BEAMA’s independent campaign Ask for Underfloor is encouraging homeowners to take control of their energy bills after it was announced that most of the Big Six energy firms are cutting costs by around four per cent, even though the price of wholesale gas has fallen by 37 per cent.
Colin Timmins of BEAMA Underfloor said: “Consumers have been at the mercy of fluctuating energy prices for too long and it’s time for them to take back control of their bills. Switching tariffs can offer a short-term solution, but for a more sustainable, long-term solution, we need to educate homeowners on the benefits of improving their heating systems and the government needs to do more to ensure more efficient heating sources are installed into new builds.
“Underfloor heating, for example, provides superior comfort and is more efficient than other heating sources. This can be a great first step for people, not only delivering benefits now, but also as a low temperature heating system, being suitable for use with low carbon renewable heating systems in the future.”
He continued: “Overall, while we all want energy companies to offer more competitive deals to their customers, as a country we need to look at ways to be greener. There are smarter ways to heat our homes and we need to drive the market forward for more efficient heating sources, which don’t compromise on comfort.”
For more information about underfloor heating and the Ask for Underfloor campaign, visit www.askforunderfloor.org.uk.