Heating Comfort at a Fraction of the Cost
- Burconn provides simple and effective ways to reduce your Heating Bills by adding simple but effective heating controls.
As heating costs go up, so do the number of so-called solutions that arrive on the market place promising to make huge savings on energy bills if you spend thousands on large-scale home improvements. In fact, there are lots of companies out there promising that they can save you money on your energy bills — but at a big price.
Although it is also true to say that sometimes it is necessary to invest significant money to stop energy pouring from your home or other buildings but most often the vast amount of savings will come from simple common sense solutions that typically have a very reasonable payback on investment.
Unfortunately, many of these home improvements will take 15 to 20 years before you simply pay for the improvement — let alone save any money! So, your “break-even point” is 15 or 20 years away — that is, if you don’t move to a different home in the interim.
So be very careful before you undertake a large home improvement project if your goal is to save money on heating costs. The trick is to figure out how much you’ll really be saving each year — and then decide if it’s worth it.
However, here’s the good news: If you’re worried that saving money on your home heating bills means spending a lot of money up front, worry no longer. We have many simple and inexpensive ways to cut your home heating bills.
For most houses and non-residential buildings the choice of fuel or combustion equipment is a critical factor in determining what design strategies will not only conserve energy, but will also be cost effective. In certain situations what would initially seem to be a higher end fuel cost might be the most appropriate choice because of their efficiency or the heat advantage that can be taken from them and in others the cheaper fuels make sense.
The cost for energy, particularly electrical energy, used in storage heating or heat pumps can be up to about three times more expensive that a Gas or Oil equivalent but there are many ways and means to overcome that situation.
Different fuel types are primarily what influences the decision of the type of heating system is used but sometimes the cost of the fuel might not be the only matter affecting the running costs. For example a boiler that uses a cheaper fuel but has a fixed power output might not be the most appropriate for buildings that are zoned into smaller portions when typically just one or two of those zones is normally on demand when another more expensive fuel type might prove to be the optimal choice because it is more accurate in the amount of fuel it uses to suit exact demands and could prove to be substantially more economical to run.
Burconn have expertise in that area and in the specification of the most cost effective controls for all new-build and existing premises
Incorporating energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainable green design features into all buildings has become a top priority in recent years for homeowners, facilities managers, designers and contractors and in some situations it would be reasonable to invest in expensive equipment because the energy saving results/comfort levels would justify the initial decision.
However, we have found that in most situations we can ‘tweak’ the existing system and add minimal cost heating controls that will reconfigure the system strategy or match the energy usage with demand. This can be achieved with minimal expenditure and will cause a completely satisfactory and effective improvement to heating conditions and lower running costs.