‘Warmth Warriors’ to turn the heat up on energy efficiency in Shropshire and North Wales

Residents in Shropshire and North Wales are being urged to become more energy-savvy as part of a national ‘Warmth Warrior’ campaign launched by leading off grid fuel supplier, AvantiGas.

With one of the most disruptive winters currently taking hold of the country, the AvantiGas ‘Warmth Warriors’ are armed with newly-launched Energy Efficiency Guides offering advice and top tips for being smart about energy usage, whilst still keeping warm and fuelled up this winter.

The ‘Warmth Warriors’ are being despatched through the Shropshire and North Wales area to personally visit, support and inform residents and those living off the mains gas supply on managing their energy more efficiently.

It is also keeping spirits alight by fuelling local rugby club, RGC (Rygbi Gogledd Cymru) which plays out of Eiras Park, Colwyn Bay, with its renewed and continued sponsorship of the club and one of its most senior players, Richard Hopkins, for the second year.

Phil Hand, the AvantiGas Domestic Sales Representative and local Warmth Warrior for the area, said: “We are here to help the community and its residents understand how they can make the most of their energy – how to use less of it and make the energy they do need work harder for them.

“There are some really simple steps that everyone can take throughout each room in the house to be more energy efficient. From using the correct thickness of insulation in the loft to simply closing curtains to reduce heat escaping through windows, everyone can make small changes, which make a big difference.”

He added: “With recent flood threats from the River Severn we’re also urging those off mains gas to ensure vital equipment is not damaged by surface water and ice which can affect supply to the house. As Shropshire experienced flooding as recently as 2014, it is essential that Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) users take every precaution possible to counter the adverse weather conditions we’re experiencing this year.”

Every year national LPG supplier, AvantiGas, makes 53,000 fuel deliveries from 15 service centres and two inland gas terminals, with over 6,000 of those deliveries made in and around North Wales and Shrewsbury.

Phil continued: “Our overall aim over the coming months is to inform, reassure and advise rural and semi-rural homeowners on their energy options and our new Energy Efficiency Guide is the first step in a programme of energy efficiency initiatives we will be launching over the next year.”

He added: “As one of the leading suppliers of LPG to remote locations and businesses in the UK, smarter energy usage is the ultimate goal for the AvantiGas Warmth Warriors and we’re looking forward to helping and sustaining residents this winter. We also hope that our support of RGC demonstrates our genuine commitment to the area.”

Anyone looking for tips on fuel efficiency can simply call or visit the website for instant answers and advice. The free energy efficiency pack can also be downloaded without charge from the AvantiGas website.

Download the free energy efficiency pack at avantigas.com or for further details email enquiries@avantigas.com or telephone 0808 208 0000 to speak to an advisor.

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Caption: Shropshire’s AvantiGas “Warmth Warriors” who have been deployed to advise, support and inform local residents. From left, engineer Ryan Thorp, customer advisor Abi Martin and domestic sales representative Phil Hand.

Avanti Gas Warmth Warriors tips for reigning in energy usage this winter

  1. 1.     Use your head - Switch your regular shower head for a water-saving one and you’ll use around 40% less water and energy.

  1. 2.     Little change, big difference - Turn down your thermostat by just 1°C and you could knock up to 10% off your heating bills.

  2. 3.     Keep a lid on it - Cooking without lids on your pans uses three times as much energy, so keep a lid on them.

  1. 4.     Give radiators a boost - Put silver foil behind your radiator to reflect heat back into your rooms.

  1. 5.     Light bulb moment - Swap to low energy bulbs which use 80% less electricity than traditional ones and last longer too.

  1. 6.     Switch off, don’t standby - Turn off your appliances instead of leaving them on standby and save around £90 a year.

  1. 7.     Keep the draughts out - Check your doors and windows for draughts and fit draught-proof strips if you need to.

  1. 8.     Stick with the A-team -Look for A-rated appliances or ones with the Energy Saving Trust Recommended label.

  1. 9.     Wrap up your loft - Stop heat escaping through your roof with insulation which is at least 270mm thick. 

  1. 10.  Boilers need love too - Keep your boiler in tip-top condition and your heating working like clockwork by getting it checked regularly by a professional.

For more media information about AvantiGas, please contact Anisha Mistry or Helen Elson at Approach PR on 01943 603805 or email Anisha@approachpr.com

Notes to editors:

LPG from AvantiGas provides a reliable and cleaner burning fuel for the domestic and commercial market. It is an ideal solution for homes and businesses outside mains gas areas, as it provides the same benefits.

AvantiGas is part of an international organisation renowned for excellence in the production of fuels as well as global distribution. AvantiGas is one of the leading suppliers of LPG, using global expertise to offer customers professional, local solutions.

AvantiRenewables is a UK-based single-supplier of multi-fuel energy solutions aimed at businesses looking for greener fuel solutions.  It is a partnership business between AvantiGas, national supplier of LPG, and Duncan Renewables, award-winning experts in the provision of renewable energy technologies.  AvantiRenewables provides customers with flexible and tailored lower carbon fuel choices. One of its first offerings uses biomass technology to deliver heating and hot water for businesses.

Helen Elson at Approach PR on 01943 603805 

About AvantiGas

LPG from AvantiGas provides a reliable and cleaner burning fuel for the domestic and commercial market. It is an ideal solution for homes and businesses outside mains gas areas.

AvantiGas is part of an international organisation renowned for excellence in the production of fuels as well as global distribution. AvantiGas is one of the UK’s major suppliers of LPG, using global expertise to offer customers professional, local solutions.

For more information about AvantiGas visit www.avantigas.com

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