Thanks to ever-raising energy bills, there has never been a more economical time to start taking steps towards making things a little more energy-efficient in the home. While there are simple ways of reducing your home’s energy output (unplugging appliances, taking baths rather than showers etc.), many people fail to notice the real energy consuming culprit in the home – the heating circulator pump.
Installed into every household, many homeowners don’t even realise that it’s there! Heating circulator pumps are used to move hot water from the boiler to heating devices around the home such as radiators, and are generally used during colder months. Swapping old circulator pumps for a new energy-efficient model this summer will help you to save both money and energy once winter rolls around. We spoke with the experts at Anchor Pumps to find out the benefits of switching pumps this summer.
The majority of heating circulator pumps installed in British and European households are D-labelled circulator pumps. Replacing an old D-labelled pump with a new energy-efficient A-labelled pump will help to save energy in the home as an A-labelled circulator uses up to 80% less energy – meaning that your energy bills should drop too as a result!
Last year, the European Union introduced new legislation for energy using products. The new legislation, which has been enforced as from January this year, means that only the most energy-efficient heating circulator pumps are to be used. Switching to an energy-efficient A-labelled pump will ensure that your home stays in line with the legislation requirements.
Pump manufacturers Grundfos have taken things one step further with the introduction of an innovative AUTOADAPT feature. Found in Alpha Grundfos Pumps, the AUTOADAPT feature automatically adapts to the individual hot water consumption pattern within your home – meaning that the circulator pump only runs when hot water is needed.
One of the benefits to switching your heating circulator pump in the summer is that, as many people associate heating pumps as a requirement for winter, the majority of installers will have appointments available to install your circulator pump now – and as it is not peak period, the installation cost may even be cheaper than it would be in winter.