You could save a lovely 16% off your bills when you install an energy saving Chop-Cloc. A low-cost device that keeps you comfortable whilst reducing energy consumption, so the only difference you will notice is in your wallet!
Chop Cloc is a new low cost energy saving device that is simple and easy to use.
Users save an average of 16%
Fully adjustable for maximum savings
Fits in less than 1 hour by a qualified electrician
Pays for itself in saved energy within 12 months
Designed to reduce the overwork of your central heating system
Works with most water-based central heating systems
Chop-Cloc is very simple to use, here is a beginners guide to chopping...
Here comes the science bit.
Watch this video to find out why Chop-Cloc manages
to keep you comfortably warm whilst saving you money.
You might think that chopping might make you feel cooler but it doesn’t at all
Heat from the radiators, people and other things still flows into your living room long after your heating is switched off. Chop-Cloc understands this and uses time-based calculations to make sure your heating is back on in time for you to stay comfortable.
Chop-Cloc reduces energy use by placing regular periods of off time into your heating system. We call this ‘chopping’.
Try this quick experiment. Go and switch your central heating off for 20 minutes. Now go and switch it back on. Feel any different? No, you still feel as comfortable as you did 20 minutes ago. The heating is back on before your house has cooled enough for you to notice. You’ve just made a successful chop!
Chop-Cloc does this every hour automatically and you don’t need to be a scientist to understand that when something is off more it uses less energy.
Central heating systems are working too hard, they are designed for very cold weather, which for most of the year, is not the case.
Here is a typical central heating period between 3pm and 9pm. This system is active all the time (but may be temperature controlled by a thermostat).
Above we see the same system but with Chop-Cloc installed. There are now regular 30 minute periods of off time added which save energy.
You may assume that your thermostat is controlling your energy usage perfectly well. It’s better than nothing but it’s not as good as you think it is.
It’s in the wrong place. Thermostats are often located in a cooler location than the main living space, usually the hall. This means the thermostat calls the heating on earlier and more often than is needed.
It’s too sensitive. Most thermostats work to plus or minus 0.5 °C. This means, if set at 20 °C it will ask for more heat when it measures 19.5 °C , way before you feel the need for more heat.
What it measures isn’t a good indicator of your comfort. Thermostats measure air temperature and people don’t get their heat from the air, they get it from radiators, walls and other solid objects, other people and the sun.
This is where you can download useful Chop-Cloc information.
Just click on each item for a PDF version.
Set it and forget it or adjust with the weather to maximise your savings
15 minutes off and 45 minutes on in one hour
30 minutes off and 30 minutes on in one hour
45 minutes off and 15 minutes on in one hour
Compare payback with some other energy efficiency measures
Compared with more expensive and disruptive options on offer, Chop-Cloc really is the quickest way to save money on your heating bills. Of course, Chop-Cloc can work alongside these long-term measures for even greater savings.
Hear from a number of householders who have lived with Chop-Cloc, saved money already and become happy choppers.
Chop-Cloc can make a real difference to social housing tenants and the companies who own the properties. Alistair Cant, Director of Lister Housing Co-operative, Edinburgh, talks about his chopping experiences so far and the first hand savings he has had already with Chop-Cloc.
Peter Armfield from CityWest Homes discusses the challenges facing social housing and why he thinks Chop-Cloc could be part of the solution. Peter is Sustainability Manager for CityWest Homes, the ALMO (Arms Length Management Organisation) for Westminster City Council.
From November 2011 to April 2012, 120 social housing properties belonging to A2Dominion (60 test and 60 control) took part in a wider UK domestic trial of Chop-Cloc. Results were analysed and produced by the Scottish Institute of Sustainable Technology and published in July 2012. Here are the results...
Chopping can help in lots of ways whoever you are
Chop-Cloc Limited is an innovative Scottish energy efficiency company that takes a different approach to heating control.
We believe that people need new, easier to use, easier to understand, easier to fit, more affordable and more effective ways of reducing their energy demand. Chop-Cloc, it’s about time.
Chop-Cloc is an innovative idea which is not only time based but timely in its appearance on the market. Mark Kerray and Garry Felgate explain why...