This Summer, Prepare for an Energy-Efficient Winter

6th July 2013

Energy bills are continuing to rise, so it couldn’t be a more economical time for homeowners to start taking essential steps towards making their homes a little more energy-efficient. There are basic ways that you can easily reduce the energy output of your property (such as unplugging unnecessary appliances and opting for showers over baths) however, one of the main energy consuming culprits within any home is the heating circulator pump.

Heating circulator pumps are installed in every household – and the majority of homeowners don’t even realise that it is there. A heating circulator pump is generally used during colder months, and works by transferring hot water from the boiler to heating devices around the home. At Anchor Pumps, we recommend swapping your old inefficient circulator pump for an energy-efficient model this summer – as this will help you to save energy, as well as money, once winter arrives.

Advantages of switching your pump this summer:

1) Save money & energy
The majority of British and European households have D-labelled circulator pumps installed. Old D-labelled pumps are inefficient with today’s heating demands, at Anchor Pumps we recommend swapping an existing D-labelled pump with a new energy-efficient A-labelled pump as newer pumps use up to 80% less energy – cutting down energy bills as a result!

2) Stay up-to-date with legislation
New legislation was introduced by the European Union last year, which came into effect January 2013, this legislation enforces that only the most energy-efficient of circulator pumps are to be used. Changing to an A-labelled pump will allow you to access the energy-efficient benefits while ensuring you remain in line with any changing legislation requirements.

3) Only use energy when you need it
To ensure the best level of energy-efficiency, Grundfos have introduced an innovative AUTOADAPT feature into their range of Alpha circulator pumps, this feature allows the pump to automatically self-regulate to conform to the requirements of each home’s heating system – meaning that you only use energy when you need it.

4) Quick installation
 A benefit to switching to an energy efficient pump during the summer months is that installers generally have appointments available to install your pump. Most people associate circulator pumps with the colder months, therefore they delay installation until the temperatures start to drop. Getting your pump installed in summer may even be cheaper as it is not the peak installation period for fitters.