Chop Energy - VideoWednesday 18th June 2014
With many people talking about the Scottish vote for independence from the rule of the UK Parliament in Westminster, London, ironically it is a Scottish start-up that will be helping many residents in the same London District to save up to 30% on their heating energy bills.
Westminster’s leading housing provider, CityWest Homes, has pledged to fit a new energy saving device with every boiler installed on their estates over the coming year, in a bid to cut residents’ heating bills.
With a portfolio of over 21,000 properties across Westminster, and fuel poverty high on the agenda, CityWest Homes has been seeking new ways to help reduce bills for residents. They have turned to Scottish company The Chopping Company and their innovative heating control device called Chop-Cloc.
The innovative device has been designed to cut bills without the user needing to change their heating habits - with savings of up to 30% off their fuel bills and nearly 600 kilograms of CO2 emissions. The Chop-Cloc aims to improve the affordability and efficiency of home heating.
The heating control device is attached to the central heating system. It then programmes the system to cut out for a set number of minutes each hour, between 15 and 45 minutes. This reduces the amount of energy used without the homeowner feeling any difference to the temperature.
It is not like other options in the market, such as Google’s Nest or Honeywell’s Lyric, the Chop-Cloc is not a thermostat, it is a “time-based, thermostatically independent control solution” and a lot cheaper than the former two smart thermostats.
In the 21,000 targeted homes in Westminster it will interesting to see how the Chop-Cloc performs. Plus will Scotland deliver independence from fuel poverty to Westminster?
Watch the video below on how the Chop-Cloc works:
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Wednesday 18th June 2014