Households’ energy bills could rise by £195 million on account of ECO scheme


One of the requirements proposed in Ofgem’s Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme could see households across the UK being forced to cough up an extra £195 million on their energy bills, energy efficiency surveys company EUM claims.

As EUM explains, energy suppliers are obliged to improve the energy efficiency of households by installing measures like insulation as part of the ECO. Right now, the Ofgem consultation seeks to cut the number of energy efficiency surveys and installation errors by introducing a more strict process and an extra site visit ahead of the measures being installed in consumers’ homes.

EUM claims the new measures will add another barrier to the uptake of energy efficiency and the problem could be resolved in a cost-effective way.

Mark McAlear (pictured), Managing Director of EUM said: “EUM utilises the latest technology to securely capture unique, site specific data and images. All data gathered is both GPS and time logged therefore providing indisputable evidence for a measure requirement or installation.”

“By utilising this technology instead of introducing more site visits which will again be open to human opinion, the industry and ultimately, the end consumer can avoid unnecessary costs” he added.

Given these prospects, the idea of implementing energy saving measures within one’s home is becoming increasingly important, and a Building Energy Management System such as HeatingSave is your best bet.

The HeatingSave system allows home owners to cut energy bills by up to an impressive 30%+. It is built around the idea of optimizing the energy consumption levels within any area 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.

If you’d like to find out more information on the HeatingSave system and the way in which one can take advantage of it, just contact our dedicated team, they’ll be more than happy to answer all of the questions and queries you might have.

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