New energy supplier to offer free boiler AND cheaper bills?

Reporting the news, the Daily Mail estimated the the Energetix boiler would generate about 1,600 kWh a year on average, saving about £220 on electricity bills.The proposition is made possible by new boiler technology which generates electricity while the boiler is being used for heating or hot water.

The company is able to subsidise the initial cost of the boiler – around £1,600 – thanks to Feed-in Tariff subsidies it is paid for generating electricity.

The only requirement is that customers sign up to a five-year dual-fuel gas and electricity supply with Energetix, which the firm claims will be cheaper than any offered by the Big Six- British Gas, EDF, Eon, Npower, ScottishPower and SSE

Micro CHP technology

The technology that makes this possible is based on microCHP or ‘combined heat and power’.

Micro CHP is a type of heating technology which generates both heat and electricity simultaneously. Even though most systems use mains gas or oil, the system is more efficient than just burning the fossil fuel for heat and getting electricity from the National Grid.

While micro CHP has existed for years, the new Energetix boilers look just like a normal boiler and are cheaper to manufacture – around £1,600, significantly less than traditional microCHP systems.

The boilers and the five-year energy deals are expected to come to market towards the end of this year.

 

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  2. Jameelaz on January 22, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    How do I apply for this offer

  3. Lesley Bates on January 29, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    i am interested in this offer

  4. j patrick on February 3, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    what would the monthly amount be

  5. Mike Taylor on February 8, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Sounds great but whats the cost and and conditions??

  6. clay154 on February 10, 2013 at 8:49 am

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    i am interested in this offer

  7. vernon cope on February 25, 2013 at 11:45 am

    I would be interested in having this type of boiler are they readable available.Please let me know .as soon as pos

  8. Mr Go Green on June 16, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    How do I find out more?

  9. Alma on August 15, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    how do I find out more about this offer
    I am vry interested

  10. Alan on September 14, 2013 at 9:13 am

    how long will this offer be on?

  11. FREDDY BORGER on January 28, 2014 at 12:35 am

    DO YOU WANT TO KNOW WHO THE UK’S MOST TRUSTED SUPPLIER IS?

  12. FREDDY BORGER on January 28, 2014 at 12:37 am

    THEY ARE NOT ON THE LIST YET THEY HAVE OVER 500,000 SATISFIED CUSTOMERS, I KNOW THAT FOR A FACT, I AM ONE OF THEM

  13. R Worrall on July 7, 2014 at 2:11 am

    Have they sorted out the unreasonable noise levels yet from the stirling engine?

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