The Fischer Smart Home – Transform your home in to a smart home and help reduce carbon emissions

Think Electric!

We’ve been telling you for months that the future is electric, and it’s becoming more and more apparent that the future is also renewable. Industry giants are finally waking up to the fact that we must take immediate action to help save our environment.

A study conducted by the Solar Trade Association, Loughborough University, and Advanced Further Energy has found that by installing solar PV, battery storage, and intelligent controls, along with electric heating and electric vehicles can significantly reduce your carbon emissions and help towards a cleaner future for our country.

Here at Fischer Future Heat, we can offer you everything you need to turn your home into a smart home and do away with outdated technology.

Store Your Own Electricity

Back in February, we launched our own line of solar panels and battery storage, offering the complete package for any homeowner looking to invest in renewables and power the future with clean energy. It’s like we’re always telling you – the future is electric, even more so following the most recent budget from the government, during which the Chancellor announced the gas levy will rise.

Before we know it, we will all be reliant on just electricity to heat and power our homes, and by installing solar panels and battery storage now, you can be ahead of the curve. In fact, the government has already banned the installation of gas in new build properties from 2025 and all types of loose house coal from 2021.

Fischer Solar & Battery Storage consists of a highly efficient solar PV system, running in conjunction with revolutionary battery storage technology.

The key part of our system is the battery. With a standard solar PV system, any energy you generate which is surplus to requirements is sent back to the grid and lost forever. You then have to buy it back when you need it at your unit rate, provided by your energy supplier.

 

Instant Hot Water

The Aquafficient by Fischer is a modern, efficient, and reliable way to heat your water. Using a single 3kW heating element and patented thermal storage technology, the Aquafficient provides instant hot water as and when you need it, without the need for huge amounts of water storage. No yearly maintenance is required, taking away the stress of finding a plumber to check over your system and also eliminating the cost of doing so.

Manufactured specially for Fischer Future Heat, the Aquafficient uses a natural salt-based thermal storage material to store its heat. Working in a similar way to a combi boiler, minus the maintenance, there is absolutely ZERO water storage within the unit itself. The chance of a leak is almost non-existent.

You simply heat the battery once to get started and hot water is available in less than an hour. The thermal storage material stores heat, not energy, and as cold water runs through the highly efficient and robust heat exchanger, it becomes hot within seconds and subsequent warm water is fed to your appliances in less than a minute.

Our Aquafficient can store four times more energy than a domestic water cylinder in a unit half the physical size.

Not only does the Aquafficient give you a much more efficient solution when it comes to heating the water, but it also saves huge amounts of physical space.

The road to zero carbon

Fischer dynamic radiators are designed to be aesthetically pleasing, only 11cm in-depth, and available in a classic oyster white colour. Manufactured to include a purpose-built convection chamber in the back, their sleek, modern design does not impact on their efficiency.

But, Fischer dynamic radiators are not only slimline, but they also offer many other benefits.

Along with the fact they are designed to be aesthetically pleasing, they are also designed to be efficient and controllable for complete comfort and peace of mind. They have even had their efficiency tested and verified by EST, BRE, and BSRIA.

In fact, EST said, “In an Energy Saving Trust field trial of five properties, where traditional electric storage heaters were replaced with Fischer Future Heat Dynamic Electric Storage Heaters, householders reported feeling more comfortable and at the same time maintained an indoor air temperature that was an average of 0.7°C lower suggesting that less energy may be required to maintain desired levels of comfort.”

Our dynamic radiators also contain a purpose-built convection chamber and patented 40mm chamotte clay core. Our 40mm clay core is DOUBLE THE DEPTH of the core found within many of our competitors’ heaters, which is usually 20mm. More storage resulting in more heat and more comfort.

Wi-Fi control options are also available, allowing you to control your heating from anywhere in the world, all with the push of a button.

Smarter Energy Tariffs.

That, paired with our new and exclusive Economy 12 Anytime tariff an industry-first tariff offering 12 hours of cheaper off-peak renewable electricity to Fischer Future Heat customers only, you can make use of off-peak electricity for longer, all of which is generated form UK offshore wind farms.

Request your free catalogue today to find out more about our exciting range of products and begin the process of transforming your home into an eco-friendly, smart home.

 

How to save energy during the Covid-19 outbreak

With most of the country stuck at home, energy use is naturally going to increase. It’s a worrying time as it is without having to think about increased bills. So, we have jotted down some of the best things you can do to limit your consumption and save energy during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Turn down your thermostat 

If you reduce the thermostat by just 1⁰C, the average home can cut bills by up to £90 a year. Give it a try, you will barely notice the difference in temperature and if you are struggling, and at the risk of sounding like your Grandma –  put a woolly jumper on.

Rid your home of pesky draughts 

One of the cheapest ways to reduce heat loss and in turn keep your energy costs down is to seal up air gaps throughout your home. Invest in a pack of adhesive foam strip for doors, loft hatches and windows. Amazon will still deliver! Chimneys and fireplaces are notorious for sucking the heat out of a room and if you don’t use them, a handy tip is to block the gap with an inflatable pillow. Easy work for even for the least enthusiastic do-it-yourself aficionado. -These simple jobs can knock £50 off your annual bill.

Switch off!

We have all been guilty at some point of leaving a room and forgetting to switch off the light. But, even if you turn off for a short period of time you will see a difference in the size of your bill. It takes far less power to switch it back on again than to keep it running. The same can be said for all home appliances. Unplug TV’s and computers at the wall before bed to avoid paying needless standby costs. It takes just a few moments of your time and it really does make a difference.

Enjoy a good old cuppa

Being at home more will inevitably lead to plenty more enjoyment of our nation’s favourite beverage. This is all well and good, but many of us have the habit of filling the kettle right to the top. This of course leads to wasted energy. If you boil just the right amount for your brew you’ll be keeping your energy use in check.

Go green with your lightbulbs

Lighting your home accounts for a whopping 18 per cent of an average family’s electricity bill. Changing your bulbs to energy saving bulbs is an absolute must. The best bet is to change to Light Emitting Diode bulbs (LED’s). Industry expert’s research has proven that over a year the typical home can save up to £240 on electricity costs.  Yes, these bulbs are a bit more expensive than standard ones, but it has been proven that your initial investment will be recouped within five months. The great news is that they also last for at least 18 months, far longer than traditional and less efficient bulbs.

Switch Energy Supplier

Becoming savvier with who supplies your energy can save you over £400 a year. In recent years transferring your energy supplier has become a lot easier and should be free from hassle, so it is certainly worth spending a bit of time shopping the market. We look for deals with car and home insurance and at the supermarket so it makes sense to do the same with our energy costs. Even if you are happy with your current supplier it is good to check that you are on the best tariff available and that you are paying your bills in the most cost-effective way.  We recommend Outfox the Market, their prices are over £350 cheaper than the government price cap and the energy they supply is 100% renewable. You can get a quote here in just 30 seconds.

So there we have it, a few simple tips that you can begin to use now which take hardly any time to do but could make a significant difference to the size of your energy bills in this challenging time.