Homeowners waste hundreds of pounds on energy each year, research finds

Most UK homeowners waste hundreds of pounds on their energy bills each year through a lack of basic knowledge about energy efficiency, according to new research from Anglian Home Improvements.

The survey of 1,000 adults looked into how energy efficient people are and discovered that just 14 per cent of respondents knew that the optimal temperature for a home is 21 degrees, with a quarter (24 per cent) believing it to be higher than 21 degrees. This factor alone affects energy bills, since, according to the Energy Saving Trust, £65 is added to the average annual heating bill for each degree Celsius that the thermostat is turned up.

Energy mistakes adults are guilty of include the following: 50 per cent leave TV on standby; 44 per cent leave plugs switched on; 35 per cent leave phone on charge overnight, 28 per cent leave the tap on whilst brushing teeth and 27 per cent leave their laptop on charge for more than one hour.

HeatingSave – the building energy management system (BEMS) that helps homeowners become more energy efficient

Replacing your central heating clock with a HeatingSave energy and boiler management controller is the quickest way of beating those tariff rises and saving on energy costs, often paying for itself in less than a year but almost always in less than 3 years.

HeatingSave can cut your energy usage by 20% to 30% with its energy management control, as its internal microprocessor constantly calculates and improves the efficiency and savings of your central heating system.

Using HeatingSave, simply choose the room temperature and the hot water you want, and when, and HeatingSave does the rest. It works with all central heating systems – oil, gas or coal – and links up with a PC to produce reports and graphs to fashion a powerful and complete energy management system.

The system is backed by the Carbon Trust and the Energy Savings Trust.

If you’d like to find out more about HeatingSave’s accreditations, just visit the dedicated section on our website, and for any other information, just get in touch with our dedicated product team.

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