Mole Valley residents make savings for Energy Saving Week
A group ofMoleValleyresidents have the perfect excuse to celebrate Energy Saving Week 2012 (22 – 27 October 2012) – the potential for a £445 saving on their annual energy bills*.
Residents at Linden Lea and Wenlock Edge in Dorking could make the saving following Mole Valley Housing Association’s extensive refurbishment of the two tower blocks.
Converting the flats from electric to gas as well as the use of ground-breaking insulation technology that reduces heat loss by 40 per cent has been predicted to lead to the cut in energy bills.
Gill West who has lived at Wenlock Edge for 16 years said she was already reaping the benefits. She said: “I am very pleased with the changesMoleValleyhas made. I haven’t had to turn the heating on yet this autumn as the flat is now so much warmer.
“The conversion from electric to gas means I don’t have to keep the emersion heater on for so long and can turn my central heating on as and when I need it. I suspect I will end up saving quite a lot of money as a result.”
Specialist contractors United House carried out insulation the work forMoleValleyusing a ground-breaking laser system known as WHISCERS™ to measure rooms, allowing the premium thermal insulation boards to be cut to size and shape off site.
David Searle, Managing Director of Mole Valley Housing Association, said: “With fuel prices at a record high and set to increase even further, we have been looking at ways to improve the energy efficiency of these homes”.
“We’re delighted to be making a real difference to the quality of our residents’ homes whilst saving money on their heating bills too. It’s fantastic that the work has been completed in perfect time for Energy Saving Week 2012 and for the start for what is set to be another cold winter.”
Note to Editors
*It is estimated that the installation of WHISCERS™ internal wall insulation and converting from electric to gas heating and hot water systems could help to reduce residents’ fuel bills by up to £445 a year
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