9.8% of all Reading households now living in fuel poverty
As energy bills keep going up on a yearly basis, more and more households across the UK are being pushed into fuel poverty and, unfortunately, that’s also the case across a slightly well off area of the country, namely Reading.
In fact, according to a recent news report, 9.8% of the 6,239 households in the borough were spending more than 10% of the household income on heating bills in 2011. This compares to 5,522 homes in West Berkshire (8.7%) and 4,412 in Wokingham (7.2%).
Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) figures released last month seem to indicate that the number of people in fuel poverty across the country in 2011 reached 4.5 million, a 250,000 drop on 2010. However, since the economic situation has not improved since 2011, not to mention the fact that energy bills have visibly increased over the same period, it’s likely that the number of people in this situation will actually increase.
If you’re also seriously concerned about the prospect of slipping into fuel poverty (or, unfortunately, you’re already there, but you want to do something about it), then it’s time to take a look at the HeatingSave system.
HeatingSave allows customers to achieve immediately savings of up to 30%+ on their energy bills. This is achieved by optimizing the energy consumption levels within any building with the help of an advanced heat-loss algorithm that creates a specific profile for any building and based on that, switches heating on later if its warm and off earlier if its cold. It also automatically adjusts your boiler depending on how warm it is outside – save up to another 10%.
Furthermore, the system also offers an advanced automatic occupancy detection system that allows the temperature to reduce to a background when areas are not used and quickly brought up to temperature when they are being used.
If you’d like to find out more about the HeatingSave Building Energy Management System, then simply contact our dedicated product team, they’ll help you get all the necessary information and answer all of your queries.