Despite late September bringing us cooler evenings and chiller mornings, many households faced with ever-rising fuel bills remain resolute that 1st October, or Central Heating Day as it has also been coined, is the earliest their central heating will go back on.
There are, of course, lots of simple ways we can reduce our household energy consumption including lowering our thermostats, switching off radiators in rooms which are not used often and fitting draught excluders and chimney balloons to reduce heating from escaping out of our homes.
We can also invest in heat-saving devices to ensure we get the most from the heat we are paying for. One company who can help us with just this is Lake Renewable Energy and their latest product, Heatkeeper Radiator Reflectors.
To tell us more about their company and latest product, here’s my interview with Lake Renewable Energy’s, Lee Wiper.
Firstly, tell me about your business and it’s background
Lake Renewable Energy is a UK based company established in 2007 specialising in the retail of leisure batteries, energy saving and eco-friendly products designed to save you money and energy. Since June 2014 as Lake Manufacturing Ltd. we are now the proud owners and manufacturers of Heatkeeper Radiator Reflectors Panels.
Can you explain what your product is and how it saves energy?
Heatkeeper Radiator Reflectors are an energy saving reflector panel designed to be placed behind household radiators. HEATKEEPER Radiator Reflector Panels can save as much as 20% on heating costs where the panels are fitted to all radiators throughout the home. The panels work in three ways to save energy, money and improve the comfort and feel of your rooms.
• Insulating the Wall
The moulded shape of the Heatkeeper Radiator Reflectors creates an air space between the radiator and the wall surface creating a thermal barrier.
• Reflective Surface
The highly reflective surface of the panel acts as a radiant agent and reflects heat back into the radiator, which returns the water to the boiler at a higher temperature, therefore the heating system requires less energy to reheat the water in the boiler.
• Saw Tooth Profile
The saw- tooth profiles of the Heatkeeper panels are designed to stimulate convection currents which improve heat circulation, helping to eliminate cold spots in the room.
What else have you introduced in 2014?
2014 saw the introduction of a new hanging NEW alternative “Easy-Fit” method for HEATKEEPER Panels. Simply hang HEATKEEPER Panels from your radiator brackets ideal for radiators where the traditional fitting method may be difficult.
What has been your biggest success to date?
Heatkeeper Radiator Panels have been independently tested by world-renowned industry experts such as the Building Research & Industry Association, the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, the Scottish Energy Centre and Queen’s University Belfast and are endorsed by the Energy Saving Trust.
Manufactured in the UK, Heatkeepers are a permanent energy saving solution to improve the heating efficiency of your household radiators. They are easily adhered to the wall behind the radiator and now with the alternative hanging method for those hard to reach areas under sills or behind radiators with small gaps.
Where can people buy/ find out more about your product?
Customers can purchase Heatkeeper Radiator Reflector Panels online at our website www.heatkeeper.co.uk or in our showroom at 27 Phoenix Road, Crowther, Washington, Tyne & Wear, NE38 0AD.
YOUR CHANCE TO WIN!
I am pleased to announce I have teamed up with Lake Renewable Energy to give
5 lucky Queen of Easy Green readers the chance to win a 10 pack of Heatkeeper radiator reflector panels worth £32 each.
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