launches to help households beat the cold

Log on to save pounds not pence

Log on to save pounds not pence launches to help households beat the cold

As the weather gets colder leading pump manufacturer Grundfos has launched a new website to help households save money, be warmer this winter and save the planet. Beating the cold this winter will be easier with this simple website that provides advice on energy efficient domestic circulator pumps, the heart of the central heating system.

The is supported by up and coming Danish actress, Beate Bille, who guides web users through product selections, downloadable information packs and a competition to win a satellite navigation system.

Diane Willis at Grundfos, which are behind, commented: " is here to help households understand how they can save pounds on their energy bill, reduce the energy they use and still be warm this winter. The website is designed to help households make an informed choice and highlight the importance of being energy efficient."

Above the money that can be saved, households have an increased responsibility to consider their environmental impact. Home energy use is responsible for more than a quarter of the total UK CO2 emissions. When used at home, one unit of electricity* is typically responsible for the release of over twice as much CO2 as one unit of gas. From 2007** all homes that are put on the market must have an Energy Performance Certificate that rates the property in terms of energy efficiency and environmental impact. The certificate will use an A to G scale like the one currently displayed on household appliances.

Energy labelling for circulator pumps, found in central heating systems, has recently been introduced by the European Union. This means households can now purchase A energy rated pumps in the same way you purchase A-rated fridges, washing machines and ovens. 15% of energy used by the average household is down to the circulator pump in the central heating system. By upgrading the pump homes will be able to save 10% of their total energy use.

* Excluding electricity generated from renewable sources.
** England and Wales only. Alternative arrangements may exist in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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