Energy-saving boiler tips now oil prices return to record levels


There is never a better time to be conscious about energy efficiency now that oil prices are returning to record levels after a temporary blip during the past week. So here are a few energy-saving tips that consumers cannot ignore, oil and other fuel bills are at unprecedented highs. Making your oil-fired boiler more efficient through better controls is a starting point.

Demand for oil, and therefore its price, has shot back up. This is because of the news that bankers Goldman Sachs reported doubling their net profit to $3.5bn for the first three months of the year on Tuesday, plus Goldman has rejected allegations by the US financial watchdog that it defrauded investors; as well as the volcano-caused European air crisis easing.

The HeatingSave system works by replacing the function of your heating system timeclock and doing a lot more. It works on all types of oil fired boilers – even old ones – especially old ones – and will usually save you far more and have a quicker payback than replacing your boiler for a new one. The reason why is because your current heating time clock turns on your boiler so your rooms are warm at a specific time. It does this irrespective of the outside temperature, because it doesn’t know it. In the UK at 6am in winter, it can be -8°c one day and +10°c then next. So why not have a control system that tracks this an varies the time when the boiler fires up?

HeatingSave has an algorithm that calculates the heat loss profile of your specific building using the current outside and inside temperature to work out the absolute latest time to switch on the boiler for the rooms to be warm for when you want them. Equally, HeatingSave switches off the boiler early on warm days at the end of the heating period. This, over the course of a heating year, saves a great amount of fuel that would be otherwise wasted. HeatingSave is perfect for this time of year when it can be sunny and warm during the day and cold at night. HeatingSave’s PC software also shows you how much your heating is costing – day by day – so you know its doing it job properly. For those with oil-fired systems it even predicts how much oil is left in the tank.

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