A Scottish start-up that has designed a simple heating control device that can cut energy bills by 30 per cent by automatically ‘chopping’ the length of time a boiler is on for, has signed its first major contract with a housing provider that will see its system installed across homes in London.
The brainchild of Garry Stewart, who first came up with the idea in 2009 after growing frustrated at the wasted energy that was being used by his boiler, the Chop-Cloc automatically cuts heating at timed intervals to save energy while balancing a consistent temperature.
When installed into a home’s central heating system, the Chop-Cloc programmes the boiler to cut out for between 15 and 45 minutes in each hour. This maintains the temperature of the home but saves an average of over £120 a year and nearly 600 kilograms of CO2 emissions, according to the Chopping Company.
Read the complete article published by Greenwise, 17 June 2014