Award winning company PassivSystems have launched a campaign to help Wiltshire’s home owners tackle rising energy costs and heat their homes ahead of the winter chill.
And you could receive a Free Winter Warmer Pack if you make a purchase by 30 November.
As one of the UK’s leading home energy management companies, PassivSystems have launched their “Heating the Community” campaign as they seek to empower off grid communities in Wiltshire who are most affected by escalating oil prices by supplying heating control systems to some of the most deserving homes in the region.
Statistics gathered by PassivSystems show over a quarter (31%) of households in Wiltshire are not connected to the national grid and rely purely on domestic oil and LPG to fuel their homes.
Chris Cole is a local resident, domestic energy assessor and green deal advisor, who works with over 400 home-owners as part of an oil buying group in Wiltshire. He says, “We moved into our home in Great Chevrill in 1999 and our first ever oil bill was 12p a litre. That price has now rocketed to 56p a litre, and it is rising all the time. Local households are under enormous pressure – and are especially vulnerable during the winter.”
PassivLiving from PassivSystems is an in home system designed to transform the way the home uses energy by helping people to better control their existing heating systems and is has been shown to reduce energy bills by an average of 23 per cent. PassivLiving replaces existing heating controls and can be controlled and monitored in and away from home through mobile apps, the In-Home Display and the PassivLiving online portal.
Colin Calder, founder and CEO of PassivSystems says, “The time is right to help reduce energy costs for oil and LPG users who are held to ransom by escalating prices. We want to work closely with households in Wiltshire, where our research tells us there is an urgent need for change. Our campaign will help those who are most deserving, who are cut off from the grid and forced to pay high fuel prices, and start a revolution against unaffordable energy costs.”
Chris had PassivLiving recently installed in his home, and is positive about the results.
He says, “The biggest benefit of PassivLiving is reduction in oil use. My remit as a green deal adviser is to reduce the carbon footprint of this country and the only way to do that is to look at future products and reduce the amount of fossil fuels we all use on a daily basis.”
PassivSystems are searching for Wiltshire’s most deserving domestic oil users to help them become energy empowered and will install free PassivLiving systems in two homes in Wiltshire to help them prepare for the onset of winter.
Readers are invited to share their stories of how they have been previously badly affected by the cold snap and PassivSystems will select the most deserving submissions for complimentary installation of a PassivLiving system.
Exclusive reader offer
PassivSystems are delighted to offer an exclusive deal to Swindon Link Readers who purchase a PassivLiving system before 30 November 2013 by providing you with a free Winter Warmer pack*.
Your complimentary pack will contain a blanket, flask, mug and hot water bottle to help stay warm as the cold winter nights draw close.
To receive your free pack, please email a copy of your PassivLiving order confirmation and payment receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org stating “Swindon Link Winter Warmer Pack” in the subject line.
Alternatively, readers can claim via post by sending a covering letter stating “Please send my winter warmer pack” along with a copy of their PassivLiving order confirmation and payment receipt to:
Newbury Business Park
Once orders are received, PassivSystems will send the packs to out via post to the address stated on your order confirmation and payment receipt.
*Please note winter warmer packs will be dispatched from PassivSystems head office. Installers will not deliver the winter warmer packs . PassivLiving systems prices start at £549.00. The contents of the winter warmer packs are subject to change and availability.
Top Tips on how to reduce your energy bill from PassivSystems
With winter fast approaching and energy companies starting to increase their prices, now is the time to take action to reduce your energy bills. PassivSystems a green technology company are on a mission to empower home owners, helping them regain control of their energy bills. To do this not only has PassivSystems introduced an innovative service based product to help homeowners called PassivLiving, they have also compiled a number top of tips to help you conserve energy and further reduce your bills this winter.
• At PassivSystems we know that homes off-grid in rural locations have the highest energy bills, so to keep costs down we recommend that you join an oil buying group within your local community. This will allow you to buy in bulk at a cheaper price – you may also make some friends in your local area too. Details of local oil buying groups can be found on this site.
• Plan ahead. If you run your heating system on oil we recommend that you buy early during the summer months as it is usually cheaper.
• We all like to feel warm, however many home owners have their central heating set higher than they need it, without realising. Try turning your room thermostat down by a few degrees.
• Don’t heat your home when you are not it. It might seem obvious but I am sure we have all done it. It is such a waste of both energy and money to have your radiators blasting away at home when no one is there.
• If you want the comfort of a warm home but want to keep costs to energy costs to a minimum, consider smart heating controls. They balance comfort and convenience whilst saving energy and money.
• Replace very old or inefficient boilers with a high efficiency condensing boiler or consider installing a heat-pump.
• Consider generating your own energy through installing solar photovoltaic panels or other renewable heating systems.
If you have a hot water tank heated by your boiler:
• Aim to always heat a full tank and then use until cold/empty, avoid ‘topping up’ the heat in your tank as this uses more energy and will cost you more money.
• Avoid heating your hot water whilst you are using it, as this extends the time you will be heating it instead wait until you have heated a full tank.
Around the house
• Set your washing machine to wash at 30°C.
• Only fill the kettle up with the amount water you need.
• Only use your tumble dryer when you can’t dry your clothes outside.
• Use energy saving light bulbs thorough your house.