Mr. Jonathan Woodward lives in a relatively newly-built 4-bedroom end-of-terrace house in Cambridgeshire. His central heating system is built around a combi boiler, powering multiple radiators installed within the house.
Back in early 2012, Mr. Woodward decided to put an end to over-spending on energy bills. After doing some extensive market research for a product that would allow him to optimize energy consumption, while in the same time providing good levels of comfort, Mr. Woodward ultimately decided to opt for a HeatingSave Starter system.
“I was certainly excited by the prospect of in-depth control over the heating system, using a dedicated, customizable software interface. Also, saving money on the fuel bills is certainly something I was particularly interested in?”, Mr. Woodward told the HeatingSave reporter.
The HeatingSave Building Management System uses advanced temperature, boiler flow and occupancy monitoring technology in order to optimize the level of comfort within a house when delivered by a boiler-based central heating system. It minimizes fuel usage whilst at the same time ensuring a very comfortable temperature throughout the dwelling.
The core of HeatingSave is the proprietary “heat loss algorithm”, comprising multiple quadratic equations for each heating zone to switch the heating on as late as possible to still reach the required temperature by the required time. The energy management system also makes sure that the building is not over heated by applying adaptive outside temperature compensation using a drag & drop curve that can be easily changed by the user.
HeatingSave does a whole lot more that the simple mobile phone based on/off controllers sold by energy companies. It combines energy savings with security to give the ultimate home management system. Unlike other systems, you can get at the data making it ideal for the keen home computing people.
The system was installed back in May 2012, and Mr. Woodward doesn’t recall any particular incidents occurring during either the hardware or software installation processes.
Relying mostly on the User’s Manual in order to explore the HeatingSave system’s various functions, Mr. Woodward managed to get the hang of it quite quickly. “I have my own home IT network and I enjoy this sort of thing. I found it easy to setup and use the system. ”
Mr. Woodward believes that he has optimised HeatingSave and has started saving on his fuel bills. “While I can’t provide you the actual sum, I can tell you that the energy savings make by the system has helped me achieve savings of at least advertised 20 to 30 percent range.”
Jonathan also makes very good use of HeatingSave’s diary function for controlling and scheduling specific heating patterns. “The diary function is useful, as it allows me to set heating patterns depending on my schedule. So, I save money, yet the house is warm when I get back from work. Plus, it also allows me to maintain an above-freezing ambient temperature throughout whenever I go Skiing in the winter for a week at a time.”
One of temperature sensor became faulty and Mr. Woodward had to call the HeatingSave help desk. Everything went very smoothly, “The HeatingSave HelpDesk sorted the problem in no time. They were great. I was very happy with the service.”
When asked whether he’d recommend the HeatingSave system to other home owners as well, Mr.Woodward told our reporter that “I certainly would. The product saves quite a bit on the energy bills, and also gives you in-depth control over each heating zone in the house. I use my mobile phone to keep an eye on the house security and heating when I am away”
Finally, when asked to describe his relationship with HeatingSave, Mr. Woodward told us that “If you set it up properly, the system will pay for itself in no time. Plus, you’ll also have more control over the boiler and radiators, while also being able to check your real usage against the suppliers’ bills at any time.”
Mr. Jonathan Woodward