Bunmi Alao, managing director of Cougar Solar, is encouraging homeowners to turn to solar heating in order to stave off rising fuel bills.
With an average family forking out around £1,300 a year to keep their home warm, she says hard pressed families cannot wait until 2015 for Labour leader Ed Miliband’s pledge to freeze energy bills.
This is why more and more UK households are turning to solar power to make their hard-earned cash go that little bit further.
“It’s highly improbable that the cost of heating a home or office will ever decrease significantly, now that we’ve come so far along the line of sky high bills,” said Bunmi.
“If you look at the figures, the cost of energy has been rising way beyond the rate of inflation over recent years, at around nine per cent year on year. With wages frozen at the same time, it’s not difficult to see how many are struggling to continue heating their home and are left wondering how to meet the payments.”
To address the issue, Cougar Solar is set to launch its new Solar Heater at The Business Show in November.
The slim line heater, which can be wall or roof mounted, is designed to collect cool air and turn it into warm air that is blown into the room using a fan. A heat absorbing sheet at the core of the unit takes on the sunlight and uses it to warm the cool air. As the Heater is thermostatically controlled, the fan turns off once a specified temperature has been reached.
Apparently producing warm air all day, even on overcast days, the Solar Heater is said to enable householders to save hundreds of pounds on energy bills each year.
Bunmi added: “Today’s home and business owners are not only looking for ways to save money but also turn to more environmentally friendly solutions as well; this is exactly what the Solar Heater provides. With a low carbon footprint, it’s a perfect partner to existing systems.”