Alconbury House is a large, imposing Georgian house located in the beautiful surroundings of Alconbury, Cambridgeshire. The house was built in the first half of the 19’th century and is a Grade 2 listed building. It uses a large oil fired boiler both for hot water provision and heating.
In early 2012, the owners, Mr. and Mrs. Trotman, decided to participate in the Building Research Establishment’s (BRE) project called BRE 30-30, where a number of buildings were selected in order to test the extent to which retro-fitting heating controls to existing heating systems could cut household fuel bills.
The project monitored each building for 30 days before any controls were retro-fitted and again for 30 days after the controls were fitted, to measure any savings made.
The BRE 30-30 project was so successful that Mr & Mrs Trotman asked if they could keep they system in place after it concluded, as HeatingSave had performed so well in cutting their heating bills.