Whether you’re a home or business owner, the need for saving money is always there, but all too often we fail to do the things that could result in us saving hundreds of pounds on energy bills.
Heating a property is one of the biggest areas of energy waste in UK homes and businesses, with the cost of staying warm at home and at work amounting up to half of average fuel bills, so how do you know if now is the time you should be replacing your current heating system?
When it comes to home heating then your fuel efficiency is all down to the state and age of your boiler. The older it is the more likely it is to be costing you some serious money, and if it is 15 years old or more then you definitely need to start considering an upgrade.
A new boiler could save you up to a fifth on your fuel bills, while your household could save a staggering 32% if you switched to a condensing boiler. A condensing boiler can typically offer energy efficiency levels greater than 90% and works by using the excess heat in the flue gases to pre-heat cold water that enters into the boiler.
An additional measure that home owners can take is to upgrade their heating controls, even if they don’t install a new boiler, however the combination of a condensing boiler and more efficient controls can offer an overall saving of 40% on annual bills.
Even with the green shoots of recovery for the economy beginning to appear it is still a difficult environment for businesses. With this in mind wasting money is a big no-no for companies of all sizes, and heating costs is one area where most of them could end up saving money.
It is estimated by the Confederation of British Industry that on average UK businesses are wasting 10-20% of the energy they use, but there are various options for those looking to upgrade their heating systems.
Radiant heating systems work in a similar way to our sun, warming people and objects rather than the air itself.
These heaters direct radiant energy at the occupants and objects in a room raising their temperature which then begin to act as mini heaters themselves, raising the air temperature gradually.
The benefit of radiant heating is that you will feel their benefit even when factory or warehouse doors are open.
Warm Air Heating
Forcing warm air around a building, warm air heating systems are estimated to save up to a fifth on energy costs, and are an ideal replacement for traditional water heating systems.
They are particularly popular with newer installations as they can double as air conditioning systems and are often referred to as HVAC (Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning) systems.
If you’ve been reading this because you have doubts over the efficiency of your current heating system then it is highly likely that you could save hundreds of pounds by upgrading your boiler – as well as make a significant dent in your carbon footprint – so what are you waiting for? Check out the options available to your home or business today and get on the way to a greener home.