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npower reports on the big switch off


npower has reported that Wednesday 14 April will see homes across the UK breathing a sigh of relief, as homeowners optimistically swap their central heating and woolly jumpers for shorts and sunglasses.

Statistics from npower hometeam, which installs, services and repairs gas boilers, show that the majority of the British public switch off their heating on this date, year on year.

Although large parts of the country felt the sting of winter long into March - with some areas of the UK experiencing snowfall days after British summer time officially began - spring has finally sprung. Last year npower hometeam recorded a steady rise in calls to its boiler service and repair offering from 14th April and is now advising homeowners to treat their tired out boilers to a once over after one of the worst winterís in 30 years.

Richard Cotton from npower hometeam, commented: "The long cold winter has really put our boilers to the test and many of them will be suffering, so summer gives us the chance to get our boilers fully serviced.

ďNot only will a regular service of your boiler make sure it is operating safely it will also help it run more efficiently, saving between 10-15% off your gas bill. Although some people think that autumn is the best time, consider how hard the boiler has been worked over the winter. If any damage has been caused, itís best to identify it now rather than wait until it turns colder again.Ē

npower is also encouraging those thinking of replacing their boiler to do so now.

Richard continues: ďA new boiler is safer, more energy efficient and could help you reduce your energy bills by up to £235 off an annual gas bill*. Installing a new boiler is a big decision and it takes time to select the boiler thatís right for your household and to pick an installer who you can trust to do a professional job.Ē

Anyone looking to replace their boiler can now benefit from npower hometeamís scrappage scheme which launched in conjunction with the equivalent Government incentive, but has now pledged to continue the scheme even though the Governmentís has now closed. Homeowners with boilers over ten years old can take advantage of npower hometeamís boiler scrappage scheme, which enables them to get £400 off a brand new boiler.

hometeam is the Home Energy Service from npower, installing boilers and gas central heating systems for domestic customers. It also offers servicing and boiler repair, plus a range of central heating care products.


Notes to Editors:
* Source Energy Savings Trust, April 2010

About npower:
npower is one of the top energy suppliers to the UK business market, serving over 238,000 small to medium sized enterprise sites and around 17,000 industrial and commercial customers, with over 100,000 sites

npower is dedicated to helping UK businesses use energy more efficiently and therefore spend less money on their bills. npower aims to have a positive impact on the communities it serve and reduce our customersí carbon footprint whilst always improving its service to customers.

npower specialises in risk management solutions, including market-leading flexible energy purchasing, energy efficiency, and broader energy management functions, tailored to every size of business.

For major energy users, npower offers multi-utility management consultancy to enable organisations to improve efficiencies right across the procurement/consumption chain.

npower customers include BT, Wembley Stadium plc, AstraZeneca and Sainsburyís.

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