Resideo has rounded off its winter heating season campaign with a donation to DEPHER, that will help the charity update thermostats in 40 properties ahead of this winter. Its Winter Heroes campaign began in September 2022, with the aim of championing the everyday heroism of UK installers, heating and plumbing engineers.
The campaign’s ‘Installers, this is our time’ tagline aimed to remind installers of the true value of the work they do, especially during a time of fluctuating energy prices.
Tips and advice on how upgrades to controls and radiator thermostats can make a tangible difference to customers’ energy usage and bills were shared throughout the campaign. Working with BEAMA, Resideo also shared monetary comparisons against the mechanical thermostats many properties still have in place.
Reaching an audience of over 600,000, an animated video, voiced by heating engineer, Ryan Mills and named ‘The Installer’, reminded installers of the valuable work they undertake as they go about their usual business – whatever the weather – to help their customers’ homes stay warm. It also highlighted the important role installers are playing in helping customers tackle rising energy costs by providing them with information on how to run their heating systems efficiently.
A digital card game that tested installers knowledge of the savings that upgraded thermostats and radiator controls can give, received over 100 entries to scoop one of two iPhone 14s.
To round off the campaign Resideo has donated 40 T3R programmable room thermostats and 40 CO detectors to heating charity, DEPHER.
James Anderson from DEPHER commented: “Being able to control a heating system so it runs at its most efficient and makes the most of the energy being used is so important, especially as prices continue to fluctuate. Yet, we still visit so many homes that either don’t have a thermostat in place to regulate the energy being used or have one that isn’t right for the heating system.
“We are incredibly grateful to Resideo for providing its Honeywell Home thermostats for installation in our customers’ homes. The impact of this donation will go a long way in helping DEPHER provide vital upgrades to the heating systems of those in need, so they are in a better position to tackle the colder months. It is great to see companies, like Resideo, supporting our mission to provide vital assistance to the elderly and families who need it most.”
Martin Wilson, sales director at Resideo, added; “We wanted to draw attention to the big difference heating professional installers make every year during the colder months. From offering advice on simple changes that can help customers boost efficiency and lessen the impact of ongoing energy challenges, to valuable upgrades that can take savings even further.
“We admire the work that the installers at DEPHER carry out to help vulnerable people stay warm as efficiently as possible, especially in such challenging times. We know the team at DEPHER will make sure the thermostats we have donated reach those that will benefit most ahead of the colder months.”
To watch the video or access energy saving information and advice ahead of Winter 2023, visit https://www.resideo.com/gb/en/solutions/home-comfort/every-crisis-needs-a-hero/