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Many of us are anxiously looking for ways to reduce energy use in our homes and lower our heating bills due to the soaring cost of energy.
Statistics show that heating our home and the hot water for domestic use, accounts for over half of the money we spend on fuel.
The latest solution to deal with current dramatically rising gas bills is now available from Zenex with their GasSaver, an energy saving device, which reduces the gas consumption required for domestic hot water by up to 40%!
The Zenex GasSaver is a boiler flue attachment that recovers heat from the waste combustion gases normally lost, and uses it to pre-heat the domestic hot water supply.
It is installed on top of a standard gas boiler as part of the flue-way and recycles heat from the waste gas.
This year Baxi launched their latest range of combi and system boilers, which all come with the THINK combustion management system, the cutting edge in boiler technology.
The great new range includes:
The brand new Baxi Neta-tec Combi – compact dimensions make this the perfect choice for homes where space may be limited
With energy prices soaring and temperatures plummeting this winter, now is the perfect time to wise up on the most cost effective changes you could be making within the home.
VPhase has compiled the following Top Ten Money & Energy Saving Tips to help your home, your pocket and the environment in 2011:
1. Domestic Voltage Optimisation
Save energy, CO2 and around 10% off your electricity bills, by installing a VPhase voltage optimisation device.
Everest, one of the UK’s leading home improvement companies, has launched a new business arm, Everest Energy.
The business will initially operate in the Meridian television region across the South of England prior to a national roll-out, and will focus exclusively on selling and installing boilers and central heating systems, solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, which generate cheap green electricity from sunlight, and a selection of other energy efficiency products for the home.
Simon Jarman, Everest’s Managing Director, said: “Everest has been improving homes for many years with its energy efficient windows and we feel that the time is now right to move into energy generation.
Baxi Ecogen is the first, commercially available micro-CHP (Combined Heat and Power) unit for the home.
“Baxi Ecogen heralds the most important step-change for the home heating industry since the condensing boiler” says Mark Kelly, Baxi Group’s CEO. “This is the first, wall-hung micro-CHP unit.
In addition to being available for private homes, it can be specified by local authorities, housing associations and private developers. It will help them meet Level 3 of the Code for Sustainable Homes; tackle fuel poverty issues more effectively and significantly cut carbon emissions. Baxi Ecogen is a unique, world-class technology for the 21st century home”.
Reliability and efficiency have always been at the heart of the Rayburn concept. But now, with the advent of the new 480 CD, these benefits are even more pronounced.
Rayburn understands that a dependable heating system is essential in order to provide comfort and hot water all year round.
The 480 CD has a balanced flue, which means that there is no need for a chimney and it can be conveniently situated against any suitable outside wall.
The government is offering a £400 rebate when you replace an existing, working G-rated oil or gas boiler with a modern A-rated boiler.
But with Rayburn’s innovative boiler scrappage incentive, there are no fewer than THREE ways to save:
Rayburn’s 480CD gas condensing central heating boiler is A-rated, so if it is purchased to replace an older G-rated boiler you will qualify for the government’s scrappage rebate of £400.*
The Boiler Scrappage Scheme has moved a step closer to reality following its inclusion in the Pre-Budget Report from Alistair Darling.
Supporters of the campaign ‘Reheat Britain’ say that the scheme, much like the car scrappage scheme, will help households replace costly, inefficient boilers with a grant of £400 to contribute to the replacement costs.
In addition homeowners will save up to £310* a year in fuel bills by replacing a less efficient boiler, which with the additional benefit of the £400 grant makes this proposition even more attractive.
Your house will soon feel the full force of the British weather again with winter’s wind, rain and snow inevitably on the way.
Here are five jobs for your home that you need to do as soon as possible, to get ready for winter.
1.Service your boiler
Now is the time to check your boiler is in efficient working order so that it doesn’t let you down when you most need it.
Gas Safe Register recommends you get your boiler checked annually by a registered engineer – mainly to protect you and your family from Carbon Monoxide poisoning.