Think now to save money on heating
Swale Heating can supply and install the Nest learning thermostat, a product that aims to help customers cut their fuel bills by up to 29% a year.
Invented by the designer behind the iPod, it takes its cues from the behaviour of its users and then compiles a programme based on their habits.
It can automatically sense when a house is empty and can also be controlled remotely via a smartphone or computer.
The device automatically works out how long a house takes to warm up, so that heating reaches the temperature a user needs in time for when they want it, rather than several hours afterwards.
The Nest provides data on how long and how often heating systems have been used. It replaces a user’s thermostat and heating programmer, and turns a boiler on or off automatically.
Swale Heating charges £250, including VAT, to supply and install a Nest learning thermostat when sold with a new boiler.
For more energy-saving ideas for your home, visit www.swaleheating. com. Now may seem a little early in the year to think about heating your home but making a few basic changes could really pay dividends when winter strikes.
Swale Heating sales director Matthew Edwards says: “It’s often said that the only two certainties in life are death and taxes but I think rising domestic energy bills should be added to that list.
“With global demand for oil on the increase as economies around the world pick up, experts are predicting that wholesale prices are set to rise, perhaps as early as this winter. It’s a worrying prospect for householders but there are things you can do to help keep costs down.”