As the UK continues to experience heatwave conditions, engineering specialists Teddington can reveal its CombiSave product has received a major water-efficiency endorsement by being awarded the ‘Waterwise Recommended Checkmark’.
Waterwise, the leading independent authority on water efficiency in the UK and Europe, runs the Waterwise Recommended Checkmark scheme to highlight the most water-efficient products and services in the UK.
The award-winning CombiSave is a thermostatically controlled valve which can be fitted quickly and easily to most combination boilers. It automatically controls the flow of water every time a hot tap is turned on – allowing the boiler to heat the water faster and only returning the flow to normal once a usable temperature is reached.
The time it takes for water to heat up is reduced by almost half, saving homeowners money on their utility bills and helping the environment by reducing water waste and carbon emissions.
Kenneth Maxwell, sales manager at Teddington, based in Cornwall, said: “It’s great to be recognised with the Waterwise Recommended Checkmark, which endorses the CombiSave during an important time for homeowners, who must strive to be as water-efficient as possible amid record-breaking temperatures.
“The increase in heat increases consumer demand for water, so water conservation is essential. Investing in a CombiSave is therefore a win-win for both the consumer and installer. Homeowners can save water and money on their utility bills, while plumbers and heating technicians can demonstrate water-saving benefits to their customers while gaining a new income stream.”
Independent tests by consultants EA Technology have shown that CombiSave can save a two-person household up to 28,000 litres of water and up to 600 kWh of gas every year – reducing CO2 emissions by up to 130kg.
Aaron Burton, Director of Policy and Innovation at Waterwise, said: “The CombiSave product addresses a real source of wasted water in the home. It’s a great combination of water saving whilst keeping the same level of performance, which is what water efficiency is all about. This is particularly important with the hot weather and hosepipe bans currently affecting the UK and Ireland.”
In July 2017, the Water Regulation Advisory Scheme also renewed its accreditation of the CombiSave for a further five years.
It was also announced earlier this year that the CombiSave had been enhanced to make the product more suitable for households with high water pressure.
CombiSave is available to buy from a number of reputable plumbing merchants. The device can be fitted in less than 20 minutes as part of a normal boiler service or repair. For more information, contact Teddington on 01726 222505. To find out more information about Waterwise, visit www.waterwise.org.uk