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ALMO to chop fuel bills 30%

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Environment and also in Housing

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A London ALMO is aiming to chop its tenants' fuel bills by 30%.

CityWest Homes, which manages thousands of homes on behalf of Westminster Council, has teamed up with The Chopping Company to install a heating control device that could save residents money while cutting carbon emissions.

The Chop-Cloc device is attached to a central heating system which it then programmes to cut out for a set number of minutes each hour. This reduces the amount of energy used without the homeowner feeling any difference to the temperature - bringing savings which could rise as high as 30%.

Peter Armfield, sustainability manager, CityWest Homes, said: “This partnership provides a new way for us to tackle issues which really matter to us. With rising fuel bills causing concern for many of our residents, we’re putting fuel poverty at the top of our list. With potential savings for residents of up to 30%, we plan to install the Chop-Cloc with all new boilers installed on our estates over the coming year.

“While cutting bills is crucial, our priorities also lie with the rest of the planet. The technology will dramatically cut carbon emissions from Chop-Cloc installed properties, helping us to work towards a greener planet and more conscientious lifestyle.”

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