if homeowners want big savings on their bills, we would urge the government to promote Air Source Heat Pumps, which can slash prices
Whilst the government’s plans to force energy firms to offer customers their lowest tariffs are welcome news, one installer of Air Source Heat Pumps says that homeowners can benefit from even cheaper utilities bills – and that the government should be promoting the fact.
Ed Davey, the Energy Secretary, has today (20th November) revealed that companies will have to reduce the number of tariffs to four each for gas and electricity, in a bid to cut the often confusing amount of deals customers are subjected to. However, Hybrid Heating Systems operations director Tim Bennett thinks that Mr Davey could do more to save homeowners money on their utilities bills.
Tim said: “Any action by the government to cut household energy bills is of course to be welcomed, and we congratulate the Energy Minister Ed Davey for speaking out against the bewildering array of tariffs the big energy companies offer their customers. However, if homeowners want big savings on their bills, we would urge the government to promote Air Source Heat Pumps, which can slash prices.”
Under the government plans energy companies would be forced to switch customers automatically to the lowest suitable tariff unless they objected.
Currently most people buy their gas and electricity from just six big suppliers, and this needs to change, says Tim.
“The government needs to be clearer about the clean energy targets for 2030. By continuing to use gas and oil, the government will miss these targets, and homeowners will continue to see their bills rise.
“The fact is you can get something for nothing with an Air Source Heat Pump electric boiler, utilising the latest advancements in heat compression technology modern air source heat pumps achieve efficiencies in excess of 4.5 to 1. This means for every 1 kilowatt of electricity it takes to drive the unit homeowners receive up to 4.5 kilowatts of heat energy directly into their existing central heating system.
Tim adds that on top of the substantial and immediate reduction in Hybrid Heating Systems’ customers’ annual heating bill they are protecting their heating costs against the rising price of energy.
He says: “Presently daytime electricity costs are approximately 12p per Kw hour with overnight economy 7 rates typically half this amount at 6p but rising all the time. Using a Hybrid boiler at current peak time rates you will receive 36 pence worth of free heat for every kilowatt hour you have paid to run the heat pump.”
Hybrid Heating Systems is MCS and REAL accredited which means energy users are assured of a first class professional government-backed installation process, and also eligible to apply for grants under the Renewable Heat Initiative scheme.
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