!
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Visit us at www.teddingtonheating.com to discuss the ways we can help you protect your home and reduce your energy bills going forwards.