Carillion Energy Agrees Households Need to Act Now to Reduce Their Central Heating Costs

By Carillion Energy Services, PRNE
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, England, May 26, 2011 -

The Department of Energy and Climate Change has released figures showing
that greenhouse gases, including CO2, rose by 2.8% in 2010, making the UK's
2022 target of reducing emissions by 35% a real challenge.

These figures coincide with the release of government's plans to install
53 million smart meters country wide, but smart meters are only part of the
solution. As the economy picks up, fossil fuel use will increase and fuel
prices will inevitably be pushed upwards leaving ordinary households to
economise where possible. Considering that carbon dioxide emissions from
homes, which are mainly caused by central heating and cooking, rose by 13.4%
in 2010, households need to take action, fast.

Vince Barry, Marketing Manager - Heating, of Carillion Energy Services
(, (one of the UK's leading suppliers of
heating and renewable energy), says that people need to act now to reduce
their environmental impact, and also reduce their bills. To help with this
the company has produced a simple guide with energy efficiency tips to help
families cut central heating bills and reduce their carbon footprint straight

1. Turn your thermostat down. Reducing your room temperature by just 1
degree C could cut your central heating bills by up to 10%, saving around
GBP55 per year.

2. Heat only when you need it. Set your heating and hot water to come on
only when necessary. This will vary over the seasons so change your time
settings at least four times a year (spring, summer, autumn and winter).

3. Reduce your water temperature. If you mix cold water with hot water to
get your bath temperature right, your cylinder thermostat may be set to too
high. Ideally, your thermostat should be set at 60 degrees C/140 degrees F.

4. Don't obstruct your radiators. Placing furniture or other objects in
front of your radiators can absorb the heat and reduce the radiator's

5. Bleed your radiators regularly. This removes unwanted air which
obstructs the flow of hot water round the system making it less efficient.

Home owners can find out more about how to save money and become more
energy efficient by logging on to

Carillion Energy Services is a leading outsourcing company. It's one of
the largest national suppliers of heating and renewable energy and is at the
forefront of the carbon economy. Further information can be found on the
Carillion Energy Services website

    Harry Lovell
    Carillion Energy Services
    Regent Centre
    Newcastle Upon Tyne
    NE3 3AF
    Tel: +44(0)191-247-3800


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