Families living in housing association accommodation were outraged to discover that their heating is only activated when temperatures drop below a certain level.
Kennedy House in Ramsgate has it's heating provided by EDF Energy, but the tenants were shocked to discover that the heating switches on only when the temperature drops below 5 degrees Celsius. This means that because most of the time, whilst unbearably cold, the heating doesn't come on as it doesn't meet the cold threshold.
Residents get so cold that they have to resort to wearing multiple layers and even coats whilst inside their homes. There are 90 homes in the tower block, many of which are occupied by families with children. EDF controls the heating system, and charges them around £6 per week.
The elderly are also particularly vulnerable, and they simply cannot afford to pay the additional costs for providing their own heating such as electric fires and blankets.
Commercial Heating Manchester has heard of yet another report of fuel theft, and upon further investigation it appears that theft is a rising problem, and that the rural community is the worst affected.
Crime rates are on the up, and is directly linked to the soaring energy prices. Many of Britain's rural housing is run off solid fuel, natural gas or LPG. Some 4 million homes use natural gas, and it's twice as expensive as using a mains gas supply. These houses don't have the option for a connection to the mains because of their remote locations, so they don't have a choice. Domestic and Commercial heating costs are spiralling out of control.
Because of this necessity for using external fuel supply, and the staggering prices, more and more people are having to take extreme measures to heat their homes, and in essence, survive the winter.
We can sympathise with those struggling with the high price of fuel, but theft isn't justifiable. We recommend taking extra security measures such as locking fuel tanks in locked cages, fitting locking caps to tanks, and even extra lighting will all help as deterrents to prospective thieves.
A report has been filed detailing the theft of heating oil by a man in Withersfield, Suffolk. Early on Wednesday morning, the victim was awoken by noises coming from the alley next to his house where the heater oil storage tank was located.
Although we strongly disagree with any kind of crime, especially theft, there is a slight understanding as to the motives behind the robbery. With soaring energy prices, higher rates of unemployment and the overall state of the economy, there are some people may empathise with the thief.
But our customers don't have to resort to these desperate measures in order to heat their homes and businesses. Our heating systems and service contracts can help substantially reduce the energy bills, both domestic and commercial. To see how we can help reduce your bills, call our team of experts now on 0161 211 6955
After we looked into alternative methods of heating, we cam across a new biomass heating system, and thought we'd investigate further.
The idea of a biomass heating system is to enable complete sustainability for the user, and allow them to generate their own heat. Being self sufficient is something that many people like the idea of, but are not entirely sure what it entails, or how to go about it.
Basically a biomass heating system consists of a 1500L tank which his heated by low carbon wooden pellets, which then heats the water that is transferred to the existing system in a house or commercial building.
The down side to a biomass heating system is the cost, a system like this is quite expensive to install, and the because the parts are custom made for each application and the system has to be purpose built, it could be many years before the user recuperates the cost through future energy savings.
Veolia Environmental Services, which is a French company are the largest waste management companies in Europe. They are responsible for shifting millions of tonnes of both domestic and industrial waste every single year. They are also heavily involved in recycling and energy.
In a recent move, Veolia have stepped up to the mark in a £7 million initiative to help with domestic heating and commercial heating in London. This district heating scheme will supply the excess heat and hot water generated by its treatment facilities to over 2500 buildings across Bermondsey and Southwark.
This programme with help residents lower their bills, and reduces carbon emissions by around 8000 tonnes per year. This isn't the first time Veolia has embarked up such a scheme, it's currently in operation in Sheffield, and is working extremely well. There are plans to roll the system out to other cities like Leeds and Shropshire, and fingers crossed, we'll see something like this coming to Manchester
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