UK organisations could save over £400m a year by taking simple, low-cost actions to improve the efficiency of their hot water boilers, according to the Carbon Trust.
Heating and hot water accounts for over one third of UK organisations’ energy consumption and up to 60% of the carbon emissions from some UK industrial processes, such as corrugating cardboard, food production, and laundering, where demand for steam or hot water is high.
However, a report by the Carbon Trust says it’s possible to cut heating costs by up to 30% by implementing some simple boiler-related energy saving measures, including:
- Reducing waste by taking account of use patterns and the weather
- Ensuring burners, heat exchangers and primary plant items are well maintained
- Ensuring all pipework is properly insulated.
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