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HeatingSave cuts heating oil bills for Alconbury House

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Alconbury House is a large, imposing Georgian house located in the beautiful surroundings of Alconbury, Cambridgeshire. The house was built in the first half of the 19’th century and is a Grade 2 listed building. It uses a large oil fired boiler both for hot water provision and heating.

In early 2012, the owners, Mr. and Mrs. Trotman, decided to participate in the Building Research Establishment’s (BRE) project called BRE 30-30, where a number of buildings were selected in order to test the extent to which retro-fitting heating controls to existing heating systems could cut household fuel bills.

The project monitored each building for 30 days before any controls were retro-fitted and again for 30 days after the controls were fitted, to measure any savings made.

The BRE 30-30 project was so successful that Mr & Mrs Trotman asked if they could keep they system in place after it concluded, as HeatingSave had performed so well in cutting their heating bills.

Mrs. Trotman recalls that the system’s hardware and software installation processes went very well. She was also quite happy with the training she received on using the system: “the quality of the training process was very good”, she told the HeatingSave reporter.

Mrs. Trotman believes that, right now, the HeatingSave system is being used at its full potential, reducing their oil bill by over 25%. It does so by running the boiler in a more efficient manner and also granting users a variety of control options – it lets them manage quite extensively the heating patterns and the heating diary, and see where & when they have been using the most fuel/energy.

In fact, “the system’s ability to change/reduce oil consumption levels” is exactly what the Alconbury House residents love most about the HeatingSave system.

HeatingSave works equally well on most types of central heating systems that use natural gas, oil, solid fuel (such as anthracite), electricity or LPG. Moreover, HeatingSave will also control renewable heating systems, such as air & ground source and wood burners.

Mrs. Trotman also told the HeatingSave reporter that, as far as she’s concerned, the HeatingSave system is “quite easy to use. In fact, it’s me that should be reminded to check it from time to time.”

Ever since the HeatingSave system was set up in Alconbury House, the owners only had to contact the HeatingSave technical support line on a few occasions, in order to sort out some minor issues, and Mrs. Trotman describes the quality of the analysts’ service as “excellent. It was very good every time I called them”.

In fact, since everything worked out so well, the Alconbury House replied with a definite “Yes, I would” when asked whether she would recommend HeatingSave to other home owners.

Summing up, Mrs. Trotman is quite happy with the HeatingSave Building Energy Management System installed at Alconbury House, describing the system as a “reliable, useful way of being in charge of the heating system and its timings, and also save on oil”.

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Mr & Mrs Trotman

Alconbury House, Alconbury, Cambridgeshire

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