They found that the consumption of energy could be reduced by up to 40% by having room thermostats and Thermostatic Radiator Valves (TRVs) fitted in the home.
(PRWEB UK) 31 July 2013
According to HVP on July 25 in the article ‘Research Reveals Heating Controls Can Reduce Consumption By Up To 40%’, recent research has indicated the importance of adequate heating controls.
The research was undertaken for the BEAMA controls group TACMA, and suggested that having effective temperature controls fitted on home heating systems such as radiators has an important effect on reducing energy use.
The research, which was conducted by the University of Salford, undertook tests in a ‘typical’ house in the UK, built in an environmental chamber in their Energy House facility. They found that the consumption of energy could be reduced by up to 40% by having room thermostats and Thermostatic Radiator Valves (TRVs) fitted in the home. They also found that this can increase comfort for those in the home because heat in each room can be individually controlled.
The director of TACMA, Colin Timmins, told HVP that:
“It’s clear from this latest evidence that all homes with a conventional hydronic heating system should have a room thermostat and a full set of TRVs. Benefits for householders will be systems that work as intended, delivering both comfort and efficiency.”
The specialists at We Fix Now, who are renowned for their Hackney plumbers, provide fully qualified plumbers and electricians and are able to sort a variety of problems with appliances such as central heating, boilers and radiators. They follow news and developments in the industry closely and were interested in this new research. A representative for the company shared their thoughts:
“This new research highlights to homeowners how important it can be to have sufficient heating controls fitted throughout the home to ensure that energy is being used efficiently. Many homeowners are conscious of their energy bills and energy consumption, so this research highlights how having adequate temperature controls in the home can help to reduce energy consumption.”
We Fix Now is a London-based company providing emergency plumbers and electricians throughout the M25 and surrounding counties. Renowned for their fast and effective service, the firm also specialise in unblocking drains, fixing central heating and boilers and sorting problems with gas. With a strong focus on customer service, We Fix Now prides itself on providing fully qualified and experienced engineers day and night, every day of the year.