Inefficient boilers, where water is re-heated unnecessarily, mean business energy costs can be more than 30 per cent higher than they should be, according to ENER-G Controls.
“Your typical boiler is unintelligent and will often fire up unnecessarily, when there is still sufficient heat within the system”, ENER-G Controls general manager Steve Berry said.
“When this happens the boiler re-heats water that is already sufficiently heated and the excess heat is wasted up the boiler flue. This is commonly called dry-cycling and can add more than 30 per cent to the cost of an organisation’s heating bill. “
He added: “Heating and hot water accounts for more than a third of UK business energy consumption, therefore boiler control is one of the quickest and easiest ways an organisation can reduce energy bills and make energy savings to comply with environmental targets on carbon reduction.
“Typical payback on investment will take 12 to 24 months, depending on the size of the system. The technology also qualifies for Enhanced Capital Allowances, enabling businesses to offset a portion of the purchase cost against tax.
“Or if businesses would prefer they can take out an energy performance contract which may provide a better option in receiving guaranteed savings from day one.”