A report recently written by Russell Jones was highlighting the fact that many homeowners remain unaware of the energy and cost-saving benefits of renewable technologies.
The industry is facing many challenges both in the manufacturing sector and that of installers and that to help overcome these challenges it is vital to promote and sell smart controls to both home and business customers.
It is an upward battle to increase the uptake of renewable technologies. The main reason arguably is that of promoting the technology enough to make the customer aware of the savings that can be made both in terms of money and energy.
A survey that was carried out by “The Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors” (APHC) found that 70% of homeowners could not even name a renewable heat source.
It would appear that despite the efforts to educate the market and increase awareness of renewable technologies the financial impact still pays a huge part for both homeowners and businesses in making that decision to adopt the new technologies. It is therefore considered intelligent home controls is viewed as a more suitable option for saving energy because the payback on investment is quick and easy to calculate.
Awareness of smart heating controls is the way forward. We all have access either to a computer, ipad and/or iphones thus allowing us to instantly access our home heating setup giving you the opportunity to monitor and view your overall heating performance and adjust it accordingly to suit your own personal lifestyle.
Businesses will take a different approach as they will more than likely have to specify controls in an aim to reduce energy waste and optimise building performance. Therefore offering the benefits of smart controls alongside renewables products is wise move be it a challenging one for both installers and manufacturers.
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