TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR ENERGY BILLS
Research shows that paying utility bills is still the number one concern for consumers, yet two thirds of households feel there is nothing they can do about it*. But, as B&ES, the Building & Engineering Services Association, points out, with heating and hot water making up over 80% of the average energy bill there is one very important step to reducing these bills – installing a new boiler.
20 August 2015 – Research shows that paying utility bills is still the number one concern for consumers, yet two thirds of households feel there is nothing they can do about it. But, as B&ES, the Building & Engineering Services Association, points out, with heating and hot water making up over 80% of the average energy bill there is one very important step to reducing these bills and that is installing a new boiler.
B&ES spokesman Mark Oakes, said, “If your boiler is 10 or more years old it really is worth considering replacing it with a modern condensing boiler. The current generation of ultra efficient condensing boilers convert over 90% of the fuel they use and are around 40% more fuel efficient than the older boilers they replace. That can represent big savings on your energy bills.
“Before the colder months arrive is a good time to get this work done as heating engineers are far less busy – so they are more readily available and prices can be lower. And it's not just money at stake but the well being of your family; around 40 people in the UK still needlessly die every year from preventable carbon monoxide poisoning with hundreds more made seriously ill, and the biggest culprit is older boilers especially those that have not been regularly serviced.
“We all know that waiting for the energy companies to make any significant reduction in energy bills, despite large drops in wholesale prices, is a lost cause, but a new boiler will be safer and get your bills down for years to come. And it’s not difficult to find a reputable, reliable registered engineer. Simply visit the TrustMark website at: www.trustmark.org.uk or call 0333 555 1234. Remember too that a reputable, registered heating engineer will be only too happy to provide advice on things you can do to get your energy bills down such as upgrading heating controls.”
B&ES is supporting The Big Energy Vision, the partnership of businesses, charities and the Government that aims to help households get energy bills down by using less, paying less and wasting less.
*You Gov ‘Behaviour Change’ Research, October 2104
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Notes to editors
Since its formation in 1904, B&ES, the Building & Engineering Services Association (formerly the HVCA) has represented the interests of companies engaged in a wide range of building and engineering services including domestic heating and renewable technologies.
B&ES members are subject to regular, third-party inspection and assessment of their technical competence and commercial capability, carried out by an independent certification body at least every three years.
B&ES members who undertake gas installations are registered with Gas Safe – the gas safety watchdog body – and are also members of TrustMark, the Government-endorsed scheme designed to direct customers towards reliable tradespeople.