Two installers and their customers are celebrating after being picked as the first monthly winners in ADEY’s competition to win back the cost of your gas heating bill.
After installing a MagnaClean filter and registering the warranty in ADEY ProClub, Richard Knight of RAK Powerflusing in Norwich, along with his customer Rebecca Cates, were picked at random as the October winners. For November, the winner was Nicholas Breeze of Breeze Plumbing & Heating in Shrewsbury and his customer, Patti Cooke. Each will receive the cost of their respective monthly gas heating bill back, up to the value of £500, as their prize.
“I’m over the moon to have won,” comments Richard. “As a powerflushing expert, I always speak to my customers about installing a filter once I’ve got the system working more efficiently. Once they can see, and feel, the benefits, of a flush, it makes sense to protect that investment further, so fitting a filter is a given for me.
“Rebecca was equally as thrilled when I told her. At a time when so many people are worried about their energy bills, it’s fantastic for us both to win the prize.”
“The difference in temperature since having a MagnaClean filter fitted and the system cleaned, is massive. Getting it done was really a no-brainer,” comments Rebecca.
“Our renovated 1950s bungalow near Norwich had a new boiler fitted just before we moved in eight years ago, and I’ve had it serviced every year. But I started noticing that the heating just wasn’t getting hot enough, and there were cold spots on the big kitchen radiator. The prices were rising and the heating just wasn’t performing, which was really worrying.
“I’m classed as vulnerable because I have a chronic health condition which means I can’t control my body temperature, and I simply must stay warm. Now our home is so much warmer and it’s a massive weight off my mind. Winning back the cost of our heating energy for October was the icing on the cake!”
With the ongoing energy crisis continuing to bite, for those installers who are talking to homeowners about fitting a MagnaClean, the competition is a chance to not only highlight its benefits, but incentivise their hard work. Helping to protect a central heating system from the damagaing effect of magnetite and reducing energy bills by up to 7%, are important messages to get across.
“When I visited Mrs Cooke’s home, like so many people at the moment, her priority was about how to save money on her energy bill,” comments Nicholas. “And with radiators more than 40 years old, improving efficiency was paramount. We are both hugely pleased to have won, and the system’s radiators are now heating the house more efficiently, so it’s a win-win.”
“Last winter I’d felt like the house wasn’t heating up properly and I was considering moving. I’d made a list of the things that were wrong with the house and the heating was definitely one of them!” said Patti.
“It was built in the 1930s and I’ve lived in it for 27 years, on my own for three since my husband died, so the radiators are really old. I thought perhaps a new radiator on the landing might improve things, so I made enquiries with some local heating engineers. Nick, who had been recommended to me by a friend of my daughter, was one of the only ones to come back to me.
“When he came to the house, he advised that the best option would be to fit new radiators to improve the heat output. He fitted eight in total, and to help ensure my investment was protected and they continued to work as efficiently as possible, he recommended installing a MagnaClean filter. He explained how the filter worked and how it would help by collecting the dirt that circulates through the system.
“The new radiators have made a real difference. Not only is the house warmer but it heats up quicker too, so I’m delighted. When Nick called me to say that we’d won the competition, I was delighted, for both of us. I’d forgotten about it, so it was a lovely and welcome surprise.”
“It’s been a tough winter for a lot of people so far, with the rise in cost of living and energy bills playing on people’s minds. So, it’s fantastic to know that the Win Back Your Heating Bills competition has made a difference to these installers and their customers,” said Claire Miller, Marketing Director at ADEY. “We hear of many tips and tricks to reduce energy bills, but homeowners are not as aware of the cost savings that can be made with good water quality, fitting a MagnaClean filter and annual servicing. It’s more important than ever for installers to talk to their customers about looking after their heating systems and this competition was a great way to encourage that as well as giving back!”