Heating your house the smart way (CP788)

LEAD AGENCY: South Holland District Council
OTHER PARTNERS:
PROJECT SUMMARY: This project will roll out a package of smart TRV’s and a control panel to 43 residents in order to ‘zone’ their heating.  The technology provides residents with real-time consumption data, which may encourage them to reduce their usage. Smart thermostats learn how long it takes to heat a room and can reduce the energy wasted overheating a room if users set timers to come on sooner than needed.  They can use smart phone information to heat homes as residents return home, to ensure a comfortable temperature on entry.The project will install and evaluate three different models of smart TRV systems. These are the Honeywell Evohome, the Heatmiser neo and the Heat Genius.
EVALUATION METHODOLOGY: Interviews will be conducted with a sample of households to capture energy consumption behaviours and previous energy expenditure.This will be supplemented with thermal data-logging in the living room and main bedroom using recognised calibrated stand-alone devices.  Energy meter readings will also be provided by householders.   Monitoring will be carried out for 12 months, including a full winter heating period.
PROJECT OUTCOMES: It is estimated that zoned heating by smart measures can reduce bills by 20-30%.  This project will assess and compare whether these devices lead to a reduction in energy usage and therefore bills, particularly for prepayment meter residents, and whether they feel more able to switch to a credit meter.
REGION IN WHICH PROJECT WILL BE DELIVERED:  East of England
LOCAL AUTHORITY AREA/KEY LOCATIONS IN WHICH PROJECT WILL BE DELIVERED:  South Holland District Council
DETAILS OF TECHNOLOGIES TRIALLED: Smart TRVs:

  • Honeywell Evohome – control panel and smart TRVs
  • Heatmiser neo – hub and neo stats
  • Heat genius – control panel, smart TRV’s, smart thermostat, smart plugs & room sensors.
ELIGIBLE HOUSEHOLDS ASSISTED
NEA GRANT WITH MATCH FUNDING MATCH TOTAL
43 43
Project report can be downloaded here
Published on 02-02-2017
Menu Title