Springfield develop smart technology to cut fuel bills by a third

ELGIN BASED HOUSEBUILDER Springfield Properties say that they are helping future homeowners to cut their energy costs by up to 35%.

That is when compared to more traditional heating systems that the new smart, energy-efficient hybrid boilers they are placing in new homes – including on an Elgin development.

The innovative system combines a gas boiler and a renewable energy heat pump and uses the latest smart technology to calculate the cheapest and most environmentally efficient way to produce energy.

It tracks people’s behaviour and predicts when the heating will be needed. For instance, it will heat water ahead of when homeowners normally take showers. The compact, which has twice the expected lifespan of a normal boiler, also takes into account individual utility supplier’s tariffs and will adapt the way in which it produces heat to suit each individual home.

The first Springfield development which will have the environmentally friendly system installed is at the 100-home Hamilton Road site in Motherwell. The housebuilder also plans to install the revolutionary product in future Springfield Properties developments, including The Wisp in Edinburgh, Linkwood Steadings in Elgin and the new Bertha Park Village in Perth.

Due to its approach to sustainable developments, Springfield Properties has been recognised for environmental excellence by Homes for Scotland and the Scottish Home Awards.

Head of Architectural Design, Mark Hamilton said, “Over the past few years, we have invested significant resources to make sure our homes are as energy-efficient and cost-effective to run as possible.

“The new hybrid system epitomises the future of home heating, giving our customers access to convenient and smart technology which is not only easy on the purse strings but has a beneficial impact on the environment.”