Incommunities Housing Association is one of the largest social housing providers in the UK, focussing on providing and maintaining affordable, high-quality housing for their neighbourhoods in and around Bradford. So, when it came to finding a modern heating and hot water solution, they wanted a high-end, solid solution.
Enviroheat were approached by Incommunities Housing Association to pilot an upgrade of storage heaters and hot water cylinders throughout an archetype of flats near central Bradford. Outdated and inefficient storage heaters and hot water cylinders made the properties expensive to heat and difficult to keep warm.
We replaced the outdated and bulky storage heaters and hot water cylinders throughout the properties with one of Enviroheat’s most high-performing heating solutions, the EconoRad and the EconoCylinder, a more controllable and energy-efficient electric heating system.
Before installation, average costs across the properties were gathered. The results showed a weekly spend of £40.12 on electricity. 80.2% of the properties’ energy consumption came from heating and hot water, resulting in an average of £32.18 per property per week.
After Enviroheat installed the new, efficient electric heating system, the average heating and hot water costs reduced to £22.07 a week, a decrease of 31.42%. When including an average price increase of 2p/kWh on energy tariffs, the savings the customers made were even more impressive.
Alongside the modern look of the heating system and the safety of the surface temperatures, with regards to vulnerable customers and small children, the overwhelming majority of customers valued the controllability and significant energy savings the most.
With its ability to program heating for the week, day, or hour, customers were provided with a much more flexible heating pattern resulting in improved comfort and reduced costs.