Sussex households on oil-fired boilers spends less than urban households on gas mains


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Rural households in Sussex that rely on oil-fired boilers for heating and hot water are now spending significantly less than urban households connected to mains gas, according to new figures from the Oil Firing Technical Association (OFTEC).

The price of heating an average three bedroom property with oil has reduced further over recent months and is now £142 per year cheaper than mains gas, according to OFTEC, the UK trade body for oil fired heating.

The association has said rural homeowners across Sussex are benefiting from an average £500 fall in the price of heating oil over the last two years.

The figures also show that oil is significantly cheaper than other fuels often used in rural properties – 42.5% (£691) less expensive than LPG and 42% (£670) less than electric storage heaters to heat the same average, three bedroom home.

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Installing a smart energy optimization system is likely to help even more when it comes to consumption and cost cutting, and this is specifically where HeatingSave could put its extensive experience to very good use.

The computer powered HeatingSave system calculates the amount of fuel used each day to prove to you the saving it can make over your existing heating control system.

HeatingSave goes one stage further than a ‘Smart Metering’ system as it controls the energy usage instead of just reporting it. For those using heating oil it estimates the litres of fuel used each day and predicts how much oil is left in the tank.

The HeatingSave Building Energy Management System helps customers save more than 30% on their bills by optimizing any heating system’s overall functionality. This is done by taking into account a variety of factors, such as internal and external temperatures, occupancy, time of the year, the particular characteristics of installed boilers, etc. All of the data is used in order to determine the best heating patterns for the various heating zones within any building, using our proprietary heat-loss algorithm.

The end result is that users still get a very good level of comfort, while in the same time saving energy and money in the process.

If you’d like to find out more details on all the features HeatingSave has in store, just contact our dedicated product team, they’ll be more than happy to provide you with all the necessary information.

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