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Using building management systems for improved controls and correctly specifying heating appliances could significantly reduce fuel poverty in electrically heated homes, experts have argued.

Following a report by the Energy & Utilities Alliance (EUA) that claims connecting homes to the existing gas grid can reduce average energy bills by £922 for homes currently using electricity as their principal means of heating, experts have argued that in most cases, it’s the incorrectly specified electric heating systems and the lack of controls that cause energy losses, and not the technology itself.

Experts in the field have argued that figures from the Ofgem December 2015 report on electric and other non-gas heating households suggest that the majority of people that have electric heating and are living in fuel poverty do not use storage heating, they use direct acting electric heating appliances like electric radiators or convector heaters.

Often this is because direct acting appliances have been incorrectly specified and people are left relying on panel heaters and electric radiators for heating around the clock.

FairUsage is the best solution for optimizing energy consumption within electricity-heated buildings, since our system features an advanced monitoring system (hardware and software), that will provide you complete control and information over how much you're actually spending at any given time.

Derived from the intelligent HeatingSave system, FairUsage employs the same advanced heat-loss algorithm in order to determine the optimum heating levels for the various zones that make up a building.

Moreover, the system offers automatic outside temperature compensation and climate control, while the automatic occupancy detection allows for the temperature to be reduced to a background when areas are not used and quickly brought back up when they are being used.

If you'd like to get additional information on the FairUsage system, just contact our dedicated product team, they'll be more than happy to offer you all the data you might require.