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.
A heating circulator pump is installed into every household, many homeowners don’t even realise that it’s there! It is used to move hot water from the boiler to heating devices around the home such as radiators. While a heating circulator pump is generally used during colder months, swapping an old circulator pump 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.
Benefits of Switching to an Energy-efficient Circulator Pump:
1. Save Energy & Money
The majority of heating circulator pumps installed in British and European households are D-labelled circulator pumps. Replacing an old D-labelled circulator pump with a new energy-efficient A-labelled heating circulator 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!
2. Keep in Line with Changing Legislation
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 your current circulator pump for an energy-efficient A-labelled pump will ensure that your home stays in line with the legislation requirements.
3. Only use Energy when you need it
Pump manufacturers Grundfos have taken the energy efficiency of heating circulator pumps 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.
4. Quick Installation
One of the benefits to switching your heating circulator pump now is that, as many people associate heating circulator pumps as a requirement for winter, the majority of installers will have appointments available to install your circulator pump now – as it is not peak period, the installation cost may even be cheaper than it would be in winter.