Home Heating Guide, a free online source offering news, views and reviews on domestic central heating, boiler and renewable energy products, has added its backing to an awareness campaign that’s been launched by Sentinel, to help homeowners save money by encouraging them to get their hot water systems properly treated.
The pilot scheme initially targets the Coventry, Leamington Spa and Warwick area of the Midlands – all traditionally hard water areas – and highlights how homeowners could potentially reduce their hot water and heating bills by making sure their hot water system is properly maintained.
Aside from the money saving aspect, it’s important for homeowners to be aware of the benefits of having a clean hot water system, particularly if they live in an area that is prone to hard water. It’s in these areas especially, that central heating and hot water systems have been found to be prone to the build-up of lime scale, as well as the usual build-up of system ‘sludge’ which occurs as a result of rusting inside an untreated system.
According to industry experts, up to 50% of the heating systems in the UK remain untreated. A heating system that is clean on the inside will not only save you money, but will also improve the overall effectiveness of your heating system.
Benefits of having a regularly maintained clean hot water system:
- You’ll use less energy
- You’ll save money off your heating and hot water bills
- It will prevent the build-up of rust and lime scale
- It will improve the effectiveness of your heating system
- It will reduce the chance of your heating system breaking down
Building regulations now require that new heating systems or any system that has a new boiler fitted to it, must benefit from proper water treatment. So by having your heating and hot water system properly cleaned and protected with water treatment products, it reduces the chance of your heating system breaking down.
David Holmes, founder of Home Heating Guide says: “With households across the UK facing increasing fuel bills, now more than ever people are open to hearing about ways of saving money.”
“Sentinel’s awareness campaign is a great way to highlight to homeowners how important it is to get their hot water systems properly treated. Not only can it improve the effectiveness of your heating system, which will save you money in the long run, but it can also reduce the chance of your system breaking down.”
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